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Smith Moore Leatherwood's G.P. Diminich Earns CFP® Certification

April 17, 2012

Charleston, S.C. — Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP is proud to announce that attorney G.P. Diminich has been certified as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. The CFP® certification is reserved for individuals who have taken the extra step to demonstrate their professionalism by voluntarily submitting to the rigorous CFP® certification process that includes demanding education, examination, experience and ethical requirements.

"While I will not be actively practicing as a CFP® professional, this certification will help me further assist local and regional financial planners, as well as certified public accountants and their clients with estate and wealth planning," said Diminich. "This addition to my offerings will allow me to better serve my clients and present a more comprehensive practice overall."

"We are proud of G.P. for achieving what few attorneys in the area have undertaken," said Bobby Pearce, co-partner in charge of Smith Moore Leatherwood's Charleston office. "This certification is a significant addition to his already impressive practice."

Diminich received his B.A., with honors, from Davidson College; his J.D. and International M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina's School of Law and Moore School of Business, respectively; his Certificate in Italian/European Business from S.D.A. Bocconi; and his LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law. His practice covers the areas of taxation, mergers and acquisitions, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, business litigation, estate planning and probate administration, probate and estate litigation, banking, tax controversy, real estate planning, state and local taxation, and business incentives. Diminich is a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law and a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, distinctions awarded by the Supreme Court of South Carolina, as well as a S.C. Certified Circuit Court Mediator.

Locally, Diminich is a member of the Charleston Estate Planning Council; the Charleston Tax Council (past president); the Charleston Tax Roundtable; the East Cooper Rotary Breakfast Club; the Metro Exchange Club of Charleston; the Daniel Island Business Association; and the Trident United Way's Community Investment Review Team. He serves on the Board of Directors for the ALS Association, South Carolina Chapter, Inc.; the Charleston Concert Association; is a former Board member of the Charleston Stage Company; and is a member of the Finance Committee of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, a graduate of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Charleston, Class of 2009, and a member of the Taxation and Small Business Committees of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about CFP® certification and the qualifications of a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, visit

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