Who is Wis Laughlin

  • Harry W. “Wis” Laughlin, sometimes called “the Wisard” by his clients, may be the only tax and legal professional that you will ever need. Why? His diverse experience allows him to keep the lawyers and the Government out of your pocket.
  • Wis can be your BUSINESS LAWYER.  He can create or buy your business and negotiate WIN-WIN CONTRACTS for your business avoiding hassles and enhancing your profits. He spent 6 years as in-house counsel and CFO of a national software company where he negotiated with Fortune 500 companies. These includede IBM, NCR and the Federal Reserve Bank.
  • Wis will prepare your TAX RETURNS and provides a unique approach to tax planning.  Wis created Tax Mastery©, a state of the art program that shows clients how to pay the lowest legal taxes.
  • Wis can handle your ESTATE PLANNING with ease and effectiveness.  His custom drafted REVOCABLE LIVING TRUSTS will avoid Probate and simplify matters for your family.
  • Wis LOVES TO SPEAK and will be happy to entertain and explain tax, business or estate matters to your group.  He teaches continuing legal education classes to lawyers in the Memphis Bar Association, as well as CPA and Investment Advisor groups. He entertains and educates anyone who want to learn about tax, estate or business planning from a speaker who is anything but boring.
  • He has over 35 years in private practice.


  • He was selected as a 2017-2020 SUPER LAWYER in taxation.
  • Wis’s peers have given him the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethics, AV Preeminent  in his fields:  Tax, Trust & Estates and Probate. Martindale-Hubbell .
  • Wis was a tax attorney in the IRS Interpretative Division in Washington, D.C. where he answered questions of national importance.
  • One of very few Accredited Estate Planners in the Memphis and National Estate Planning Councils.
  • Wis holds business and law degrees from the University of Tennessee. He was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Beta Gamma honorary fraternities.
  • He attended the Georgetown University Law Center Masters of Law in Taxation program.
  • Wis is a licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and Tennessee. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association Estate and Tax Sections. He is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section in the Memphis Bar Association, recently on its governing committee of that section.
  • ARTIST, MUSICIAN – Wis is an award winning wood sculptor and loves playing piano. He thinks “outside the box.” See Wis’s works of art.

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