MICHAEL R. CROWDER practices in the areas of estate planning and probate, elder law, and business and non-profit law. Michael helps individuals in planning their estate, drafting their wills, and setting up trusts in ways that maximize protection against creditors and minimize taxes while also ensuring loved ones are provided for. Michael also assists personal representatives in the administration of estates in probate court, and helps individuals qualify and remain eligible for Medicaid and other government benefits, including representing clients in TennCare administrative hearings. He also helps small businesses and non-profits such as churches and religious organizations on issues ranging from formation and governance, taxes, fundraising, employment issues, property rights, and litigation.
Michael graduated from the University of Tennessee, College of Law in 2014, with a Concentration in Business Transactions from UT’s Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law. While in law school Michael served on Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law and was vice-president of the Federalist Society. In his third year, Michael was a member of the College of Law’s national finalist LawMeets Transactional Team. Prior to attending law school, Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University, where he majored in Religion and also played offensive line on the football team.
Areas of Practice
Business and Corporate Law
Trust and Estate Planning
Nonprofit and Tax Exempt
Princeton University – A.B., 2011
University of Tennessee – J.D., 2014
Tennessee – 2014
Knoxville Estate Planning Council
Knoxville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
American Bar Association
Michael R. Crowder, The University of Tennessee College of Law’s Business Law Clinic Continues to Make an Impact for Students, Clients, and the Community, 15 TENN. J. BUS. L. 433 (2014).
Michael R. Crowder, Case Commentary – PPL Corp. v. C.I.R., 133 S.Ct. 1897 (2013), 15 TENN. J. BUS. L. 511 (2014).