Partner

  • Juris Doctor: Emory University School of Law
  • Master of Arts in Psychology: University of Houston
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy: Newcomb College of Tulane University

Biography

A Partner in The Saylor Law Firm LLP for ten years, Linda manages the Firm’s Saint Simons Island office as well as maintaining her office in Atlanta. She practices Business & Estate Planning Law and represents clients regarding their estate and business succession planning and general corporate matters. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Muir developed her practice in business and corporate law and telecommunications for over 25 years both in private practice and with major telecommunications corporations.

After graduating from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, she began practice with King & Spalding. She next went to become Corporate Counsel with Contel Corporation, General Counsel with the wireless subsidiary of GTE Corporation (now Verizon), and later served as Director of Legislative & Regulatory Matters and then Executive Director of Corporate Outreach with BellSouth Corporation (now AT&T). Her practice during that phase of her career covered contracts, mergers, acquisitions & divestitures, procurement, employee benefits, management of outside counsel, representation before the Federal Communications Commission, and development and implementation of corporate telecommunications positions and policies. After taking early retirement from BellSouth, she continued her Business Law practice in her own firm, The Muir Law Firm LLC, before joining The Saylor Law Firm. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Muir was a systems and applications programmer with IBM Corporation in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Boca Raton, Florida.

Notable Publications and Presentations

  • Author: “When It’s Time to Create A Contract… Negotiate! How to Craft Everyday Agreements.” Paisley Magazine. March 2015: 18.
  • Author: “Make January 1st Your “I Will” Day.” Paisley Magazine. January 2015: 18.
  • Author: “Quit Ragging On Me, It’s All Good.” Paisley Magazine. October 2014: 20.
  • Author: “All is Not Perfect in Paradise But It Could Be With Planning!” Paisley Magazine. September 2014: 25.
  • Author: “Why You Need a Lawyer of Your Own?” Paisley Magazine. July 2014: 18.
  • Author: “Law Day Rules in Glynn County,” Georgia Bar Journal. June 2008. Vol. 13, No. 7, p.42.
  • Co-authored with former Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker: “What Can We Do About Domestic Violence in the Workplace? Lawyers’ Leadership is the Answer!” Georgia Bar Journal. February 2005: Vol. 10, No. 5, p. 42.

Selected Honors and Awards

Memberships

  • Editorial Board, Emory Law Journal, 1980 – 1982.
  • Member: Atlanta Bar Association, (Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section Board, Chair, 2007 – 2008, Chair – Elect, 2006 -2007, Secretary, 2004 – 2005; Member, Estate Planning & Probate Section.)
  • Member: Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association 2005 – Present (Chair, 2009; Chair-Elect, 2008).
  • Member: State Bar of Georgia (Member, Fiduciary Law Section; Member, Foundations of Freedom Law Related Education Subcommittee)

Community Involvement

Member: St. Simons Island Rotary Club (Member, Board; Director, Membership Committee; Co-Chair, Literacy Committee; Co-Chair, Baby Steps Literacy Council). Coastal Symphony of Georgia, Inc., President, Board Member. Past President, The Coasters of Saint Simons Island. State Bar of Georgia Justice Robert Benham Community Service Award. Coastal Coalition for Children, Inc., Board member 2015-Present.