Margaret Ward Scott

Alston & Bird LLP

Margaret Scott concentrates her practice on estate planning, fiduciary and tax litigation, estate settlement, trust administration, charitable planning, charitable solicitation law, and exempt organizations. Margaret provides individuals, families, and institutional and individual trustees with advice on tax issues and estate planning strategies.

She frequently helps trustees, executors, guardians, and beneficiaries resolve a broad range of estate and trust disputes, many of which involve complex and sophisticated legal and tax issues.

She serves as the secretary of the Charles Loridans Foundation and the secretary/treasurer of the Vasser Woolley Foundation. She is the chair elect of the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, the president of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, past chair of the Nonprofit Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and serves on the board of the Chastain Park Conservancy and Emory University Board of Visitors.

Margaret founded Alston & Bird’s Wills Program for emergency services personnel and indigent Atlantans and annually provides wills trainings for volunteer attorneys.

Margaret earned her B.A. from Duke University in 1996 and her J.D., with honors, from Emory University School of Law in 2003. Before law school, Margaret worked as a speechwriter and policy analyst for the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.


  •  Emory University (J.D., 2003)
  •  Duke University (B.A., 1996)

Bar Admissions :  Georgia


  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, fellow
  • Atlanta Bar Association Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Warren T. Jackson Elementary Education Foundation, board of directors
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, former board of directors


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