Attorney Profile

John J. Scroggin

John J. Scroggin

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Practice Areas:

  • Business & Corporate Planning
  • Contract Review and Drafting
  • Negotiation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Creation of Business Entities
  • Tax Planning & Estate Planning
  • Creation of Trusts
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Sales of Businesses & Property
  • Charitable Entities and Planned Giving
  • Probate Administration
  • Family Business Planning

Current Employment Position

  • Partner
  • Attorney, 1993

Past Positions

  • Attorney, Scroggin & Company, P.C., Atlanta, Georgia, 1990-93, 1995-present; Tax Partner, Glass, McCullough, Sherrill & Harrold, 1993-95; Tax Attorney, Atlanta, Georgia, 1981-89
  • CPA, Arthur Andersen & Co. (tax), Atlanta, Georgia, 1979-1981; AA&Co.’s Nationwide Estate Planning Team
  • Adjunct Professor - Tax Law, University of Florida School of Accounting, 1978-1979
  • Member, Capital Trust Company Attorney Advisory Committee (Delaware), 2004-2006
  • Fidelity Attorney Advisor Network
  • Website Recommended (for Estate Planning) by AICPA Journal of Accountancy, June 2001
  • Certified Financial Planning Board of Examiners Best Planning Article Award for 2000
  • Editorial Board, State Bar of Georgia, Tax Section, 2002-2003
  • Estate Planning Council of North Georgia Board of Directors (2000-2006); Vice President (2001) & President (2002-2005)
  • Program Chairman, Georgia Bar ICLE Annual Program on Representing Closely Held Businesses, 1997-2003
  • Member of State Bar of Georgia Total Return Trust Legislation Committee, 2002-2005
  • Estate Planning Columnist, Advisor Today Magazine, 1998-2010; Contributing Writer, National Underwriter (1996-2009)
  • Co-Creator of the “Family Incentive Trust”® and Creator of the “Perpetual Estate Plan” ® “Restraint Continuum”® and “Family Love Letter”®
  • Owner of one of the Largest Private Collections of Tax Memorabilia in the US

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1977
  • University of Florida
    • B.S.B.A. - 1974
    • Major: Accounting
  • University of Florida
    • Master of Laws in Taxation - 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Honors

  • Selected as “Georgia SuperLawyer,” in Atlanta magazine (top 5% of attorneys in Georgia), 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009
  • Martindale Hubbell Attorneys' Rating: "AV Preeminent” (highest rating possible) since 1990
  • Selected as a “Five Star Wealth Advisor,” 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010 and 2009 in Atlanta magazine
  • AVVO Ranking: 10 out of 10 (ranked “Superb”)
  • Nationally Accredited Estate Planner (AEP Designation), National Association of Estate Planners and Councils

