Russ Henry

Russ Henry

Russ advises business owners, individuals, and families on a broad array of trusts and estates matters. Russ regularly provides personalized guidance on complex estate plans and wealth management goals, helping clients manage and protect their assets. He takes a careful approach to develop and implement estate planning strategies aimed at preserving multi-generational wealth. Russ has vast experience in the utilization of partnerships, limited liability companies, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and other succession planning techniques tailored to each client. He also provides guidance to clients on tax-related matters, including ways to achieve their charitable giving objectives. He is often counsel for families with multiple generations to provide consistent wealth planning throughout the family. Russ has organized and facilitated family office meetings to bring families together on common goals in the areas of tax planning, philanthropy, and the education of younger generations. Often these engagements include a general counsel function to provide access to other legal services of Coleman Talley, including commercial litigation and mergers/acquisitions.

A native of Doerun, Georgia, Russ received his BSA degree in 1992 from the University of Georgia. In 1996, he received his Juris Doctor (JD) degree (magna cum laude) from Georgia State University.

Russ is Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV® Preeminent™. He is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Florida.

Memberships and Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • State Bar of Florida, Member
  • Georgia Heirs Property Law Center, Board Member (2019-current), Treasurer (2022-current)
  • Citizens Community Bank, Board Member (2016-current)
  • Truist South Georgia Advisory Council Member (2015-current)
  • Georgia Initiative for Community Housing-Valdosta, Committee Member (2016-current)
  • American Bar Association’s Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Northeast Florida, Member
  • South Georgia Community Foundation, Chairman (Chairman, 2015-2017) (Member, 2007-2019)
  • South Georgia Medical Center Foundation, Board Member (2016-2021)
  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Board Member (2013-2015)



J.D., Georgia State University
B.S.A., University of Georgia




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