Frank S. Macgill and Thomas S. Cullen Honored as “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America® 2014

September 19, 2013

HunterMaclean, a leading law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, is pleased to announce that attorneys Frank S. Macgill and Thomas S. Cullen were recently selected by their peers as Lawyers of the Year for Savannah by The Best Lawyers in America® 2014.

Attorneys honored as Lawyers of the Year have received particularly high ratings in Best Lawyers surveys, earning a high level of respect among their peers for their expertise, professionalism and integrity. Each year this honor is earned by only one attorney per practice area in each city.

Frank Macgill, the managing partner of HunterMaclean, was honored as the Lawyer of the Year in Savannah for Tax Law and Trusts and Estates. In addition to his law practice, Macgill serves on the board of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA), United Way of the Coastal Empire and Step-Up Savannah.

He has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Atlanta magazine from 2005 to the present, a “Best Lawyer in America” from 2007 to the present, and a Georgia Trend “Legal Elite” for Trusts, Estates and Tax in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

Macgill received a B.S. with distinction from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.

Tom Cullen, a partner in the Savannah office of HunterMaclean, is honored as the Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law. Tom serves as Practice Group Leader for the firm’s corporate practice. He practices in the areas of general corporate and corporate governance including the formation and organization of business entities, capitalization of such entities through debt or equity offerings, securities issues, commercial transactions, commercial loans, mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings and other reorganizations, shareholder rights issues and contract drafting and negotiation.

In addition to his law practice, Cullen serves as the vice chairman of the Southeast Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross and is a member of the board of directors of Old Savannah City Mission and the Armstrong Atlantic State University Educational Properties Foundation. He is also a member of the State Bar of Georgia Legal Opinions Committee.

A graduate of Leadership Savannah, Cullen earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of Illinois and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law.

Earlier this year, 25 HunterMaclean attorneys were included in Best Lawyers in America 2014.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys vote on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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