577 Mulberry Street
Suite 1500
Macon, Georgia 31201-5088

(478)745-1625 tel
(478)803-8007 direct
(478)741-8822 fax

Tax Law
Estate Planning
Pension, Profit Sharing Plan and Employee Benefits
Business and Corporate Law

Certified Public Accountant, Georgia, 1970

Georgia, 1967
U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
U.S. Tax Court
Supreme Court of Georgia

Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968 J.D.
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1965 B.S.



Pat, a partner in the firm, has practiced with the firm since December 1971. Prior to then, he received his Certified Public Accountant certificate while employed in the Tax Department of Price-Waterhouse & Co. in Atlanta, GA. Pat works primarily in the areas of taxation, estate planning, business, corporate law, pension, profit-sharing, and employee benefits. He has extensive experience in federal and state tax matters; estate planning, probate, wills, and trusts; business and tax matters including business acquisitions and dispositions; partnership, corporation, and limited liability company tax and business matters including advice to clients regarding the types of organizations, formations, purchase and sale of businesses; pension and profit-sharing plan design, implementation and administration, ERISA and employee benefit matters. He is experienced in counseling clients concerning estate and gift tax matters including family limited partnerships, charitable giving, and charitable trust techniques, and private foundations.

Pat is listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" in the areas of corporate, tax, trusts, and estates. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers as the estate and trust Lawyer of the Year in Macon, Georgia multiple times. This publication is regarded as the definitive reference guide to legal excellence in the United States. Pat has also been listed in "Georgia Super Lawyers" in the areas of tax, estate planning/trusts, and closely-held businesses.

Pat was a lecturer in Law at the Walter F. George School of Law from 1973 to 1977. He authored the Fifth Circuit Survey Article on Federal Taxation for the Mercer Law Review 1973 through 1975 and 1978. He is a member of the Georgian and American Bar Associations and the Macon Estate Planning Council. He served as President of the Macon Estate Planning Council in 1990-1991. He is admitted to practice in all Georgia courts, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, and the United States Tax Court.

Pat has been active in local, regional, and international civic activities, having served for eight years on the Board of Directors of Sertoma International (an international civic/service organization) and also as the Sertoma International President 1987-1988. He subsequently served six years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Sertoma Foundation. Locally, he is a Board member of the Kiwanis Club of Macon. He has served on the Planned Giving Committee of the Medcen Community Health Foundation, as a member and past chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mt. de Sales Academy, and as past president and past member of the Board of Directors of the Sertoma Club of Macon. He is a past member and past president of the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Council.

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