Recognized as a leader in his field in Chambers High Net Worth Guide (2018, 2020), G.P. is renowned for his private wealth management work and related specialties. He routinely represents high-net-worth individuals, corporations, and privately-held businesses on a variety of sensitive and complex estate and business planning matters including:
- Taxation (state and local)
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Business litigation
- Estate planning and probate administration
- Probate and estate litigation
- Tax controversy
- Real estate planning
In addition, G.P. is a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law and a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning & Probate Law, distinctions given by the Supreme Court of South Carolina. G.P. has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC), and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF).
In his practice, G.P. represents corporate clients on such diverse matters as the purchase and sale of businesses, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, shareholder buyouts, executive compensation arrangements, and business succession planning. He regularly works with individual clients on income and estate planning matters in the formulation and implementation of strategies to reduce taxation, protect and preserve assets, and facilitate the transfer of assets among family members, foundations, and charities.
A trusted and confidential advisor, G.P. counsels personal representatives, trustees, beneficiaries, and creditors on all phases of the estate probate and trust administration process, including ancillary administration and tax audits. He also advises real estate developers and investors in such matters as the formation of real estate ventures and on the tax planning aspects of the purchase, sale, and exchange of commercial and investment property. He is a frequent lecturer in seminars for attorneys, CPAs and financial planners on such diverse topics as estate planning, trust and probate administration, limited liability companies, S corporations, and other tax-related topics.