Classes & Seminars

  • “Creative Estate Planning,” National Association of Estate Planners and Councils Annual Conference (Phoenix) November 2016
  • “Why Heirs should fear a Parent’s new Marriage more than the Tax Collector,” FPA National Convention (Baltimore), September 2016
  • “Learning from the Estate Planning of Deceased Celebrities.” FPA National Convention (Baltimore), September 2016
  • “Estate Planning Update,” DeKalb Estate Planning Council, August 2016
  • “Unexpected Tax Basis Traps and Opportunities,” University of Florida College of Law Tax Institute (Tampa), April 2016
  • "A Potpourri of Tax Planning Ideas and Traps," Northwestern Mutual Insurance (Amelia Island) November 2015
  • “Tax and Estate Planning Issues in Divorce,” Orlando Estate Planning Council (Orlando), November 2015
  • “Informative Ways to Reduce Chaos, Conflict and Confusion in Estates,” Georgia Society of CPAs, October 2015
  • “Tax Basis Planning: Opportunities and Traps,” Florida Bar Tax Section Fall Meeting (Orlando), October 2015
  • “Tax, Estate Planning and Practical Issues in Divorce and Remarriage” American Institute on Federal Taxation (Birmingham) June 2015
  • “Planning for the Average Client,” FPA Regional Conference, May 2015
  • “Estate Planning,” Georgia Forestry Association (McRae), May 2015
  • “A Potpourri of Tax Planning Ideas and Strategies,” Memphis Community Foundation (Memphis), May 2015
  • "A Potpourri of Tax Planning Ideas and Strategies," with Lauren Detzel, University of Florida College of Law Tax Institute (Tampa), April 2015
  • ”A few Tax and Estate Planning Traps and Opportunities you may Never have Heard About” Tampa Estate Planning Council (Tampa), April 2015
  • “Changing Demographics are Changing how we do Estate Planning,” FPA Retreat 2015 (Chateau Elan) April 2015
  • "Tax Basis Planning," National Association of Estate Planners and Councils Webinar, March 2015
  • "The Top 15 Traps in Estate Planning," Minneapolis Financial Planning Association Annual Meeting (Minneapolis), February 2015
  • “Why Income Tax Planning Trumps Federal Estate Tax Planning,” North Georgia Estate Planning Council, January 2015
  • "The Future of Estate Planning," EBA Estate and Business Planning Institute (Evansville, IN), November 2014
  • "Why Income Tax Planning Trumps Federal Estate Tax Planning," Washington State Bar Association Annual Conference (Seattle), October 2014
  • "Tax Basis Planning," Palm Beach Tax Institute (Palm Beach), September 2014
  • "Estate and Income Planning Opportunities and Traps you probably never Knew About," FPA National Convention (Seattle), September 2014
  • "Rethinking Strategies in Light of the Larger Exemption," Georgia Federal Tax Conference, June 2014
  • "Advising Clients about Tax and Estate Planning After 2013," FPA Retreat 2014 (Miami), May 2014
  • "Tax Basis Planning," Interactive Legal Webinar, April 2014
  • "Special Needs Trusts," New York Life, March 2014
  • "Tax Basis Planning," University of Florida College of Law Tax Institute (Tampa), February 2014
  • "Tax Planning Jeopardy," Guardian Life (Newport, RI), September 2013
  • "The Future of Estate Planning, Chattanooga Estate Planning Council (Chattanooga), September 2013
  • "The Future of Estate Planning," Atlanta Bar Association, September 2013
  • "Estate Planning Traps and Tips after 2013," Memphis Inter-Faith Association (Memphis), September 2013
  • "Estate and Tax Planning Update," Southeastern Accounting Show, August 2013
  • “Planning Jeopardy,” Georgia Federal Tax Conference, June 2013
  • “Tax Jeopardy,” Guardian Life National Meeting (Chicago), June 2013
  • "Planning for the Future of Estate Planning," with Marty Shenkman on Webinar, May 2013
  • “Tax Planning Traps and Tips after 2012,” State Bar of Georgia ICLE, April 2013
  • “Recent Tax &Estate Planning Developments," North Georgia Estate Planning Council, March 2013
  • “The Future of Estate Planning,” University of Florida Law School (Gainesville), February 2013
  • “The Realities of Family Business Succession,” Guardian Life BRC Program (Tampa), February 2013
  • “The Family Love Letter,” Cincinnati Young Presidents Club, (Cincinnati), December 2012
  • “State of the Estate and Gift Tax,“ Georgia Society of CPAs Tax Forum (Savannah & Atlanta), November 2012
  • “Gift Planning 2012,” Georgia Society of CPAs Tax Forum (Savannah & Atlanta), November 2012
  • “Basis Planning in 2012,” Chattanooga Estate Planning Council (Chattanooga), October 2012
  • “7 Realties of Family Business Succession,” Guardian Life Annual Meeting (Philadelphia), September 2012
  • “Planning in 2012,” DeKalb Estate Planning Council, September 2012
  • “Estate Planning and Tax Update,” Georgia Society of CPAs Annual Estate Planning Conference (Reynolds Plantation). August 2012
  • “Planning in 2012,” Wells Fargo Investment Advisors, August 2012
  • “The Family Love Letter,” (New York City), June 2012
  • “Business Succession Planning in 2012,” (New York City), June 2012
  • “Creative Planning with the $5M Gift Exemption,” Georgia Federal Tax Conference, June 2012
  • “Estate Planning Update,” FPA Regional Conference (Atlanta), May 2012
  • “Building a Tax, Business and Estate Planning Practice,” University of Florida Levin College of Law LL.M.(tax) Program (Gainesville) March 2012
  • “Creative Planning in 2012,” The Dallas Foundation Annual Meeting, (Dallas) January 2012
  • “The Impact of a Return to 2011 on Estate Planning,” Linked FA Annual Meeting (Orlando), November 2011
  • “Planning to the End of 2012,” Investacorp Annual Estate Planning Conference, October 2011
  • “The Future of Estate Planning,” Financial Planning Association Annual Meeting (San Diego), September 2011
  • “Estate Planning Traps and Opportunities 2011-2012,” Georgia Forestry Association Quarterly Meeting (Forsyth), September 2011
  • “Upgrading your Basic Planning: A Few Creative Planning Ideas and Traps for the Unwary” Georgia Society of CPAs Annual Estate Planning Conference (Reynolds Plantation). July 2011
  • “Estate Planning Opportunities and Traps, 2011-2012,” Georgia Society of CPAs, State-Wide Webinar, May 2011
  • “Traps, Trends and Opportunities in Estate and Tax Planning after 2010,” Investacorp Annual National Conference (Tucson), May 2011
  • “20 Insurance Planning Opportunities,” LPL Annual Meeting, (Palm Beach), May 2011
  • “Traps, Trends and Opportunities in Estate and Tax Planning after 2010,” Wisconsin FPA Annual Meeting (Milwaukee), March 2011
  • “Business Exit Planning,” Georgian Bank, February 2011
  • “Creative Planning Ideas,” Top Producer’s Conference for Investacorp (Orlando), February 2011
  • “Creative Planning after 2010,” 2011 Estate Planning Conference for Kovack Securities (Fort Lauderdale), February 2011
  • “Investments and Creative Trust Planning,” Investacorp Annual National Conference (Miami) November 2010
  • “Planning in Chaos,” Columbus Ohio Community Foundation Annual Meeting (Columbus), October 2010
  • “Planning in 2010 and for 2011,” Society of Financial Services Professionals Podcasts on Planning in 2010 (three parts), September 2010
