Michelle W. Koufman is a partner in the firm of Davis, Pickren, Seydel & Sneed, LLP’s Trusts and Estates group. Her practice is devoted to estate planning, wills and trusts, probate, special needs and Medicaid trust planning, guardianships and conservatorships, tax planning, charitable giving and family business succession planning, and is a frequent speaker on estate planning, elder law and probate issues.
Ms. Koufman enjoys working with individuals and families to achieve their various estate planning objectives including succession planning for closely-held businesses, life insurance planning, generation-skipping transfer tax planning, wealth preservation, and planning for families with young children. Koufman also works with family members and professional fiduciaries through the probate and trust administration process after a death and the related post-mortem tax issues.
Ms. Koufman is active in both professional activities and the community. She currently serves on the Executive Board of Jewish Home Life Communities (formerly, the William Breman Jewish Home) and formerly served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Southeastern Region of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Philanthropic Advisory Leadership Institute (PALI), ADL’s Glass Leadership Institute, and the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) Leadership Academy.
Ms. Koufman, who lives in Buckhead with her husband and twin children, received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia. She earned both her Juris Doctor and her Master of Laws in Estate Planning (LL.M.), from the University of Miami School of Law. Ms. Koufman is admitted to practice in Georgia and is sworn in to practice before the United States Supreme Court.