Benjamin T. "Ben" White

Benjamin T. "Ben" White


Alston & Bird LLP

Recognized since 1989

Atlanta, Georgia

Practice Areas

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Nonprofit / Charities Law

Trusts and Estates

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Nonprofit / Charities Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Nonprofit / Charities Law
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Named by Best Lawyers in America as the “2012 Atlanta Lawyer of the Year” in the exempt organizations area and as the “2013 Atlanta Lawyer of the Year” in the trusts and estates litigation area, Ben White's practice emphasizes exempt organizations of all kinds, as well as estate and tax planning. As a partner in the largest and most comprehensive exempt organizations practice in the Southeast, Mr. White is widely known for his successful representation of exempt organizations with intractable tax problems. His clients include international, national, regional and local tax-exempt organizations, public and private, located throughout the United States and in other countries. Mr. White counsels extensively with both exempt organizations and lawyers, accountants and other professionals representing exempt organizations; and he provides strategic advice on the array of tax, business, cultural and political issues that are distinct to exempt organizations.

Mr. White also maintains an extensive wealth planning practice, representing some of the wealthiest individuals and families in the Southeast and providing counseling to individual and institutional trustees, executors, personal representatives and other fiduciaries throughout the region.

Location

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

Education

  • Harvard University, graduated 1973
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, AB, graduated 1969

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, State Bar of Georgia

Affiliations

  • Alliance Theatre Company - Past President
  • American Bar Association - Member of the Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Exempt Organizations Committee
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel - Fellow
  • American Institute for Philanthropic Studies - Founding Member; Faculty
  • Atlanta Estate Planning Council - Former member of the Board of Directors
  • Atlanta Tax Forum - Member
  • David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund - Current Chair
  • Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia - Past Chairman
  • Harvard Law School Association of Georgia - Past President
  • Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation - President
  • Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund - Past Chair
  • Woodruff Arts Center - Trustee

Alston & Bird LLP
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

227 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

99 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Nonprofit / Charities Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Nonprofit / Charities Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Nonprofit / Charities Law, Atlanta (2015)
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Atlanta (2013)
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law, Atlanta (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates

Special Focus

  • Charitable Gift Planning
  • Churches
  • Education
  • Estate Planning
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Gift Planning
  • Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving
  • Private Foundations
  • Probate
  • Succession Planning
  • Tax
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Trust Administration

Awards:

  • Has been featured as one of the leading Georgia lawyers for exempt organizations and estate planning in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Fulton County Arts Council Salute to the Arts Award, 1989
  • Received the 2005 Greater Good Award from the Georgia Planned Giving Council and has been featured as one of the leading Georgia lawyers for exempt organizations and wealth planning in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

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