  • “Planning for the Rest of 2010,” 25th Annual Society of Financial Services Professionals Southeastern Symposium, September 2010
  • “Using LLCs and LLLPs” Georgia Forestry Association, (Dublin, Georgia) September 2010
  • “Planning in Confusion,” Gulf States FPA Annual Meeting (Biloxi), August 2010
  • “Planning for the Rest of 2010,” Georgia Society of CPAs Annual Estate Planning Meeting (Reynolds Plantation), July 2010
  • “Tax and Estate Planning for the Next Decade,” Georgia Forestry Association Annual Meeting (Amelia Island), July 2010, (Dublin) September 2010
  • “Planning in 2010 and After,” DeKalb Estate Planning Council, May 2010
  • “Multi-State Estate Planning – Issues and Opportunities,” Philadelphia Estate Planning Council, (Philadelphia) May 2010
  • “Estate Planning in Chaos.” Schwab National Webinar, April 2010
  • “Tax Trends, Traps and Opportunities,” Georgia FPA Regional Meeting, March 2010
  • “Perspectives on Estate Planning,” University of Florida Law School LL.M., (Gainesville), March 2010
  • “Planning in Chaos,” Wells Fargo Wealth Advisors, The Dempsey Group, The Milner Group, February 2010
  • “Seven Trends in Estate Planning,” International Forum (Orlando), January 2010
  • “Trends, Traps and Opportunities,” Estate Planning Council of North Georgia, January 2010
  • “The Seven Inevitables in Family Businesses and How to Eradicate Them,” SFSP Arizona Institute (Phoenix) January 2010
  • “Trends in Estate Planning,” Gerber & Co. (Los Angeles), December 2009
  • “Tax & Estate Planning Issues in Divorce,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Family Law Seminar (Atlanta), December 2009
  • “The Future of Estate Planning.” University of Florida Law School, (Gainesville) November 2009
  • “Trends in Estate Planning,” Philadelphia Financial Planning Association Annual Meeting, Key Note Presentation, (Philadelphia), October 2009
  • “Capitalizing on Personal Trust Trends,” Schwab Impact National Conference (San Diego) September 2009
  • “Exiting the Family Business without Losing your Family or your Retirement,” National Beer Wholesalers Association (Las Vegas) September 2009
  • “Update on Estate Planning,” Capstone (Reynolds Plantation), September 2009
  • “Planning in a Down Economy,” Financial Planning Association Virtual Learning Center, August 2009
  • “Trends in Estate Planning,” Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Wealth Advisors National Conference, July 2009
  • “Planning in Chaos,” Insurance and Financial Leaders of the Southeast (Hilton Head) May 2009
  • “Planning in the Midst of Chaos,” Estate Planning Council of North Georgia, March 2009
  • “Creative Planning,” North Georgia Estate Planning Council (Gainesville), February 2009
  • “Planning for Baby Boomers,” Memphis Estate Planning Council (Memphis), February 2009
  • “Planning for Baby Boomers,” Charlotte Estate Planning Council (Charlotte) January 2009
  • “Influencing the Legacy,” Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council Distinguished Speaker Series (Sarasota) January 2009
  • “The Family Love Letter and Leaving a Legacy,” Sarasota Community Foundation (Sarasota) January 2009
  • “Avoiding the Inevitable Problems in a Family Business,” International Forum (Los Angles) January 2009
  • “The 7 Inevitables in Family Businesses and How to Eradicate Them,” MetLife (Los Angles, Philadelphia, Chicago), January & February 2009
  • “Planning for Business Transfers 2008-2011,” Guardian Life, December 2008
  • “Planning for Baby Boomers,” MetLife Mystery Tour for Top Producers (New York City) October 2008
  • “Planning and the 2008 Election,” Ameriprise Top Producers Program (Hartford), October 2008
  • “Essentials of any Estate Plan,” Schwab Atlanta, October 2008
  • “Planning after the Election,” Financial Planning Association National Convention (Boston), October 2008
  • “Planning after the Election,” National Beer Wholesalers Association Annual Convention (San Francisco), September 2008
  • “Seven Trends Impacting Estate Planning,” Schwab National Impact Meeting (Atlanta), September 2008
  • “Planning after the Election,” Northwest Florida Estate Planning Council (Pensacola) September 2008
  • “Business Succession,” NAIFA Atlanta, August 2008
  • “Estate Planning Concepts,” Houston Financial Planning Association Annual Meeting (Houston) August 2008
  • “What Every Estate Plan Should Include,” Schwab Trust Services (Reynolds Plantation, Palm Springs, San Francisco) May 2008
  • “Estate and Tax Planning in the Chaos of 2008-2011,” Spokane Estate Planning Council Annual Meeting (Spokane) May 2008
  • “The Future of Estate Planning,” University of Florida Law School LL.M. Tax Program (Gainesville) March 2008
  • “Estate Planning” Georgia Financial Planning Association Annual Meeting, February 2008
  • “Estate Planning in Uncertain Times,” San Diego Financial Planning Association, (San Diego) February 2008
  • “Estate Planning using Revocable Trusts,” Northern Arkansas Estate Planning Council (Fayetteville) February 2008
  • “Unexpected Uses of Life Insurance in Estate Planning,” MetLife Insurance (San Diego, Chicago, Boston), January 2008
  • “Estate and Tax Planning from 2007-2011 – Confusion Reins,” Gulf States FPA Annual Meeting (Mobile), November 2007
  • “Avoiding 12 Common Estate Planning Mistakes,” National Beer Wholesalers Association Annual Convention (Las Vegas), September 2007
  • “Planning in the Confusion of 2011,” Colorado Springs FPA Annual Meeting (Colorado Springs) September 2007
  • “Multi-Generational Estate Planning,” International Association of Financial Planning National Convention (Seattle), September 2007
  • “Creative Estate Planning,” All Day Pre-Conference Program, FPA National Convention (Seattle), September 2007
  • “Estate Planning for Resident Aliens,” FPA Virtual Learning Center, August 2007
  • “Estate Planning from 2007-2011,” Atlanta Pension Group, August 2007
  • “The Seven Inevitable Problems in a Family Business,” Georgia Forestry Association (Savannah) July 2007
  • “Planning in the Confusion of 2007-2011,” Georgia Society of CPAs Annual Estate Planning Meeting (Callaway) July 2007
  • “Estate and Insurance Planning: Opportunities When Estate Taxes Don’t Matter,” Million Dollar Round Table (Denver) June 2007
  • “Planning from 2007-2011,” Wisconsin FPA Annual Meeting, (Milwaukee) June 2007
  • “Does Income Tax Planning Trump Estate Tax Avoidance?” Northern Arkansas Estate Planning Council (Fayetteville) May 2007
  • “Six Trends Impacting Estate Planning,” Georgia Society of CPAs, May 2007
  • “Estate Planning in the Changing Legal, Demographic and Tax Environment,” Martin County Estate Planning Council (Stuart, FL) May 2007
  • “Multi-State & Multi-Country Estate Planning,” FPA Virtual Learning Center, April 2007; rebroadcast February 2008
  • “A Return to 2001?” North Michigan Estate Planning Council (Saginaw), April 2007
  • “Does Income Tax Planning Trump Estate Tax Avoidance?” St Louis Estate Planning Council (St. Louis) April 2007
