Stephen G. Swinson
• J .D., Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law, cum laude, 2015
• B.B.A., University of Alabama, cum laude, 2012
• Public Finance
• Business Law
• Estates and Trusts
• State Bar of Georgia
• Savannah Bar Association
• National Association of Bond Lawyers
Stephen G. Swinson focuses his legal practice on municipal bond law, public finance, economic development incentives, and ancillary real estate matters. Stephen has served as bond and disclosure counsel to governmental issuers across the State of Georgia implementing tax-exempt financings, and has represented underwriters and lending institutions in a variety of public finance transactions. Stephen has also assisted development authorities and other public entities in connection with economic development projects including tax abatement transactions.
In addition to his work in public finance, Stephen works with business owners on a wide variety of corporate matters, including business transactions, employment matters, and business succession planning. Stephen also works with individuals and families regarding their estate planning and asset protection planning needs, including preparing Trusts and Last Wills and Testaments as well as handling simple and complex estate administration issues.
Stephen Swinson was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Alabama, cum laude, in 2012 with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Political Science. While attending the University of Alabama, Stephen served as the President of the Student Government Association and as the Student Representative on the University System Board of Trustees. Stephen was the recipient of the University of Alabama’s 2012 Capstone Hero Award for Leadership.
Stephen graduated from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, cum laude, in 2015. While attending law school, he was an active member in the Moot Court and Negotiations programs, the Business and Tax Law Society, and was elected President of the Student Bar Association. In 2015, Stephen was inducted into the Order of Barristers and was the recipient of the law school’s Distinguished Leader Award.
Before joining Gray Pannell & Woodward LLP in 2020, Stephen previously practiced law in Macon, Georgia from 2015 to 2019 and resided in Monroe County. Stephen is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the National Association of Bond Lawyers, and he continues to be active in many professional and civic related activities across the State of Georgia.