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    • Lawrence H. Freiman
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    • Jeffrey J. Meek
    • Robert (Bo) H. Harris II
    • Thomas W. Cox
    • Amy V. McGehee
    • L. Ashley Duel
    • Matthew S. Paolillo
    • Laura B. Traylor
    • George D. Menden
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    • Lawrence H. Freiman
    • Lance G. Einstein
    • Jeffrey H. Kess
    • Nathan T. Johns
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    • Jeffrey J. Meek
    • Robert (Bo) H. Harris II
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    • Thomas W. Cox
    • Amy V. McGehee
    • L. Ashley Duel
    • Matthew S. Paolillo
    • Laura B. Traylor
    • George D. Menden
  • Tax Controversy & Collection
    • Lance G. Einstein
    • Jeffrey H. Kess
    • J.W. Chris Chitty
    • Amy V. McGehee
    • L. Ashley Duel
    • Matthew S. Paolillo
    • Laura B. Traylor
  • Estate Planning
    • Lawrence H. Freiman
    • Lance G. Einstein
    • Roger A. Kirschenbaum
    • Jeffrey J. Meek
    • Robert (Bo) H. Harris II
    • Amy V. McGehee
    • L. Ashley Duel
    • Matthew S. Paolillo
    • Laura B. Traylor
    • George D. Menden
  • Probate & Trust Administration
    • Lawrence H. Freiman
    • Lance G. Einstein
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Lawrence H. Freiman

Lawrence H. Freiman

Founding Partner lfreiman@mendenfreiman.com

Area of Practice

Business Law Tax Estate Planning Probate & Trust Administration

Education

University of Florida, J.D., M.B.A., graduated first in his class, 1993 State University of New York at Albany, B.A., Economics, magna cum laude, 1989

A cofounding partner of the firm, Larry Freiman has practiced law since 1993 and focuses his practice in the areas of tax planning, business law, estate planning and estate administration. He routinely advises private business owners on the tax and business implications of complex transactions, restructuring strategies and partnership agreements where multiple partners and businesses are represented. His estate planning practice is focused on finding the best overall solutions for each client’s unique situation. By integrating tax and business planning techniques, Larry is brilliant in devising sophisticated wealth-transfer strategies for his clients. Learn More

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Lance G. Einstein

Lance G. Einstein

Partner leinstein@mendenfreiman.com

Area of Practice

Business Law Tax Tax Controversy & Collection Estate Planning Probate & Trust Administration

Education

University of Miami School of Law, LL.M. Taxation, 2007 University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2006 University of Georgia, B.B.A., Accounting, 2002

Lance Einstein is a partner in MendenFreiman’s tax controversy, tax planning and compliance, and estate planning practice areas. He joined the firm in 2019 and has extensive experience representing clients that have controversies and compliance issues with the Internal Revenue Service and various state tax agencies. His experience includes representing individuals and businesses during audits, collection issues (levies, liens, installment agreements, and offers in compromise), foreign asset reporting, penalty abatements, and appeals. He also works closely with clients and CPAs in devising strategies to minimize potential taxes, penalties, and interest. Learn More

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Jeffrey H. Kess

Jeffrey H. Kess

Partner jkess@@mendenfreiman.com

Area of Practice

Tax Tax Controversy & Collection

Education

Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1981 State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., Business Administration, magna cum laude, with distinction, 1979

Jeffrey Kess is a partner in MendenFreiman’s tax controversy and collection and tax planning practice areas. He joined the firm in 2019 and has practiced taxation and general business law for more than 35 years. He has achieved national recognition for his expertise in the field of tax controversy. Jeffrey has represented thousands of clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the State of Georgia, and other state taxing authorities. Jeffrey also works closely with CPAs in devising strategies to eliminate or minimize potential taxes, penalties, and interest for their clients. Learn More

