Practice Areas

Planning with a knowledgeable attorney is vital for success, whether you are making decisions in your personal or professional life. John R. Foust is prepared to help you in legal matters involving:

Estate Planning

Estate planning is necessary to accomplish two goals. First, to allow you to pass your assets to your loved ones, when you want and how you want. Second, to provide for you as you age and in the event of any incapacity. There are many legal techniques available to those both with large and small sizes of estates. John Foust’s experience will help you make informed decisions for the benefit of you as well as your loved ones.

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Asset Protection

Asset protection shields your assets from potential creditors. You do not need to have a large amount of assets either to need asset protection planning. “Shield your assets from what?” You may ask. The answer – creditor claims. Individuals and businesses use asset protection planning to limit the assets available to creditors should creditors have a cause to come after those assets.

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Business Planning

Business planning requires strategy, planning, and formation documents to establish how a business is created, taxed and operated. With the recent tax law changes at both the federal and state level, it is more important than ever to make sure you are starting your business with the correct business structure. John Foust understands the tax law and can help you decide whether to be an LLC, C-corporation, or S-Corporation.

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When a loved one passes either with a will or without, there are many decisions and responsibilities regarding that person’s estate. The best way to navigate through probating an estate is with a knowledgeable attorney who understands the process and cares about his clients. Asset transfer, dealing with beneficiaries, final tax returns, and payments to creditors are just some of the many issues a personal representative is responsible for.

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Meet John R. Foust

John R. Foust

John "Rusty" Foust is a native of beautiful East Tennessee. He is a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a degree in Biology and a concentration in Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology. Shortly before graduation, Mr. Foust realized he had a passion for caring for people and making a difference in the community. This is when he made the decision to attend law school.

Upon graduating law school, he worked as an attorney preparing taxes, estate plans and business plans. After many exhausting tax seasons, Mr. Foust opened his own practice with a focus on tax and estate planning. Mr. Foust has found starting his own practice to be a rewarding choice. He enjoys getting to know his clients and providing them with peace of mind with estate planning decisions.

B.S., University of Tennessee, Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology

J.D., University of Memphis School of Law, 2009

Tennessee Journal of Practice and Procedure

Award for Law & Accounting

Tennessee, 2009

United States Tax Court

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee

Tennessee Bar Association (Tax Law Section)

Knoxville Bar Association

Introduction Knoxville, Winter 2017

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