Handling Probate from Initial Notices through the Estate Closing
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Handling Probate from Initial Notices through the Estate Closing
This "a through z" guide to probate is designed to take you from the first days of the estate timeline through all the steps of marshaling and valuing estate assets, locating and paying the creditors, paying the beneficiaries, and laying the estate to rest. You will receive the latest updates on the probate court procedure and tax laws, practical guidance from experienced probate attorneys on using spousal elective share and resolving estate disputes, and sample forms and checklists to speed up the administration process. Build a solid foundation for your probate practice - register today!
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December 16 - Augusta
JUDITH M. BECKER is a member of Donsbach Law Group, LLC, where her practice is concentrated in fiduciary law, including the administration, planning, and taxation of trusts and estates, as well as representation of tax exempt organizations. She is a frequent speaker on fiduciary law, estate planning, and wills and trusts. Ms. Becker also has conducted seminars sponsored by numerous institutions. She is an elected fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, as well as a member of the American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate & Trust Section), the State Bar of Georgia, the Augusta Bar Association, the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, and the Augusta Estate Planning Council (vice president and programs director). Ms. Becker earned both her B.A. degree (Phi Beta Kappa) and her J.D. degree (Order of the Coif) from Emory University.
TROY A. LANIER is a sole practitioner in Augusta. For more than 20 years, he has maintained an active civil litigation and trial practice in the state and federal courts of Georgia. Mr. Lanier's practice is currently concentrated on personal injury cases and estate litigation. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the current president of the Augusta Bar Association. Additionally, Mr. Lanier is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. He earned his A.B. degree from the University of Georgia and his J.D. degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.
A. KEL LONG III, CPA, is an attorney with Hendrick, Rascoe, Zitron & Long, LLC; where he focuses his practice on estate planning, family limited partnerships, tax planning, asset protection, and business succession planning. Mr. Long is a frequent lecturer for various organizations. He is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Estate Planning Council, and the North Georgia Estate Planning Council. Mr. Long earned his B.A. degree from the University of Mississippi and his J.D. degree, with distinction from Emory University School of Law.
MANDY MOYER is the founder and managing attorney of Georgia Probate Lawyers Moyer, LLC, a boutique firm focused on helping families navigate the legal processes after the death or disability of a family member. Ms. Moyer's practice handles probate and estate administration, trust administration, and adult guardianships and conservatorships exclusively. She handles both uncontested and contested cases. She is a frequent speaker and writer on fiduciary law topics. Ms. Moyer is the current president of the Forsyth County Bar Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, chair of the Young Lawyers Division's Estate and Elder Law Committee, and co-chair of the Fiduciary Law Section's Intranet Committee. She is admitted to practice in state of Georgia. Ms. Moyer earned her B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Kennesaw State University and her J.D. degree from the University of Georgia.
HUGH C. WOOD is a partner in the law firm of Wood & Meredith LLP. Mr. Wood has resolved real estate litigation matters and probate litigation matters for over two decades in Georgia. At the intersection of fiduciary litigation and real property litigation, Mr. Wood resolved the largest probate estate-related real estate partition action in Georgia history - 7,000 acres. He is also of counsel to Merolla & Gold, LLP, where they maintain fiduciary litigation practice in Florida. Mr. Wood received his B.S. degree from Auburn University, his J.D. degree from the University of Alabama, and his LL.M. degree from Emory University. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Virginia State Bar, The West Virginia State Bar, and is past president of the Atlanta Bar Real Estate Section.
December 19 - Savannah
TAYLOR HALEY is an attorney at Compass Law Group, LLC, where she focuses her practice in estate planning, adult guardianship and conservatorship, the probate process, wills and trusts, trust administration, and business entity formation. Ms. Haley earned her B.A. degree from Samford University and her J.D. degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Federal Bar Association and the Glynn County Bar Association.
MARK SCHAEFER is an attorney and certified financial planner with the Elder Law Office of Mark Schaefer, P.C., where he practices in the areas of estate planning, probate and elder law. He speaks regularly to various groups on areas related to his practice. Mr. Schaefer is a former professor of business and economics at Richmond College in London. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia, his J.D. degree from Georgia State University, his M.S. degree from Georgia State University, and his M.B.A. degree from Northeastern University. Mr. Schaefer is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the State Bar of Georgia (Fiduciary Law and Elder Law sections), and the Savannah Estate Planning Council.
ADAM WALTERS is the principal attorney with Walters Law, P.C., where he focuses his practice on health care, business law, and estate planning and probate. He earned his B.B.A. degree from the University of Georgia and his J.D. degree from Mercer University-Walter F. George School of Law. Mr. Walters is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, Georgia Medical Group Management Association, State Bar of Georgia's Fiduciary and Health Law sections, Savannah Bar Association, and the Savannah Estate Planning Council.
JEFFREY L. WILLIAMSON is the founder of J. L. Williamson Law Group, LLC. The firm specializes in elder law, asset protection, tax planning, and tax controversy. Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Williamson served as in-house counsel in two mid-sized accounting firms, but he began his career as an Internal Revenue agent where he became well versed in the audit policies and procedures of the Internal Revenue Service. A frequent lecturer, he has presented many seminars on taxation and estate planning issues to various civic groups and investment professionals. In addition, Mr. Williamson has also been a featured speaker, at both state and national levels, for various continuing education courses for attorneys and certified public accountants. He earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Mercer University and his J.D. and masters of accountancy degrees from the University of Georgia. Mr. Williamson is a member of the Taxation sections of both the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia. He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
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