Lester S. Schwartz was born in Charleston South Carolina three (3) minutes before Board of Director’s member, Paul D. Schwartz, and is a sole practitioner attorney in Charleston, South Carolina. He has been practicing law for over thirty years. His practice is concentrated in the areas of taxation, estate planning and probate. Lester obtained his undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston in 1978, his Law Degree from the University of South Carolina in 1985, and his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida College of Law in 1986. He is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the South Carolina Bar (Tax Law, Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law Sections. He is also a member of the Charleston Tax Council and the Estate Planning Council of Charleston. He was also an adjunct Law Professor at Charleston School of Law, in the areas of Estate Planning and Estate and Gift Taxation.