  • “Planning for the Sale or Purchase of a Business,” FPA Virtual Learning Center, March 2007
  • “Does Income Tax Planning Trump Estate Tax Avoidance?” BDO Accounting Firm Southeast Annual Meeting, January 2007
  • “The Future of Estate Planning,” Naples Estate Planning Council, (Naples, FL), January 2007
  • “Does Income Tax Planning Trump Estate Tax Avoidance?” Philadelphia Estate Planning Council (Philadelphia), January 2007
  • “Reviewing Estate Planning Documents – a Practical Approach,” Best of the Year FPA VLC Program, December 2006
  • “Innovative Planning Ideas,” Chattanooga Estate Planning Council (Chattanooga) November 2006
  • “Does Income Tax Planning Trump Estate Tax Avoidance?” Atlanta Estate Planning Council, November 2006
  • “The Future of Estate Planning (3 hours),” Salt Lake City Estate Planning Council (Salt Lake), November 2006
  • “Reviewing Estate Planning Documents – a Practical Approach,” FPA National Convention (Nashville), October 2006. – top rated presentation
  • “Estate Planning War Stories,” The Milner Group, October 2006; December 2006
  • “The Future of Estate Planning,” AXA Planning Conference (Philadelphia), September 2006
  • “The Seven Inevitable Problems in a Family Business,” National Beer Wholesalers Association National Convention (Orlando), September 2006
  • “Thirty Innovative Planning Ideas,” Central Ohio FPA (Columbus) August 2006
  • “Innovative Planning Ideas,” AXA Estate Planning Conference (Wisconsin), August 2006
  • “Influencing the Legacy,” AXA Estate Planning Conference, July 2006
  • “Does Income Tax Planning Trump Estate Tax Avoidance?” Georgia Tax Conference, June 2006
  • “The Future of Estate Planning,” Red River Estate Planning Council (Fargo) April 2006; AXA Planning Conference, May 2006
  • “Innovative Planning Ideas,” North Alabama Estate Planning Council (Birmingham) March 2006
  • “Family Business Succession,” The Milner Group, March 2006
  • “Does Income Tax Planning Trump Estate Tax Avoidance?,” State Bar of Georgia Estate Planning Institute (Athens) February 2006
  • “The Future of Estate Planning,” Georgia Financial Planning Association Annual Meeting, February 2006
  • “Innovative Insurance Planning Ideas,” The Milner Group, January 2006
  • “Innovative Planning Ideas,” Denver Financial Planning Association (Denver) November 2005
  • “Innovative Planning Ideas,” Fort Worth Society of Financial Services Professionals (Fort Worth), November 2005
  • “Planning when the Estate Tax Does Not Matter,” College for Financial Planning Fall Tape Series, November 2005
  • “The Changing Nature of Estate Planning,” Detroit Estate Planning Council Half Day Program (Detroit) November 2005
  • “A Humorous Review of Taxes,” Detroit Estate Planning Council (Detroit) November 2005
  • “Planning for the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,” FPA Virtual Forum, November 2005 (2 Sessions)
  • “Avoiding Common Mistakes in Creating, Operating and Transferring a Business,” Society of Financial Services Professionals National Convention (Phoenix) October 2005
  • “Non-Tax Issues in Estate Planning,” Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning Section, October 2005
  • “Planning for the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,” FPA Virtual Forum, October 2005
  • “The Changing Nature of Estate Planning and its Impact on Charities,” Georgia Planned Giving Council, September 2005
  • “Transferring your Business without Losing Your Shirt and Your Family,” NBWA Annual Convention (Las Vegas) September 2005
  • “Hot Topics in Estate Planning,” Financial Planning Association National Convention (San Diego), September, 2005
  • “Minimizing Conflicts in Estate Planning: Insurance and Other Solutions” Financial Planning Association National Convention ½ Day Pre- Conference (San Diego), September, 2005
  • “Does Income Tax Planning Trump Federal Estate Tax Avoidance?” Estate Planning Council of Winston Salem (Winston Salem) September 2005; Central Florida Financial Planning Association Annual Meeting (Tampa) July 2005; Wellstar Annual Estate Planning Program, August 2005
  • “Estate Defective Trusts,” Commerce Clearing House Continuing Education Program, Summer/Fall 2005
  • “How Legislative Changes are Changing Estate Planning,” Atlanta NAIFA Annual Meeting, July 2005
  • “Innovative Planning Ideas,” Phoenix Financial Planning Association (Phoenix) May 2005
  • “Medical Decision Making in Georgia,” Atlanta. May 2005
  • “The Family Love Letter,” Enterprise Group of Funds, May 2005; Morgan Stanley, June 2005; Enterprise, June 2005
  • “Estate Planning is not Dying, It’s Just Evolving,” Society of Financial Services Professionals Conference (Fort Worth) May 2005
  • “Avoiding Common Mistakes in Estate Planning,” Financial Planning Association Virtual Forum, April 2005
  • “How to Transfer Your Business Without Losing Your Shirt and Your Family,” Society of Financial Services Professionals Arizona Institute (Tucson) January 2005
  • “The Family Love Letter,” Morgan Stanley, November 2004; (Colorado Springs) November 2004; (Dallas) August 2004
  • “Estate Defective Trusts,” Wilmington Delaware Estate Planning Council (Wilmington), November 2004; Dekalb Estate Planning Council
  • “Influencing the Legacy,” National Association of Estate Planners & Councils Convention, October, 2004
  • “Does Income Tax Planning Trump Estate Tax Planning?” National Association of Estate Planners & Councils Convention, October, 2004
  • “Planning with Trusts,” Wilmington Trust (September 2004)
  • “Avoiding Common Businesses Mistakes,” Financial Planning Association National Convention (Denver), September, 2004
  • “The Creative Use of Trusts,” Financial Planning Association National Convention, Pre-Convention Program (Denver), Sept. 2004
  • “Avoiding Common Mistakes in Estate Planning,” (Dallas), August 2004
  • “Technology and Estate Planning,” Estate Planning Council of North Georgia, April 2004
  • “Why Every Client Should Plan for Incapacity,” Financial Planning Association Virtual Forum, March 2004
  • “Ethics,” Women in Financial Services, February 2004
  • “Influencing the Legacy,” FPA Success Forum (Philadelphia), November 2003; Partners Financial (Chicago), September, 2003
  • “Passing the Family Business,” & “Recent Changes Impacting Closely Held Businesses,” State Bar of Georgia ICLE (Program Chair), October 2003
  • “Planning for the Business Owner (4 Programs),” Synovus Bank, October and November 2003
  • “Client Centered Collaboration Panel Discussion,” FPA Success Forum (Philadelphia), November, 2003
  • “The Changing Nature of Estate Planning,” FPA Success Forum 2 Day Pre-Convention Program (Philadelphia) November, 2003
  • “Fundamental Estate Planning,” National Beer Wholesalers Convention (Las Vegas), October, 2003; South Carolina Beer Wholesalers (Charleston), July 2003; Florida Beer Wholesaler’s Convention (Destin), October 2003
  • “Planning for Divorce,” FPA Tape Series, Summer 2003
