Patricia D. Friedman

Patricia D. Friedman

Senior Attorney
Atlanta, Georgia

Patricia Friedman is a Senior Attorney at BSLF. For over 25 years, she has represented clients with respect to their estate planning needs, including estate and gift tax planning, charitable planning and estate administration.

Patricia is a member of the Georgia and New York bars.  She is a member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council and recently served on its board of directors.  She also serves on the Foundations Committee for the Woodruff Arts Center Annual Campaign.  Patricia is a recent participant in The Philanthropic Advisor's Leadership Institute sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. and is a former member of the Planned Giving Advisory Board for the Community Foundation. She also served on the State Bar committee that wrote Georgia’s unitrust statute. Patricia has presented at the Estate Planning Institute, the Fiduciary Law Institute and at several other seminars and currently serves on the Program Committee for the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.

Patricia received her B.A., cum laude, with a double major in English and Political Science from Vanderbilt University in 1985 and her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School in 1988, where she was Research Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review.

Patricia and her husband Rob have two children.  Patricia has been very active in her children's schools. She recently completed two terms on the Board of Trustees of The Children’s School, serving as Vice-Chair and as a member of its Executive Committee. She previously chaired its Budget and Finance Committee and served as Treasurer.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate and Tax Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Charitable Planning
  • Wealth Transfer Planning

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1989
  • Georgia, 1992


  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Law Review: Vanderbilt Law Review, Research Editor
  • Vanderbilt University
    • B.A. cum laude - 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, 1992 - Present
  • Atlanta Estate Planning Council, 2002 – Present, (Director, 2011 - 2013)
  • Program Committee- Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia (2013 - Present)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Foundations Committee for the Woodruff Art Center Annual Campaign, Member, 2011 - Present