“There has not been one day in the last 37 years that going to work has felt like a job,” says Harris “Trip” H. Barnes, an attorney who has dedicated his career to managing legal aspects of the financial field. He recognizes the power in his statement, as it can take many people decades to find their true calling in life; for this he feels incredibly lucky. As an attorney, Mr. Barnes demonstrates his expertise as president of Barnes Law Firm, P.A., located in Flowood, Miss.
Barnes Law Firm is the only tax law firm in the state of Mississippi that has been invited to join the prestigious International Association of Boutique Law Firms. The firm is also AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. “Our diverse range of talents and experience allows us to serve clients in many business categories,” Mr. Barnes says, noting that they concentrate their practice in the areas of business planning, individual tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, tax problems, and estate planning, probate and estate litigation. Further, Mr. Barnes himself is an AV® Preeminent™ Rated Attorney, the highest peer rating possible in the legal field.
Notably, Mr. Barnes has handled more than 200 cases and tried 40 cases in the U.S. Tax Court, three of which achieved national prominence. He has planned hundreds of estates and prepared over 30 estate tax returns. An expert and leader who is passionate about sharing his insights and knowledge to peers and upcoming legal tax professionals, Mr. Barnes has conducted over 300 seminars for professional, academic and civic groups on taxation, business, and estate planning. In addition, he is known for teaching CPA courses each year that range from two to eight hours on the subjects of wills and trusts, estate planning, and taxation.
When asked of his professional success over the past four decades, Mr. Barnes attributes all of his achievements to his parents, Harris Hastings and Jamye Haskins Barnes, who encouraged work, discipline, ethics, and morality. “They were the best two mentors I could have,” he says.
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