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.