  • “The Changing Nature of Estate Planning,” Estate Planning Council of Mississippi (Jackson), February 2003; Texas Society of CPAs Advanced Estate Planning Conference (Austin) August 2003; Gwinnett Estate Planning Council, May, 2003; Partners Financial (Chicago), September, 2003; FPA Success Forum Pre-Conference Program (Philadelphia), November, 2003; Cobb Community Foundation, December 2003
  • “Ethics,” Atlanta NAIFA Annual Meeting, July 2003
  • “Planning When Taxes Don’t Drive the Process,” Florida FPA (Tampa) June 2003
  • “Protecting and Preserving Family,” FPA Tape Series, Fall 2002
  • “Avoiding Mistakes in Buy-Sell Agreements,” State Bar of Georgia ICLE (Program Chair), December 2002
  • “Have We Gotten Estate Planning Wrong All These Years?” WellStar Foundation Annual Seminar, September 2002
  • “Innovative Planning,” (Naples) Florida FPA, June 2002, (Des Moines) July 2002, (Salt Lake), August 2002
  • “Estate Planning After the 2001 Tax Bill,” FPA of Georgia Regional Conference, May 2002
  • “Planning for Business Owners,” FPA National Retreat (Houston), April 2002
  • “The Family Love Letter,” (Reynold’s Plantation), April 2002; (San Diego) June 2002
  • “Estate Planning Today,” Georgia State University MBA Program, March 2002
  • “Insurance Planning for 2001 and Beyond,” Financial Services Corp Annual Meeting, October, 2001; Partners Financial (Chicago), September 2001; Hemisphere Group (Washington), October 2001
  • “Recent Changes Affecting Closely Held Businesses,” State Bar of Georgia ICLE (Program Chair), September 2001. • “2001Tax Update,” College for Financial Planning (Orlando &La Jolla) June & October 2001, Partners Financial (Austin) 2001; NAIFA Atlanta, August 2001
  • “Estate Planning After the 2001 Tax Bill,” Fall, 2001 FPA Tape Series, Financial Planning Association Annual Meeting (San Diego), September, 2001; FPA Virtual Forum, November 2001; Enterprise Group of Funds (Saratoga Springs, Toledo), 2001; Wellstar Annual Meeting, September, 2001; ING Group, September, 2001
  • “What’s New in Washington,” NAIFA Annual Meeting (Philadelphia), April 2001; Canada Life Annual Meeting, May 2001; Milner Group, Summer 2001
  • “Planning to Protect & Preserve Family,” Canada Life Annual Meeting, May 2001
  • “Primer on Estate Planning,” Oglethorpe University, February 2001; Morgan Stanley Annual Meeting, (Miami) May 2001
  • “Business Succession Planning - Thinking Outside the Box,” Partners Financial (Austin), January 2001
  • “Family Incentive Trusts,” Central Texas Estate Planning Council (Austin), January 2001; Atlanta Estate Planning Council, May 2001; Wisconsin FPA & CPA Annual Symposium (Milwaukee), May 2001; Louisville Estate Planning Council (Louisville), September 2001; Enterprise Group of Funds (Austin), February 2001; Milner Group (Savannah, Macon, Columbus, Augusta), March, April 2001
  • “Innovative Planning Ideas,” Financial Services Corp; Enterprise Group of Funds, 2001
  • “Planning for the Affluent,” and “Planning for the 21st Century,” Partners Financial Annual Meeting (Chicago), September 2000
  • “Family Incentive Trusts,” Estate Planning Council of Mississippi (Jackson), November 2000; Children’s Hospital of San Diego (San Diego), November 2000; Financial Network Investment Corp. Annual Meeting, (San Diego) July 2000; Tri-State FPA Annual Meeting (Philadelphia) May 2000; Wealth Solutions Management Seminar (San Jose), March 2000
  • “Asset Protection Planning,” University of Florida Law School, Graduate Tax Program (Gainesville), June 2000
  • “Unique Marketing Approaches,” NAILBA (Washington), November 2000; Financial Services Corporation, June 2000
  • “Business Succession Planning,” Atlanta Life Underwriters Education Expo, August 2000
  • “Planning for the Transfer of a Closely Held Business,” State Bar of Georgia; (Program Chair) September, 2000
  • “Planning in the 21st Century,” Canada Life National Meeting, May 2000
  • “20 Innovative Planning Ideas,” Canada Life National Meeting, May 2000
  • “Planning for the Affluent Client,” National Underwriter, AALU Annual Meeting (Washington), May 2000
  • “Mid-Year Tax Planning Update,” NAIFA Annual Meeting (Dallas), May 2000
  • “Business Continuation Planning” and “Business Succession Planning” FPA Annual Retreat, (Phoenix) April 2000
  • “Family Incentive Trusts,” National Underwriter, (Cincinnati) 1999; First Financial Resources Annual Meeting, 1999; CUNA Mutual Group Annual Meeting, 1999; North Carolina SFSP Annual Meeting (Charlotte), 1999; Mid-South ChFC Annual Meeting(Memphis), 1999; InSouth Insurance, 1999; Financial Services Corp. Annual Meeting, 1999; Atlanta Life Underwriters Education Expo, 1998; International Association for Financial Planning, National Convention, 1998 (Salt Lake City); Atlanta ChFC Chapter 1998; Ascensus Insurance Services, 1998 (Salt Lake City); Gwinnett Estate Planning Council, 1998; Family Wealth Counselors Convention (Chicago),1998; Society for Senior Risk Managers (Charleston), 1998
  • “Planning for the New Millennium,” College for Financial Planning, National Conference (Denver), 1999; North Carolina SFSP Annual Meeting (Charlotte), 1999
  • “Fundamental Estate Planning,” Atlanta Journal/Constitution Money & More Annual Program, 1999
  • “Business Succession Planning,” State Bar of Georgia; (Program Chair) September 1999
  • “Planning for the Elderly,” The Society of Senior Risk Managers (Dallas), 1999
  • "Creative Planning Ideas,” Mid-South ChFC Annual Meeting (Memphis), 1999; Enterprise Group of Funds, 1999; CLU Seminar (Charlotte), 1999; Financial Services Corp. Annual Meeting, 1999
  • “Innovative Planning for the Elderly,” The Society of Senior Risk Managers (Charleston), 1999
  • “What’s New in Washington -1999,” Milner Group; Atlanta Life Underwriters Expo
  • “Basic Planning for the Elderly,” The Society of Senior Risk Managers (Charleston), 1998.
  • “A Debate on Charitable Reverse Split-Dollar Insurance,” Atlanta Life Underwriters, November 1998
  • “The 1997 Tax Act,” IAFP, National Convention (Salt Lake City), 1998
  • “Professionalism in Representing the Small Business Owner,” State Bar of Georgia; Program Chair, 1998
  • “Planning from Different Perspectives,” Atlanta Life Underwriters Education Expo, 1998
  • “What’s New in Washington - 1998,” The Milner Group; Atlanta Life Underwriters Expo; Braden Financial
  • “Estate Planning,” U.S. - Philippine Chamber of Commerce Annual Convention, 1998
  • “Using Trusts," Elder Law Council, National Business Institute, 1997
  • "What's New in Washington - 1997," IAFP, National Convention, 1997 (Orlando)
  • "Post-Creation Matters" State Bar of Georgia ICLE, 1992, 1996 & 1997
  • "Planning with the New Tax Law," Subcenter National Meeting, 1996 (Kiwi Island)
  • "Limited Liability Companies, "National Business Institute, 1995
  • "Valuation Issues in an Estate" and "Pre-Mortem Tax Planning," National Business Institute 1994
  • "Using Limited Liability Companies," Atlanta, Georgia, May, June, and October, 1994
  • "Tax Planning for Insurance Agents," 1993
  • "Estate Planning for Retirement Plans," 1993
  • "Family Limited Partnerships," The Milner Group, 1993

