Counsel, Private Client
Brent Howard is a member of the Private Client Group, and concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, tax exempt entities (including public charities and private foundations), transfer tax, business succession planning, and cross border estate planning and administration.
Mr. Howard assists clients with their pre-death estate planning and wealth preservation through the creation of wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, the use of lifetime gifting, and business succession planning. He also assists clients with estate administration including the probate of the will, the transfer of assets, preparing accountings and the filing of the estate tax return. Additionally, he advises tax-exempt entities with formation and operation issues.
Mr. Howard’s international estate planning experience includes estate planning for U.S. resident non-citizens; assisting U.S. citizens living abroad with their estate planning and tax reporting requirements and planning for expatriation; advising clients on gifts/inheritances from abroad.
During law school Mr. Howard served as an assistant in the Georgia State University College of Law Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia, where he provided legal services to low income taxpayers with federal tax controversies.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Howard worked for several years in the pulp and paper industry.