About Terry Turnipseed

Born in Jackson, MS, Terry Turnipseed‘s journey is nothing short of inspiring. It is a testament to the power of perseverance and lifelong learning. Currently residing in Delray Beach, FL, his exceptional work as the Vice President of Estate Planning & Asset Protection for Neil Jesani Advisors reflects his admirable qualities.

Education and Early Life

In a testament to his dedication, he not only acquired an LL.M. in Taxation, cum laude, and a J.D. from Georgetown University but also earned two graduate degrees from MIT – Nuclear Engineering and Technology & Policy. As a former National Science Foundation Fellow, his educational journey started at Mississippi State University, where he graduated summa cum laude in Nuclear Engineering. An achiever through and through, he was a Harry S. Truman Memorial Scholar and was distinguished as an Engineering Fellow.

Career Path and Achievements

Before starting his current role, Terry enjoyed an illustrious academic career as a Professor of Law Engineering and Computer Science, striving tirelessly for 18 years to impart knowledge and understanding to a new generation. His lessons extended beyond mere theoretical explorations, reflecting the high level of professionalism and diligence that were cornerstones of his success.

After his tenure in academia, Terry L Turnipseed applied these same principles of diligence and professionalism to serve high-net-worth clients at Neil Jesani Advisors. His expertise in sophisticated estate planning techniques, including GRATs, CLATs, CRUTs, FLLCs, Conservation Easements, QPRTs, Dynasty Trusts, Domestic Asset Protection Trusts, Buy-Sell Agreements, ILITs, International Estate Planning, and Asset Protection, speaks of his comprehensive understanding and professional competency.

In addition, he is a respected author, having written extensively on legal and financial topics. His professional insights and commentaries have resulted in numerous media appearances, including Newsweek, Fox News Network, and the New York Daily News, underlining his reputation as a knowledgeable and reliable professional.

Professional Affiliations and Licenses

From Turnipseed’s active involvement in the District of Columbia Bar and New York Bar to his associations with the American Association of Law Schools and the American Bar Association, he has consistently proven himself to be not just a leader in his field but a catalyst for change and advancement. His commitment to his profession stands constant and unwavering, a testament to his professionalism and diligence.

Personal Life and Hobbies

Beyond his professional life, he embodies these virtues even in his hobbies. He is an ardent collector with 150 pairs of high-top Chuck Taylors, about half customized with his name. His love for sailing and power boating has allowed him to own a 47′ power catamaran. These hobbies, which serve as outlets for relaxation and enjoyment and as avenues for personal expression and lifestyle, reflect his need for excellence in all aspects of life.

Professionalism and diligence have served as life pillars for Terry Turnipseed, who has consistently proven that it is not just one’s professional accomplishments that count but also the character that lies beneath. His dedication to his chosen fields, commitment to giving back to his community, and dynamic personal life all speak of a man who lives by the virtues he holds dear.

Terry Turnipseed


Terry Turnipseed