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Nathan T. Johns

Nathan T. Johns

Partner njohns@mendenfreiman.com

Area of Practice

Business Law Tax

Education

University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2005 University of Georgia, M.Acc., 2000 University of Georgia, B.B.A., Accounting, magna cum laude, 1999

Nathan Johns is a partner in MendenFreiman's business and general outside counsel practice area. He joined MendenFreiman in 2013 and previously practiced with Foltz Martin, LLC. Nathan is a strategic advocate providing outside general counsel services and regularly represents private entities on business and transaction structuring, mergers and acquisitions, capital investment and financing. He counsels clients on the development, negotiation and documentation of partnership, shareholder, joint-venture and limited liability company agreements, and also provides guidance on board, shareholder and other corporate governance issues. Learn More

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Roger A. Kirschenbaum

Roger A. Kirschenbaum

Of Counsel rkirchenbaum@mendenfreiman.com

Area of Practice

Business Law Tax Estate Planning Probate & Trust Administration

Education

Emory University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1986 Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1981 Brown University, B.A., Political Science, 1978

Roger Kirschenbaum is a partner in MendenFreiman’s estate planning, trust and estate administration and business practice areas. His primary areas of practice include estate planning, probate and estate administration, general corporate and business law, and related tax-planning matters. He primarily works with high-net-worth clients and owners of closely held businesses to devise plans that achieve both fundamental and complex estate-related goals. Learn More

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Jeffrey J. Meek

Jeffrey J. Meek

Senior Counsel jmeek@mendenfreiman.com

Area of Practice

Business Law Tax Estate Planning

Education

University of Alabama School of Law, LL.M.,Taxation, cum laude, 2011 Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003 Georgia State University, M.S., Marketing, 1998 Georgia State University, B.S., Urban Studies, magna cum laude, 1995

As senior counsel, Jeff Meek focuses his practice on business law, trust, tax and estate planning, and asset protection. He joined MendenFreiman in 2015 and was previously a senior associate attorney at Sanders Legal Group LLC. Jeff provides comprehensive legal counsel on business, tax and estate planning matters to high-net-worth individuals and families, as well as privately held businesses. Learn More

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Robert "Bo" H. Harris II

Of Counsel bharris@mendenfreiman.com

Area of Practice

Business Law Tax Estate Planning Probate & Trust Administration

Education

University of Miami School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2007 Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, J.D., 2006 Birmingham-Southern College, B.S., Biological Chemistry, cum laude, 2003

Bo Harris is a senior attorney in MendenFreiman’s estate planning and trust, estate administration and business practice areas. He joined the firm in 2018 and specializes in tax planning for individuals and business entities and provides clients with advanced strategies in estate planning. Bo routinely assists clients with the formation of wills and trusts, estate and trust administration, asset protection planning, probate matters, business formation and transactions, business succession planning, and nonprofit formation and planning. He previously practiced with Ingwerson & Taylor and Christian & Small LLP. Learn More

J.W. Chris Chitty

J.W. Chris Chitty

Senior Associate cchitty@mendenfreiman.com

Area of Practice

Tax Tax Controversy & Collection

Education

University of Florida Levin College of Law, LL.M. Taxation, 2010 Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, with Highest Distinction, 2009 University of Georgia, B.A., Criminal Justice & Political Science, 2003

Chris Chitty is a senior attorney in MendenFreiman’s tax controversy and collection and tax planning practice areas. He joined the firm in 2019 and has experience representing individual and business clients during tax audits, tax appeals, and tax collection procedures before the Internal Revenue Service as well as various state tax authorities. Learn More

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Thomas W. Cox

Thomas W. Cox

Associate tcox@mendenfreiman.com

Area of Practice

Business Law Tax

Education

Vanderbilt University, J.D., 2014 University of Georgia, B.B.A., Finance, magna cum laude, 2011

Thomas joined MendenFreiman in 2018 and is an associate in the firm’s business law and outside general counsel practice area. He provides legal counsel to small and medium-sized businesses on a variety of corporate and transactional matters, including business and corporate representation, entity structuring, incentive plans, licensing agreements, employment law and related agreements, trademark and copyright clearance and related registration. Learn More

