About Richard

Richard Vaughan is a member of Jones Foster’s Private Wealth, Wills, Trusts & Estates and Corporate & Tax teams and concentrates his practice in estate planning, trust and estate administration, business planning, and transactional corporate law.

Richard develops comprehensive estate plans for individuals and families to efficiently preserve their assets, including the use of revocable and irrevocable trusts. He handles all aspects of estate and trust administration from probate matters to asset distribution.

In addition, Richard provides personalized solutions to meet his clients’ business succession goals. He is experienced in creating and maintaining corporate structures within the context of a client’s estate plan, including drafting operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, entity restructuring, and related agreements among shareholders and partners.

Richard graduated from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law where he was a CALI Award Winner in Trial Advocacy and an Excellence in Trial Advocacy scholarship recipient. During his law school studies, Richard gained valuable experience as a legal extern for the University of Memphis Office of Legal Counsel. He went on to earn his Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Estate Planning from the Heckerling Graduate Program at the University of Miami School of Law. Richard also holds an MBA from the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business and Economics.