Kara Fleming has practiced as an Estate Planning attorney for over 16 years. Her estate planning practice concentrates in Wills, Trusts, Disability Management Planning, Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Trusts, Probate and Estate Administration, Ancillary Probate, Trust Administration, Estate and Gift Taxation and Generation Skipping Transfer Taxation. Kara represents clients throughout the State of Georgia with many different personal and financial estate planning needs. An individualized estate plan is developed for each client - addressing the client's specific situation, goals and concerns. The comprehensive planning process includes not only putting the proper estate planning and disability management documents in place, but also advising the client in connection with beneficiary designations, asset titling, asset allocations, asset and liability protection, liquidity planning and estate and gift tax minimization. Kara also represents executors, personal representatives and administrators, in their fiduciary capacities, in connection with the administration of decedents' estates in Georgia to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and the proper distribution of estate assets and discharge of liabilities. She has significant experience in the preparation and filing of federal estate tax returns for decedents' estates. Kara advises trustees of lifetime and testamentary trusts, in their fiduciary capacities, in connection with the proper administration of such trusts in accordance with the terms of the trust instrument and federal and state law.
Kara graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 1992 and earned her law degree cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1995. She was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1995 and is licensed to practice law in Georgia. Prior to entering private practice, she worked as a staff attorney for Cobb County, Georgia. She entered private practice in 1998 and practiced as an estate planning attorney with Scroggin & Co.,P.C., a boutique estate planning law firm, in Roswell, Georgia for over 11 years and as an estate planning attorney with Tinsley Bacon Tinsley, L.L.C. in Alpharetta, Georgia for four and a half years. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is a member of the Legislative Committee for the Fiduciary Section of the Bar. She co-authored "Charitable Reverse Split Dollar Insurance", which was published in a two-part series in Financial Planning, May and June 1998.