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G. P. Diminich

G. P. Diminich

Partner

T (843) 300-6638
F (843) 300-6738
Overview

G.P. practices in the areas of taxation, mergers & 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. He is a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law and a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning & Probate Law, distinctions awarded by the Supreme Court of South Carolina. G.P. has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.

In his practice, G.P. represents corporate clients on such diverse matters as the purchase and sale of businesses, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, shareholder buyouts, executive compensation arrangements, and business succession planning. He regularly works with individual clients on income and estate planning matters in the formulation and implementation of strategies to reduce taxation, protect and preserve assets, and facilitate the transfer of assets among family members and charities.

He advises personal representatives, trustees, beneficiaries, and creditors on all phases of the estate probate and trust administration process, including ancillary administration and tax audits. G.P. also advises real estate developers and investors in such matters as the formation of real estate ventures and on the tax planning aspects of the purchase, sale, and exchange of commercial and investment property. He is a frequent lecturer in seminars for attorneys, CPAs and financial planners on such diverse topics as estate planning, trust and probate administration, limited liability companies, S corporations, and other tax related topics.

Achievements
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
  • Certified Specialist in Taxation Law, South Carolina Supreme Court
  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, South Carolina Supreme Court (Current Chair, S.C. Supreme Court’s Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialization Advisory Board)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Tax Law (2017, 2018), Trusts and Estates (2018)
  • Martindale-Hubbell's top ("AV") Peer Review Rating *
  • Charleston Regional Business Journal, "40 Leaders Under Forty", 2013
  • McNeill Smith Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, 2015
  • Legal Writing Instructor, U.S.C. School of Law
  • CALI Award, Mass Tort Litigation
  • Research Assistant, Prof. F. Patrick Hubbard, U.S.C. School of Law

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Experience

Experience

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant
  • Adjunct Professor (for taxation courses), College of Charleston, Master of Science in Accountancy graduate program, 2013-present
Thought Leadership

Published Works

  • "Rethinking the LLC, In today's high-tax environment, practitioners should explore having active member(s) in an LLC make the S corporation tax election," SC Lawyer, November 2014
  • "New Concerns for Today's Trust and Estate Planners and Their Clients: Effective Planning with the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012," Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Structuring Trusts and Estates, Westlaw/Aspatore 2014
  • Co-author, "Successor Liability with M&A Asset Purchase Transactions," Association of Corporate Counsel South Carolina Chapter Newsletter, Fall 2013
  • "Examining the Key Issues in a Successful Family and Business Succession Plan," Inside The Minds: Family And Business Succession Planning, Westlaw/Aspatore 2013
  • Co-author, Bottling Lightning: Utilizing the Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust to Turbocharge Estate Tax Planning and Protect Assets from Creditors, South Carolina Lawyer, September 2012
  • "Asset Protection 101 for Medical Professionals," Atlanta Hospital News, August 2012

SC Bar Activities

  • Chair, SC/NC/GA Annual Tax Section Workshop (Kiawah Island), 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • Chair, Annual Probate Law Update for Probate Judges (2012, 2014)
  • Frequent lecturer for SC Bar CLE Division on numerous topics.
Community
  • Rotary Club of Charleston, Member and Paul Harris fellow 
  • Metro Exchange Club of Charleston, Member
  • Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Charleston, Class of 2009, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Charleston Animal Society, General Counsel and Chair of Planned Giving Committee
  • Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA), General Counsel and Ways, Means and Rules Committee Member
  • Trident Technical College Foundation, Board of Directors and Planned Giving Committee Member
  • Coastal Community Foundation, Chair, Professional Advisory Group
  • Social Venture Partners (Charleston), Board Member/Partner
  • Reading Partners (Charleston), Board Member
  • Fellow, The Riley Institute at Furman, S.C. Diversity Leadership, Low Country Class IX
  • World Trade Center Charleston, Committee Member
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Taxation Committee and Small Business Committee
  • Trident United Way, Community Investment Review Team (CIRT), Member
  • Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Development Committee Member
  • Porter-Gaud Foundation, Technical Advisor Group Member
  • The ALS Association, South Carolina Chapter, Inc., Former Board of Directors
  • Charleston Stage Company, Former Board Member
Education
  • University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business, M.B.A., International Business, 2000
  • S.D.A. Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy, Certificate, Italian/European Business, 1999
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2002
  • Davidson College, B.A., History, with honors, 1995
Admissions
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 2006
  • United States Tax Court, 2007
  • South Carolina, 2000
Affiliations
  • Estate Planning & Probate Law, Specialization Advisory Board, S.C. Supreme Court, 2012-present (Chair, 2015-_)
  • Charleston Estate Planning Council
  • Charleston Tax Council (past President)
  • Charleston Tax Roundtable
  • S.C. Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • South Carolina Bar Association
    • Tax Law Section (Council Member, 2013-present)
    • Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Section
      • Article 5 Section 5 Durable Powers of Attorney Revision Group
    • Corporate, Banking, & Securities Section
    • SC Bar Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Tax Section
    • Real Property,  Probate & Trust Law Section,
    • Business Law Section
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Mentor, S.C. Supreme Court Lawyer Mentoring program
  • Attorney to Protect Client Interests, S.C. Supreme Court
Academic Honors
  • Order of the Wig & Robe
  • Southeastern Environmental Law Journal
  • Dean's List, Fall 1997 and Spring 1998
Languages
  • Italian
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