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
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.
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.