Charleston, SC – Smith Moore Leatherwood attorney G.P. Diminich is one of 41 leaders from across the Lowcountry and surrounding areas to be selected to participate in the 9th Lowcountry class of the Riley Institute at Furman's Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI).
Poised to join 1300 Riley Fellows from across the state, class members meet over the course of five months in a format driven by timely, relevant case studies and other experiential learning tools designed to maximize interactions and productive relationships among program participants. As part of the program, leaders work in cross-sector groups to respond to real issues and opportunities in their communities through capstone service projects. Participants reflecting South Carolina's demographics and representing the corporate, nonprofit, education, faith-based and government sectors are chosen by nomination and application.
DLI is facilitated by Juan Johnson, an independent consultant and former Coca-Cola Vice President. "DLI is unique among South Carolina's leadership programs. In addition to the opportunity to develop new relationships and take part in positive action in their communities, participants gain deep knowledge of how to effectively manage and lead increasingly diverse workers, clients and constituents," said Johnson.
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. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), whose membership is selected on the basis of professional reputation for the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors and having made substantial contributions to the field of trusts and estates law through lecturing, writing, teaching, and Bar activities. 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'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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