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Helen Rice is an attorney who practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianship, elder law, real estate, and small business law. She graduated from Furman University in 1991 and Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law in 1994, and she is admitted to practice law in Georgia and Tennessee. Helen became an attorney because she genuinely enjoys helping people to solve and avoid problems. She began her career working with the disaster assistance branch of the Small Business Administration (SBA) for over seven years. She later served as general counsel to a privately held group of financial services companies with multiple domestic and international offices. She has written and presented proposed laws for passage in the Georgia legislature, and she authored a set of financial services regulations that were adopted by the Prime Minister of Belize in 2008 relating to international commerce. She now works with the small firm of Robinson & Miller in Alpharetta, where she is able to form a personal relationship with each client, getting to know people and situations in depth in order to make custom tailored recommendations. Helen prepares wills, trusts, advance directives for health care, family limited partnerships, powers of attorney, operating agreements, and related documents for individuals, families, and small businesses in order to protect their assets, minimize tax liability, and make sure that their wishes – however simple or complex – are fulfilled no matter what circumstances may arise in their lives.