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Loraine M. DiSalvo

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Probate, Tax

About Me

I'm an Atlanta native, but I've never lived in the actual city of Atlanta.  I like to fish, ride bicycles and motorcycles, and play with cars - driving them, working on them, just looking at them, talking about them, etc.  I love target shooting.  My husband and I have his daughter from his first marriage, a son-in-law, and two wonderful grandkids.  I know from experience what the issues created by a blended family situation are, which helps me immeasurably when dealing with clients who are part of them.  I read insatiably and I try to learn at least one truly new thing everyday, so I read everything from materials which help keep me up to date in my law practice to books and articles about things which I just find interesting, like quantum physics, thermodynamics, marketing, history, other cultures, and studies about how the mind works.  I also believe strongly that we should all attempt to be as polite, fair, honest, and morally and ethically correct as possible in our everyday lives, and I try to live by that belief.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    18 years
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    18 years
  3. Trusts: 20%
    18 years
  4. Tax: 15%
    18 years
  5. Probate: 15%
    18 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

27 total 

  • Edward Ian Hecht

    I've known Loraine and the other attorneys at her law form for a long time and know the quality of work and care they show for their clients. You would be well represented to become a client of Loraine!

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    Edward Hecht Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Isaias Joel Solorzano

    I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable!

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    Isaias Solorzano Family Attorney
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Contact Info

Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.

5755 North Point Parkway Suite 17
Alpharetta, GA, 30022-1143

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199707/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Included in Georgia Super Lawyers for Estate Planning & ProbateSuper Lawyers2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Five Star Wealth ManagerAtlanta Magazine2014
Included in Georgia Super Lawyers for Estate Planning & ProbateSuper Lawyers2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Five Star Wealth ManagerAtlanta Magazine2013
Included in Georgia Super Lawyers for Estate Planning & ProbateSuper Lawyers2013
AV RatedMartindale Hubbell2013
Five Star Wealth ManagerAtlanta Magazine2012
Committee StarGeorgia Association for Women Lawyers2011
Five Star Wealth ManagerAtlanta Magazine2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Five Star Wealth ManagerAtlanta Magazine2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMorgan & DiSalvo, P.C.1997 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Professional Women's Information Network, Inc. (ProWIN)Advisory Board Member2015 - Present
Professional Women's Information Network, Inc.Board Member-at-Large2014 - 2014
Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate SectionImmediate Past Chair2013 - 2014
Atlanta Bar AssociationCLE Board of Trustees - Member at Large2013 - Present
Professional Women's Information Network, Inc.Immediate Past President2013 - 2014
Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate SectionChair2012 - 2013
Atlanta Estate Planning CouncilMember2011 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate SectionVice-Chair/Chair Elect2011 - 2012
Professional Women's Information Network, Inc. (ProWIN)President2011 - 2012
Collaborative Law Institute of GeorgiaMember2010 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate SectionTreasurer2010 - 2011
Professional Women's Information Network, Inc. (ProWIN)President-Elect2010 - 2011
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2010 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate SectionSecretary2009 - 2010
Georgia Association for Women LawyersNorth Fulton Neighborhood Networking Breakfast Host & Co-Founder2008 - 2011
Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate SectionBoard Member-At-Large2007 - 2009
Professional Women's Information Network, Inc. (ProWIN)Treasurer2006 - 2009
Professional Women's Information Network, Inc. (ProWIN)Board of Directors2006 - Present
Stonewall Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate SectionMember2005 - Present
North Fulton Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association - Small Firm/Solo Practitioner SectionMember2005 - Present
Georgia Association for Women LawyersMember2005 - Present
American Bar Association - Real Property, Probate, & Trust SectionMember1998 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1997 - Present
American Bar Association - Taxation SectionMember1994 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Delaware Perpetual Dynasty TrustTrust established

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterPrimer on Special Needs Trusts2015
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterSpecial Needs Trust Accounts Created Under the ABLE Act2015
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterShould I Use a Will or a Revocable Living Trust? Separating Facts From Fiction- (Updated June 2015)2015
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterVA Benefits FAQ2015
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterPOWERS OF ATTORNEY – How to Avoid Potential Agent Liability with a Quick Fix2014
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletter May 2014Same Sex Couples: If You Really Care About Building a Life With Your Partner… You Need to Do the Planning Now! (Updated)2014
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletter June 2014“Do-It-Yourself” Wills & Other Estate Planning – If You Really Care, Beware!2014
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletter July 2014Casey Kasem: Lessons Learned at the End of Life2014
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletter Sep 2014Take Steps to Prevent Destructive Post-Death Disputes Over Your Estate Plan2014
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletter February 2014Preparing for Incapacity: The Documents You Need and Traps to Avoid2014
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterEstate Planning – The Big Picture, but Critically Important, Issues.2014
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterWhat is a Trust?2014
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterPlanning for Incapacity and Death2014
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterEstate Planning is Not a One-Time Event2014
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletter May 2014The Essence of Estate Planning: Let the Journey Begin2014
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterThe American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012: Estate Planning Game Changer?2013
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletter May 2013What is a Trust?2013
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletter September 2013IRAs and Qualified Plan Accounts: Should You Pass Them to Beneficiaries Outright or in Trust?2013
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletter December 2013When Mom Isn't Quite Right: Aging and Incapacity2013
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletter June 2013Basic Estate Planning Topics: What is a Self-Proving Affidavit, and Why Does My Will Need One?2013
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletter October 2013Perpetual Dynasty Trusts – Maximizing The Benefits Of Trusts By Structuring Them To Last Longer2013
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletter February 2013Navigating the Estate Planning Pitfalls Created by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 20122013
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterImportance of Proper Asset Ownership and Beneficiary Designations2012
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterCorporate Fiduciaries for Estates and Trusts: Reliability, Prudence, Reasonableness, protection and Peace of Mind2012
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterRevocable Living Trusts2012
Estate Planning for Blended Families - Let Me Count The WaysEstate Planning for Blended Families - Let Me Count The Ways2012
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterPlanning for the Protection of the Elderly or Disabled2012
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterEthical Wills Revisited: What you really want to communicate to your loved ones2012
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterHousing for Veterans in Need of Assistance and the Negative Impact of the VA’s Recent “Fast Letter”2012
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterEstate Planning for Blended Families - Let Me Count The Ways2012
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterPlanning for the Protection of the Elderly or Disabled2012
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterCommon Pitfalls When Planning Estates for Families with Special Needs Children2012
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterPossibly the Best Way to Pass Assets to Your Children or Other Loved Ones: GST Planning - Part One2011
The Passionate Estate Planner; Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterPossibly the Best Way to Pass Assets to Your Children or Other Loved Ones: GST Planning - Part Two2011
Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.'s newsletterCollaborative Process - The New Alternative Legal Process for Amicably Resolving Disputes2010
Handout presented at Rainbow Wedding Network ExpoEstate Planning - Focus on Same Sex Couples2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor (with distinction)1997
Georgia State UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts (cum laude; with distinction in History)1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Special PresentationThe 2012 Tax Act: Estate Planning Game Changer?2013
There's Joy In Planning for the FutureEstate Planning2010