East Memphis
6060 Primacy Parkway, Suite 100
Memphis, TN 38119

414 Union Street, Suite 1007
Nashville, TN 37219

  • Bio
  • Education
  • Admissions
  • Accolades

David is a practicing attorney with over 35 years of experience representing a wide variety of clients, including world renowned entertainers and professional athletes. He is skilled in matters involving both federal and state tax controversy, tax planning, international/offshore tax, bankruptcy, and business planning. His vast expertise has allowed him to assist thousands of clients in the successful elimination of tens of millions of dollars in taxes.

Prior to joining the team at Harris Shelton, David founded the Law Offices of Monypeny and Associates, PC and he grew it to include offices in Memphis, Nashville, and Destin Florida. David succeeds at reaching successful settlements with taxing authorities over a wide range of tax matters through carefully reviewing, organizing, and presenting the evidence and legal arguments that support his clients’ positions.

As an extension of his practice, he offers his professional expertise through speaking and writing engagements centered around tax-related issues to fellow tax professionals.

  • University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 1983
  • University of Oklahoma, Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting, 1988

Admitted to Practice

  • Attorney, Tennessee, 1983
  • Certified Public Accountant (Inactive), Tennessee, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1983

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers, Litigation ­– Health Care, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star

Professional Organizations and Awards

  • Marquis Who’s Who In American Law, 1996-1997
  • Strathmore’s ­– Who’s Who, 1998-1999
  • Consumer Business Review – Bankruptcy Attorney of The Year, 1999
  • Marquis Who’s Who In American Law, 2002
  • Martindale Hubble – Client Distinction Award, 2015
  • Best of Business Services Memphis, 2016
  • Best of The Bar Nominee, 2020

Civic and Community Involvement

  • Animal Rescue Shelters
  • Operation Smile
  • World Vision


Mr. Monypeny is a prolific speaker and writer, having delivered several speeches, articles, and videos on topics including state sales and use taxes, tax controversy, and the ability to bankrupt taxes. His previous engagements include:

  • Speaker – “Multistate Corporate Sales and Use Tax: Start-to-Finish,” National Business Institute Seminar (November 2015)
  • Speaker – “Sales and Use Tax in Tennessee,” National Business Institute Seminar (October 2014)
  • Author – video “Wiping Out Taxes You Can’t Afford to Pay”