Steele Cantey

Nashville, Tennessee

Steele Cantey is a principal with Manier & Herod practicing primarily in the areas of business and corporate law, taxation, sophisticated estate and business succession planning, and real estate law. Mr. Cantey assists businesses of all types and sizes with a variety of matters in areas such as entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general business planning.  He also advises individuals on tax issues and asset protection issues related to estate and business succession planning, and assists clients in developing a personalized estate plan that is tailored to fit their specific needs.  In addition, Mr. Cantey advises individuals and businesses on a variety of real estate matters such as purchase and sale transactions, commercial leasing activities, and the formation of real estate limited partnerships, joint ventures, and commercial and residential developments of all types and sizes.

Mr. Cantey received his Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee during which time he worked with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in the area of wealth management.  In 2015, Mr. Cantey received his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law, where he specialized in transactional law.  During law school, Mr. Cantey worked as a summer clerk with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, as well as the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in Atlanta, Georgia, where he argued motions in front of the Superior Court.

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Tax and Business Succession Planning
  • Tax, Business and Commercial

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Superior Courts of the State of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Tennessee


  • Emory University School of Law
    • J.D., 2015
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville
    • B.S., 2012