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Christopher A. Steele

Associate

Education

Georgia State University, B.B.A (2002), Dean’s List, H. King Buttermore Leadership Award

Mercer University, J.D. (2011), Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Class of 1974 Scholarship, Dean’s List, CALI Award in Corporate Tax

University of Florida, LL.M in Taxation (2012)

Honors

Order of the Barristers

State Bar of Georgia Tax Award

Walker P. Johnson Memorial Award for Litigation Skills, Professionalism and Ethics

Hugh Lawson Moot Court Competition Winner, 2009

Laura Gardner Webster Award for Client Counseling Competition

Mercer Advocacy Council, Vice Chair of Moot Court, 2010-2011

Georgia Intrastate Moot Court Competition, Semifinalist, 2009

ABA National Moot Court Competition, Regional Finalist, 2010

ABA Negotiation Regional and National Competitions, 2009 and 2010

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Georgia

Court Admissions

Georgia Supreme Court

Georgia Court of Appeals

Clerkships

Summer, 2009, Judicial Clerkship, the Honorable S. Phillip Brown, Superior Court of Bibb County, Georgia

Profile

Christopher A. Steele is an associate in the firm’s Atlanta office in the Trusts & Estates Practice Group.  Mr. Steele focuses his legal practice on estate and asset protection planning as well as the administration of complex trusts and estates. He has experience in the preparation of complex wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, grantor trusts, life insurance planning, planning for incapacity and complex gifting techniques.   

In addition, Mr. Steele assists clients with the design and implementation of business succession plans including helping clients in the formation and structure of corporate entities and the purchase and sale of those entities.

Seminars and Presentations

  • "Staying on the "PATH": What You Need to Know About The Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH) to Prepare For Filing Season," Chamberlain Hrdlicka Tax Forum, February 2016
  • “Testamentary Planning for Land Owners” Green-Morgan Forest Landowner’s Association, October 2013
  • “The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Small Business Owners” Institute of Management Accounts – Middle Georgia Chapter, October 2013

Professional Affiliations

  • Georgia Bar Association, Tax Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta

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