Alston & Bird LLP

Private Wealth Law Department

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Alston & Bird is a respected national firm with a strong presence for private client work in Georgia. Market sources call it "a very, very strong group - a large group of attorneys who do trust and estate work for high net worth clients."

Another interviewee comments: "Service has been stellar and precise. I believe the strong points are Alston & Bird's reputation and their combination of legal expertise and regard for the people they represent as they struggle with emotions and life changes amid the legal matters."

Notable practitioners

Benjamin White is "one of the premier estate attorneys in the South East," according to a local source. White is praised for his work on charitable planning and is described as "really excellent on non-profits as well."

Margaret Scott is "truly excellent, succinct and sensible," says one source. A market source comments that "she is absolutely fantastic - a brilliant tax attorney with a great rapport with clients. She's incredibly well suited to the kind of high-quality work the firm handles." Another says Scott is "wickedly smart, compassionate and a fantastically thorough estates and trusts attorney."

Mark Williamson advises on private client matters, and is particularly noted for his tax planning. "He did an exceptional job," says one source; "he produced particularly succinct documents, which were very concise and to the point, easy to read and understand." Another says Williamson is "the single brightest attorney I've ever met in my entire life."

Robert Edge is a deeply experienced attorney who is "eminent in this field." He is noted for being "excellent at charitable planning" and is also widely recognised for his work on trust matters.