Kasser tackling tax law with Glankler Brown

Law Talk profile for The Memphis Daily News

Aug. 29, 2013

Jake Kasser has joined the firm of Glankler Brown PLLC as an associate.

A Germantown High School graduate and the son of parents in the medical field, Kasser entered The University of Memphis as a walk-on safety for the Tigers football team. The advisers he worked with guided him toward his chosen field of accounting, and by his sophomore year he’d garnered an athletic scholarship.

Upon graduating, Kasser went on to get a master’s degree in accounting with a concentration in tax.

“When I was in grad school, (law school) was a thought,” he said. “I talked to my parents about maybe doing that. I think my mom suggested it at some point, and that’s when I started to give it some real thought.”

He earned a CPA license and, after graduate school, worked a brief time for the accounting firm of Whitehorn Tankersley & Davis. Then Kasser decided that if he was going to go on to law school, “that would be the best time to go ahead and do it and not wait.”

He entered The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law with the intention all along to focus on transactional law, as opposed to litigation, specifically anything “related to business or tax … that was my background,” he said.

While in school, Kasser served as a staff member of The University of Memphis Law Review and as articles editor of The University of Memphis Law Review editorial board.

As a first-year student, he worked for the Mason Law Firm, which focuses mainly on estate planning. For the next two years he worked for the divorce firm of Rice, Amundsen & Caperton PLLC. He graduated magna cum laude in May and is awaiting results from the bar exam . . . (read more)