Adam R. Gaslowitz

Rates (per party, per hour)

Two Party $325.00
Three Party $265.00
Four Party $225.00
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Travel Policy

Hearings outside metro Atlanta area - $325.00 per hour for travel time; plus customary travel expenses including, but not limited to airfare, mileage, car rental, lodging and meals.

Seven hour minimum for all cases outside of metro Atlanta.

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Biography

For over 35 years, Adam Gaslowitz has practiced in the fiduciary field, initially as a transactional estate and business planning attorney and then, beginning shortly after founding his law firm in 1989, as a fiduciary litigation attorney. By the early 1990’s fiduciary litigation had become the sole focus of his law firm and since then, he has built one of the largest fiduciary litigation boutique firms in the southeast, specializing in will, trust, guardianship, shareholder, and partnership disputes, as well as alternative dispute resolution. Adam has long been a vocal advocate of mediation instead of litigation as a better way to resolve disputes, giving speeches and writing articles on the subject since the late 1990’s. Since then, he has successfully mediated hundreds of cases as an advocate for his clients, and, since the mid 2000’s, as a neutral helping others resolve their disputes.

Adam brings not only a career’s worth of litigation and problem resolution expertise to mediation, but also a deep understanding of the emotions that are the real drivers of conflict among families and business partners. With a career spent recognizing and navigating the tricky waters of human relationships, and the practical expertise of someone who began his career as a transactional business, estate planning, and tax attorney, Adam possesses a unique ability to bring understanding to complexity, creativity to impasse, and resolution to conflict.

Nationally recognized as an expert on estate disputes, Adam has appeared on CNN and The Layman’s Lawyer on estate litigation matters and is often quoted in publications such as the New York Times, Time Magazine, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Trust and Estate Magazine, and Fortune Magazine.

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (1984)
  • Emory University-Goizuetta Business School, B.B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Concentrations in Accounting & Finance (1981)

Court Admissions

  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • US District Court - Northern District of Georgia
  • State Bar Of Georgia (1984)

Employment and Professional Experience

  • Gaslowitz Frankel LLC (f/k/a Adam R. Gaslowitz & Associates, LLC) (1989-Present)
  • Kitchens, Kelley, Gaynes (1987-1988)
  • Fisher & Phillips (1985-1987)
  • Stokes Shapiro (1984-1985)

Professional Leadership and Community Service

  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Lawyers
  • Named to Chambers HNW, Guide to The World’s Leading High Net Worth Advisors as one of the pre-eminent trust & estate litigators (2016 - present)
  • Co-Host of the Monthly Internet Radio show “Wealth Matters” on Business Radio X (2014 - present)
  • Selected by peers to the Georgia Super Lawyers list in the field of Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Atlanta Magazine (2009 - present)
  • Named to the Georgia Super Lawyers Top 100 list for 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Litigation – Trusts and Estates (2006 - present)
  • Named Best Lawyers 2014 Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Atlanta for Trusts and Estates
  • Selected by in-house counsel and peers to appear in the 2011, 2012, 2013 Guide to the World’s Leading Trust & Estate Practitioners
  • State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Law Section, Chair (2007 - 2008)
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section, Chair (2002 - 2003)
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section, Founding member and member of the board (1998 -2012)
  • Atlanta Estate Planning Counsel past board member
  • The Emory University Planned Giving Advisory Board
  • The Yerkes Primate Center Advisory Board
  • The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta Advisory Board
  • Jewish Foundation of Greater Atlanta Advisory Board
  • Member of the Philanthropic Advisors Leadership Institute
  • Founding Member of the Piedmont Park Conservancy

Mediation/Arbitration Training

  • Henning Mediation and Arbitration Services (2018)
  • Past member of the arbitration panel of the American Arbitration Association

Publications

  • “Planning For Peace: Avoiding Estate Disputes,” Attorney At Law-Atlanta Magazine (October, 2016)
  • Book: “Top Ten Tips on How to Avoid Estate Disputes,” by Adam Gaslowitz and Craig Frankel (2014)
  • “Will Contest, Probate and Fiduciary Litigation Trends: A Bird’s Eye View,” ALI-ABA Advanced Estate Planning Techniques (March 24-25, 2011)
  • “Protect Your Inheritance From ‘Good Samaritans,’” Bottom Line Personal (April 1, 2005)
  • “How to Keep Your Family From Fighting Over Your Money,” Bottom Line Personal (March 1, 2005)
  • “The Ugly Trustee: Choosing the Best Executors and Trustees to Avoid Future Headaches” North Fulton Living Magazine and Cobb Living Magazine (March, 2004)
  • “Save Your Family From an Ugly Estate Dispute: Advance Planning is the Key?” North Fulton Living Magazine and Cobb Living Magazine (January, 2004)
  • “The Looming Crisis in Estate Disputes: Beware the Title Wave” North Fulton Living Magazine and Cobb Living Magazine (November, 2003)
  • “Tortious Interference With Inheritance: The Final Frontier in Estate Litigation?” Georgia Bar Association’s 1999 Annual Fiduciary Law Institute (July, 1999)
  • “An Ounce of Prevention. . . .The Ugly PR.” A regular column for Mortmain, the quarterly newsletter for members of the Estate Planning Section of the Atlanta Bar Association focusing on tips and strategies for estate planners in minimizing the risks of future estate litigation. Issue #2 (Summer, 1999)
  • “An Ounce of Prevention. . . .The Will Execution Ceremony.” A regular column for Mortmain, the quarterly newsletter for members of the Estate Planning Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. Issue #1 (Spring, 1999)
  • “Handling Litigation Issues in Probate,” National Business Institute (April, 1999)
  • “Mediation: Nipping Estate Disputes in the Bud,” Jewish Times (March, 1999)
  • “Minimizing the Risk of Estate Disputes at the Planning Stage,” Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning Section Breakfast (February, 1998)
  • “The Bunn Family: Dr. Edward Bunn--Estate Dispute Avoidance, Asset Protection, Divorce Planning Issues, and Prenuptials,” Georgia Bar Association, Fiduciary Law Section (July, 1997)
  • “Financial Strategies: Compensation--Performance Unit Plans” INC. Magazine (July 1991 (As Dictated to J. Fraser, Financial Strategies Editor.))
  • “Executive Compensation: a Primer for Financial Planners,” Financial Planning magazine (July 1990)

Areas of Expertise

  • Complex Fiduciary Disputes Including:
    • Estate and Trust Disputes
    • Guardianship and Conservatorship disputes
    • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
    • Fiduciary liability - D&O
    • Partnership Breakups
    • Shareholder Disputes
    • Probate Disputes
    • Business Torts and Business Divorces
  • Complex Domestic Relations and Family Disputes
  • Commercial Litigation, Contract Disputes
  • Business Dissolution

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