Paul Grassmann, J.D., LL.M., FCEP

Paul was fortunate to grow up in a home that had a heart for nonprofits and their missions.  He witnessed and participated in a myriad of supportive roles with his family that benefitted individuals through both local and global nonprofit organizations.  While in middle school, Paul’s family decided to leave the corporate world to pursue the calling of full-time mission work.  Through this experience, Paul observed firsthand the difficulties of fundraising, as well as the immense impact that results from one’s charitable gifts. By the time he graduated high school, Paul had been on four international mission trips to Mexico, Romania, Ukraine and Moldova, each focused on their own unique projects.  Nonprofit support is ingrained in Paul’s very being.  Paul joined Thompson & Associates in 2014, and is thrilled to take his experiences and pair it with his education and skills to further empower nonprofit organizations in their ability to impact their communities.

Paul earned his Juris Doctor degree from Nashville School of Law, where he was inducted into the Cooper’s Inn Honor Society for graduating in the top ten percent of his class.  While in law school, he was selected to be a student member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court, a legal society comprised of judges and respected lawyers dedicated to the advancement of ethics and strict standards of professionalism in the legal community.  Paul earned his LL.M., Master of Laws, degree in estate planning from The John Marshall Law School with honors.  For his undergraduate studies, Paul graduated magna cum laude from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with minors in political science and entrepreneurship.  Additionally, he earned his fellow certification (FCEP) from the Charitable Estate Planning Institute, is a member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (formerly the PPP), and is currently the President for the Planned Giving Council of Middle Tennessee.

Paul has been married to his high school sweetheart, Katie, since 2008. They currently live in Brentwood, Tennessee with their diva kitty cat and energetic Dalmatian. In his free time, Paul joins Katie on horseback rides, enjoys hiking, top-roping at the local indoor climbing gym, and lead-climbing outdoors.  These passions have taken him to some of the most beautiful parts of Tennessee. 

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