John M. Bunge

Bunge assists entrepreneurs, executives, investors and other high net worth individuals with estate planning strategies.  John’s wealth preservation experience includes gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax planning and the use of irrevocable trusts – including grantor-type trusts, sales to trusts, charitable interest trusts and grantor-retained annuity trusts. Additionally, John helps clients minimize income taxes through individual, partnership and corporate tax planning. He also provides counsel to tax-exempt organizations, including private foundations and supporting organizations.

Prior to joining Waller, John gained experience as an associate with a tax boutique firm in Charlotte, North Carolina.


  • Member,  Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations


  • J.D., magna cum laude, The University of Alabama School of Law, 2013
    • Seybourn H. Lynne Scholarship
  • LL.M (Taxation), University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2014
    • Richard B. Stephens Award
  • B.S., summa cum laude, University of Kentucky, Business Economics, 2010

Legal Services

Industries Served

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina
  • Kentucky

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Away from the office, John enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Katie and their two dogs. He also enjoys cycling and watching college basketball and football.