ATTORNEY PROFILES


MARK deANDRADE

Mark Deandrade

Mark deAndrade is a native of Atlanta and offers to his clients an expertise in wills, trusts, estate planning, probate and estate administration, and business planning for privately owned businesses. He has a master's degree in the specialized area of estate planning. He is an expert in assisting individuals and families with the disposition of their property and reducing estate and income taxes, the hassles of probate administration, and the strife of family disagreements upon the death of a loved one. In addition, Mark's business practice involves successfully guiding businesses through the business life cycle, including the structure and formation of businesses, the operation of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, and business succession planning.

Mark graduated from Emory University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science and received his Juris Doctor from University of Denver in 1998. While attending law school, Mark became interested in tax law and continued his studies in tax at the University of Miami. He received the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.) in estate planning from the University of Miami in 1999.

Mark also lectures to the public and professional groups. His most recent speaking engagements include speaking to the Dekalb Junior League regarding estate planning and lecturing to attorneys at continuing legal education courses regarding overcoming challenges with large estates. Mark was also a panelist at a veterans administration benefits symposium regarding complex tax planning.

JEFF MANGIERI

Jeff Mangieri

Jeff Mangieri specializes in general business representation and transactional services in addition to estate planning and probate services.

Jeff represents and advises privately held companies in all stages of the business life cycle from the entity formation stage through operational issues and business expansion to the sale of the business or its transition to the next generation of owners or managers. His practice involves advising clients on asset protection planning, transactional matters including mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, and a wide array of contract matters relating to business governance, employment, non-competes and other restrictive covenants, and business succession.

Jeff also provides a range of estate and trust planning services to individuals at various age, income and net worth levels. He regularly advises clients with foundational estate planning issues and works with high net worth clients on the appropriate use of advanced estate planning techniques such as charitable trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, grantor-retained annuity trusts (GRATs), and family limited partnerships.

Jeff received his Bachelors of Arts degree in English from the University of Michigan in 1996 and his Juris Doctorate degree from Wake Forest University in 1999. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia as well as the Lawyers Club of Atlanta and the North Atlanta Tax Council, and he serves on the Editorial Board of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.

Jeff has also received the "Georgia Super Lawyer/Rising Star" distinction from Law & Politics Magazine in 2008, 2009, and 2010.