Djuric Spratt P.A.

Private Wealth Law Department

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The lawyers at boutique estate planning firm Djuric Spratt are "just excellent at what they do," according to an interviewee. The firm is commended for its exceptional work in estate and tax planning. One source says that "sophisticated work is handled so well" by this firm.

Another source comments on the firm's approach, saying: "The service is exceptional. Their team is always responsive to questions and inquiries, and they provide the appropriate level of detail to thoroughly address the issue at hand. The team's experience and sophistication allows them to find solutions to meet a family's objectives, clearly explain the considerations involved, and lead the family to a productive outcome."

Notable practitioners

Cynthia Duncan is described as "smart and confident" and "an excellent estate planner." She regularly handles everything from business succession to trust matters.

Elizabeth Faist is developing a strong private wealth practice. She is regularly sought after for trusts work, estate planning, charitable matters and tax issues.

James Spratt is "the absolute standout," according to one source, who continues: "He's the full package - a great technical attorney with great interpersonal skills who built a team brilliantly." Another interviewee says that "he's professional, wise and meticulous, and he understands the high net worth market."

Nikola Djuric is described by one source as "one of the brightest minds in Atlanta," and he has a commanding reputation for private wealth matters. "He's one of those legends in his own time, and an amazing attorney," comments one market insider, while another notes that "he's an absolute gentleman - he has an outstanding reputation as a human as well as a lawyer."

One source describes Patricia Friedman as "a great planning attorney for high net worth people," because she is "easy to work with and brilliant to collaborate with." She has an impressive depth of experience in estate and charitable planning matters. One interviewee notes: "She does a superb job both domestically and internationally. She navigates and collaborates well with others."

Patricia Thompson advises clients on an array of planning matters, including estate and tax planning and business succession. "She is an absolutely reliable lawyer," says one source, and another comments: "She's excellent. She's practical, and has a lot of common sense - perfect for estate planning."