Robert G. Edge - Alston & Bird LLP

Robert G. Edge

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1983
Phone: 404-881-7470

Bob Edge is recognized by many as the dean of estate planning attorneys in Georgia. He led the firm's Wealth Planning for over 25 years. He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since its inception, is named among Georgia Trend's Legal Elite, is listed in Super Lawyers magazine, is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Lawyers and has been chairman of the State Bar's Fiduciary Section, as well as president of both the Atlanta Estate Planning Council and the Georgia Federal Tax Conference. In the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, he is named the “Atlanta Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year.” He has served as chairman of the Partners' Committee at Alston & Bird.

Mr. Edge attended the University of Georgia, where he was valedictorian, Oxford University, as a Rhodes Scholar, and Yale Law School. His professional life has been complemented by service as president of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars, a director of The Carter Center, a managing director of The Metropolitan Opera Association (NY), chairman of the University of Georgia Foundation and president of the Atlanta Music Festival Association.

University of GeorgiaAB 1960Oriel College, OxfordMA 1962Yale Law SchoolLL.B 1965
Ass'n American Rhodes ScholarsMetropolitan Opera of NYCUniv. of Georgia FoundationCarter CenterLoridans Foundation

Case History

  • Estate planning counsel to a large number of Atlanta's top business leaders and CEOs, including many whose business representation is handled elsewhere.
  • Assisting the trust departments of Atlanta's leading banks, as well as individual executors, in the administration of some of the city's most complicated and largest estate administrations.
  • Advised a number of Georgia's wealthiest families in estate planning matters and is well known for identifying dispositional plans that are likely to affect family relationships negatively.

Office Location

One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2010 Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates of the Atlanta Metro Area
Robert G. Edge has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2010!

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates (Estate Planning, Fiduciary Duties, Gift Planning, Probate, Trust Administration)