Thomas E. Gould

Tom specializes in Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Estates, Probate Administration, and
Charitable Giving. Building on his 35 years of experience in these fields, he works with
individuals, their families, and advisors in developing and implementing estate plans that
emphasize flexible ways to meet family goals while seeking to minimize conflict, taxes
and expenses for the future estate.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Emory University Law School: Juris Doctor
  • Georgia State University: Masters of Business Administration in Finance
  • Georgia Tech: Bachelor of Science, Industrial Management
  • Certified Financial Planner™

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia Fiduciary Law Section
  • For twenty of his thirty five years as a member of this Section, Tom
    has been an active member of the its Legislative Committee reviewing,
    promoting and advising on legislation affecting estates and trusts in
    Georgia.
  • Atlanta Estate Planning Council
  • Atlanta Bar Association and its Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Planned giving advisor to the Atlanta Bar Foundation
  • CFP ® Association
  • Financial Planning Association of Georgia
  • Board Member and Professional Liaison Committee Chair 2007- 2012

CIVIC AND CHARITABLE:

  • DeKalb Medical Center Foundation Board since 1994
  • Currently the Chair of the Foundation’s Finance Committee
  • Graduate of Leadership DeKalb
  • Georgia Tech Foundation, 40th Reunion Committee Member
  • Georgia State University Foundation Planned Gifts Advisory Committee

SPEAKING AND TEACHING:

  • Tom has been published in Trust and Estates Magazine and spoken at the Georgia
    Estate Planning Institute in Athens, Georgia, as well as the Decatur/DeKalb and
    Savannah Estate Planning Councils.
  • Tom is an instructor for the CFP® Certification program at the Emory University
    Center for Lifelong Learning teaching the twelve week Estate Planning module.
  • Speaker in 2010 and 2011 at Georgia Tech Homecoming on Estate Planning