Allen D. Altman

Allen D. Altman: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP


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
•Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
•Business law

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2007-2017
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2006-2017
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2009-2016
•Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, Legal Elite, 2008-2012 and 2015-2016
•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
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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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

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

02.23.17 40 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed in 2017 Edition of Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine; Lori Cohen Ranked #3

03.01.16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed in 2016 Edition of Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine; Lori Cohen Ranked #2

12.10.15 16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Included in Georgia Trend's Legal Elite List Across 11 Categories

08.27.15 19 Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Best Lawyers in America

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


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

New York University Law School, 1967-1968

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Tax
  • Tax & Business Group
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Global Benefits & Compensation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
678.553.2640  Phone
678.553.2641  Fax
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.S.B.A., Beta Alpha Psi, 1964
Law School Attended:
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Associate Editor, University of Miami Law Review, 1967; New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1968
Year of First admission:
1973, 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

Birth Information:
New York, N.Y., December 12, 1942
Reported Cases:
Significant 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.

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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Atlanta, Georgia

  • Atlanta, GA
    Terminus 200 , Terminus 200, 3333 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 2500
    Atlanta, GA 30305

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