Welcome to KaneTreadwell Law

At KaneTreadwell Law in Atlanta we handle business disputes and litigation, including preventive contract, employment, and compliance planning, as well as trust, estate, and asset-protection planning.  Our lawyers are licensed in Georgia, North Carolina, and New York, with prior large law firm, IRS, and other governmental experience.  Direct client contact is central to our practice model.

3414 Peachtree Road, NE. Monarch Plaza, Suite 625, Atlanta, GA 30326    (470) 401-0100

Client Centric + Creative Thinking + Results


Our law firm emphasizes direct one-on-one client interaction with our law partner handling your work so as to provide a focused, fee-efficient, creative approach to your needs, without multiple, less-experienced, associate lawyers otherwise handling the bulk of your work.  Our law firm also is virtually paperless and uses the latest technology in order to provide this level of progressive efficiency for our clients.  In addition to our hourly rates, we offer the bulk of our trust and estate planning services on a flat-fee basis, and handle select contingency fee cases.

  • Wills and Trust Planning

  • Asset Protection Planning

  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

  • Business Litigation

  • General Counsel Services for Local Businesses

  • Regulatory Compliance

  • Contract Review And Advice

  • Consulting and Expert Witness Assistance

James M. Kane, Attorney

James, before law school a Revenue Agent with the IRS large-case examination division in Atlanta, now handles primarily wills and trust planning and litigation consulting. For the past 15 years, James concentrated primarily on wills and trust litigation. James's planning work now takes into account his IRS, tax, estate & trust planning, and litigation experience so as to better identify, understand, and address a client's planning issues and needs. James assists other lawyers as a consulting and expert witness in litigation matters with wills and trust issues (including divorce cases). James also handles asset protection, and prenuptial (postnuptial) planning, influenced by the various hurdles James sees, and has experienced, in the litigation arena.

James is licensed in Georgia, North Carolina, and New York, and previously was with Atlanta law firms Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan and Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry. James attended Emory University Law School, with  undergraduate finance (University of Georgia) and graduate business (Georgia State University) degrees. Although he never worked as a CPA, James held a CPA certificate during his time with the IRS. James maintains his legal blog, and writes frequently for Leimberg Information Services. James’s outside interests include reading, weightlifting, and studying jazz guitar. 


  • Winner of the 2016 Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning Tax Court Opinion Contest.
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine

Court Admissions

  • Superior Court of North Carolina
  • State and Superior Courts of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • United States District Court – Northern District of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals – 11th Circuit
  • United States Tax Court


James M. Kane Monarch Plaza

 3414 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 625

Atlanta, GA 30326 james@ktlawllc.com 470.401.0101


Cheryl R. Treadwell, Attorney

Cheryl’s law practice focuses on litigation, contract and estate matters. Prior to joining KaneTreadwell Law, Cheryl was a litigation associate at Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, William & Aughtry. Cheryl also served as in-house counsel for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  In that role, she represented the airport in contract, concessions, procurement and litigation matters as well as public safety matters including weapons, passenger and employee screening and safety initiatives and protocols.

Cheryl’s experience in private practice and government service, allows her to provide a comprehensive approach to her clients’ needs. Her litigation background gives her the ability to anticipate potential risks during negotiations and before clients sign binding agreements. Cheryl advises businesses on contractual issues such as negotiating and drafting vendor, supplier, independent contractor and related agreements. Cheryl routinely counsels clients on day-to-day operational decisions and risk management. In the event of litigation, Cheryl pursues and defends claims on behalf of individuals and businesses in court, mediation or arbitration.

Cheryl holds a law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law and earned her undergraduate degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Cheryl is involved in local non-profit and community initiatives that focus on children and their education.

Professional Affiliations and Select Speaking Engagements

  • Truancy Intervention Project, Board Member
  • Registered Mediator, Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution 
  • Lamar Inn of Court
  • Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Notes Editor
  • Secure Flight: Assessing and Assuring Aviation and Airport Security; American Bar Association’s Air and Space Forum; Moderator; Atlanta, Georgia (2016)
  • World Airport Lawyers Association; Speaker; Buenos Aries, Argentina (2014); London, UK (2018)

Court Admissions

  • State and Superior Courts of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • United States District Court – Northern District of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals – 11th Circuit


Cheryl R. Treadwell

Monarch Plaza
3414 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 625
Atlanta, GA 30326


(470) 401-0102

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