J. Christopher Miller, Esq.
cmiller@northfultonwills.com

 
J. CHRISTOPHER MILLER  focuses his time in the areas of trusts and estates, taxation, and business law. His experience with all angles of estate administration informs his common sense style of practicing law and helps him to form estate plans that suit each client’s situation.  Chris has helped to broker reasonable settlements in a number of intra-family disputes, and has successfully guided clients through estate tax filings and audits.
           
Chris enjoys his work in the special needs community, regularly discussing the use of Special Needs Trusts at the seasonal conferences of the Georgia Down Syndrome Consortium.   He also serves on the faculty of several CLE seminars regarding Georgia’s probate code and its Limited Liability Company (LLC) Act.  He uses his experience in counseling small businesses as a basis for workshops on drafting strong, flexible Operating Agreements for use in a variety of family business and commercial situations.  In 2014, he wrote a chapter titled “Asset Protection Planning” for a guidebook written for physicians and healthcare professionals.
                                               
Chris resides in Johns Creek with his wife, Sharon, and a 12-year-old daughter.

Chris has been recognized as one Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite in the field of Taxes, Estates, and Trusts both in 2009 and in 2014.

Chris was also voted best attorney in the North Fulton Family Life 2014 “Best of life” contest.

 

Education

- Emory University, Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Latin, magna cum laude 1997
 
- Emory University School of Law, JD., cum laude 2000

 

Professional Affiliations

- Member of The Rotary Club of North Fulton

- Member of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Estate Planning and Probate Section

- Member of the Alpharetta Business Association

- Member of the Professional Resource Group

- Co-Chair of the Emerging Leaders Program through the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce

 

Publications and Speaking Engagements

- Published chapter titled “Asset Protection Planning” in the guidebook titled Comprehensive Financial Planning Strategies for Doctors and Advisors.

- Contributing author for guidebook titled Financial Planning for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals.

- Invited speaker at the National Business Institute’s seminar titled “Drafting LLC Agreements: Essential Skills and Hands-On Training”

- Invited speaker on Special Needs Trusts at the Georgia Down Syndrome Consortium’s annual conferences

- Invited speaker at the National Business Institute’s seminar titled “Estate Planning Basics”

- Invited speaker at the National Business Institute’s seminar titled “Limited Liability Companies”

- Invited speaker at the seminar titled “Ethics and Estate Planning”

- Invited panelist at a SCORE workshop for startup businesses

- Chris has also published numerous articles in North Fulton Family Life and Our Milton Neighbor magazines.

 

 

 
Award-Winning Firm

Legal Elite      Best of Life Award