Robert M. Pautienus III

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Managing Partner
Location:
Brentwood, Tennessee
Phone:
615-823-3861
800-419-7791
Fax:
615-371-8769
Email:

Robert is the Managing Partner of the law firm and has been practicing law in Tennessee since 2000. He is also admitted to the United States District Courts for the Middle District of Tennessee, the United States District Courts for the Western District of Tennessee, and the United States Supreme Court. Robert has practiced in a broad range of areas, but in more recent years has focused his practice in the area of church and nonprofit institutions, business planning and formation, business litigation, estate planning, and personal injury. Robert has taught continuing professional education courses, including courses for the National Business Institute, CPAs sponsored by Blankenship CPA Group, PLLC, and for the Music City Chapter of the National Association of Church Business Administrators.

Robert earned his Juris Doctorate cum laude from Florida State University (FSU) College of Law. Robert’s undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in history and political science from Samford University. While at Samford, he received multiple academic and scholastic honors and competed in NCAA Division I athletics as a four-year letterman in Cross Country and Track & Field.

Robert and his wife Jenna are the parents of three children, and are actively involved in their church. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Compassionate Counsel, and has served over the years on other non-profit organizations’ boards and coordinated various ministry projects in the local community. Robert also enjoys backpacking and actively competing in triathlons, having recently finished the Ironman Florida in Panama City Beach.

Areas of Practice

  • Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Formation and Planning
  • Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2000
  • Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1996
    • Major: History
    • Major: Political Science

Classes/Seminars

  • Continuing Education for CPAs, Blankenship CPA Group, 2007 - 2014
  • Seminars on Nonprofit Issues, Music City Chapter of NACBA, 2012 - 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Christian Legal Society

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Frank C. Ingraham, Associate, 2000 - 2004
  • Ingraham & Pautienus, Attorney at Law, Partner, 2004 - 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • Compassionate Counsel