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Kanner Baker, LLC

Estate & Trust Planning, Estate Administration, & Business Planning  Attorneys

Areas of Practice


Estate planning

Our estate planning practice includes foundational planning and encompasses wills, powers of attorney and healthcare directives, as well as tax-minimization and asset-protection strategies through various trusts and related entity structures. 



Estate administration

Our attorneys have a combined 56 years of experience in administering the Estate and/or Trust of a Decedent.  It is important for assets to be transferred in accordance with a Decedent’s Will and/or Trust and pursuant to Georgia law.  We assist clients with the Probate, Tax Planning and Asset Transfers associated with both Estate Planning and Estate Administration.  Our attorneys have experience assisting and guiding clients through the administration of both simple and complex Estates.



Business planning

We advise our clients on the creation, transfer, and acquisition of closely held businesses.  



 
All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we can only imagine.
— Jim Rohn
 

Our Team

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

 

James R. Kanner

Founding Partner

James R. Kanner

Jim Kanner is a founding partner in the firm’s business, estate planning and trust and estate administration practice areas. His business practice areas include business structure and formation, business operations such as contracts, executive compensation, investment transactions including venture capital and private equity funding, and mergers and acquisitions. Jim’s estate planning practice includes foundational planning and encompasses wills, powers of attorney and healthcare directives, as well as tax-minimization and asset-protection strategies through various trusts and related entity structures. He also handles general estate and trust administration matters.  Prior to starting Kanner Baker, LLC in 2018, Jim was a partner at MendenFreiman, LLP and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP. He was also previously a partner at Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP.

Education

Emory University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1986

Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1982

University of North Carolina, B.A., Political Science, 1979

Bar Admissions

• Georgia, North Carolina

 
 

Awards and Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating - AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5

Martindale-Hubbell Client Review Rating - AV® Preeminent™ 4.5 out of 5

Georgia Super Lawyers – 2013-2018

Georgia Trend Legal Elite – 2012

 
 

 
 

Paige P. Baker

founding Partner

Paige P. Baker

Paige Baker is a founding partner at Kanner Baker, LLC in business, estate planning and trust and estate administration practice areas. A former tax accountant, she started the firm in 2018.  Paige specializes in the areas of business succession planning, business transactions and governance with particular emphasis on franchises, estate and trust planning and estate administration.  Prior to starting Kanner Baker, LLC, Paige practiced with MendenFreiman LLP and Abrams, Davis, Mason & Long, LLC

 

Education

Georgia State College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2002

University of South Florida, B.S., Accounting, cum laude, 1996

Certified Public Accountant, Inactive

Bar Admissions

• Georgia

 
 

Awards and Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating AV® –  Preeminent™* 5.0 out of 5

Georgia Super Lawyers – 2010, 2014-2018

Georgia Trend Legal Elite – 2011, 2013-2017

Five Star Estate Planning Attorney – 2014, 2016,

Five Star Wealth Manager – 2015

 
 

 
 

Amanda McDaniel

Paralegal

Amanda McDaniel

Amanda McDaniel has more than 16 years of experience and assists the firm’s attorneys with the preparation and review of business transaction documents, including those related to McDonald’s franchisees. In addition, Amanda works in the estate administration practice area and is responsible for the preparation of Probate Court documents.

Amanda truly enjoys working with people and helping them navigate their way through what many times is a difficult and complex process. Whether a large transaction or estate administration, she finds it satisfying to help make the process as smooth and efficient as possible for clients.

Education

University of Georgia, B.A., Sociology, 2001

University of Georgia, B.A., German, 2001

 
 

 
 

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Kanner Baker, LLC

6075 Barfield Rd

Sandy Springs, GA  30328