Pro-Bono Activities

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law Board of Trustees, 2011-2016 (Audit Committee & CLE Task Force)
  • Founding Member, Board of Trustees, University of Florida College of Law Tax Institute, 2012-present; Executive Committee, 2014-present; Estate Planning Speakers Committee (2012-present)
  • Founding Member, University of Florida Advisor Network
  • Atlanta Philanthropic Advisor Leadership Institute, 4th Class (2012-2013)
  • Founding Editor, NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning (a Publication of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils) 2006-2010
  • National Board of Directors, National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC), 2002-2010; Co-Chairman, Long Range Planning Committee 2007-2009; Chairman, Publications Committee, 2006-2010
  • Chairman, NAEPC 2004 National Convention in Atlanta
  • Co-Editor, CCH's Practical Estate Planning magazine, 2003-2005
  • Founding Member of the Board of Directors, Friends of Barrington Hall, Inc.; Founding Chairman, 2008-2012, Vice-President 2012

Published Works

  • The Family Love Letter, AXA Advisors and Enterprise Group of Funds, 2002, Second Printing 2005; Third Printing, 2006. Fourth Printing 2007; Fifth Printing 2008; Sixth Printing 2009; Seventh Printing 2010; Eighth Printing, 2011; Ninth Printing, 2012; Tenth Printing 1013; Copyright and Trademark Licensed to AXA and Neuberger Berman
  • The Use of REITs in the Estate, Family and Business Planning of Beverage Distributors, First Beverage Group, 2006
  • Building an Estate Planning Practice, Oppenheimer Funds, 2010
  • Family Incentive Trusts, National Underwriter, 1999
  • Stewardship, a Self-Study Guide, Milliken Press, 1986
  • Tax and Financial Planning for Ministers, A Practical Analysis, Milliken Press, 1984
  • “Estate Planning Implications of Remarriage,” Journal of Financial Planning, Winter 2016
  • “Divorce Negotiations from the Perspective of a Tax & Estate Planning Attorney," Merrill Anderson Estate Planning Studies, January 2016
  • “Eliminating Spousal Rights,” Estate Planning Magazine, March 2016
  • “Spousal Rights in Remarriage,” Estate Planning Magazine, February 2016
  • “A Potpourri of Tax and Estate Planning Traps and Opportunities," Merrill Anderson Estate Planning Studies, June 2015
  • “Tax, Estate Planning and Practical Issues in Divorce and Remarriage” LISI Tax Planning Newsletter, July 2015; republished in the NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning, Winter 2016 at www.NAEPC.org
  • “A Potpourri of Tax and Estate Planning Traps and Opportunities," Co-Authored with Lauren Dentzel, LISI Estate Planning Newsletter, Spring 2015
  • “Tangible Personal Property: The Most Forgotten Part Of An Estate Plan?" Merrill Anderson Estate Planning Studies, April 2015
  • “Tangible Personal Property: The Most Forgotten Part Of An Estate Plan?," Co-Authored with Michael Burns, LISI Estate Planning Newsletter, February 21, 2015; republished in Florida Bar State to State Magazine, Spring 2014/2015
  • "Income Tax Planning for Clients with Shorter Life Expectancies," WG&L/RIA Practical Tax Strategies, May 2014; republished in http://www.wealthstrategiesjournal.com (2014) ; republished in the NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning, Summer 2014 at www.NAEPC.org; republished in Estate Planning Magazine, November 2014; republished in Florida Bar State to State Magazine, Winter 2014/2015
  • "Tax Basis Planning," Merrill Anderson Estate Planning Studies, April 2014
  • “Tax Basis Planning - the Basics,” Co-Authored with Michael Burns, LISI Estate Planning Newsletter #2194, February 11, 2014; republished in the NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning, Spring 2014 at www.NAEPC.org; republished in http://www.wealthstrategiesjournal.com (2014)l republished in Florida Bar State to State Magazine, Spring 2015
  • "Understanding Section 1014(e) and Tax Basis Planning," LISI Estate Planning Newsletter #2192, February 6, 2014; republished in the NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning, Spring 2014 at www.NAEPC.org; republished in http://www.wealthstrategiesjournal.com (2014)
  • “Tax Complexity, History and Humor,” Leimberg Information Services Income Tax Planning Newsletter #42, April 15, 2013; republished in the NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning, Summer 2013 at www.NAEPC.org; republished in http://www.wealthstrategiesjournal.com (2014)
  • “Where is the Estate Planning Profession Going?” Merrill Anderson Estate Planning Studies, July 2013
  • “Planning for the Terminally Ill in 2012,” RIA-WG&L Tax Watch, Summer 2012 (3 part series); republished RIA Estate Planners Alert, Summer 2012
  • “Where is the Estate Planning Profession Going?” Leimberg Information Services Estate Planning Newsletter #2081, March 25, 2013; republished in the NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning, Spring 2013 at www.NAEPC.org; republished on the Society of Financial Services Professionals Website; republished in http://www.wealthstrategiesjournal.com/ (2014)
  • “Transfer Tax Planning in 2012,” Georgia Society of CPAs Newsletter, May 2012
  • “Planning in 2012 for Clients with Shorter Life Expectancies,” Leimberg Information Services Estate Planning Newsletter #1967, May 29, 2012; Republished by the Financial Planning Association on www.fpanet.org, in June 2012; Republished by the Asset Protection Society on www.assetprotectionsociety.org in June 2012; Revised and Republished in Leimberg Information Services Estate Planning Newsletter #1987, July 17, 2012; Republished in the NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning, Summer 2012 at www.NAEPC.org; Republished in Linked-In Discussion Groups, July 18, 2012
  • “Eight Realities in Family Business Succession,” Leimberg Information Services Estate Planning Newsletter #1932, March 2012; Republished in the NAEPC Newsletter, March 2012 and as a part of the American College curriculum; republished in http://www.wealthstrategiesjournal.com (2014)
  • “The Future of Estate Planning,” NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning, March 2011
  • “Gifting in 2010,” (a three part series), Howard Zaritsky’s Estate Planning Update and RIA Tax Watch, July 2010
  • “Should Clients Consider Gifting in 2010?” (with Charlie Douglas), NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning, Fall 2010
  • “Should Clients Consider Gifting in 2010?” (with Charlie Douglas), Leimberg Information Services Newsletter #1668, July 2010
  • “The Future of the Estate Planning Business,” Leimberg Information Services Newsletter #1657, June 2010
  • “Sample Client Letter on Planning in 2010 and 2011,” NAEPC Journal and Leimberg Information Services Newsletter, February 2010
