MendenFreiman LLP is pleased to announce that James R. Kanner has joined the firm’s Atlanta office as a partner, effective today. Kanner boosts the firm’s capabilities in its key practices, including business representation and wills, trusts and estate planning. He was previously with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP.
In Kanner’s business practice, he routinely represents buyers and sellers in a variety of mergers and acquisitions, provides counsel to companies in structuring venture capital and private equity investments, and advises on corporate tax issues, including deferred compensation and stock option plan design and operation. His trusts and estates practice encompasses the full range of estate planning and administration for clients ranging from owners of closely held businesses to executives in public and private growth companies, retirees and institutional fiduciaries.
“Jim’s wealth of experience in a variety of transactional settings positions him perfectly to support our local and regional business clients,” said George D. Menden, founding partner of MendenFreiman LLP. “By adding experienced lateral partners like Jim, our firm continues to enhance its client service and thereby reinforces long-term client relationships. We are pleased to welcome Jim to our team.”
Kanner is a member of the American Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association, the Atlanta Estate Planning Council and the Atlanta Tax Forum. He is a member and former chair of the Fiduciary Section of the State Bar of Georgia.
Kanner received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his law degree from the Washington and Lee University School of Law, and his L.L.M. in Taxation from Emory University School of Law.
About MendenFreiman LLP
MendenFreiman LLP is a boutique law firm serving businesses and affluent families in the southeastern United States. The firm’s attorneys bring a strong tax, accounting and financial background, as well as a broad business perspective, to its business, estate and trust planning, and estate administration practice areas. Practice-group expertise includes automotive dealers, franchises, distributors, manufacturers and closely held businesses. The firm has achieved an exceptional track record of successful results when dealing with some of life’s most difficult challenges. For more information, please visit www.MendenFreiman.com.