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Nick Y. Shimoda, JD, LLM (Tax)

In 2022, Nick accepted a job as Executive Vice President, Deputy Asset Stewardship Counsel with The Signatry, a national Christian charitable giving organization. Nick will continue to serve Shimoda Stewart, LLP in a "of counsel" capacity especially in the area of charitable giving.

Nick began practicing law in 1993 after completing undergraduate studies at Auburn University and obtaining a law degree from the University of Alabama. Following law school, Nick operated a general practice law firm until he started working for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., in Bentonville, Arkansas as in house litigator. Nick obtained his Masters of Law in Taxation (LL.M) from the University of Alabama in 1999.


  • Auburn University (B.S. Business Administration, Economics, 1990)
  • The University of Alabama (J.D. 1993)
  • The University of Alabama (LL.M in Taxation, 1999)


  • Supreme Court of The United States of America
  • Supreme Court of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • United States Tax Court


  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Elder Law Section
  • Elder Law Section
  • Real Property, Probate & Trust Section
  • Taxation Section
  • Houston County Bar Association
  • WealthCounsel
  • ElderCounsel
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys


  • Exempt Organizations and Charitable Activities in Alabama
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Community Foundations
  • How to Draft Wills and Trusts in Alabama
  • The Fundamentals of Will Drafting
  • Will Drafting: The Next Step
  • Administering Decedent's Estate in Alabama
  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish in Alabama
  • Alabama Probate Law and Procedure


  • The John Campbell Moot Court Board Award for Outstanding First Year Advocate
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV
  • 2018 and 2019 Elite Lawyer of the South
  • 2019 Top Rated Lawyer in Trust & Estates Law

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