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Michael C. Burns

Practice Areas:
  • Corporate/Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Probate & Estate Administration
Biography

Michael Burns has been an attorney at Scroggin & Burns, LLC since 2012. Michael is a frequent speaker in the Atlanta area and his articles have been printed in national publications. Michael focuses his practice on estate and tax planning, small business representation, trusts, and estate administration. Michael serves as an adjunct professor at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Florida.

Prior to joining Scroggin & Burns, LLC, Michael graduated in 2008 with honors from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Finance. He received his Juris Doctorate cum laude in 2011 and Masters in Taxation (LL.M.) in 2012 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Professional Experience:
Adjunct Professor, Atlanta John Marshall Law School

Classes: Wills, Trusts & Estates, Federal Income Taxation

Education
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 2012
    • Major: Taxation
  • University of Florida
    • B.S. - 2008
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Finance
  • University of Florida
    • B.A. - 2008
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
  • Florida
Classes & Seminars
  • Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
  • Taxation of Estates and Trusts , 03/28/2016
  • National Business Institute
  • Business Law Boot Camp
  • Preparing Common Business Contracts, 09/16/2016
Pro-Bono Activities
  • Member, Board of Directors, Friends of Barrington Hall, Inc.
  • Founding Member, Roswell NEXT
Published Works
  • Acosta, Bowers, & Burns, Summaries of Presentations from the 2015 Florida Tax Institute, LISI Estate Planning Newsletter #2314 (June 18, 2015)
  • Burns & Scroggin, Tangible Personal Property is the Most Forgotten Part of an Estate Plan, LISI Estate Planning Newsletter #2283, (February 19, 2015)
  • Burns & Scroggin, Tax Basis Planning – The Basics, LISI Estate Planning Newsletter #2194 (February 11, 2014); republished in the NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning (Fall 2014); republished in Florida Bar State to State Magazine (Spring 2015)
  • Burns & Scroggin, Tax Basis Planning – Traps and Opportunities, NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning (Fall 2014)
Professional Associations
  • The State Bar of Georgia
  • Tax Section of the Georgia Bar
  • Business Section of the Georgia Bar
  • Young Lawyers Division, Georgia Bar
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Tax Section of the Florida Bar
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section