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Atlanta Business & Estate Planning Lawyers

Providing Legal Expertise to Metro Atlanta Business Owners and Families for 20 Years

Let Our Lawyers Guide You Through the Most Complex Legal Areas and Demystify the Process So You Can Reach Your Goals

Legal matters can be complicated, but in the hands of highly qualified, experienced and trusted professionals, the complex can be made simple. The goal of the Atlanta business & estate planning lawyers at MendenFreiman is to work closely with clients so that we can understand their needs, advise them accordingly and provide expert assistance to help them achieve their goals. Our firm employs sophisticated legal strategies for individual business owners to maximize their business potential and plan for the future while working to grow and preserve wealth, minimize taxes and protect themselves and their families. Clients enjoy peace of mind knowing that the right decisions have been made and the proper strategies put in place to help them reach their goals.

MendenFreiman represents small and medium-sized businesses, in particular family-owned and closely held businesses and franchisees, helping them with all their business legal needs. Additionally, MendenFreiman helps the individual business owners protect their valuable business interests through estate planning, tax planning and asset protection strategies. The firm’s expertise extends across all the following areas:

  • Business Law – From business entity formation through business succession planning, MendenFreiman provides advice and representation for all types of business transactions, including commercial lending and real estate, franchise law and risk management. Think of MendenFreiman as your outside general counsel, here to serve you whenever you need assistance with a legal issue.
  • Estate Planning – With a special eye toward the unique needs of the business owner, we draft the necessary wills, trusts and other legal documents to ensure your healthcare and financial needs are met during your lifetime, while protecting assets and preserving wealth for future generations.
  • Probate and Trust Administration – MendenFreiman represents executors, trustees, fiduciaries, family members and beneficiaries in the myriad of tasks required to properly settle an estate. With our assistance, probate and estate administration can be conducted smoothly and efficiently, giving full effect to the intentions of testators and grantors in a timely manner.
  • Taxation – Tax law is an area of focus for many of the attorneys at the firm, with expertise in business tax law as well as estate tax and gift tax planning. Whether you have a specific taxation legal issue or just need to know that your business and estate planning needs will be conducted with a careful eye toward tax law matters, MendenFreiman has you covered.

Conference RoomA boutique firm headquartered in Atlanta and founded in 1997, MendenFreiman boasts a distinguished roster of highly rated attorneys recognized in Georgia and throughout the southeastern United States. Our lawyers have been selected for accolades such as Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. The firm has been awarded the highest and most prestigious AV Preeminent® rating from the renowned Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, as well as the Five Star Wealth Manager Award.

Among law firms practicing in the Atlanta metro area, MendenFreiman is unique. In addition to being skilled and accomplished in the practice of law, all of our attorneys have strong, professional backgrounds in their areas of expertise. Our tax attorneys are former CPAs or hold a Master of Laws in taxation; our business attorneys have MBA degrees or backgrounds in the corporate world. This practical, real-world experience helps us to intimately understand your needs and goals, and serve not just as your outside general counsel, but also as your trusted advisor whenever you may need us.

A Commitment to Excellence in Client Service

Contact Our Experienced Atlanta Business & Estate Planning Lawyers

MendenFreiman has made a commitment to provide uncompromising, quality legal services to its clients. Our attorneys are trusted advisors who listen to our clients and truly care about their success. By treating our clients with compassion and respect, and always striving for efficient, clear communication, MendenFreiman has fostered long-term client relationships that serve as a testament to the firm’s dedication to providing high-quality legal services at fair prices that meet client needs and help them achieve their goals. Get started today, and find out how the Atlanta business, estate planning & probate lawyers of MendenFreiman can help you. Call 770.379.1450 to start the conversation.

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For over 20 years, MendenFreiman has strived to provide our clients with outstanding service. We are pleased to share the following client testimonials and other endorsements about our firm.

  • "During my company’s sale transaction, Larry, Max, and the entire MendenFreiman team did an outstanding job representing our interests, going toe-to-toe with a large, international law firm. I’m delighted with the outcome and am grateful to the entire firm – what a high-quality experience..." Read More

    – Vince F.
  • "When on the other side of a recent business transaction, I noticed how well prepared and professional the MendenFreiman team was. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable. I wanted to be sure I positioned my future with George and his team. It’s just not a bunch of lawyers; it’s lawyers (people) that truly care about our wellbeing."

