Allen D. Altman: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Allen D. Altman

Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Tax & Business Group
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Global Benefits & Compensation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Contact InfoTelephone: 678.553.2640
Fax: 678.553.2641
University University of Florida, B.S.B.A., 1964 Beta Alpha Psi
Law SchoolUniversity of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1967 Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Associate Editor, University of Miami Law Review; New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1968
Admitted1973, Georgia; U.S. Tax Court

Professional & Community Involvement

• Adjunct Professor, Taxation, Emory University School of Law, 1977-1979
• Lecturer, University of Miami Law School, 1969-1972
• Teaching fellow, New York University Law School, 1967-1968

BornNew York, N.Y., December 12, 1942

Allen D. Altman focuses his practice in the areas of complex estate, gift and GST tax planning for high-net-worth individuals and family units. He frequently designs and drafts complex customized wills and trusts and is regularly involved with the design, documentation and implementation of large transfers of private equity at material valuation discounts. He is experienced in negotiating and documenting tax-advantaged equity profits interests, current and deferred executive compensation, stockholder agreements and nonqualified deferred compensation. Allen proactively develops and implements tax and estate planning and probate strategies for his clients.

Areas of Concentration

• Estate planning
• Corporate
• Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
• Taxation
• Business law

Awards & Recognition

• Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2007-2016
• Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2006-2015
• Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2009-2015
• Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc.'s, one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
• Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, Legal Elite, 2008-2012
• Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.27.15 19 Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Best Lawyers in America
05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide
02.27.15 42 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed in 2015 Edition of Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine
09.02.14 17 Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America
06.13.14 Fourteen Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Attorneys Included in 2014 USA Chambers Guide
05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
03.27.14 Greenberg Traurig Has the Most Attorneys Listed in the Top 100 List of the 2014 Edition of Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine
08.20.13 4 Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Attorneys Listed as “ Lawyers of the Year” in 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
05.28.13 Chambers USA Guide 2013 Includes 171 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 33 Practice Areas
05.02.13 40 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed in 2013 Edition of Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine


12.01.04 IRS Issues Notice 2005-1 Clarifying Certain Provisions of New Tax Law Affecting Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

• Author, A Guide to Tax Research, 22 University of Miami Law Review 884, 1968
• Author, Florida Dower-Does it Qualify for the Marital Deduction, 22 University of Miami Law Review 686, 1968
• Author, A Uniform Criterion to Determine Marital Status for Federal Income Tax Purposes, 20 University of Miami Law Review 221, 1966

Bar Fellowship: New York University Law School, 1967-1968

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Represented buyer in a $330 million stock purchase of an industrial products and supplies nationwide distributor. Represented buyer in a $200 million cash tender to shareholders of a public company. Represented buyer in numerous acquisitions of major regional electrical parts and supplies distributors. Represented seller in two sales for $150 million in wholesale food distribution business. Represented financial stake management groups in large venture capital fund acquisitions and dispositions.

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Office Information

Allen D. Altman

3333 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 2500
AtlantaGA 30305


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