Eric Ratliff, JD, LLM
Eric Ratliff, JD, LLM, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Magnolia Trust Company and a Partner at Moore Colson CPAs and Advisors. Eric’s professional background includes over 13 years of trust and estate planning experience including working with numerous financial institutions, individuals, and families to create solutions on issues relating to international and domestic tax, trust structuring, and estate and business planning.
In 2005, Eric worked as the principal attorney and solicitor for law offices in TN where he served regionally-recognized, high-net worth individuals and families for the past fourteen years. In 2011, Eric co-founded a South-Dakota-chartered trust company with a Trust Service Office in Johnson City, TN, offering fiduciary services to clients and working with the client’s professional team, such as bankers and financial advisors.
Eric’s comprehensive trust and estate planning experience for business owners and high-net-worth families provides value-added compliance and strategies for estates, trusts, individuals, and tax-exempt entities through the use of sophisticated estate and gift transfer techniques. Eric was admitted to practice law in Virginia and Tennessee in 2004 and South Dakota in 2012; he is also admitted to practice law in the United Kingdom and Wales by way of studies at Oxford University.