Lanier Thomas practices in the areas of strategic wealth conservation, business continuity planning, charitable giving and asset protection. He focuses his practice on integrating sophisticated estate and tax planning with business succession planning. His practice also includes the transfer of family wealth and plan administration.
Lanier decided to become a lawyer at an early age, and his gift has always been to help people and solve problems. He likes to think creatively, and the estate planning fields provides those challenges and opportunities. For forty years, Lanier has been involved with clients from all walks of life, helping them to bring order to their family, legal and financial affairs. Using living trusts, a wide variety of business entities and advanced strategies, he has helped clients convert paper profits to increased cash flow, with the ability to maintain control and pass on their values to the next generation, while minimizing estate, gift and income taxes. He truly enjoys listening to the families he serves and learning their stories and history. As an active listener, he likes to draw out the details of each family. Lanier believes that if he can expand his clients' horizons of what can be achieved through planning, and give them peace of mind, he has truly done his job. He enjoys taking otherwise complicated strategies and making them simple and easy to understand. In addition to practicing law, he is actively involved in educating insurance professionals, lawyers, financial advisors, CPAs, and stock brokers in basic and advanced estate planning concepts.
To relax and recharge, Lanier enjoys the out of doors, fly fishing, hiking, and skiing. He is also an avid reader of biographies and history.