Founding partner Jamie Hargrove developed the Hargrove Firm into one of the premier estate planning law firms in the U.S., with offices in multiple states and a nationwide network of attorneys. As one of the few attorneys who is also a CPA, his understanding of finance provides a useful perspective for innovative estate planning. He was a pioneer in applying technology to legal services, creating his “First Step Planning” online service in 2012 to streamline the estate planning process. First Step Planning became the essential groundwork for the development of NetLaw, a breakthrough technology platform that automates the entire estate planning legal services process. Hargrove Firm is now the exclusive provider of estate planning legal services for the NetLaw platform.
Mr. Hargrove is a top “AV Preeminent” attorney, peer-rated by the Martindale-Hubbell system for legal ability and ethical standards. He has also received national recognition as a SuperLawyer and named to Best Lawyers in America. He was the first attorney in Kentucky to be recognized as an Accredited Estate Planning Attorney.
In 2014, Mr. Hargrove published his first book, entitled, “The End of Lawyers, Thank Goodness!: Estate Planning and the End of Inefficient Lawyers.”
Tucker Hargrove is a partner with Hargrove Firm and serves as the managing member of the firm’s NetLaw partnership. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm’s virtual practice through its proprietary technology platform alongside a dynamic team of strategists, creatives and technologists at NetLaw.
Tucker’s background includes experience in estate planning, elder law, and special needs support. He also has experience working with managing a national, attorney support company National Elder Care Law Services. Prior to his law career and while in law school, he built an expertise in corporate operations working as the Regional Operations Specialist with Revecore as they expanded into northern territory. He also earned experience in insurance and financial planning as an insurance associate with TransAmerica.
Tucker earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University and is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association. When he’s not working with Hargrove Firm, NetLaw, or his clients, the Kentucky native enjoys spending time with his family.
Mark is an experienced Certified Public Accountant who currently provides critical consulting and advisory services for clients, especially those engaged in entity transactions and succession planning. Through his work at Hargrove Firm, he helps business owners improve their long-term growth prospects while minimizing their taxes and exposure to risk. Mark is dedicated to ensuring a consistently great client experience, from planning through estate administration.
In addition to directing client service initiatives for Hargrove Firm, Mark is also an adjunct finance professor at Asbury University and consults with businesses on growth and exit strategies. He previously served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of NetLaw, helping to spark innovation and lay the groundwork for the organization to grow into the national platform it is today. Furthermore, Mark served several years as a senior executive for a Fortune 500 corporation in finance and business development positions.
As President of Hargrove Firm Valuations, Andrew W. Green, Attorney/CPA/CVA, leads a team of attorneys and CPAs who provide business valuation, forensic accounting, and expert accounting testimony. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and as an attorney in Kentucky and Ohio. Mr. Green is a former trial lawyer with significant experience in family law, criminal law, business litigation and formation, and estate planning matters. He possesses a strong tax law background and has testified extensively as an expert witness in the areas of business valuation and economic damages in state and federal courts.
Prior to joining Hargrove Firm Valuations, Mr. Green owned and operated AWG Forensic Accounting and Andrew Green Law. From 2017 to 2020, he was also Director of the Litigation Consulting Group for Cassady Schiller & Associates, Inc., in Ohio, and developed and managed the Litigation Consulting Group at Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC (formerly Cotton and Allen, P.S.C.), from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Green became a Certified Valuation Analyst in 2008, was an investigative accountant with Johnson Cambra & Libbert from 2004 to 2007 and practiced as an associate attorney from 1996 to 2000 with Frost Brown Todd.
Mr. Green received a Bachelor’s in Economics and Accounting with a minor in English (Cum Laude) in 1990 from Thomas More University and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law (Cum Laude) in 1995. He served as a law clerk from 1995 to 1996 to Honorable Henry R. Wilhoit, Jr., who was then a presiding United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
As Director of Tax Services at Hargrove Firm, Pauline brings over 20 years of experience as an estate planning attorney and Certified Public Account (CPA) to the team. In addition to being Of Counsel to Hargrove Firm since September 2022, Pauline has also operated her own tax practice, Tokunaga Law Firm, P.C., since 2005. Based out of Pleasanton, California. Pauline’s areas of concentration include estate planning, wills, trusts, tax planning, tax return preparation, tax relief, IRS audits and business formation.
Pauline graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2004 with honors. She has previously worked as General Counsel for Health Optimization Medicine and Practice Association 501(c)(3), and she was General Counsel and Finance Director at Smarter Not Harder, Inc. Pauline’s extensive accounting experience includes preparing and auditing financial statements for small privately held companies, non-profit organizations, school districts, cities and banks. In addition, Pauline prepares numerous individual, corporate and partnership tax returns.
Pauline is a member of the State Bar of California, is a licensed CPA by the California Board of Accountancy, and she is a member of the American Association of Attorney – Certified Public Accountants (AAA – CPA).
Debbie Makowski serves as an advanced planning attorney in Hargrove Firm’s online estate planning practice. She builds custom plans to meet clients’ specific needs by working alongside the of counsel attorneys affiliated with the Hargrove Firm. Debbie also fosters relationships by supporting the firm’s attorney recruitment efforts.
Debbie’s professional background includes experience in estate planning and elder law; she also has extensive experience in the insurance industry. She has excelled at building attorney teams and practices, focusing on efficient and effective estate planning while providing a high level of client service.
Debbie earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Ohio. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running marathons, participating in triathlons, and coaching in fitness and nutrition.