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James Andrew Nystrom

Business Attorney at Alpharetta, GA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Jim Nystrom


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Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%
    Planning, structuring and implementation of: Asset and stock sale transactions; Business sales; Reorganizations; Asset based lending transactions; Venture capital transactions; Executive Compensation; Representation of lenders and borrowers; Workouts; Shareholder disputes; Negotiate and draft documents and agreements relating to the above. General counsel to a number of closely held corporations. Trademark filings.

    41 years

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Preparation of estate plan to minimize estate taxes; Drafting wills and trusts, including life insurance and charitable trusts; Gift programs; Coordination of plan with banks, accountants, financial planners, insurance advisors and trustees.

    41 years

  3. Tax
    20%
    Representation of clients before the IRS and State revenue authorities and in courts; Offers in Compromise, Installment payment plans, Audits, Appeals; Establishment of tax-exempt (non-profit) organizations.

    41 years

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    15%
    Evaluate best business structure for the goals of the client. Form corporate entity-C corporation, S corporation, LLC, partnership (limited or general).

    41 years

  5. Probate
    15%
    Probate of Wills; Representation of estates and assistance to executors and administrators of estates; Estate administration.

    41 years

  6. Trademark application
    10%
    Filing of trademark applications to protect intellectual property, specifically logo and business name for the purpose of protecting and promoting a client's brand.

Since I started practicing law in 1983, my practice has focused on business/corporate matters, tax issues and estate planning.  I have practiced in the Atlanta area my entire career, after graduating from Georgia Tech, and then Emory University School of Law. A summary of the services I can provide appears below; 

 

             CORPORATE/BUSINESS.  Planning, structuring and implementation of: Asset and stock sale transactions; Business sales; Reorganizations; Asset based lending transactions; Venture capital transactions; Executive Compensation; Representation of lenders and borrowers; Workouts; Shareholder disputes; Negotiate and draft documents and agreements relating to the above.  Serve as general counsel to a number of closely held corporations. 

 

               ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE.  Preparation of estate plan to minimize estate taxes; Drafting wills and trusts, including life insurance and charitable trusts;  Gift programs; Coordination of plan with banks, accountants, financial planners, insurance advisors and trustees.  Probate of wills; Representation of estates and assistance to executors and administrators. 

 

               REAL ESTATE.  Acquisitions and dispositions of commercial and residential properties; Residential and commercial closings; Refinancing transactions for commercial and residential properties; Preparation and negotiation of all documentation relating to the above; Like-kind exchanges; Negotiation, preparation and review of commercial and retail leases; Property tax appeals. 

 

               TAXATION.  Planning, structuring and implementing the transactions referenced above; Representation of clients before the IRS and State revenue authorities such as Offers in Compromise, and installment payment plans; Establishment of tax-exempt organizations; Tax planning for bankruptcy and divorce. 

 

                 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.  Federal and State registrations of trademarks and service marks.  Enforcement of proprietary rights to trademarks and service marks.

 

Licensed for 40 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1982
Updated 02/03/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact James

James A. Nystrom, Attorney at Law
12600 Deerfield Pkwy., Suite 125
Alpharetta, GA, 30004-6107
Nystrom Law
12600 Deerfield Parkway
Suite 125
Alpharetta, GA, 30004
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Posted by Sally P. Warrener | June 2, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
A competent lawyer and a great guy
I found Jim Nystrom online, having just recently relocated into the Alpharetta area, and hit the jackpot. Jim has been an invaluable advisor and counselor where my tax difficulties are concerned, and I have never reached out to him that I did not receive a lightning fast response. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Posted by Debbie | April 5, 2014
A wonderful referral
My CPA referred Jim to me to use as a lawyer for help in opening a business. He said he would be fair with his fees and that I could trust him. He was absolutely correct. Jim has answered all questions I ask of him in a timely manner and with much expertise. I am still in the process of opening my business and I feel very confident that I can rely on Jim for answers to all of my questions.
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Posted by Clark | March 26, 2014
The First Person I think of When Legal Matters Arise
I have utilized the legal services and advice of Jim Nystrom since 1986 - (27 years). He is very thorough, easy to contact, and readily available to discuss the matter at hand. He has always been straight forward and honest with me and, over the course of those 27 years, he has become not only "my attorney", but also my friend. I find his fee structure to be fair and reasonable. His services and advice relating to general buisiness matters, business contracts, non-compete agreements, leases, real estate matters, wills and trusts, private family matters, and HOA matters, have been of great value and I trust his advice implicitly. He has always served me well. I highly recommend Jim Nystrom.
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Posted by David | March 25, 2014
Outstanding!
Jim has become a trusted advisor and friend of our family. He and his team have helped us navigate through some complex situations and transactions. It is also a tremendous asset to have real estate specialists on his team (his wife is an excellent real estate agent, and his one of his associates is a pit bull in the field of banking and lending). Jim is always sensitive to our personal situation, goes the extra mile and is conscientious in providing very reasonable fees. We will always turn to Jim for our family and business legal advice, and give him the highest recommendation to others!
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Posted by Bonnie in Canton | March 19, 2014
Solid Recommendation
Have been associated with Jim for over 10 years and he has guided my family through the various adjustments needed as life changes occurred. He was particularly helpful as we worked through the liquidation of three different estates, one of which involved an arbitration. Jim is informative and thorough and continues to keep us aware of changes in the laws that may impact our situation. I would highly recommend him personally and professionally.
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Posted by William | March 19, 2014
Outstanding Business Attorney
My company was founded in 1986. Jim Nystrom has been our sole business attorney since 1998. He has handled many complicated contracts and straight forward business matters for us. He is knowledgeable, thorough and responsive. I call him anytime I'm concerned about a matter to hear his opinion. Jim Nystrom is an asset to our business and valued adviser.
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Posted by Bigi | March 18, 2014
Most trustworthy and timely.... AND he is a lawyer!!
I have requested the services of Jim Nystrom and his practice several times. I trust his advice and his service implicitly. He has handled real estate transactions on my behalf and I consider him to be my first line of advice. When he has had other pressing matters, he has made sure that his staff is available for me in his absence and that he can be contacted if necessary. He returns calls without lag time and with answers. I have asked him to handle matters out of his realm ( personal and out of state) and he continues to be a concerned advocate and has assisted in finding the correct answer for my situations. If I have any questions or need for counsel, I go to Jim Nystrom first.
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Posted by William Pyron | August 14, 2013
Real Estate Transactions and Other Legal Matters
Jim represented me on some complex real estate matters and dealt with regulatory authorities in Atlanta. He is a bright, thorough attorney who does whatever needs to be done to complete the task. His services are timely and cost effective. I would trust Jim with any legal matter. He focuses on the issues at hand and is a master at getting results.
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Posted by Elaine | July 21, 2013
Experienced and fair
Jim is as outstanding lawyer. He is fair and honest. He has helped me with several matters and all were resolved in a timely economical manner. I have referred him to friends and family. I worked with another attorney on another matter and he needed additional retainer every other week but was unable to account for his time ever. Jim is experienced and trustworthy. I highly recommend him.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Nystrom Law
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws, Taxation
  • 1982
  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Sample cases handled
  • See below

Associations

  • Milton Business Alliance
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Business Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"James is a very personal and professional attorney. I endorse James as an fellow attorney."