    – John & Mindy C.
  • "Larry has a legal vs. a partner perspective. He gets personally involved, is always very accessible, gets it done and meets his commitments. Larry has learned how I think on a corporate level. He has chosen colleagues that also have that skill. Through his understanding, he is able to advise me in a very productive way..." Read More

    – David S.
  • "George takes care of his clients the way I would take care of them. He thinks ahead and provides a level of service that you can’t get anywhere else. The firm has a very seasoned and experienced staff. Referrals are very pleased because of the experience of how they are taken care of."

    – Mary Ellen G.
  • "Very responsive to our needs in a short time; they were knowledgeable and careful to listen, offering new strategies and options for our planning that addressed potential changes in the tax law. They explained concepts in layman’s language with effective graphs, were thorough in their document work and demonstrated great perseverance..." Read More

    – Carol & Lenore M.
  • "Your firm hands down was the best to work with in dealing with year-end client planning. This is in terms of client service, capabilities, creativity and your ability to distill all the planning and technical issues into usable information for the CPAs. Hands down the best in town!"

    – Partner at Large Accounting Firm
  • "George and his team were both professional and patient as they explained the complexities of estate planning. Their flow charts and diagrams were particularly helpful to us."

    – Bill C.
  • "Highly recommended by SunTrust Bank and my CPA firm, Smith & Howard, P.C., the firm performed with excellence and kindness under the pressures of urgency and haste."

    – Marjorie K.
  • "Working with the firm was a very positive experience. Everyone was efficient, knowledgeable and very personable. I felt that I counted as a person, not just revenue."

    – Sheryl B.
  • "You will be in great hands. George Menden saved me. He repositioned the business. He got financials and spread sheets, sold four commercial buildings as well as residential properties. George is very well educated, has a wonderful work ethic and is a very hard worker. He has become a dear friend."

    – Kathy H.
  • "After many years as a client, my experience is all positive. The firm is very responsive and knowledgeable. They have strength in estate planning. My wife is very comfortable with the firm, which is very important to me. I have referred the firm to others a number of times."

    – David T.
  • "It has been a pleasure working with George. I deeply appreciated his ability to take on planning for my client at such a late hour. I especially wanted to point out how much I enjoyed working with paralegal Amanda McDaniel in this process. She represented the firm with professionalism, thoughtfulness and kindness."

    – Donn S.
Our Attorneys
  • George D. Menden
  • Lawrence H. Freiman
  • Nathan T. Johns
  • Roger A. Kirschenbaum
  • Laura B. Traylor
  • Jeffrey J. Meek
  • Max R. Lafer
  • Katherine E. Trainor
  • Janet E. Fortune

Recent Firm News Newspapers

Exciting things are always happening at MendenFreiman, as the firm and its attorneys make news in the Georgia legal community.

  • Keeping the Peace After You Are Gone
    June 14, 2018

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    June 12, 2018

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  • Protecting Your Company’s Proprietary Information
    April 19, 2018

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    April 12, 2018

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  • Understanding Managing Assets under a Power of Attorney
    March 23, 2018

    Maintaining control of one’s money is a priority; it serves to signify being a functioning and independent adult. However, accidents, [...]

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  • 3 MendenFreiman LLP Attorneys Named 2018 ‘Georgia Super Lawyers’
    February 22, 2018

    MendenFreiman LLP is pleased to announce that three of the firm’s partners are included in the 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers [...]

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  • REMINDER: Annual Registrations to the Georgia Secretary of State Due by April 1, 2018
    February 21, 2018

    All entities formed or registered to do business in the State of Georgia must file an Annual Registration with the [...]

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  • How the 2017 Tax Act Affects Your Income Tax Return
    February 9, 2018

    On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (P.L. 115-97) was signed into law (the “Act”).  [...]

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  • Choice of Entity Under the New Tax Law
    January 31, 2018

    On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which significantly changed [...]

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  • Estate Planning Considerations for Second Marriages/Blended Families
    January 30, 2018

    There are a number of considerations when creating an estate plan, and the final arrangement invariably involves some amount of [...]

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