Charles D.


Charlie Hurt works with multigenerational families and their advisers on estate planning matters. The leader of Sutherland’s Atlanta-based Trusts and Estates team, Charlie advises and assists individuals and their families in all areas of their personal, estate and business planning. Charlie represents estates of varying sizes from the initial planning stages to conclusion.

When an individual or estate faces scrutiny or the threat of litigation, Charlie brings 50 years of experience and extensive knowledge of tax regulations to the vigorous defense of his clients. He defends estates before the Internal Revenue Service and also represents clients in fiduciary litigation and construction issues involving wills and trusts. In addition to providing tax-related advice, Charlie advises closely held businesses and family groups in general corporate matters.

Selected Experience

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Trusts and Estates Practitioners (2009)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of trusts and estates (1999-2016)

Selected for inclusion Georgia Super Lawyers® (2004-2009)

Professional Activities

Member, Tax Section and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, American Bar Association
Member, Fiduciary Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Member, Atlanta Estate Planning Council
Past President, Washington and Lee University Alumni Association

  • LL.B., Harvard Law School
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Washington and Lee University, Phi Beta Kappa
    Omicron Delta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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