Mr. Donsbach has more than twenty years of experience in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Business Planning and Formation, Estate and Business Litigation, Tax Planning, Tax Issues, Tax Controversy and Disputes, and Real Estate.After more than twenty (20) years of practice, Mr. Donsbach has extensive corporate practice experience, involving the drafting as well as litigation of these matters in the state and federal courts of Georgia and South Carolina.After more than twenty (20) years of practice, Mr. Donsbach has extensive estate planning experience, drafting all forms and types of estate planning documents in Georgia and South Carolina.After more than twenty (20) years of practice, Mr. Donsbach has extensive litigation experience in the state and federal courts of Georgia and South Carolina. He has served as a special master in both federal and state courts. He is certified mediator.After more than twenty (20) years of practice, Mr. Donsbach has extensive probate experience, involving the administration of estates and litigation of estates in Georgia and South Carolina.After more than twenty (20) years of practice, Mr. Donsbach has extensive practice experience, with all types of state and federal tax issues. He has represented numerous clients before the Georgia and South Carolina Departments of Revenue, Internal Revenue Service, and United States Tax Court.
Mr. Donsbach is a founding member and managing partner of Donsbach Law Group, LLC. His practice focuses in the areas of Business Planning and Formation, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Individual Tax Planning, Taxation and Real Estate.
He received his LL.M. (Masters of Law) degree in Taxation from Boston University in 2000. In 1999, he received his J.D. degree from the University of Alabama. While in law school, he served as an Intern for the Internal Revenue Service District Counsel's Office and as a student editor for the American Journal of Tax Policy. Mr. Donsbach majored in Economics at Vanderbilt University and received a B.A. degree with a minor in Business Administration in 1996.
He was admitted to the State Bar of Alabama in 1999, State Bar of Georgia in 2000, and State Bar of South Carolina in 2001. In addition to his state bar memberships, Mr. Donsbach is admitted to practice before the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, Federal District of South Carolina, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and United States Tax Court.
After more than twenty (20) years of practice, Mr. Donsbach has extensive estate planning, probate, and corporate practice experience, involving the drafting as well as litigation of these matters in the state and federal courts of Georgia and South Carolina. He has served as a special master in both federal and state courts, as well as being a certified mediator. With his real estate practice, he handles numerous residential and commercial real estate closings on an annual basis, including 1031 transactions. He is currently a Title Agent with Chicago Title Insurance Company in both Georgia and South Carolina.
He is a member of the Augusta Estate Planning Council, Augusta Bar Association, Past President of the Martinez-Evans Rotary Club, Former Cubmaster for Pack 56 at Stevens Creek Elementary School, Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 10 at the Church of the Holy Comforter, and member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Mr. Donsbach was selected by his peers to be honored in the Atlanta Magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers – Rising Star Edition and rated as Superb by AVVO lawyer directory.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2000||12/19/2021|
|AL||Occupational License - Authorized to Practice||1999||10/18/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Law Firms Trusts & Estates Law||Best Lawyers||2020|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2006|
|Rising Star||Georgia Super Lawyers||2005|
|Partner||Donsbach Law Group, LLC||2002 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Historic Augusta||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|State Bar of South Carolina||Member||2001 - Present|
|Augusta Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Augusta Estate Planning Council||Member||2000 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||2000 - Present|
|State Bar of Alabama||Member||1999 - Present|
|Rotary Club of Martinez-Evans||Past President||N/A|
|Estate Administration from Start to Finish, National Business Institute||Estate Administration||2015|
|Estate Planning Institute, ICLE of Georgia||What Have They Done To Us Now? and What, If Anything, Can We Do About It?||2010|
|Boston University School of Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||2000|
|University of Alabama School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Vanderbilt University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Estate Administration from Start to Finish||Estate Administration||2015|
|Landowners Initiative for Forestry Eductaion||Estate Planning for your Family's Future||2014|
|Update on Probate Litigation in Georgia||Probate Litigation||2013|
|Estate Planning Institute||Estate Planning - Changes in Law||2010|
|Small Business Development Seminar||Business Planning For the Small Business: What you need to Know Before You Start||2008|
|Augusta Bar CLE||Guardians and Conservators for Adults||2006|
|Forlando J. Brown, et. al. v. Adele J. Pope, et. al.||Summary Judgment by District Court which was affirmed by the Fourth Circuit Unites States Court of Appeals|
|Davis v. VCP South, LLC (321 Ga. App. 503 (2013); 297 Ga. 616 (2015)||Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia upheld determination.|
|Ford v. Reynolds, 315 Ga. App. 200 (2012)||The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's grant of summary judgment to our client.|
|S.C. Dept of Soc. Servs. v. Scott K., 380 S.C. 140 (S.C. Ct. App. 2008)||The South Carolina Court of Appeals overturned the trial ruling in favor of my client determining that SCDSS failed to prove its case with a preponderance of the evidence.|
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