Laurin M. McSwain
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 also served as Chair. 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 has also served the Fulton County Probate Court as a guardian ad litem and has served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for charitable matters. Laurin also serves as a Trustee of the CornerCap Group of Funds.
Additionally, Laurin contributes to the community through various activities including current service on the boards of the Alliance Of Christian Media/ Day 1, Friends of Cathedral Music, the Georgia Community Trust of BDI and the Advisory Board of the Schenck School. He has formerly served on the Boards of The American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate (past chair of the Southeast Affiliate), The University of the South, The Schenck School (Chair), The Cathedral Book Store, Holy Innocents Episcopal School, All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) (past President), The Alliance for Christian Media/Day 1(Chair) and the St. Andrews-Sewanee School. Laurin completed the Philanthropic Advisory Leadership Institute sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.
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 from the University of the South (BA. 1973), in English with Honors, and his law degree from Emory University School of Law (J.D. 1976).