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Cory C. Grant

Founder and Partner, Grant, Hinkle & Jacobs

Cory Grant is a founding partner at Grant, Hinkle & Jacobs. Grant’s specialties include the design and implementation of advanced estate plans, wealth protection techniques and business succession strategies. Grant has authored two tax planning books and frequently speaks at estate planning and investment conferences. Recent accomplishments include expanding the firm’s second office, which is in Florida.

ALMA MATER: University of California Santa Barbara, California Western School of Law

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: It’s hard to beat an after-surfing roast beef sandwich from Poma’s Deli in OB or an awesome dinner at Old Venice.

PERSONAL TRIUMPH: “Dealing with my wife’s cancer. You really find out who in your business and personal life is a true friend.”

BUSINESS ADVICE: “Go get a law degree … even if you never practice, it will enhance your value significantly.”