Location: Rome, Georgia
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Brian is an AV rated attorney and enjoys a transactional practice that touches many issues that are encountered by small business owners and investors in Rome and northwest Georgia. He has advised individual and corporate clients on issues related to corporate governance, LLC formation and operation, nonprofit formation and operation, securities issuances, partnership issues, and the tax implications of various transactions. He also assists with the transition of businesses and business interests, such as through mergers with other businesses, acquisitions or purchases of businesses, and buy/sell agreements between shareholders. A favorite aspect of his practice is to advise individuals and business owners on how to best steward what they own by preparing wills, engaging in trust and estate planning, and advising on estate, gift, and generation skipping transfer tax issues.
Brian also has substantial experience in the realm of the application of conservation easements to real property. He has advised landowners, property managers, partnership managers, and individual investors, and has worked alongside numerous accounting firms, broker-dealers, land conservancy organizations, and qualified appraisers in the structure of partnerships formed for the purpose of exploring the possibilities of land conservation. In recent years Brian has been involved in the conservation of thousands of acres of real property throughout the southeast.
Brian is a native of Rome and graduated from Coosa High School in 1996. He and his wife Jenny have three children and live in Rome. When not in the office or with family, he serves on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater Toccoa Falls College, and as a ruling elder at Seven Hills Fellowship (PCA), where he and Jenny are active members.
Areas of Practice
Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
U.S. Tax Court
New York University School of Law
LLM, Taxation (Candidate, May 2019)
Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
J.D. – 2004
Toccoa Falls College
B.A. – 2000
Professional Associations and Memberships
Rome Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Subsection
American Bar Association, Tax Subsection