Amy V. McGehee

Amy V. McGehee

Associate amcgehee@mendenfreiman.com

Area of Practice

Business Law Tax Tax Controversy & Collection Estate Planning Probate & Trust Administration

Education

Louisiana State University Law School, J.D., 2012 Louisiana State University Law School, D.C.L. (Diploma of Comparative Law), 2012 University of Nevada Las Vegas, B.A., Psychology, 2005

Amy McGehee is an associate in MendenFreiman’s tax controversy and collection and tax planning practice areas. Amy also practices in the areas of estate planning and business law. She joined the firm in 2019 and has extensive experience counseling clients in a wide variety of matters; including tax controversies with the IRS and state taxing agencies; drafting, filing and negotiating offers in compromise, penalty abatement requests, installment agreements, and “currently not collectible” status; and stopping collection action such as wage garnishments, levies, and asset liens. She also represents business owners with payroll and employment tax issues. Learn More

L. Ashley Duel

L. Ashley Duel

Associate aduel@mendenfreiman.com

Area of Practice

Business Law Tax Tax Controversy & Collection Estate Planning Probate & Trust Administration

Education

Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014 University of Georgia, A.B.J., Public Relations, 2009

Ashley Duel is an associate in MendenFreiman’s tax controversy and collection, tax planning, estate planning and trust, and business law practice areas. She joined the firm in 2019 and has experience which includes negotiating offers in compromise, filing requests for innocent spouse relief, establishing installment agreements, releasing federal and state tax liens, and representing individuals and businesses during administrative hearings and appeals conferences. She works directly with individuals and businesses to resolve their tax liabilities and devise strategies to reduce their tax costs, penalties, and interest. Learn More

Matthew (Matt) S. Paolillo

Matthew (Matt) S. Paolillo

Senior Associate mpaolillo@mendenfreiman.com

Area of Practice

Business Law Tax Tax Controversy & Collection Estate Planning Probate & Trust Administration

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. Taxation, 2011 Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2010 College of William & Mary, B.B.A., Accounting, 2007

Matt Paolillo is an associate in MendenFreiman’s tax controversy and collection, tax planning, business law, and estate planning practice areas. He joined the firm in 2019 and has experience representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service as well as various state tax authorities. Learn More

Laura B. Traylor

Laura B. Traylor

Of Counsel ltraylor@mendenfreiman.com

Area of Practice

Business Law Tax Estate Planning Probate & Trust Administration

Education

Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2002 Emory University, B.A., English/Creative Writing, 1998

Laura B. Traylor is an of counsel attorney in MendenFreiman’s estate planning and trust and estate administration practice areas. She joined the firm in 2016 and focuses on the drafting of complex wills, many of which include specialized provisions for various trusts. Laura has significant experience advising and assisting with the administration of estates. In addition, she advises on succession planning for family-owned businesses and the formation and funding of limited partnerships, limited liability companies and nonprofit corporations. She previously practiced with Abrams, Davis, Mason & Long, LLC and Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP. Learn More

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George D. Menden

George D. Menden

Retired Co-founder, Of Counsel gmenden@mendenfreiman.com

Area of Practice

Business Law Tax Estate Planning Probate & Trust Administration

Education

Brigham Young University, J.D., cum laude, 1985 Brigham Young University, B.S., Accounting, with honors, 1980

George D. Menden is a co-founding partner of MendenFreiman LLP. His practice focuses on the areas of business law, business tax planning, wealth planning, wills, trusts and asset protection. His expertise in highly complex midmarket transactions, combined with his extensive knowledge of business, tax and estate planning, provides his clients with world-class representation and wealth transfer strategies. George represents companies with domestic and international operations in manufacturing, distribution and service sectors. He often advises business clients throughout all stages of their development from business formation, growth, maturity and ultimately a sale, which results in financial freedom for his clients. Learn More

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