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Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney G.P. Diminich Named ACTEC Fellow

Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney G.P. Diminich Named ACTEC Fellow

Charleston attorney elected for contributions to field of trust and estate law

March 13, 2014

Charleston, S.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP attorney G.P. Diminich has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Diminich is one of only 32 attorneys in South Carolina named as a Fellow.

ACTEC is a national organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. Members are also selected on the basis of professional reputation and having made substantial contributions to the field of trusts and estates law through lecturing, writing, teaching, and bar activities.

"G.P.'s election is well deserved and a testament to his outstanding accomplishments and commitment to the trust and estate practice," said Bill Dennis, Partner in Charge of Smith Moore Leatherwood's Trust and Estate Group. "Having three of our attorneys selected as Fellows of ACTEC demonstrates the depth and skill of our attorneys in this space."

Diminich 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. In addition, he is a member of the Tax Law Section Council of the South Carolina Bar Association, and past president of the Charleston Tax Council. Diminich is the third current member of the Smith Moore Leatherwood to be elected as an ACTEC member, joining Bill Dennis and Tod Hyche.

Diminich's work in trusts and estates, tax, estate planning and probate law, business transactions, and mergers and acquisitions has earned him the top "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell,  the Charleston Regional Business Journal's "40 Leaders Under Forty" Award in 2013, and appointment as an Adjunct Professor (for taxation courses) in the College of Charleston's Master of Science (M.S.) in Accountancy program. 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.

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