AIMS Board of Directors Member
Cory C. Grant, Founder & Shareholder of Grant Hinkle & Jacobs, Inc., has been an active member of the California State Bar since 1994. For the past 20 years, Mr. Grant has developed his expertise in the design and implementation of advanced estate plans, wealth protection techniques, and business succession strategies for families and business owners.
Among his specialties are creating intuitive succession plans for companies and families with investment real estate holdings. In addition, he creates innovative approaches to life insurance premium financing and estate planning with large retirement accounts. Mr. Grant also advises clients on charitable planning and has created many unique approaches that encourage the succession of values along with financial bequests.
Mr. Grant serves on the board of trustees for the San Dieguito Boys & Girls Club Foundation, The American Institute for Musical Studies (AIMS), and is a former member of the board of The Del Mar Foundation. Mr. Grant is a member of the Executive Committee at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego, and also provides pro bono advice on planned giving to the USS Midway Museum and Palomar College. Mr. Grant’s expertise in the charitable planning arena has made him one of the nation’s most popular speakers on the topic of Planned Giving. The author of two books, Tax Deferred Investing (Wiley, 2000), and Estate Planning is About More Than Death and Taxes (Wiley, 2005) Mr. Grant’s new Book on Business Succession is due out in early 2014. Mr. Grant frequently speaks at estate planning and investment conferences. He was also a recent speaker on the topic of estate planning on NBC Early Today. A veteran of the life insurance industry, Mr. Grant is a lifetime member of Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT) Top of the Table, and the American Association of Life Underwriters (AALU). Mr. Grant actively consults with life insurance companies on the topics of product design and pricing.
Mr. Grant received his B.A. from The University of California at Santa Barbara, and his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego. Mr. Grant is a native of San Diego and resides with his wife Emily in Del Mar. In his spare time, he can be found bodysurfing, golfing, or playing beach volleyball.