1. Overview

    Several of the attorneys at Bouhan Falligant have vast experience drafting wills and trusts for all sizes of estates and situations and advising those who administer the same. They are familiar with current estate and gift tax laws as well as the best methods for planning for a smooth and cost effective transfer of property either during life or at death. They routinely appear in probate courts in Chatham and other Georgia counties, representing executors, administrators and guardians, as well as heirs and beneficiaries of estates and trusts.

    Related legal experience includes will contests, conservatorship and/or guardianships of minors or incapacitated adults, “special needs” trusts for disabled or incapacitated individuals, removal or substitution of trustees, and petitions for accounting by executors, administrators and trustees.

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  2. News & Publications

    Consider Options When Titling Residence

    Special to Savannah Morning News Home buyers have a number of considerations when purchasing a home: how much to initially offer and when to continue negotiating, whether or not the mortgage will fit their budget, and how taxes and insurance will impact their monthly costs, among others. However, most do not give much — if […]

    Georgia Trend Recognizes Six Bouhan Falligant Attorneys as “Legal Elite”

    Six Bouhan Falligant attorneys were recently recognized in the December 2015 issue of Georgia Trend with the publication’s prestigious “Legal Ellite” designation. Legal Elite recognizes the top attorneys in the state of Georgia as selected by their peers. “We are pleased to be recognized by our peers for our attorneys’ outstanding service to clients,” said […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    Bouhan Falligant partners were recently recognized as 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. In addition, partner Kathy Horne was once again named one of the top 50 women practicing law in the state of Georgia. The Georgia Super Lawyer recognition is awarded annually to the top five percent of attorneys in the state.  Click […]

    BOUHAN FALLIGANT LAWYERS RECOGNIZED AS 2015 SUPER LAWYERS AND 2015 RISING STARS

    Contact: Brigitte VanBaelen T: 912-665-1048 E: bvanbaelen@gmail.com Nine attorneys at Bouhan Falligant LLP have been recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers and 2015 Georgia Rising Stars. Super Lawyers recognizes prominent attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The Rising Stars lawyer selection recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state — those who are […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2020

    Bouhan Falligant is pleased to announce 12 of its attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in the 2020 Best Lawyers in America. The designation honors those who have been selected by their peers for outstanding achievements in their respective practice areas.  Click here to read original article.

    Bouhan Falligant Honored with Seven First-Tier Rankings in 2020 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

    Bouhan Falligant was recently recognized by the 2020 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” with prestigious first-tier rankings in seven practice areas:  Commercial Litigation; Elder Law; Litigation-Real Estate; Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants; Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants; Real Estate Law. The final rankings are published on the U.S. News website. Click here to […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    Bouhan Falligant partners were recently recognized as 2020 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. The Georgia Super Lawyer recognition is awarded annually to the top five percent of attorneys in the state. The honor is based on independent research, peer review and professional achievement. Click here to read original article.

    Newsmakers: Savannah Attorneys Honored

    Bouhan Falligant is proud to announce that four of its attorneys have been named to the 2013 listing of Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite. Those honored were: John Lientz was recognized in the category of Corporate Law. Kathleen Horne was recognized in the category of Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights.  Melanie Marks was recognized in the category of Taxes/Estates/Trusts. […]

    What Every Georgian Should Know About Advance Medical Directives

    By Melanie L. Marks, Bouhan Falligant Special to Savannah Morning News According to a 2014 study published in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, nearly three-quarters of survey respondents did not have an advance medical directive, the generic term for any document that gives instructions about your health care and appoints someone to make medical […]

    Dolly Chisholm Elected to the Georgia Historical Society Board of Curators

    . The Georgia Historical Society has elected six new distinguished members to the GHS Board of Curators, including Bouhan Falligant partner Dolly Chisholm.  The vote and announcement were made Thursday evening at the 176th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Historical Society. “The six new Curators are some of Georgia’s top business and philanthropic leaders,” said Dr. W. […]

    Thinking About the Unthinkable: Businesses require estate planning, too

    By Eva Fedderly For BiS Estate planning is not just for older people who have retired. Once a person owns a business, it’s important to create an estate plan; the key is to have a plan in place in the event of incapacity or death so that loved ones and the business are safe.    […]

    Bouhan Falligant Partner Selected for State Bar of Georgia Award

    Dolly Chisholm, a partner at Bouhan Falligant, was recently selected for the 2015 H. Sol Clark Pro Bono Award from the State Bar of Georgia. The award honors an attorney who has excelled in one or more of a variety of activities that extend legal services to the poor. Chisholm, who practices in the areas […]

    Georgia Trend Recognizes Bouhan Falligant Attorneys as “Legal Elite”

    Four Bouhan Falligant attorneys were recently recognized in the December 2016 issue of Georgia Trend with the publication’s prestigious “Legal Ellite” designation. Legal Elite recognizes the top attorneys in the state of Georgia as selected by their peers. “It is always an honor to be recognized by our peers for outstanding client service,” said Lea […]

    Resolve to Make a Will, Protect Your Business in 2017

    By Dolly Chisholm, Bouhan Falligant Special to Business in Savannah The dawn of a new year bears witness to the most well-intentioned resolutions: lose weight, eat healthier, make better financial decisions, or quit smoking. But in spite of all the good intentions, only 8 percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s goals, according to […]

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