Alicyn McLeod/Atlanta Tax
Alicyn McLeod with Atlanta.Tax is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner with nearly 20 years of tax experience. She specializes in tax planning and compliance for closely-held businesses, individuals, and not-for-profits.
A Georgia native, Alicyn is a graduate of Augusta University where she earned a Bachelors in Business Administration in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration. She is an animal-lover who wanted to be a veterinarian as a child and accidentally stumbled into accounting while working her way through school. She quickly appreciated that each day holds its own unique professional challenges and learning opportunities. She enjoys applying her specialized knowledge to her clients’ business and tax situations to help them understand and navigate confusing issues that have a large impact on their finances.
Alicyn resides near Chastain Park and is an active member of the Atlanta business community. She has contributed her professional skills over the years by volunteering with several organizations including serving as President of the American Woman’s Society of CPAs – Georgia Affiliate, Treasurer of Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta (a German cultural center), and serving on the finance committees for the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts and Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Alicyn is a 2016-2017 participant in the Philanthropic Advisor Leadership Institute (PALI) sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, as well as a 2018 participant in the Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s Women on Board program.
Chloe Moore/Financial Staples
Chloe is the Founder of Financial Staples, a virtual, fee-only comprehensive financial planning firm based in Atlanta, GA and serving clients nationwide. Financial Staples is dedicated to serving young professionals and small business owners who are entrepreneurial-minded, philanthropic, and purpose-driven. As a Certified Financial Planner professional, Chloe takes a comprehensive approach with clients and creates customized solutions that incorporate her clients’ values and financial objectives.
Prior to launching Financial Staples, Chloe advised high net worth individuals and families at a southeastern based independent trust company. She also works as a consultant for other financial advisors, providing outsourced financial planning and practice management solutions.
In addition to promoting financial literacy through volunteer efforts, Chloe also focuses on the cultivation of female and minority financial planners. She serves on the advisory committee for the XY Planning Network and is an active member of several professional organizations. Through her leadership, contribution, and volunteerism within the financial services industry, Chloe was recognized as one of Investment News Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2017.
Cherish De la Cruz/De la Cruz Law, LLC
Cherish De la Cruz established De la Cruz Law, LLC in 2013 to help multi-generational families plan their futures. In 2012, Cherish experienced losing a close family member to cancer. While taking care of her aunt’s affairs, she realized the stress and unnecessary hardship of not having a comprehensive and customized estate plan. As a mother of three young children and as the daughter of aging baby boomer parents, Cherish is both personally and professionally fluent in the complexities that arise in ensuring that family members are protected with life and estate planning. With her background and expertise in investments and insurance, Cherish works collaboratively with advisors in helping families and small businesses develop tailored estate plans.
Community involvement and leadership has always been important to Cherish. She is the Immediate Past President of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA), Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, a founding Board Member of XPX – The Exit Planning Exchange and Board Member of Mosaic Georgia (formerly the Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center and Children’s Advocacy Center). She is also a graduate of the 34th Class of Leadership Gwinnett (2019). In 2017, the Georgia Asian Times named Cherish as one of the Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia.
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About Gaslowitz Frankel:
Gaslowitz Frankel is an experienced trial practice firm specializing in all aspects of complex fiduciary litigation throughout Georgia and the Southeast. With a focus on representing individuals, companies, banks, and fiduciaries in dispute involving wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, businesses, and securities law, their experienced and highly qualified litigation attorneys have tremendous credentials and a proven history of success.
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