Jason E. Havens is a Destin, Florida (also serving Santa Rosa Beach and Rosemary Beach) and Brentwood, Tennessee (also serving Nashville and Franklin) member of the law firm of Havens & Miller, PLLC. He specializes in complex estate and charitable gift planning (domestic and international), probate and trust administration counsel, wills and trusts, and probate and trust litigation for affluent individuals and families and on behalf of charitable organizations. Mr. Havens also routinely advises business organizations regarding their legal structure, tax issues, and succession planning. He is admitted to practice law in Florida and Tennessee.
Mr. Havens received his LL.M. in International Taxation (Emphasis: International Estate Planning & Asset Protection Law) from Regent University, his LL.M. in Estate Planning from the University of Miami, his J.D. from the University of Tennessee, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Lipscomb University.
Mr. Havens is an active member of The Florida Bar, the Tennessee State Bar, the American Bar Association (ABA), and other professional organizations. He regularly publishes articles and commentary on business, estate, and tax planning in national and local publications including Probate & Property (ABA), the Journal of Practical Estate Planning, the Family Foundation Advisor, the Planned Giving Design Center, and the Journal of Accountancy. Mr. Havens has also lectured at various programs on business, estate, and tax planning, including the 37th annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning.
Mr. Havens is a Board Certified Specialist (B.C.S.) in Wills, Trusts and Estates Law (The Florida Bar). He is also a board certified Estate Planning Law Specialist (EPLS) (Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization). He is AV rated (“Preeminent”) by Martindale-Hubbell. Based on his leadership in the legal profession, Mr. Havens was appointed as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (limited to one-third of one percent of the lawyers in the United States). In 2012 Mr. Havens was appointed as a director of the Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc.; he was elected secretary/treasurer in 2013 and president in 2014.
(a) Location (by appointment only): 4481 Legendary Dr Ste 204, Destin, FL 32541
(b) Mailing: PO Box 5496, Destin, FL 32540-5496
(a) Location (by appointment only): 9005 Overlook Blvd, Brentwood, TN 37027
(b) Mailing: PO Box 592, Brentwood, TN 37024-0592
Professional Associations & Memberships
The Florida Bar, Tennessee Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Committee on Planned Giving, Estate Planning Council of the Emerald Coast
Honors and Awards
Board Certified Specialist (B.C.S.) in Wills, Trusts and Estates Law, The Florida Bar; Board Certified Estate Planning Law Specialist (EPLS), Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, an agency of the Supreme Court of Tennessee; AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell; Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) Designation, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) Designation, National Association of Estate Planners & Councils; Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Florida Super Lawyer List (2013); Who's Who in American Law (multiple editions); Who's Who in America (multiple editions); 2004 Excellence in Writing Award, Probate & Property, American Bar Association