Using the 2012 Gift Tax Exemption to Reach Client Goals

January 10th, 2018 | READ MORE
Tax Gift Exemption

Originally Posted: 10/01/12 | WealthCounsel Quarterly | Laura French, JD, LLM (Tax)

As experienced practitioners, we have all used the annual and lifetime gift tax exclusions to benefit our clients and help them reach their financial and planning goals. In 2012, Congress has afforded a unique opportunity for all of us to transfer wealth using this year’s lifetime gift tax exclusion. This article will explore a few ways you can utilize the exclusion to better serve your clients. (more…)

How to Pull Off the Great Balancing Act

December 20th, 2017 | READ MORE

Originally posted on June 14, 2016 at by Nicholas Gaffney

Maintaining a healthy balance between work and personal life can be challenging in any career. With the demanding workflow that comes with being a lawyer finding a balance can often prove to be even more challenging. However, recognizing the need for balance and taking conscious actions to achieving it are essential for success in the legal field.

This month’s roundtable features lawyers from diverse practice areas who share their advice on how to maintain a healthy work/life balance. (more…)

Understanding Gift and Estate Taxes

December 20th, 2017 | READ MORE
Gift and Estate Taxes

Originally published Jul 05, 2017 on by Melissa Horton

Not many jump at the chance to openly discuss death and its implication on one’s finances, but estate planning is a necessary component of any well-rounded financial plan. Through estate planning, individuals can share specific wishes concerning how assets are divvied up not just at the time they pass away, but during their lifetime and the lifetime of their heirs, too. (more…)

The Legal Side of Health Care in Retirement

December 20th, 2017 | READ MORE
Legal side of Healthcare in Retirement

Originally published July 26, 2017 on by David LaMartina

An overview of wills, trusts, powers of attorney and Medicaid considerations

From Medicaid qualification to powers of attorney, retirees face a variety of health care concerns that require assistance from both financial advisors and lawyers. Advisors help clients accumulate and spend assets, but to protect those assets against rising health care costs, they must often consult attorneys. (more…)

We’ve Moved to Olde Town Conyers

May 7th, 2013 | READ MORE
French Law Group

Laura French, J.D., LL.M. in Taxation is pleased to announce the formation of her firm, FRENCH LAW GROUP, LLC. Opening April 1, 2013, FRENCH LAW GROUP, LLC will be located at 921 Commercial Street, NE in historic Olde Town Conyers, Georgia. Staying focused on serving individuals and families, Laura will continue to serve clients in the areas of wills, trusts and all aspects of probate, with an emphasis on helping clients protect their lives and preserve their legacies. She will also maintain her business practice, working with businesses from inception to sale and through every challenge in between. (more…)

Laura French Elected as President of the GEMCCA

June 25th, 2012 | READ MORE
French Law Group

Laura French elected President of the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Counsel

Conyers, Georgia June 20, 2012 – The Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Counsel Association (GEMCCA) has selected Laura French to serve as its President for 2012-2013. A partner in the law firm of Talley, French & Kendall, P.C., Ms. French has served as general counsel to Snapping Shoals EMC for over a decade. Ms. French is the first female EMC general counsel to serve as GEMCCA’s President. GEMCCA provides a forum for attorneys to tap into the collective expertise of their colleagues in order to represent their EMCs and members effectively and efficiently. (more…)