On this episode of “Wealth Matters”, hosts Craig Frankel and Adam Gaslowitz discuss how to anticipate and avoid issues at the “end of life” stage of estate planning with their guests Brandy Wright and Nick Djuric.
Brandy Wright/Cambridge Wealth Counsel
Brandy Wright, MBA, CDFA™, CFP® is a Wealth Manager with Cambridge Wealth Counsel. She specializes in working with senior executives and successful retirees. Having extensive experience designing and implementing complex financial plans for Fortune 500 executives and Executive Retirees, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Brandy joined Cambridge Wealth Counsel in 2010 and works primarily in the Atlanta-Northside office.
Brandy holds a Masters in Business Administration in Personal Financial Planning from Georgia State (1999) and is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® and a Certified Financial Planner™ professional. She also holds a BA in Finance with a minor in Risk Management from Georgia Southern University (1997). She is a corporate member of NAPFA.
Prior to joining Cambridge Wealth Counsel, she worked for The AYCO Company, L.P., a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, for seven years holding various positions as an analyst, financial planner and eventually as Vice President (2003-2010). Brandy also spent several years as a Trust Officer with SunTrust Bank in their Fortune 500 executive pension group (1997-1999).
Brandy lives in Buckhead, Georgia with her baby girl, Blakely, and two Shih-tzu’s, Bentley and Barnsley. She is a Kappa Delta alumna and is a home liaison for the annual Tour of Kitchens event with the Junior League of Buckhead. While not working, she enjoys movies, music, social and charitable events, Holiday fun, UGA football, any chance to get to the beach, spending time with friends and family and trying to keep up with a very happy and active Blakely!
Nick Djuric advises clients on estate planning—including the preparation of wills and trust instruments and tax and succession planning for closely held businesses. A member of Sutherland’s Tax Practice Group, Nick practices primarily in estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax; wills, trusts, and administration of estates; tax controversies; fiduciary litigation; and private foundations. In particular, he works closely with private family offices and their professional advisors on multigenerational estate planning. As chair of the Legislation Committee of the State Bar of Georgia Fiduciary Law Section, Nick has been active for many years in the reform of Georgia’s law of trusts and estates.
Nick served as an adjunct professor of law at John Marshall Law School and Georgia State University College of Law, introducing future attorneys to wills, trusts, estates and federal gift and estate taxation. Prior to joining Sutherland, Nick was a law clerk for the Honorable Gerald Bard Tjoflat, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
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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