• Kane Law red background
  • Atlanta Kane Law
  • Atlanta Attorney James M. Kane
    at Kane Law LLC

    I am a tax lawyer with most of my work involving both planning and litigation for trust, estate and asset protection matters. 20+ years previously with Atlanta law firms Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan and Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry.  Former IRS Revenue Agent (prior to law school) in the Internal Revenue Service Atlanta large case examination group.
    Effective estate, gift, and income tax planning is essentially second nature to me.  The additional value I provide clients for estate planning are built-in, adaptive features to protect against litigation and asset protection exposure.  Old-age borderline dementia and the risk of our children losing their inheritance in a nasty divorce are two universal threats for most clients.  There also are numerous other tax features and risks that can be addressed with adequate planning.
    My most recent litigation case involved a complex multi-jurisdictional fraudulent transfer claim involving a Nevada asset protection trust, coupled with a sale-to-a-defective trust (for tax purposes).
    (See my introductory memo about core estate planning
    & read my legal blog)
    You can also check out one of my side interests, studying jazz guitar.

Attorney James M. Kane. 20+ years experience with trust/estate litigation and estate planning.

Licensed in Georgia, North Carolina and New York.

Court Admissions: Federal Eleventh Circuit; United States Tax Court; Northern District of Georgia; Georgia Supreme Court; Georgia Court of Appeals; North Carolina Superior Court (trial court).

James attended Emory University Law School. An AV Rated Lawyer on martindale.com and listed on superlawyers.com.

Winner of the 2016 Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning Tax Court Opinion Contest. Click here.

Law Practice

I am licensed in Georgia, North Carolina, and New York.
Approximately 70% of my work involves tax and non-tax trust issues, disputes, and litigation.
The 30% balance of my work is flat–fee estate and trust planning for clients.

This planning work serves three purposes

( 1 )

I build into the clients' documents defensive and protective features to help avoid the tax and non-tax issues I see in my dispute/litigation work.

( 2 )

Estate and trust planning enables me to constantly update and maintain my high level of expertise and fine-tune the operative design and content of these documents.

( 3 )

This expertise enables me to better take into account both tax and non-tax factors in the dispute and litigation arena.

Attorney Recognition

My Latest Blog Posts