G. Rice Byars, Jr.


6060 Primacy Parkway, Suite 100
Memphis, Tennessee 38119
Phone: 901-525-1455
Email: rbyars [at] harrisshelton [dot] com 

Rice Byars has more than 28 years of experience in probate matters, asset protection and estate planning with an emphasis on structuring complicated and large estates, including drafting trusts (domestic, offshore, generation-skipping, grantor-retained annuity, qualified personal residence, charitable, living and insurance), family limited partnerships, private foundations, durable powers of attorney and living wills.

As a Memphis native, he strives to serve the community in many ways. Mr. Byars can be found around town sharing his knowledge and speaking at various charitable and civic organizations. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. He enjoys playing golf, traveling and spending time with his family – wife, Susan, and two children, George and Virginia.

Practice Areas

Professional Honors and Activities

  • American Bar Association, Member (Taxation section)
  • Best Lawyers
  • Estate Planning Council of Memphis
  • Economic Club of Memphis, Member
  • Memphis Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Martindale Hubbell rating – AV® Preeminent


  • New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1989
  • The University of Memphis, J.D., 1988
  • The University of Memphis Law Review, member
  • The University of Mississippi, B.A., 1985

Bar Admission

  • Tennessee, 1988