Jim Kanner is a founding partner of Kanner Baker, LLC.
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 focuses on 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 founding Kanner Baker in 2018, Jim was a partner at MendenFreiman, LLP; Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP; and Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP.
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
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
State Bar of Georgia, member and former chair of Fiduciary Section
North Carolina Bar Association
American Bar Association
Atlanta Estate Planning Council
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
Included in Best Lawyers in America®, 2018-2020
Georgia Super Lawyers – 2013-2019
Georgia Trend Legal Elite – 2012