Attorney Michael H. Smith Attends Leading Edge Estate Planning Conference

Savannah, GA, October 23, 2008 --( Local Estate Planning Attorney, Michael H. Smith of Smith Barid, LLC, attended an educational conference in San Diego, CA in October sponsored by the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. The Academy is the premier national educational organization that promotes excellence in estate planning by providing member attorneys with research and vital updates in estate planning law for 15 years. The Academy provided estate planning educational training on: Selective Employment Benefit Plans, Funeral Trusts, Trust Administration, Planning for Parents & Siblings, Fiduciary Income Taxation, and Family Limited Partnerships. Additional training focused on the innovative planning techniques for Legacy Wealth Planning.

Michael focuses his practice on estate and business planning, believes strongly in continuing education, and felt the topics covered at this conference made it essential that he attend this event. “We regularly attend Academy educational events for our clients’ benefit,” says Estate Planning Attorney Richard S. Barid, Michael’s partner at Smith Barid, LLC. “Since our practice focuses in estate and business planning, it is our first priority to be on top of the continuous changes in the law and the new developments and techniques we can make available to our clients. A requirement of our Academy membership is to complete a minimum of 36 continuing legal education hours specifically in estate, tax, probate, or elder law planning each year.”

The law firm of Smith Barid, LLC devotes a majority of its practice to estate planning matters and has been a member of the Academy since 2006. The firm helps local families and businesses to meet their long-term financial and non-financial goals. For more information about setting up an effective estate plan that will have a positive impact or for more information about the Smith Barid, LLC and its services, please call 912-352-3999. Also, please visit their website at Media inquiries on estate and business planning topics are also welcome.

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Amy Dyer