Laurin M. McSwain is a principal of Lefkoff, Duncan, Grimes, McSwain & Hass, P.C. Laurin concentrates his practice in estate planning, probate and estate administration.
He works with clients in analyzing their personal and financial estate planning goals and developing strategies to accomplish those goals utilizing sophisticated estate planning techniques. Wills, trusts and other legal documents are utilized to implement these plans.
With an extensive background representing the fiduciary, Laurin works closely with both corporate and individual executors and trustees to guide them through the administrative process in an efficient and timely manner and, when appropriate and necessary, working through the courts to clarify, amend or modify documents.
Laurin was admitted to practice in Georgia in 1976, and is active in Bar Association activities including service on the Board of the Atlanta Estate Planning and Probate Section where he served as Chair and as a member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee. He is a member of the Fiduciary Law section of the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association and the Atlanta Estate Planning Council and is a frequent lecturer for the Fiduciary Law Section and community groups on estate planning and probate matters. Laurin also volunteers with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and is a Special Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County for charitable matters.
Additionally, Laurin contributes to the community through various activities including service on the boards of The Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities (AADD) (past President), The American Heart Association, Southeast Division, Holy Innocents Episcopal School, The Greater Alliance for Christian Media, The Cathedral Book Store, The University of the South, St. Andrews-Sewanee School, and The Schenck School.
Prior to joining Lefkoff, Duncan, Grimes, McSwain & Hass, Laurin was a partner in the firm of Bloodworth & McSwain, an associate with Bloodworth & Nix, a principal of The Arden Group and an officer in the Trust Departments of Wachovia Bank and SunTrust Bank.
Laurin received his undergraduate degree (1973) from the University of the South, in English with Honors, and his law degree (J.D. 1976) from Emory University School of Law.