James M. Kane, Attorney

James, who prior to law school was a Revenue Agent with the Internal Revenue Service’s large-case examination division in Atlanta, is primarily a tax and trust controversy/litigation lawyer. This combined tax and trust experience gives James a broad perspective for identifying, understanding, and addressing complex trust issues along with the resulting tax and non-tax factors that ideally must be taken into account together. James is available also to assist other lawyers as both a consulting and expert witness in both tax and non-tax ligation matters where trusts are at the center of the dispute. James also handles trust, estate, asset protection, and prenuptial (postnuptial) planning, with his planning work influenced heavily by the various hurdles James sees in the controversy / litigation arena.

James is licensed in Georgia, North Carolina, and New York. He has 20+ years’ experience previously with Atlanta law firms Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan and Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry. James attended Emory University Law School and also has 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’ outside interests include 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