About Our Firm
Riser Adkisson LLP is a boutique law firm whose partners are among the best known and respected nationally in their fields. Chris Riser and Jay Adkisson are the authors of “Asset Protection: Concepts & Strategies” (McGraw-Hill 2004), which is the all-time best-selling book on the subject.
Chris Riser is the firm’s partner in Athens, Georgia, and is licensed to practice law in Georgia and North Carolina. A graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and a veteran of the Gulf War, Chris practices in the areas of asset protection, advanced estate planning, captive insurance, international taxation, and as co-counsel and expert witness in litigation matters involving trusts, domestic and offshore asset protection plans, and fraudulent transfers. Chris is popular speaker and author and a former Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Asset Protection Planning Committee, and is admitted as a Solicitor (non-practising) in England and Wales.
Jay Adkisson maintains offices in Henderson, Nevada (Las Vegas) and Newport Beach California. He is licensed to practice law in California, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Arizona. A popular speaker, author and contributing writer to Forbes, Jay leads the firm’s litigation practice and concentrates in the area of creditor-debtor litigation and captive insurance litigation, though he also maintains a substantial practice in the formation of captive insurance companies. Jay is the current Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Captive Insurance Committee, and a Vice-Chair of the Insurance and Financial Services Committee
The firm’s planning work is performed on a custom basis with the benefit of many years of experience in its partners’ niche practice areas.
As highly-sought speakers, in recent years Chris Riser and Jay Adkisson have presented to many professional groups as diverse as: American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, American Association of Life Underwriters, American Bar Association, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Law Institute, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Assembly of Bank Directors, California Association of Judgment Professionals, California Continuing Education of the Bar, Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley, Estate Planning Council of Philadelphia, Estate Planning Council of St. Louis, Financial Planning Association, Florida Bar Association, Heckerling Institute, IRS Criminal Investigations, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Marin County Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, National Business Institute, New York State Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, Pepperdine University College of Law, OffshoreAlert Financial Due Diligence Conference, Oklahoma Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Institute of Internal Auditors, San Francisco County Bar Association, Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Society of Financial Services Professionals, Southern California Tax & Estate Planning Forum, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Tulsa County Bar Association, Underwriting Services of America, University of Georgia School of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law, University of Texas CLE Program, U.S. Department of Justice – US Attorney Collections, Utah Captive Association, and Wealth Counsel.
Christopher M. Riser
Jay D. Adkisson