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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.


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



  • 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.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2024
    • Selected, "Lawyer of the Year," Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Atlanta, 2023
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, 2021-2024
    • Corporate Law, 2007-2024
  • Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," 2008-2012, 2015-2016, 2019, and 2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2006-2021
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2009-2016
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Former, Adjunct Professor, Taxation, Emory University School of Law
  • Former Lecturer, University of Miami Law School
  • Former Teaching Fellow, New York University Law School


  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law
    • Phi Kappa Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa
    • Associate Editor, University of Miami Law Review
  • B.S.B.A., University of Florida
    • Beta Alpha Psi
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Tax Court