Burns, Henry & Kirksey, P.C.

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Passion. Experience. Diligence.

History

VARNELL, BURNS & SHARP, P.C.

In December of 1992, Charles "Charlie" B. Burns, Jr., Robert W. Varnell, Jr., and J. Michael "Mike" Sharp merged their law firms and founded Varnell, Burns & Sharp, P.C.  Varnell and Sharp practiced real estate law while Burns practiced tax and business law.  The partnership continued until the death of Varnell in 1993.

BURNS & HENRY, P.C.            

Travis D. Henry began working with the firm in 2006 and the firm continued under the name Varnell, Burns and Sharp. Sharp left the firm in 2008 when he was elected Circuit Court Judge.  Henry then became partner and co-owner with Burns.  The name of the firm was changed to Burns & Henry, P.C. in September 2008.

BURNS, HENRY & KIRKSEY, P.C.

Bryson M. Kirksey joined the firm in 2012.  Kirksey and Burns practiced tax law, business law, and estate planning while Henry practiced real estate law.  In December 2013 the firm officially changed its name to Burns, Henry & Kirksey, P.C.  On October 15, 2015, Charles B. Burns, Jr., passed away but the firm continues on today as Burns, Henry & Kirksey, P.C. 

 

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Attorneys

 
 

Partner

Travis D. Henry

Travis D. Henry concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, secured lending and litigation. He represents numerous investors, developers, lenders and participants in real estate, secured lending and other business transactions. Travis handles various types of litigation including boundary line disputes, corporate dissolutions, estates, creditor collections, subdivision restriction enforcement and actions to quiet title. In addition, Travis is a licensed title insurance agent with Old Republic Title Insurance Company.

 

Education

MEMPHIS SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2005

AUBURN UNIVERSITY
B.A., History, 2001

Activities & Affiliations

  • Tennessee Bar Association

  • Bradley County Bar Association

  • The National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders

  • The National Association of Development Companies

  • City of Cleveland, Storm Water Regulation Board

  • Bradley County Election Commission, Chairman

  • North Cleveland Church of God, Finance Committee Chairman

  • North Cleveland Church of God, Pastor’s Council

  • Church of God Loan Fund

Bar Admissions

• Tennessee

 

 
 
 

Partner

Bryson M. Kirksey

Bryson M. (“Bryce”) Kirksey’s practice involves many transactional matters, including tax planning for individuals and companies, estate planning (drafting wills and trusts), probate, business formation and planning, and forming and advising tax-exempt organizations.

 

Education

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Masters of Laws in Taxation, 2009

SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
Juris Doctor, 2008

CARSON NEWMAN
B.A., Accounting, 2005

Activities & Affiliations

  • American Association of Attorneys

  • Tennessee Bar Association

  • Bradley County Bar Association

  • Estate Planning Council of Chattanooga

  • Tennessee Society of CPAs

  • Southern Heritage Bank, Board of Directors

  • Bachman Academy, Board of Trustees

  • Tennova Healthcare of Cleveland, Board of Directors

  • First Baptist Church, Cleveland (Deacon)

  • Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®)

  • The AEP® designation is awarded by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils to recognized estate planning professionals who meet special requirements of education, experience, knowledge, professional reputation, and character. (http://www.naepc.org/)

Bar Admissions

• Tennessee