Cynthia A. Duncan

Cynthia A. Duncan

Atlanta, Georgia

Cynthia Duncan joined BSLF in March of 2010. She has nine years of experience in the field of trusts and estates matters.  Her practice focuses on wealth transfer, business succession, estate administration and charitable giving.  Cynthia is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, and the American Bar Association.  She received her B.A., cum laude, in English from Wake Forest University in 1996 and received her J.D. from the University of Florida in 2002, where she graduated with high honors.  Cynthia is the co-author of several articles for professional journals and frequently speaks at continuing legal education programs.  Her most recent article “McCord to Holman - Five Years of Value Judgments" appeared in the Spring 2009 ACTEC Journal.  Cynthia spoke at the 2009 ABA Spring Symposium on the Anatomy of a Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement, and in 2011, spoke at the 56th Annual Estate Planning Institute on the Anatomy of a Grantor Trust.  Cynthia is also a member of the Business Planning Group of the ABA. Cynthia and her husband, Derek, have two children, Lucy and Sam.

Areas of Practice

  • Trusts and Estate Matters
  • Wealth Transfer
  • Business Succession
  • Estate Administration
  • Charitable Giving

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2003


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Honors: High Honors
  • Wake Forest University
    • B.A. cum laude - 1996

Published Works

  • "McCord to Homan - Five Years of Value Judgments", ACTEC, Spring, 2009


  • Anatomy of a Grantor trust, 56th Annual Estate Planning Institute, 2011 - Present
  • Anatomy of a Limited Liability Co. Operating Agmt., ABA Spring Symposium, 2009 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Atlanta Estate Planning Council, Member, 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, Business Planning Group, 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, 2002 - Present