Bryan Galat has devoted his entire career to helping his clients identify and meet their planning goals. After graduating from Dartmouth College, Bryan studied law in his home state of Connecticut where he fell in love with his wife, Kate, and the tax code. The latter of these two romances led Bryan to practice law with an international tax firm based in London, followed by a mid-size tax firm where he was Managing Director and Wealth Planning Director. In his 15th year of practice, Bryan co-founded DearthGalat LLC with his good friend, Marc Dearth, as the best environment in which he could meet the complex needs of his clients.
From the moment he entered the practice of law, Bryan has focused his attention to assisting high net worth individuals and their families develop customized estate plans. Over time, he has increasingly focused not only on the efficient transmission of assets, but more importantly the transmission of a set of family identity and values from generation to generation.
Residents of Marietta, Bryan and Kate are the proud (and exhausted) parents of 5 children. They are members of West Ridge Church, where Bryan serves as an elder, and are strong supporters of Cornerstone Preparatory Academy, a university-model school of which Bryan is a board member. They are also very involved with Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theater, where their children spend the majority of their time when they are not in school or at home.
Dartmouth College, A.B., 1998 Hanover, New Hampshire
University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2001 Hartford, Connecticut
Bar admissions: Connecticut, Georgia, and New York
Marc Dearth has spent his life helping people. His practice focuses on, and has always focused on, complex planning to maximize client peace of mind and tax savings. He believes in prompt, honest communication with a creative, problem-solving spirit. Marc started his career with a boutique estate and tax planning firm in Atlanta. He then joined another boutique tax firm in Atlanta, Georgia as a Managing Director. Marc jumped at the opportunity to form a partnership with Bryan, a man Marc considers the smartest person he knows.
Marc and his wife, Jaime, met in 1998 while working summer jobs in a local restaurant. They married in 2002 and now have 2 children, Cooper and Hudson. They live just outside of Milton, Georgia with Marley, their goldendoodle, Sam, their sheepadoodle, and their cat, Augie. They are actively involved at Kings Ridge Christian School in Alpharetta. Jaime serves as a weekly, and sometimes daily, volunteer throughout the school. Marc coaches a basketball team and participates with the boy scouts. When not working, the family enjoys hiking in North Georgia.
University of Georgia, B.B.A., Risk Management and Insurance, 2001 Athens, Georgia
Stetson University College of Law, J.D. with honors, 2004 St. Petersburg, Florida
Bar/Court Admissions: Georgia, Florida, U.S. Tax Court, Northern District of Florida, Northern District of Georgia, Georgia Supreme Court