  • “Taxes are Going Up,” Advisor Today, December 2009
  • “Smaller Exemptions or a Return to 2001? A Contrarian’s View, ” Leimberg Information Services Newsletter #1521, September 2009
  • “Planning for What Happens Next,” NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning, Editors Column, June 2009
  • “Estate Planning – Its all about the Legacy,” Wall Street Journal website, March 2009
  • “What Comes Next?” Advisor Today, March 2009
  • “Complexity of the Code,” NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning, Editors Column, January 2009
  • “Creative Uses of the Annual Exclusion,” Advisor Today, August 2008
  • “Unexpected Consequences of the Baby Boomers,” NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning, Spring 2008
  • “Effectively Using the Annual Exclusion,” Advisor Today, June 2008
  • “Unintended Consequences of the Baby Boomers,” National Underwriter, April 2008
  • “Using Revenue Ruling 2007-13 to Fix Defective Insurance Trusts?” Advisor Today, February 2008
  • “Seven Realities of Family Business Succession,” Life Insurance Selling, January 2008
  • “Conflict and Estate Planning,” NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning Editor’s Column, December 2007
  • “Do your Clients Need to Move their Life Insurance before the End of 2007?” Advisor Today, November 2007
  • “Estate Tax Fixes Before 08.” Registered Representative Newsletter, November 28, 2007; republished in www.wealthmanagement.com
  • “Using Revenue Ruling 2007-13 to Fix Defective Insurance Trusts,” National Underwriter, September 3, 2007
  • “Medical Directives,” NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning, July 2007
  • “Estate Planning to Cope with the Current Legislative Uncertainty” Estate Planning magazine, May 2007; Republished in NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning, December 2007
  • “Liquidity Planning & Permanent Estate Tax Reform,” National Underwriter, April 2007
  • “Dealing with the Seven Inevitables of Family Businesses,” Journal of Practical Estate Planning, March 2007; Republished in CCH’s Estate and Financial Planning, April 2007 in Volume 3 republished by The American College, 2008-2010
  • “A Return to 2001- the Impact of the Election,” National Underwriter, November 2006; reprinted in AIG Focus Life Carriers Newsletter 2007
  • “The Return of 2001?” Advisor Today, November 2006; NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning, October 2006
  • “Seven Realities of Family Business Succession,” NBWA Newsletter, March 2006
  • “Six Realities of Family Business Succession,” Advisor Today, February 2006
  • “Life Insurance and Business Succession,” Journal of Financial Service Professionals, January 2006
  • “The Importance of Basis Planning,” Advisor Today, November 2005
  • “What Happens When Federal Estate Taxes Don’t Matter?” Advisor Today, (two parts) September – November 2005
  • “Medical Decision Making,” ABA Practical Lawyer, August 2005
  • “Income Tax Planning Now that Estate Taxes are Less Significant” Estate Planning magazine, June 2005
  • “Medical Decision Making in Georgia,” Georgia Bar Journal, June 2005
  • “Common Mistakes in Creating, Operating and Transferring a Business,” Society Page for SFSP, Summer 2005
  • “The Increased Importance of Basis Planning,” Estate Planning Newsletter, Society of Financial Services Professionals, May 2005
  • “Medical Decision Making,” Advisor Today, May 2005
  • “The Brave New World of Basis Planning,” Trusts and Estates, April 2005; republished in www.wealthmanagement.com
  • “How to Create Liquidity, without Going Broke,” NBWA Newsletter, January 2005
  • “Other Tax Planning Trumps Estate Tax Avoidance,” National Underwriter, February 2005
  • “Are ILITs Still Viable?” (Two Parts) Advisor Today, January and February 2005; Republished in the Life & Health Section Newsletter of the Society of Financial Services Professionals. Summer 2005
  • “Estate Defective Trusts,” Taxes Magazine, January 2005, republished in Practical Estate Planning, April 2005
  • “Estate Defective Trusts,” National Underwriter, January 2005
  • “Fundamental Estate Planning,” Advisor Today, November 2004
  • “Dynasty Trusts,” Advisor Today, August 2004
  • “The Changing Nature of Estate Planning - The Use of Trusts,” CCH Practical Estate Planning, August 2004; Republished in CCH’ s Estate and Financial Planning
  • “Avoiding Gift Problems,” Advisor Today, June 2004
  • “Planning for the Basis of Assets,” National Underwriter, June 14, 2004; Republished in the Life & Health Section Newsletter of the Society of Financial Services Professionals
  • “Influencing the Legacy,” Advisor Today, April, 2004
  • “Post-Creation Checklist for Georgia Business Entities,” Georgia Bar Journal, April 2004
  • “The Changing Nature of Estate Planning - Divorce & Conflict,” CCH Practical Estate Planning, March 2004; Republished in CCH’s Estate and Financial Planning
  • “Avoiding Mistakes in Buy-Sell Agreements,” NBWA Beer Perspectives, February, 2004
  • “Fewer Taxable Estates Will Create Profound Changes,” National Underwriter, December 2003
  • “The Changing Nature of Estate Planning - Influencing the Legacy” CCH Practical Estate Planning, December 2003; Republished in CCH’s Estate and Financial Planning,paragraph32,621 of Volume 3
  • “Planning to Influence the Behavior of Heirs,” FPA Journal of Financial Planning, November 2003
  • “Avoiding Mistakes in Buy-Sell Agreements (two parts),” Advisor Today, Fall 2003 and Winter 2004
  • “Influencing the Legacy,” The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Newsletter, Fall 2003
  • “It’s Not About the Dead and Their Taxes,” Advisor Today, October, 2003
  • “Planning for Divorce (3 parts),”Society of Financial Services Professionals Retirement Counseling Newsletter, Fall 2003
  • “Five Realities of Family Business Succession,” Society of Financial Services Professionals Business Planning Newsletter, Fall 2003
  • “The Changing Nature of Estate Planning - The Fundamentals” CCH Practical Estate Planning, June 2003;Republished in CCH’s Estate and Financial Planning, August, 2003 at paragraph 32,571 of Volume 3
  • “The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003,” National Underwriter, June 2003; Reprinted NBWA, Summer 2003
  • “Planning & Divorce,” (3 parts) Advisor Today, February, May, & July 2003
  • “Avoiding Mistakes in Buy-Sell Agreements,” ABA Practical Lawyer, June 2003; Republished in the American Bar Association, Practice Checklist Manual on Advising Business Clients, III; Republished in AICPA Selected Readings - Management of a Practice
  • “Protecting and Preserving the Family - the True Goal of Estate Planning (2 parts),” Broker World, March & April 2003
