Davis, Pickren, Seydel & Sneed Adds Michelle W. Koufman as Partner

6/15/17

Davis, Pickren, Seydel & Sneed, LLP (www.dpsslegal.com) announced today that Michelle W. Koufman has joined the firm as a partner. Ms. Koufman will lead the firm’s new Trusts and Estates practice group, assisting clients in matters related to estate planning, estate, trust, and probate administration, special needs and Medicaid trust planning, guardianships/conservatorships, family business succession planning, charitable giving, and taxation.

“We are excited to welcome Michelle to our team,” Davis, Pickren, Seydel & Sneed Managing Partner Patrick Sneed. “To be able to provide a Trusts and Estates practice for our clients led by someone of Michelle’s caliber and experience is a home run for our firm and our clients, and both our firm and our clients will benefit greatly from her experience and expertise.”

“I’m thrilled to join such a great firm and be able to be such an integral part of the firm’s continued growth and expansion,” said Ms. Koufman. “I have devoted my entire professional career to counseling clients through life’s most difficult and emotional challenges, and I look forward to continuing to do so with partners who understand just how important it is to work side by side with clients on their most personal matters.”

Ms. Koufman was most recently a partner at Koufman, Levine & Greiner, LLP, where she advised clients on trusts and estates, tax law, elder law, and complex federal and state government regulations.  Prior to that, Ms.  Koufman was the founding member of the elder care law firm of Michelle W. Koufman, LLC. She has also served as an associate wealth strategist with U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management and as the director of trusts and estates settlement with the Arthritis Foundation’s Planned Giving Department.

Ms. Koufman currently serves on the Executive Board of Jewish Home Life Communities.  Additionally, she has participated as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Southeastern Region of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Philanthropic Advisory Leadership Institute, ADL’s Glass Leadership Institute, and the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers Leadership Academy.

She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and her Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law.

About Davis, Pickren, Seydel & Sneed, LLP

Founded in 1976, Davis, Pickren, Seydel & Sneed, LLP (www.dpsslegal.com) is an Atlanta-based law firm with expertise in corporate, commercial lending, litigation, real estate, trusts and estates, and sustainability law. The firm is committed to providing clients with the depth of expertise and the resources expected of large firms without sacrificing the responsiveness and personal attention typically found in much smaller firms. Davis, Pickren, Seydel & Sneed, LLP’s attorneys operate as a unit to provide prompt, responsive, and high quality legal services. This approach ensures that appropriate resources within the firm are allocated to address each client’s issues in a timely and comprehensive manner.

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