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W. Collins Brown

Principal

Collins focuses on developing and supporting Diversified Trust’s wealth strategies offering, which includes trust and estate, tax, and business planning. Before joining Diversified Trust, Collins practiced law at Smith Gambrell & Russell, LLP in Atlanta where he was a Partner and member of the Trust & Estate, Tax and Corporate Groups. His experience includes the design and implementation of sophisticated wealth transfer plans as well as working with clients on tax, charitable, and business succession planning. He also regularly advised clients on significant corporate and M&A transactions. Prior to SGR, he was a Partner at James-Bates-Brannan-Groover LLP in Atlanta.

Collins graduated from Furman University and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. In addition, he earned his Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He is an active member of the Georgia Bar Association and is also a member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council. He is currently on the board of the Lifegate Counseling Center.