Lee A. Summerford


(912) 236-3311
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Lee A. Summerford

(912) 236-3311summerford@olivermaner.com

Practice Areas

Closely Held Businesses



Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. Tax Court


J.D., Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law 1996, cum laude

B.A., Mercer University, 1993

Lee A. Summerford is a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rated partner in the Business, Tax and Trusts and Estates section of the firm. His business practice includes corporate, partnership and LLC formation, contract preparation and negotiation, sales and acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, and succession planning. His estate planning practice ranges from simple wills to complex tax-motivated estate planning, and he handles all aspects of probate, estate and trust administration. In addition, Mr. Summerford regularly deals with the Internal Revenue Service and State Department of Revenue on estate and income tax issues.

Professional Associations

American Health Lawyers Association

State Bar of Georgia

Savannah Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year for Tax (2022)

Best Lawyers in America Trusts & Estates, Tax and Corporate Law (2003-Present)

Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year for Trusts and Estates (2016)