ATLANTA (October 3) – LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – Kilpatrick Stockton LLP and Abrams, Davis, Mason & Long LLC announced today the formation of a new law firm specializing in the areas of wills, trusts, estates, family business and tax planning, charitable giving, and tax-exempt entities.
Both firms emphasize that the departure from Kilpatrick Stockton is amicable. As of October 1, the Abrams Davis firm will actually occupy space adjacent to Kilpatrick Stockton’s offices in Suite 2860,1100 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. Kilpatrick Stockton, which will no longer have a Trusts & Estates Practice in Atlanta, plans to refer clients to the new firm.
Initially, Abrams, Davis, Mason & Long will consist of the existing Trusts and Estates group at Kilpatrick Stockton’s Atlanta office. The four principals in the new firm, Harold Abrams, Kim Davis, Suzanne Mason, and Mary Balent Long, will be joined by their experienced associates, Paige Baker and Laura Traylor. Suzanne Mason and Mary Long will be the Co-Managing Partners of the Abrams Davis firm. Suzanne is recognized as a “Georgia Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics magazine and as a “Georgia Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend magazine. Mary is a Certified Public Accountant and an attorney. The firm’s domain name is abramsdavis.com
Hal Abrams, a “dean” in the trusts and estates area and a past President of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council and the Atlanta Tax Forum, explained the decision to form a separate firm. “A specialized firm model is optimal for our clients and our practice. As a firm dedicated to a specific practice area and with nearly 150 years of legal and accounting experience on our team, we can focus on what we do best – advising clients about estate planning, charitable techniques, and family business issues, as well as handling estate and trust administration.”
Kim Davis, a Fellow in the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, noted, “We will continue our close relationships with Kilpatrick Stockton attorneys and with the many clients we have had the privilege of serving over the years. Our goal is to have a smooth transition for our clients, with the same lawyers and personnel handling all of their estate planning and trust and estate needs in the same offices.”
Diane Prucino, Co-Managing Partner of Kilpatrick Stockton, offered the following comment on the transition to the new firm. “These attorneys are recognized as among the best, most respected lawyers not only in Georgia but nationwide in the Trusts and Estates arena. Their new firm model will allow them to provide the same level of outstanding client service and the same delivery of high caliber legal services that they currently provide to clients. We plan to refer our Atlanta-based clients to Abrams, Davis, Mason & Long for their estate planning and probate needs. We will miss having them as partners and wish them only the best.”
Kilpatrick Stockton will host a reception on October 8th to honor the attorneys and the launch of their new firm.
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