  • “Restraining an Inheritance can Accomplish a Client’s Objectives,” WG&L Estate Planning Magazine, March 2003
  • “Planning for Divorce (2 parts),” WG&L Practical Tax Strategies, December 2002 and January 2003
  • “The Family Love Letter,” CCH Practical Estate Planning, December 2002/January 2003
  • “The Restraint Continuum,” Advisor Today, January 2003
  • “The Changing Nature of Estate Planning,” National Underwriter, December 2002
  • “Techniques for the New Estate Plan,” Investment Advisor, December 2002
  • “Planning for Divorce,” National Underwriter, November, 2002
  • “All in the Family,” Investment Advisor, October 2002
  • “Reducing Conflicts in the Estate Plan,” Advisor Today, September 2002
  • “Transfers to Minors,” National Underwriter, August 2002
  • “Handing Over the Family Business,” Advisor Today, July 2002
  • “Protecting and Preserving the Family - the True Goal of Estate Planning (2 parts),” ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, Spring and Summer, 2002; Georgia Planned Giving Council Newsletter, 4th Quarter, 2002
  • “The Restraint Continuum,” National Underwriter, June 2002
  • “Innovative Insurance Sales,” NAILBA Magazine, Winter 2002
  • “Time for Review, 2002,” (3 parts) Brokers World, March-May 2002
  • “Some Interesting Aberrations in the 2001 Tax Bill,” Advisor Today, January 2002; Georgia Planned Giving Council Newsletter
  • “Personal Property: The Forgotten Part of the Estate Plan,” CCH Practical Estate Planning, February/March 2002
  • “Protecting the Buyer of a Business,” CCH Business Strategies Bulletin, January, 2002
  • “Elimination of the Estate Tax?” Advisor Today, January 2002
  • “Protecting the Seller of a Business,” CCH Business Strategies Bulletin, December, 2001
  • “Will the Estate Tax be Eliminated?” The Georgia Planned Giving Council Newsletter, December, 2001
  • “Four Realities of Business Succession,” CCH Business Strategies Bulletin, November, 2001
  • “Found Money,” The Georgia Planned Giving Council Newsletter, 3rd Quarter, 2001
  • “Estate Planning After the 2001 Tax Bill,” National Underwriter, July, 2001
  • “Effectively Using the Annual Exclusion,” AICPA Tax Advisor (2 parts), June & July 2001
  • “Effectively Using the Unified Credit,” National Underwriter, April 2001
  • “Planning to Protect and Preserve the Family,” Advisor Today, January 2001
  • “Hang on Advisors, Its Going to be a Bumpy Tax Ride,” National Underwriter, January 2001
  • “What to Do Till the Tax Fog Passes,” National Underwriter, January 2001
  • “Impact of the Elimination of Estate Taxes on Appraisers,” Business Valuation, October 2000; Utah Association of CPAs
  • “Choosing a Trustee: A Practical Approach,” Advisor Today, October 2000
  • “War Stories in Estate Planning,” National Underwriter, October 2000
  • “Unique Marketing Ideas,” NAILBA Magazine, September 2000
  • “The Family Incentive Trust,” Journal of Financial Services Professionals, July 2000
  • “Tis Better to Give,” Financial Planning (3 parts), July-September 2000
  • “Personal Property - The Forgotten Part of the Estate Plan,” Advisor Today, July 2000
  • “Family Incentive Trusts,” Insights and Strategies, June 2000
  • “Mid-Year Planning,” Financial Planning, June 2000
  • “Two Realities in Estate Planning for a Business Owner,” Advisor Today, May 2000
  • “Incentive Based Estate Planning,” Financial Services Advisor, Summer 2000
  • “Common Estate Planning Errors,” National Underwriter, January 2000
  • “Elimination of the Estate and Gift Tax?” Advisor Today, January 2000
  • “Changing Estate Planning,” Life Association News, June, 1999
  • “Planning for Incapacity,” National Underwriter, February 1999
  • “The Family Love Letter,” ABA Practical Tax Lawyer, Winter 1999
  • “The Crummey Power,” Life Association News, January 1999
  • “Rich But Not Idle,” Financial Planning, November 1998; Bank Investment Marketing, February 1999
  • “A Time for Review,” Broker World, October 1998; Leads Magazine 1999
  • “Business Planning: Thinking Outside the Box,” National Underwriter, October 1998
  • “Benefits and Traps for Insurance Agents in Recent Tax Law,” Broker World, August 1998
  • “Does Charitable Reverse Split Dollar Insurance Work?” National Underwriter, July 6, 1998
  • “What’s Wrong With Charitable Reverse Split-Dollar Insurance?” Broker World, June/July, 1998
  • “Charitable Reverse Split Dollar Insurance,” Financial Planning May/June 1998
  • “The 21st Century Planner” Financial Planning, April 1998
  • “Sales and Tax Traps in Recent Tax Legislation,” Broker World Magazine, March 1998
  • “Estate Planning Issues You Might Have Missed in Recent Legislation,” Trusts and Estates, January 1998
  • “Planning for the Terminally Ill,” Broker World Magazine (two parts), December, 1997, January 1998
  • "Practical Considerations in Renting Your Home During the Olympics," Atlanta Business Chronicle, October 1995
  • "A Time for Review," Fulton County Daily Report, Winter 1995
  • "Post-Incorporation Checklist (two parts)(," ABA Practical Lawyer, Winter & Spring, 1994
  • "Post-Incorporation Checklist for Georgia Corporations," The Atlanta Lawyer, Fall 1991
  • "An Estate Planning Checklist for Clients Facing Disability or Terminal Illness, "Trusts & Estates, Winter 1991
  • "Planning for the Elderly and Terminally Ill," American Bar Association - Practical Lawyer, Dec. 1990
  • "The IRS Takes Aim at Trustee Removal Provisions," ABA , Real Property Probate and Trust, Nov/Dec 1989
  • "Is the Power to Change Trustees a General Power of Appointment? Taxes Magazine, August, 1989 (with Rob Petmecky)
  • "Planning for Payroll Taxes," American Bar Association - Practical Tax Lawyer, Spring, 1988
  • "Probate and Tax Checklist for Estates in Georgia," Georgia Bar Journal, February, 1987
  • "Payroll Tax Planning for the 1980s (two parts)", IAFP - Financial Planning Magazine, July and August 1986
  • "Tax, Legal and Financial Aspects of Operating a Congregation," Image Magazine, April 1986
  • "Tax, Legal and Financial Aspects of Starting a New Congregation," Image Magazine, April 1986
  • "Tax Favored Methods to Finance a College Education," Georgia Society of CPA's, The Bottom Line, 1986
  • "Planning for a New Business," Georgia Society of CPA's, The Bottom Line, Winter 1985
  • "Tax Planning for Small Businesses," Georgia Society of CPA's, The Bottom Line, Spring 1984
  • "Georgia - Federal Tax Differences - More Than Just a Nuisance," Georgia Bar Journal, 1983

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia, 1980 to 1980
  • Florida Bar, 1978 to 1978
  • American Revenues Society
  • State Revenues Society
  • American Tax Token Society
  • Buckhead Study Group
  • Certified Public Accountant, 1981 to 1987
  • NAEPC
  • Estate Planning Council of North Georgia
  • Atlanta Estate Planning Council