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About Me

I am an estate planning, elder law and special needs attorney in Savannah, Georgia serving Savannah and the surrounding areas.  I am a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Elder Counsel, Wealth Counsel, the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and the Savannah Estate Planning Counsel.  I am an accredited VA Attorney and help veterans with qualification for Veterans Aid and Attendance pension benefits.


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Practice Areas


  1. Estate Planning: 45%
    18 years, 300 cases
  2. Elder Law: 45%
    18 years
  3. Probate: 10%
    18 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a very conscientious attorney. He takes the time to get to know his clients on an individual basis. This allows him to personally tailor an estate plan which addresses their unique circumstances. Mike works tirelessly to stay up to the minute in the changing field of estate law. He stays in touch with his clients to make sure they are able to take advantage of any change in the state or federal law. I highly recommend this attorney.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

315 Commercial Drive, Suite C-1
Savannah, GA, 31406


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199609/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
America's Techiest LawyersABA Law Journal2012
Georgia Super Lawyer's Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
40 Under 40Business Report and Journal2009
Poole Government AwardAbbeville Rotary Club1993
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSmith Barid, LLC2006 - Present
AssociateThe Webster Firm2006 - 2006
PartnerReynolds, Robin and Smith2000 - 2005
PartnerHilliard and Smith2000 - 2000
AssociateBarr, Warner, Lloyd and Henifin1997 - 1999
AssociateHarrison and Lamar1996 - 1997
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Coastal Georgia Alzheimer's AssociationBoard Member2013 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Georgia chapter)Board Member2012 - Present
Savannah Bulldog ClubSecretary2012 - Present
Savannah Sports CouncilBoard Member2012 - Present
National Care Planning CouncilMember2012 - Present
ElderLaw AnswersMember2011 - Present
DocuBankMember National Advisory Board2011 - 2012
St. Thomas Episcopal ChurchNo Value2011 - Present
Greater Savannah Coalition on the AgingMember2010 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Georgia chapter)Member2010 - Present
Elder CounselMember2010 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2010 - Present
WealthCounselMember2009 - Present
Savannah Estate Planning CouncilN/A2007 - Present
Savannah Chamber of CommerceMember2006 - Present
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysN/A2006 - 2009
Savannah Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A1996 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
United States v. QuiranteSuccessful Appeal
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Publication NameTitleDate
Business in SavannahMama June Sets Up Trust Fund for Honey Boo Boo2013
Savannah Morning NewsCharitable Remainder Trusts Serve Several Purposes2012
Savannah Daily NewsSeniors May Live Long and Prosper if They Plan Ahead2011
Savannah Morning NewsLook Before You Leap: Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures on the Rise2011
Business in SavannahYour estate plan in wake of estate tax repeal2010
Coastal SeniorWhat You Don’t Know M ight Cost You2010
Coastal SeniorWhat is Probate and Why Should I Care?2007
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia, AthensN/AJ.D.1996
Erskine CollegeHistoryB.A.1993
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Advanced Elder Law CoursePowerful Marketing on a Shoestring Budget2013
Monthly MeetingWhat's an Elder Law Attorney2012
Merrill LynchVeteran's Aid and Attendance2012
Lunch and LearnVeteran's Aid and Attendance2012
Inservice at Memorial HospitalElder Law and Veterans' Aid and Attendance2012
Educational SeriesElder Law and Veteran's Aid and Attendance2012
Deemer, Dana and Froehele CPAsVeteran's Aid and Attendance2012
Academy of VA Pension Planners Fall 2012Marketing and Practice Development2012
THA Group InserviceVeterans' Aid and Attendance2011
Savannah Square Community Lunch and LearnVeterans' Aid and Attendance2011
Presentation for EmployeesBasic Estate Planning2011
Gulfstream Retirees LuncheonBasic Estate Planning2011
End of Life Planning Presentation for Employees and CustomersBasic Estate Planning2011
Community Care Services Program InserviceMedicaid and Long Term Care Planning2011
Basic Estate Planning PresentationBasic Estate Planning2011
National Alliance for the Mentally IllSpecial Needs Planning2010
National Association of Insurance and Financial AdvisorsBasic Estate Planning2009
CPE Presentation Hancock Askew CPAsBasic Estate Planning2009
Basic Estate PlanningBasic Estate Planning2009
Advance Directives and DocuBankAdvance Directives and DocuBank2009
Smart SeniorsBasic Estate Planning2008
Savannah NAIFA Annual CE PresentationBasic Estate Planning2008
Planning for Children with Special NeedsSpecial Needs Planning2008
ILIT's, FLP's, Special Needs Trusts and Estate Tax PredictionsILIT's, FLP's, Special Needs Trusts and Estate Tax Predictions2008
Five Myths of Estate PlanningBasic Estate Planning2008
Basic Estate Planning SeminarBasic Estate Planning2008
Basic Estate Planning SeminarBasic Estate Planning2008
Basic Estate PlanningBasic Estate Planning2008
Basic Estate PlanningBasic Estate Planning2008
Basic Estate PlanningBasic Estate Planning2008
Gulfstream PresentationBasic Estate Planning2007
Basic Estate Planning SeminarBasic Estate Planning2007
Basic Estate PlanningBasic Estate Planning2007
Basic Estate PlanningBasic Estate Planning2007