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Will & Estate Planning

The estate planning attorneys at Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles provide personal, in-depth counseling to individuals and families for the transfer of property. Services range from developing a basic estate plan involving wills and revocable trusts to designing more sophisticated strategies for the transfer of family wealth to younger generations and charities. Our clients include individuals, families, nonprofit organizations, and corporate fiduciaries.

We customize estate plans to minimize taxes, maximize wealth transfers, and ensure the final distribution of the clients’ assets are following their wishes.

Also, our estate lawyers advise trustees, executors, and beneficiaries on matters such as the interpretation of document provisions, tax issues, and disagreements between beneficiaries and fiduciaries. We also assist clients with probate administration and post-death administration of living trusts.

Our Attorneys

John H. Smith

Gainesville native, John H. Smith, is an experienced attorney who concentrates his practice in land/real estate transactions, zoning, eminent domain, wills, trusts and estates, probate, and land litigation.

Keith J. Whitaker

Keith J. Whitaker joined SGWM in 2007. His areas of practice include business transactions and corporate law, litigation, real estate transactions, and will and estate planning.

Bill Rhoads

Bill Rhoads joined SGWM as an associate attorney in 2009 and was named as a member of the firm in 2016. His primary areas of practice include general estate planning, wills and trusts, business transactions, and providing tax advice for clients.

Kellie Sellers

Kellie Sellers joined Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles as an associate attorney in 2020. Her areas of practice include general estate planning, wills and trusts, business transactions, tax law, and adoptions.

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