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Wayne R. Kramer - Knoxville, TN

800 South Gay StreetSuite 2500 Knoxville, TN 37929- 9702

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Updated: 07/14/2022

Knoxville Tax Lawyer


Wayne R. Kramer has over 38 years of experience in his practice areas of Tax, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Administration and Trusts, and Corporate and Transactional. He represents individuals as well as a wide variety of small businesses and large companies. Mr. Kramer has a sound understanding of the law and is problem solver. He searches for "common ground" between parties in conflict and finds the counseling aspect of law to be the most rewarding...

About Wayne R. Kramer

Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • Administration and Trusts
  • Corporate and Transactional

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel


Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1978

Other Affiliations

  • Knoxville Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Corporate Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Tax Section (Former Secretary/Treasurer)
  • Hamilton Burnett American Inns of Court (Member)
  • Knoxville Bar Association, 2016 - Present (President)


  • Seattle University of Law, Tacoma, Washington, 1978
  • Perkins School of Theology
    Graduate Studies in Religion
  • Southern Methodist University, 1975
  • Maryville College, 1974
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Chairman, Board of Directors, Maryville College, 2011 - 2016

Past Positions

  • Kramer Rayson LLP, Managing Partner, 1996 - 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville
  • Member, Board of directors, The Melrose Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Rogers Foundation
  • Prior Member of the Board of Trustees, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Knoxville Bar Foundation

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, National Business Institute
  • Speaker, Lorman Education Services
  • Speaker, Knox County Estate Planning Council
  • Speaker, Institute of Management Accountants relative to Tennessee Sales and Use Tax, Ad Valorem real and tangible personal Property Tax, and Federal Estate and Tennessee Inheritance Tax matters


Other Sources of Feedback About Wayne R. Kramer

Included on the 2018 Mid-South list

Past Lists

  • 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Mid-South Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Wayne R. Kramer on Super Lawyers


  • Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, 1995 - 2018
  • Selected for Inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Selected for Inclusion in The Best 150 Lawyers in Tennessee
  • Best Lawyers 2013 Lawyer of the Year in Trusts & Estates
  • Received the Top Attorney Award in Corporate Law, Estate Planning/Trusts and Taxation from City View, 2012
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

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Office Information


800 South Gay StreetSuite 2500 Knoxville, TN 37929- 9702


  • 865-522-5723


Representative Cases

  • Republic Plastics, LP (AAC, Knox County, Tax Years 2004-2006)
  • Clean Harbors, Inc. (AJ Hamilton County, Tax Years 2004-2006)
  • Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., v. Johnson, 78 S.W.3d 918 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2002)
  • Alcoa, Inc. (AJ Blount County, Tax Year 1991)
  • Union Carbide Corp. v. Alexander, 679 S.W.2d 938 (Tenn. 1984)
  • Citizens Real Estate v. Mountain States Development Corporation, 633 S.W.2d 763 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1981)

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