David Bate Parsons


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David Bate Parsons

David Parsons is a partner in the law firm of Baker, Campbell & Parsons. Born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where his father was an engineer at the atomic energy facilities, David received his A.B. from Duke University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago. He is also a certified public accountant in Tennessee.

David was an attorney with the estate and gift tax division of the Internal Revenue Service for seven years, including one year as the managing estate tax attorney for the Nashville District (encompassing the State of Tennessee), and later served in the tax department of the accounting firm of Peat, Marwick & Mitchell before coming to Baker, Campbell & Parsons in 1983.

David practices law primarily in the areas of estate planning; asset protection planning; tax planning; civil and criminal tax litigation; corporate and commercial matters; and estates, trusts and wills. He is a frequent speaker to professional seminars and programs relating to estate planning; asset protection planning and tax matters. David is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, the District of Columbia and North Carolina and is a member of the American, Tennessee, North Carolina, District of Columbia and Nashville Bar Associations. He is a past president of the Nashville Estate Planning Council.

His civic activities have included serving as Treasurer of the Sumner County Historical Society; Elder and Chairman of the Capital Campaign of the First Presbyterian Church of Gallatin; Chairman of the Sumner Foundation; Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Volunteer State College Foundation; member of the board of Gallatin Downtown Library, Inc.; and member of the board of the Gallatin Bicentennial Committee.

David and his wife, Theresa, reside in Gallatin in a house built in the 1830s that was formerly owned by David's grandparents. Davidís hobbies are bicycling, travel and reading.