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This three-part series was presented by attorneys from Chambliss Law and held at the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists in the South Atrium. All webinars were live-streamed and recorded. Scroll to watch the webinars below.

Webinar Archive

Estate Planning 101

with Stephany Pedigo

Estate Planning and Administration:

What is this Thing Called Probate (And Do I Really Need A Will)?
with Stephany Pedigo

Elder Planning vs. Estate Planning:

A Primer for Retirement and Beyond
with Dana B. Perry, CELA

Get To Know The Attorneys

Click to learn more about each of our guest attorneys.

Portrait of Stephany Pedigo

Stephany Pedigo


Stephany is honored to represent and assist clients in the estate planning process. With more than 20 years of experience, she utilizes estate-based and trust-based planning to protect and direct clients to provide for their families while also protecting their assets. Stephany often focuses on providing planning advice and drafting wills, trusts, and incapacity documents for her clients, as well as helping them in trust and estate administration. In addition, she provides solutions that are tailored to address the uncertain and evolving tax climate, such as effectively utilizing tax credits and finding ways to minimize estate taxes. She is committed to assisting clients in a caring and responsive manner in their planning and when they face the challenging task of administering a loved one's estate.

Stephany has a broad range of experience that makes her a well-rounded attorney capable of understanding a wide range of issues and bringing this perspective to her clients. Licensed in both Tennessee and Georgia, her career has included representing clients in litigation, mediations, being appointed to represent children as the guardian ad litem in adoption matters and juvenile proceedings, representing individuals in judicial commitment hearings, and serving as guardian ad litem in conservatorship cases.

Portrait of Dana Perry

Dana Perry


With more than 30 years' experience helping individuals and families secure their futures and protect their assets, Dana handles estate planning, elder law, and special needs planning with the level of detail and compassion clients deserve. Her hands-on approach ensures that clients understand all of their options for multi-generational estate and tax planning, long-term care, benefits including Medicaid and Medicare, various trusts, and beyond. She and her team take a holistic approach and are extremely responsive. They assist with everything from simple wills and incapacity documents to intricate supplemental needs trusts and care coordination. Through her comprehensive needs analysis, Dana works with clients to craft a strategic and realistic plan that will minimize future costs and maximize each family's protection. Dana is highly regarded in the region for her experience in preparing and implementing complex estate plans and wealth transfer strategies for high net-worth clients. She has worked with many family business owners on protecting their interests, planning for potential incapacity, and transitioning matters to the next generation – or else preparing for sale. Her team's goal is for client legacies to last, meaning assets are conserved and managed for children and others for years to come. Understanding the numerous benefits reaped from effective estate planning and the crippling impact in the absence of it, Dana approaches her clients' legacy goals and concerns with a sincere commitment to them and their successes. Inspired by childhood elder mentors and the journey of a close family member with mental illness, Dana has stood in the shoes of her elder law and special needs planning clients. She leads an interdisciplinary team, has been licensed as an Elder Law Specialist since 1997, and is one of only a handful of Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the region qualified by the National Elder Law Foundation to serve elders and their families. She is also accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs and a member of both the Academy of Special Needs Planners and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Dana is well-versed in the issues and regulations that matter most to seniors and families of loved ones with special needs and has led her team in the planning and execution of the Embrace Aging Forum since its inception.