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Nancy C. Hughes

Practice Areas

  • Estate planning
  • Trust planning
  • Taxation
  • Probate
  • Business succession planning
  • Charitable planning
  • Estate administration
  • Family wealth transfer
  • Fiduciary law
  • Powers of attorney
  • Trust administration
  • Trust law


  • Alabama, 1991


  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 1991
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.A., Cum Laude, 1988

Associations & Memberships

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Birmingham Estate Planning Council

Biographical Details

Ms. Hughes has lectured on trust, estate tax, and other matters before the Internal Revenue Service, American Bar Association, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, American Institute of Federal Taxation, Federal Tax Clinic, Mississippi Tax Clinic, various Estate Planning Councils, and the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning.

Phi Kappa Phi at Cumberland School of Law and University of Alabama at Birmingham. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Member, Cumberland Law Review, 1989 – 1991. Adjunct Professor, L.L.M. Program, University of Alabama. Adjunct Professor, Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. Adjunct Professor, M.T.A. Program, University of Alabama. Member, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Member, Professional Advisory Council, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Publications: Best Practices for Structuring Trusts and Estates: Creating Estate Plans That Play to the End Game and Achieve Family Goals (2016); Trusts & Estate: Overcoming Practice Inefficiencies (February, 2014); Probate; Property, (November – December 1993; September – October 1997); The Practical Tax Lawyer (Fall 1995).