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Michael Shaun Goode

Practice areas:

Probate, International Law, Tax, Estate Planning, Corporate & Incorporation

About Me

Mr. Goode has focused his practice on helping businesses and families in their estate planning, tax and corporate needs.  Having previously managed a law firm himself, he understands the practical needs of business owners.  He has litigated virtually every possible estate and guardianship/conservatorship petition in a probate court, including the probate of wills, guardianship/conservatorships, year's support, etc.   He also successfully represented an estate client in a case before the Supreme Court of Georgia.  He frequently lectures to various professional associations.  Mr. Goode graduated from William and Mary School of Law and received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Tax: 25%
  2. International Law: 25%
  3. Probate: 25%
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
  5. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer's work. He is well known in his practice area and has been a great resource.

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    Brandon Cabot Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Brian R. Cahn

    I endorse this lawyer. My family entrusted Michael with our own wills and estate planning. No lawyer in Georgia has a better understanding of complex estate planning than Michael.

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    Brian Cahn Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Stites & Harbison PLLC

401 Commerce Street
Suite 800
Nashville, TN, 37219

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TNActive200405/10/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200205/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
AA-O-GWealth Preservation Institute2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Georgia 2009 Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2009
Certificate of Appreciation for Pro Bono Will ClinicCartersville-Bartow Bar Association2007
Outstanding Public Service in Pro Bono ProjectState Bar of Georgia2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLantz & Reeves, P.C.2014 - Present
Senior AssociateBrock, Clay, Calhoun & Rogers, LLC2010 - 2014
Managing ShareholderPerrota, Cahn & Prieto, P.C.2005 - 2010

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
British American Business Group Chattanooga SubchapterBoard Member2012 - Present
Atlanta International Tax Study GroupN/A2011 - Present
World Affairs CouncilN/A2011 - Present
Estate Planning Council of North GeorgiaN/A2011 - Present
Rotary ClubN/A2011 - Present
Mountain City ClubMember2011 - Present
Succession Planning ProfessionalsN/A2010 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
IN RE: ESTATE OF CLARIECE VAUGHN, DECEASED.The Executor is hereby ordered removed
PETERSON V. HARRELL (S09A1857)5-2 Decision in favor of my client.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Straight From The Top: Lessons From Leading Corporate Lawyers (Execsense)5 Lessons I've Learned Working With CEOs2012
How to Deal With Impossible ClientsEthical Conduct2011
Oddities and Challenges in Probate LawSolutions to Special Issues2011
International Estate PlanningOffshore Trusts and Alternative Vehicles and Ethical Issues in Offshore Planning2009
Advanced ProbateComplex Litigation Issues In Probate2008
The Legalities of Doing Business in ChinaBusiness Culture and Customs2008
Estate, Financial and Health Care Planning for Elder ClientsHow to Plan for Incapacity and Understanding Post-Mortem Options2008
Spouse's Rights and Family Maintenance and Ethics in Probate PracticeProbate Practice: The Essential Basics2008

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2003
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Northeastern UniversityCriminal JusticeM.S1997
Colby CollegeSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
International Business Speaker SeriesInternational Tax Issues2012
Estate Planning Council of North GeorgiaEstate Tax Update2011
Turner Women TodayEstate Planning2008
Southeastern SymposiumPanal Discussion on Attorney/Accountant/Financial Planner Interactions2008
Estate Planning Seminar w/ IBM WorkgroupEstate Planning2008
Employee Benefits Day at RicohEstate Planning2008
Southeastern SymposiumTrusts and Asset Protection, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly2007