Hannah J. Smith


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Hannah Smith’s practice focuses on tax, estate, and business planning. She advises individuals, families, and businesses, as well as fiduciaries of trusts and estates.  Hannah has experience counseling clients on complex tax issues and implementing sophisticated estate planning techniques for high-net-worth clients.

Hannah received her law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School, where she was a Dean’s Scholar and a Senior Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology. Hannah earned a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law while serving as an Editor of the Florida Tax Review and received the Richard B. Stephens Tax Scholarship, awarded to outstanding students in the graduate tax program.

A native Floridian, Hannah graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Prior to joining Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, Hannah was a senior associate with the firm of Holton & Mayberry, providing counsel on a broad range of tax, business, and wealth planning matters.  During law school, she served as an intern for the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office as well as a summer clerk for the Honorable Mark A. Pizzo, the Honorable Catherine Peek McEwen, and the Honorable James S. Moody, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Education & Bar Admissions


  • LL.M., Taxation, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2011
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2010
  • Law & Business Certificate, Vanderbilt University Law School, 2010
  • B.A., University of Florida, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
Recognition & Publications


  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2018-2019 (Estate and Probate) (“Mid-South Rising Star”)
  • National Business Institute: Transferring LLC Interests During Life and at Estate Administration, Speaker, October 2016
  • Selected to the Young Leaders Council, 2016
  • Richard B. Stephens Tax Scholar
  • Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award in Wills and Trusts
  • Senior Publication Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology, 2009-2010
  • Associate Senior Managing Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology, 2008-2009
  • Four-Year Scholar
Professional & Civic Activities

Professional Activities

  • Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • ABA Section of Taxation
  • ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
  • Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennessee

Civic Activities

  • Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville Board of Directors, YLC Intern
  • Junior League of Nashville

Practice Areas

Blog Posts

New Partnership Audit Rules

Any partner in a partnership, or member in a limited liability company that is taxed as a partnership, needs to be aware of some major changes that took effect January 1, 2018 with respect to how [...]