Allen Altman focuses his practice in the areas of complex estate, gift and GST tax planning for high-net-worth individuals and family units. He is experienced in issues dealing with executive compensation, stockholder agreements and nonqualified deferred compensation. Allen proactively develops and implements tax and estate planning strategies to his clients. In addition, he provides practical recommendations and structures that draw on his substantial experience in representing a wide variety of family groups and businesses with their wealth planning, M&A, general contract and commercial matters.
Areas of Concentration
· Estate planning
· Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
· Business law
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
Awards & Recognition
· Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2007-2014
· Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America's Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
· Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2009-2013
· Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2006-2013
· Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," 2008-2012
· Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5
· 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 significant financial stake management groups in large venture capital fund acquisitions and dispositions.
Publications & Presentations
Articles, Lectures & Publications
· 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