One of the firm's founding Shareholders, Kirby is a member of Maynard Cooper's Estate, Trust & Business Planning practice group. He is also a former member of the firm's Executive Committee.
Kirby has practiced in the area of wills, estates and trusts for over 30 years. He regularly represents individuals in the estate planning process, as well as individual and corporate fiduciaries in the area of estate and trust administration. His estate planning practice is geared toward assisting clients with the stewardship of their wealth and includes sophisticated will and trust drafting; income, estate and gift tax planning; charitable planning; insurance and employee benefit planning; and a variety of wealth transfer techniques. Kirby's estate administration practice is designed to help clients fulfill their testamentary and tax objectives, while strengthening family relationships. He regularly advises individual and corporate fiduciaries and has been a principal outside counsel for the Personal Trust Department of Regions Bank and other institutional trustees.
Kirby's skills and talents have earned him numerous accolades, the most recent of which is the prestigious Band 1 ranking by Chambers and Partners in the area of "Private Wealth Law." He has served as the firm's Hiring Attorney since its inception and has had a hand in hiring almost all of the firm's lawyers.
Chambers and Partners, Band 1 Leading Individual for "Private Wealth Law" (2017)