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G.P. Diminich

Partner
176 Croghan Spur Road
Suite 301
P.O. Box 22207 (29413)
Charleston, SC 29407
Direct843.996.1900
gdiminich@slk-law.com

Assistant

Wendy Price

G.P. practices in the areas of taxation, mergers & acquisitions, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, business litigation, estate planning and probate administration, probate and estate litigation, banking, tax controversy, real estate planning, state and local taxation, and business incentives.  He is a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law and a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning & Probate Law, distinctions awarded by the Supreme Court of South Carolina.  G.P. has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.

In his practice, G.P. represents corporate clients on such diverse matters as the purchase and sale of businesses, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, shareholder buyouts, executive compensation arrangements, and business succession planning.  He regularly works with individual clients on income and estate planning matters in the formulation and implementation of strategies to reduce taxation, protect and preserve assets, and facilitate the transfer of assets among family members and charities.

He advises personal representatives, trustees, beneficiaries, and creditors on all phases of the estate probate and trust administration process, including ancillary administration and tax audits.  G.P. also advises real estate developers and investors in such matters as the formation of real estate ventures and on the tax planning aspects of the purchase, sale, and exchange of commercial and investment property.  He is a frequent lecturer in seminars for attorneys, CPAs and financial planners on such diverse topics as estate planning, trust and probate administration, limited liability companies, S corporations, and other tax related topics.

Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
  • Certified Specialist in Taxation Law, South Carolina Supreme Court
  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, South Carolina Supreme Court
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law (2017 - 2018), Trusts and Estates (2018)
  • Charleston Business Magazine, Legal Elite of the Lowcountry, Tax & Estate, Business Litigation (2017)
  • McNeill Smith Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, 2015
  • Charleston Regional Business Journal, "40 Leaders Under Forty," 2013
  • CALI Award, Mass Tort Litigation
  • Legal Writing Instructor, U.S.C. School of Law
  • Research Assistant, Prof. F. Patrick Hubbard, U.S.C. School of Law

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Estate Planning & Probate Law, Specialization Advisory Board, S.C. Supreme Court (2012 - present), Chair (2015 - present)
  • Charleston Estate Planning Council
  • Charleston Tax Council, past President
  • Charleston Tax Roundtable
  • South Carolina Bar Association
    • Tax Law Section, Council Member (2013 - present)
    • Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Section
      • Article 5 Section 5 Durable Powers of Attorney Revision Group
    • Corporate, Banking, & Securities Section
    • SC Bar Probate, Estate Planning &Trust Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Tax Section
    • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, Business Law Section
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Mentor, S.C. Supreme Court Lawyer Mentoring program
  • Attorney to Protect Client Interests, S.C. Supreme Court
  • Rotary Club of Charleston, Member and Paul Harris fellow
  • Metro Exchange Club of Charleston, Member
  • Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Charleston, Class of 2009, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Charleston Animal Society, General Counsel and Chair of Planned Giving Committee
  • Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA), General Counsel and Ways, Means and Rules Committee Member
  • Trident Technical College Foundation, Board of Directors and Planned Giving Committee Member
  • Coastal Community Foundation, Chair, Professional Advisory Group
  • Social Venture Partners (Charleston), Board Member/Partner
  • Reading Partners (Charleston), Board Member
  • Fellow, The Riley Institute at Furman, S.C. Diversity Leadership, Low Country Class IX
  • World Trade Center Charleston, Committee Member
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Taxation Committee and Small Business Committee
  • Trident United Way, Community Investment Review Team (Cl RT), Member
  • Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Development Committee Member
  • Porter-Gaud Foundation, Technical Advisor Group Member
  • The ALS Association, South Carolina Chapter, Inc., former Board of Directors
  • Charleston Stage Company, former Board Member

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Education

  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2002
  • M.B.A., International Business Law, University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business, 2000
  • Certificate, Italian/European Business, S.D.A. Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy, 1999
  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, Order of the Wig & Robe, Deans List (Fall 1997; Spring 1998), 1998
  • B.A., with honors, Davidson College, 1995

Bar and Court Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2000
  • United States Tax Court, 2007
  • United States District Court District of South Carolina, 2006

Languages

  • Italian

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