Sheldon G. Gilman has found success with his written works as well, authoring the fifth edition of "Kentucky Estate Planning" in 2014 in addition to book chapters, journal articles and UK/CLE guides.
LOUISVILLE, KY, January 21, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Sheldon G. Gilman with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Gilman celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than 45 years of experience to his credit, Mr. Gilman is currently retired, having excelled as a member and a partner with Lynch, Cox, Gilman and Goodman, PSC, from 1972 until 2017. In this post, he focused his practice on matters involving estate planning, trusts, employee benefits, and business taxes. Moreover, he was active as a mediator in complex trust and estate litigation matters and an expert witness in trust and estate cases. Mr. Gilman has additionally represented clients before the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.
Previously, Mr. Gilman completed service in the U.S. Army Reserve, rising to the rank of a captain between 1968 and 1972. He has also held positions in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the U.S. Army and the Redstone Arsenal for the U.S. Army Missile Command in Huntsville, Alabama. Furthermore, Mr. Gilman worked of counsel for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, a designee on the conscientious objector review board for the Secretary of the Army and on the staff of the Office of the Judge Advocate General Corps in the U.S. Department of the Army in Washington, D.C.
Prior to embarking upon his professional path, Mr. Gilman pursued an education at Ohio University, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in business finance and accounting in 1965. He concluded his studies at Case Western Reserve University in 1967, graduating with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in business organizations and tax law. Following these accomplishments, Mr. Gilman has been admitted to practice law by the Florida Bar, the Indiana State Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar and the Tennessee Bar Association.
Beyond his responsibilities within the field, Mr. Gilman has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. A member of the adjunct faculty for employee benefits at Brandeis Law School in the University of Louisville in 1994, he contributed to the Louisville Association of Life Underwriters as general counsel from 1977 to 1978 and 1990 to 2000. Since 2017, he provided his wealth of knowledge as the chair of the Louisville Jewish Community's "Life and Legacy" Program. Additionally, Mr. Gilman held roles on the Committee on Congregational Standards from 1996 until 2000, the board of directors for the Jewish Community Federation of Louisville between 2000 and 2009 and the board of directors for the Case Western Reserve University Law Alumni Association since 2017.
Mr. Gilman has found success with his written works as well, authoring the fifth edition of "Kentucky Estate Planning" in 2014 in addition to book chapters, journal articles and UK/CLE guides. He further flourished with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism as the regional president for the Ohio Valley region from 1992 to 1996 and a member of the board of directors in New York City from 1992 until 2000. Between 1984 and 1986, he thrived on the Louisville Orchestra as a vice president and secretary. The chairman of the Louisville Minority Business Resource Center with the Louisville Chamber of Commerce from 1975 to 1980, Mr. Gilman made an impact as the president of the Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Louisville from 1986 until 1988.
Notably, Mr. Gilman has been affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. The president of the Louisville Employee Benefits Council in 1980, he has likewise maintained his involvement on multiple ethics committees with the Kentucky Bar Association. He was also associated with the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel as a member of the employee benefits committee from 1999 to 2002 and the professional responsibility committee between 2002 and 2005. Presently, Mr. Gilman is a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America and the section for real property, probate and trust law of the American Bar Association.
In light of his exceptional undertakings, Mr. Gilman has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career. A fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, he was recognized among the Kentucky Super Lawyers and the Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates and Employee Benefits Law. Honored as the Best Lawyers' 2016 Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year for Louisville, he was presented with the Wilson Wyatt Award for Excellence in Philanthropic Advising from the Community Foundation of Louisville and the 25-Year Award for Preeminent AV-Rated Lawyers from Martindale-Hubbell. Likewise, Mr. Gilman was selected for inclusion in multiple editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in the South and Southwest and Who's Who in the World.
Inspired to begin his career in the military by President John F. Kennedy, Mr. Gilman found tax law to be fascinating while seeking a formal education, influencing him to enroll in extra classes so as to start his law school studies early. Further motivated by several mentors, including Stuart Handmaker, Oliver Schroeder, and Colonel Heyward Jeffers, he is incredibly proud of his philanthropic efforts, raising over $100 million for charity and obtaining the Wilson Wyatt Award as a result. Looking toward the future, Mr. Gilman hopes to remain engaged in a part-time capacity.
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