ATLANTABarnes & Thornburg LLP announced today that James R. Robinson has joined the firm’s Atlanta office as a partner in the Corporate Department and Private Wealth Services Practice Group.

Robinson concentrates his practice on estate and corporate planning, working with families and closely-held businesses on issues that range from the routine to the complex, including succession planning, estate and gift planning, sophisticated tax planning, wealth preservation and charitable giving, among others. In addition, he provides fiduciary counseling and dispute resolution, advises tax-exempt organizations on formation and operations, and serves as an expert in trust, estate and federal wealth transfer taxation and related controversies.

“When it comes to providing customized and effective strategies for asset protection and wealth transfer, Jim is among the very best in the business,” said Stuart C. Johnson, managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg’s Atlanta office. “As we continue to build a full-service office in Atlanta, Jim enhances our already strong team workingwith businesses and individuals, both locally and nationally, through all of their life stages.”

Robinson is the latest attorney to join Barnes & Thornburg’s growing Atlanta office, which has increased its attorney ranks to 22 since opening in 2009.

“Jim’s arrival underscores our commitment to expanding our presence in the Atlanta market, where he will play a major role in strengthening our general corporate and private wealth capabilities,” added Alan A. Levin, firm managing partner at Barnes & Thornburg.

About James R. Robinson

Robinson was most recently a partner in Schiff Hardin’s Private Clients, Trust and Estates practice group. He has been recognized with the “Georgia Rising Star” award fromGeorgia Super Lawyers and is a mainstay on the Best Lawyers in America list in the Trust and Estate Law category.

Robinson is a member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, the Florida Bar Association, and the State Bar of Georgia, where he is chair-elect of the Fiduciary Law Section. Active in several civic and nonprofit organizations, Robinson is also a board member for the Atlanta Opera and the Planned Giving Advisory Board of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.

Robinson earned his J.D. from Emory University School of Law, where he graduated with high honors, his M.A. from New York University and his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Colorado. He is admitted to practice law in Georgia, Florida and Tennessee.

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