3789 Roswell Road, NE    Atlanta, GA. 30342    PHONE 770.644.0800    FAX 770.644.0808
Attorney profile

Admitted to the Bar, 1970 Georgia; 2004 Colorado.

Education: Duke University (A.B., 1967); Emory University (J.D., 1970).

Member: Atlanta Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia; Colorado Bar Association.

Personal profile

A third generation Atlantan, I received my Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Duke University in 1967 and then my Doctor of Law degree from Emory University School of Law in 1970. I am a member of the State Bar of Georgia and Atlanta Bar Association and a member of the Probate and Estates Sections of the Atlanta Bar Association. I am also an active member of the Wills and Trusts Section of the Colorado Bar Association.

I have served on the Board of Directors of a small Atlanta Credit Union and as President and Board Member of a private elementary school in Atlanta.

In the early part of my now forty year law practice, I became In-house Counsel to my family's plastics manufacturing business, Allied Plastics, Inc., eventually becoming its President. This 12-year stint gave me hands-on knowledge of the estate and small business planning which is now a core element of my practice. Since selling the business in 1986, I have been back in full-time private practice.

I have taught and lectured in Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer for several Atlanta financial planning firms.  And of course, I continue to learn and grow and enjoy my profession.

Recently I have become "Of Counsel" to the firm of Sard & Leff, LLC, lending my experience in business transactional law and estate planning to this exciting young firm.


Areas of concentration
·Estate planning
·Trusts and estates
·The formation of business entities
·Business transactions
·Employment agreements and the purchase and sale of businesses
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