Mr. Scroggin has been married for 39 years to Lynn Geiger Scroggin and has three children. His oldest son is a professional blacksmith, his daughter has worked as a charitable event planner & fundraiser (and is now a stay-at-home mother) and his youngest son is an Iraq war veteran.
Jeff has practiced as a business, tax and estate planning attorney in Atlanta for 39 years. His practice is devoted to tax planning, estate planning, business representations, business succession and sales of businesses and properties.
Jeff practices out of an 1889 house in the historic district of Roswell, Georgia. The building contains one of the largest collections of tax memorabilia in the US. The tax collection was featured in a front page article in the Wall Street Journal on April 15, 2015.
Jeff serves as a Member of the University of Florida Levin College of Law Board of Trustees from 2011 to present. He serves as a member of the Florida Advisory Tax Committee of the University of Florida Levin College of Law Board of Trustees. Jeff is a Founding Board member of the Florida Tax Institute and a Founding member of the University of Florida Advisor Network. Jeff received the following degrees from the University of Florida: B.S.B.A. (Accounting), 1974; Juris Doctorate, 1977; Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.), 1979. He has taught tax law classes at the University of Florida College of Law and was an adjunct Tax Professor at the College of Business.
In November 2017, Jeff is being inducted into the Estate Planning Hall of Fame by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils. He is a Nationally Accredited Estate Planner (Distinguished), is rated “AV” by Martindale Hubbell (since 1990) and has been named in Atlanta magazine as a Georgia “Super-Lawyer” (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) and “Five Star Wealth Advisor” (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017). He holds a perfect 10 rating from AVVO.
Jeff’s professional affiliations include: The State Bar of Georgia, the Florida Bar, American Revenues Society, American Tax Token Society, Atlanta Estate Planning Council, Buckhead Study Group, Georgia Planned Giving Council, and the North Georgia Estate Planning Council (President, 2002-2005). He was Chairman of the North Fulton Community Foundation from 2007-2009 and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (2002-2010) where he was Co-Chairman of the Long Range Planning Committee and served as Chairman of the Publications Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Historic Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau (2004-present), and is a member of the Roswell Rotary Club. He served as Founding Chairman of the Friends of Barrington Hall (2008-2012).
Jeff is the author of over 260 published books, whitepapers, articles and columns. He was Founding Editor of the NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning from 2006-2010 and was Co-Editor of Commerce Clearing House’s Journal of Practical Estate Planning from 2004-2006.
Jeff is a nationally known speaker and has spoken across the country to a broad swatch of estate and tax planning professionals, including: 61 times for Estate Planning Councils around the country. 7 times for the University of Florida Law School LL.M. program, 16 times at the National Convention of the Financial Planning Association, 37 times at Financial Planning Associations, 16 times for the State Bar of Georgia, and 17 times for the Georgia Society of CPAs.
Jeff’s writing and speaking has gotten the attention of the media and he is frequently quoted in national media sources, including 9 times in the Wall Street Journal (including twice on the front page), 3 times in the New York Times, 3 times in USA Today, 4 times in the Atlanta Journal/Constitution, 5 times in Forbes Magazine, and 3 times in Fortune Magazine.