Paul is a founding partner in the Firm and has over 25 years of experience in representation of private clients, family businesses and fiduciaries. Paul focuses primarily on the creation of advanced estate plans which minimize transfer and income taxes, the administration of estates, and business succession strategies. He specializes in transaction-oriented planning techniques using family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, advanced trusts and charitable bequests. Paul represents and consults fiduciaries, such as trustees and executors, in all areas including litigation of legal claims against fiduciaries by beneficiaries. Paul also has significant experience advising fiduciaries and managing the estate and trust administration process during litigation among fiduciaries and beneficiaries. He regularly coordinates multi-state estate, tax and litigation matters for his family clients. Paul also has created and managed multi-national corporate structures and start-up ventures.
Paul graduated, cum laude and as salutatorian, in 1996 from Mercer Law School. Paul also holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech where he graduated with honors.
Paul is a past president of The Savannah Estate Planning Council and is listed in Best Lawyers in America in Trusts & Estates. He is listed as an “AV” rated Preeminent attorney by Martindale Hubbell, and he is the recipient of numerous professional distinctions.
Paul is an advocate of philanthropy, regularly serving as a mentor to various groups, especially those involved with youth. He is a current or past board member of Hospice Savannah, Inc., the Steward Center for Palliative Care, Hospice Savannah Foundation, Inc., Christ Church Episcopal, the Coastal Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Performance Initiatives, Inc., Elevate Savannah, Inc., Tharros Place, Inc. and Savannah Christian Preparatory School and its Foundation. Paul is a past Scoutmaster and current Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 57 on Skidaway Island. Paul is also an Eagle Scout. Paul is also a Rotarian where he has served as President of the Skidaway Island Rotary Club and as an Assistant Governor of Rotary District 6920. Paul is frequent speaker at professional and philanthropic events, and he attends many of the nation’s top tax and business succession seminars. He is a member of both the Georgia and South Carolina Bars.