Neal was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and resided in Jacksonville through High School. He graduated from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968, with honors, and from Virginia Law School in 1972, where he was Order of the Coif and served on the Virginia Law Review.
Neal began practice in Atlanta in 1972, in what was then known as Kilpatrick, Cody, Rogers, McClatchey & Regenstein, one of the larger Atlanta firms. This followed a summer internship with that firm a year earlier. He transitioned to a medium size firm environment, where he enjoyed a close and successful partnership of more than twenty years, and has more recently practiced independently, but as “of counsel” to McGee & Oxford, where two of his former partners reside.
Neal’s practice has been predominately focused on the substantive areas of estate planning, preparation of last wills and related documents, gift transactions, family wealth planning, and estate administration. He has represented high net worth clients, and also clients who require a somewhat lesser focus on estate tax minimization. His experience has also cut across numerous other types of law practice including those involving corporate and business transactions, contracts, prenuptial agreements, mediation and services performed as an expert witness.
Neal has been very active in the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law since 1980.
Professional Organizations and Ratings; Member State Bar of Georgia; Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated “AV” since 1974, the highest rating given. This rating reflects “Very High to Preeminent” legal ability and “Very High” general ethical standards. Also a Member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council where he has served on the Board; the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; and the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association where he has served on various standing and special committees, the Council (Board of Directors), as an officer, and as the Section Delegate to the House of Delegates of the ABA.
Personal: Married since 1973 to Jean Adelman Fink with a daughter, Jodi Fink Halpert, son, Jeffrey Malvern Fink, and three grandchildren.
- Wills, Trusts and Estates.
- Business Law.
- Wealth Transfer Planning.
- Administration of Estates.
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Estate and Transfer Tax Planning
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