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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 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.

  • "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."

    – David S.
  • "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.
Our Attorneys
  • George D. Menden
  • Lawrence H. Freiman
  • Paige P. Baker
  • James R. Kanner
  • 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.

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    October 5, 2017

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    September 15, 2017

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    September 15, 2017

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  • James R. Kanner Included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018
    August 17, 2017

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    August 10, 2017

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  • The Importance of Reviewing (and Updating) Your Estate Plan
    July 27, 2017

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    July 11, 2017

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