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Linda D. Nguyen receives 2018 J.R. Allen Award Distinguished Leadership and Service Award

The Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce presented the 2018 J.R. Allen Award to Page Scrantom Shareholder Linda D. Nguyen at its Annual Gala on February 21, 2019.  The J.R. Allen Distinguished Leadership and Service Award is named after former Columbus Mayor J. R.  Allen and is given annually to an outstanding young leader in the Columbus, Georgia region.  Linda has been actively engaged with the Chamber of Commerce since 2010 and currently serves on its Board of Directors.  She is also a board member of the Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation which advocates for excellence in public education in the region.

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Alan Rothschild Presents on Charitable Giving at National Estate Planning Conference

Our Shareholder Alan Rothschild participated in a panel discussion on Negotiating and Drafting Successful Charitable Gift Agreements at the 53rd Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning in Orlando, Florida on January 16, 2019.  With over 3,400 attendees, the Heckerling conference is the largest gathering of estate planning professionals in the nation.

Rothschild presented with Donna J. Snyder, Associate General Counsel, University of Michigan, and Carolyn O. Ward of Ropes & Grapy, LLP, Washington, DC.  The session discussed real life examples of how charitable gifts get off track and offered practical suggestions for drafting gift agreements that effectively address future changes in circumstances, donor involvement, naming (and un-naming) rights, and amendments to existing agreements.

Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America© 2018

Commercial Litigation – Columbus, GA

  • William G. Scrantom, Jr. - Recognized in Best Lawyers since 1987

Nonprofit / Charities Law - Columbus, GA

  • Alan F. Rothschild, Jr. - Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2003-04

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants - Columbus, GA

  • William G. Scrantom, Jr. - Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants: 2011 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 1987

Real Estate Law - Winter Park, FL

  • J. Lindsay Builder, Jr. - Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2010

Trusts and Estates - Columbus, GA

  • Charles H. Ford Jr. - Recognized in Best Lawyers since 1997-98
  • E. Lowry Reid Jr. - Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2009
  • Alan F. Rothschild, Jr. - Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2003-04

Alan Rothschild becames chair of the State Bar of Georgia’s Nonprofit Law Section

On July 1st, our partner Alan Rothschild became chair of the State Bar of Georgia’s Nonprofit Law Section.   The purpose of the Section is to provide, serve and act as a central association and forum for the study, discussion and dissemination of ideas and information with respect to, and common problems created by, the field of Nonprofit Law.  A significant part of Alan’s practice involves the planning of charitable gifts on behalf of his private wealth clients and the representation of a broad range of private foundations and public charities, including community foundations and university-related foundations.  He also serves as Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law, where he teaches a course in the Master of Law program on Charitable Giving and Exempt Organizations.

Alan Rothschild Speaks at Duke University Estate Planning Conference

Alan Rothschild was a featured speaker at the 39th Annual Duke University Estate Planning Conference at the Duke University School of Law on October 12, 2017.

Alan’s presentation, “The Tax and Practical Basics of Private Foundations,” provided a practical overview of common foundation operational issues and how to address these issues under current legal and best practice guidelines.

The Duke University Estate Planning Conference is one of the country’s premier annual estate planning conferences and is designed to examine in detail current developments in the estate and gift tax field.

Bill Tucker selected “Georgia Super Lawyers 2017″

Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker and Ford, P.C. is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers has recognized  William L. Tucker as a Georgia 2017 Super Lawyer in Business Litigation.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  The Super Lawyers honor is reserved for less than 5% of attorneys practicing in Georgia.

Alan Rothschild Presents on Private Foundations at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

Page Scrantom shareholder Alan Rothschild presented on the use of private foundations in the estate planning context at the 51st Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning in Orlando, Florida held January 9-13, 2017.  With over 3,000 attendees, The Heckerling conference is the largest gathering of estate planning professionals in the nation.

Rothschild presented “The Nuts and Bolts of Private Foundations (for Estate Planners)” and collaborated with Victoria B. Bjorklund of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP, New York, New York, and Carolyn O. Ward of Ropes & Grapy, LLP, Washington, DC, to present a special session entitled “Private Foundation Governance and Grantmaking:  Practical Solutions to Everyday Dilemmas.” 

Georgia Trend Legal Elite 2016

Georgia Trend Legal Elite 2016 “For 14 years Georgia Trend has ask the state’s attorneys to tell us who the think are the best in their field”.

We are proud to announce the following attorneys were elected to  Georgia Trend’s 2016 Legal Elite Business Law  George W. Mize,  Corporate Law  Adam Pease and Jerry Watts Personal Injury Law  Alan Snipes,  Labor & Employment Law  Julie Dorchak Johnson, Taxes/Estate/Trust Law  Rusty Hinds,   Bankruptcy/Creditors Rights Law  Steve Gunby,  Family Law  Betsy McBride,  General Practice Law  Jim Clark,  Public Finance/Bond Law  Rob McKenna,  Real Estate/Constructions Law  Kee Evans

Linda Nguyen is featured in the Agency Today Magazine

Linda Nguyen is featured in the agency today Magazine as an Agent Spotlight.  Agency Today Magazine is a national publication provided to First American title agents throughout the country discussing growth and prosperity in the real estate title industry.  As an Agent Spotlight, Linda answered the question:  “Do you feel that the labeling of the Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance as optional made consumer less likely to purchase on Owner’s Title Policy?  If so, how did you overcome the objection?”  To view the complete Article please visit Agency Today Magazine Issue 5 , page 39. issuu.com/firstam/docs/at5/39

Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America© 2017

Columbus, GA

Alan F. Rothschild, Jr.       Non-Profit /Charities Law   /  Trusts and Estates

Charles H. Ford, Jr.           Trust and Estates

E. Lowry Reid, Jr.              Trust and Estates

Williams Scrantom, Jr.     Commercial Litigation   /  Personal Injury Litigation – Defense

Winter Park, FL

J. Lindsay Builder, Jr.       Real Estate Law