Join us this Friday, July 30 at LeMeridien or via Zoom to hear Dunwoody Rotarian Buzz Law speak about the Dunwoody Rotary Charitable Fund and investing in general. To attend via Zoom, connect at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86202979419.
Robert W. “Buzz” Law, a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner is President of Creative Financial Group Ltd., a premier planning firm in Atlanta where he counsels affluent individuals and their families on comprehensive financial, estate, investment and tax planning matters since 1984. Buzz is the founder of Creative Financial Group, which became a subsidiary of Synovus Corporation in February, 2001. Creative Financial Group is an approved provider of Executive Financial Planning services for several of these companies. (AT&T, Southern Company, CSX, Emory University, and others). Governor Nathan Deal appointed Buzz to the Technical College System of Georgia Board in 2014 and Buzz was reappointed in 2018. Buzz was previously appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to the State Board of Education in January 2007, where he served until February 2011. His first appointment by Governor Perdue in 2006 was to the Board of Corrections as the 6th Congressional District Representative. Buzz is currently serving on the Advisory Board for Smokey Powell School at the Academy for the Blind in Macon. Recently, Buzz was appointed by State Superintendent of Schools, Richard Woods, to Vice Chairman of the Georgia Foundation for Public Education.
Since 2006, Buzz has been honored to be accepted in the elite company of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council. In 2005, as a Charter member, Buzz completed the certification for Kingdom Advisors previously the Christian Financial Professionals Network (CFPN), as well. Robb Report Worth magazine named Buzz as “one of the Nation’s 100 most exclusive Wealth Advisors” for 2004. Worth magazine has recognized Buzz as a top financial planner in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003. Buzz is only one of two Financial Advisors who have been named in Worth Magazine from 1997 thru 2003 in Georgia. In 2002, Buzz participated in the Synovus Leadership Training. Buzz was named to the Synovus Chairman’s Circle of Excellence for 2012-2019.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle named Buzz as one of “Who’s Who in Banking and Finance” every year from 2005 through 2013. Buzz was included in the 2009-2013 issues of Atlanta Magazine’s “Best Personal Wealth Managers.” As announced by Atlanta Magazine, Buzz was named a Five Star Wealth Manager in 2013 through 2019. Additionally, he has been recognized or quoted by numerous financial publications including Bloomberg Wealth Manager, MONEY, Mutual Fund Magazine, Atlanta Business Chronicle, and Financial Planning. Buzz was appointed by Medical Economics as one of the Top 150 Financial Planners for doctors in November 2012, as well as in August 2000, December 2002, November 2004, November 2006, November 2008 and October 2009. In 2009-2014, Buzz was also recognized by the Consumer Research Council of America’s “Guide to Americas Top Financial Planners.”
Buzz serves or has served on the University of Georgia Alumni Board of Directors and the Advisory Board for the Dekalb County School Systems Academy of Finance. He is involved with the United Way Resource Development Committee, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Advisory Committee and Financial Planning Association (FPA) since 1985. Buzz is a 25 year member of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody with 22 years of perfect attendance. He is active in the Big Canoe community.
Buzz was born and raised in Atlanta and attended Woodward Academy. Graduating from University of Georgia, Buzz earned his Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in Finance and minor in Real Estate. Buzz is a life-long member of the ATΩ Fraternity. Buzz and his wife Cathy live in Alpharetta and have 4 children, Rob (2015 Magna Cum Laude graduate of UGA in Finance, now working at CFG), Elliott (currently modeling and working in real estate in Los Angeles), Austin (2016 graduate of Alabama in Finance with specialization in Real Estate, working with Synovus) and Ansley (Senior, Kennesaw State). In addition, the family includes two dogs and two cats.