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Thomas E. Jones, Jr.

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Education

Emory University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1971

University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1974

Honors

Best Lawyers in America

Georgia Super Lawyers

Georgia Legal Elite

Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel ("ACTEC")

Editor in Chief, Georgia Law Review, 1974

Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary

Phi Kappa Phi Honorary

Profile

Tom Jones, chair of the corporate practice in Atlanta, maintains a dual practice in Corporate/Business law and Trust and Estates law.  He has over 25 years of experience providing counsel and guidance to corporate management, business owners, and individuals in these areas.  His clients include banks and other public companies, successful private businesses in a broad range of industries, and individuals and their families. 

Mr. Jones provides counsel in transactions ranging from the sale of a business unit or family business, to acquisition of a target company, to structuring and implementing workable and tax-protective estate plans.  He also provides advice and guidance to clients on a variety of day to day business and legal issues.  Clients range across a broad spectrum of industries, including technology, manufacturing, retail and wholesale distribution, food services, hospitality, construction, trust and financial services, real estate development, fraternal and other non-profit organizations, healthcare, forest products, advertising, communications and entertainment, professional services, transportation, and vehicle and equipment sales and rental.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel ("ACTEC")
  • Member, ABA Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
  • Atlanta Estate Planning Council
  • Chairman, Fiduciary Law Section, State Bar of Georgia, 1996
  • Member, Trust Code Revision Committee, State Bar of Georgia, 2002-present
  • Member, Guardianship Code Revision Committee, State Bar of Georgia, 1996-2002
  • Member, Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

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