James D. Spratt Jr.

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Jim Spratt has over thirty-five years of experience in trusts and estates matters, related tax issues, and tax and probate controversies relating to trusts and estates. His practice focuses on wealth transfer planning, business succession, and family governance. He is a frequent lecturer and panel member for continuing legal education programs. Jim serves in numerous leadership positions in professional organizations devoted to trusts and estate matters.

PHONE: 404-523-3018

FAX: 404-523-8323

EMAIL: jimspratt@bowdenspratt.com

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1979
  • United States Tax Court, 1995

Education

  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review J.D. - 1979
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee Phi Beta Kappa B.A. magna cum laude - 1976

Professional Honors & Affiliations

  • Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide, Ranked in Private Wealth Law from inception of publication to present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Ranked in Trusts and Estates from 2005 to present
  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Current Regent
  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation, Current Director, Treasurer, Chair of Audit Committee
  • American Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Current Council Member
  • American Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Past Chair of Business Planning Group
  • Georgia Federal Tax Conference, Current Trustee
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Past Chair of Taxation Section
  • Atlanta Estate Planning Council, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member

Community Involvement

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden – Lifetime Trustee
  • Northside United Methodist Church – Past Chair of Administrative Council
  • The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta – Past Member of Planned Giving Committee
  • The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta – Past Member of Planned Giving Advisory Board