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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.



Practice areas


  1. Tax: 20%
    34 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    34 years
  3. Business: 20%
    34 years
  4. Probate: 15%
    34 years
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 


Payment types:

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Contact info

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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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyNystrom Law1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Milton Business AllianceMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawTaxLL.M - Master of Laws1982
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Georgia Institute of TechnologyEconBS - Bachelor of Science1979