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Miles C. Padgett


Miles has assisted clients in planning for their estates, varying in value from $10 million to over $4 billion and consisting of assets such as commercial real estate holdings, closely-held stock, non-qualified compensation, well-known art work, and high-value scenic real estate.  Miles has also assisted clients in establishing private trust companies (and other private fiduciary companies) for complex families and trust networks to create user-friendly and family goal-specific organizations.  

Miles writes and speaks on a wide variety of tax and wealth management topics.  

Miles was a founding member of the firm Kozusko Harris Vetter Wareh Duncan LLP, and resigned from the partnership in 2004 to join the financial services community.  After spending over 5 years as an investment consultant with Convergent Wealth Advisors, where he was a director in its Investment Strategy Group focusing on asset allocation and manager search and selection, Miles re-joined the firm as a partner in December 2009.

Miles earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, with distinction, from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.  In addition to being a lawyer, Miles holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation, from the Investment Management Consultants Association in conjunction with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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