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J. Scot Kirkpatrick possesses substantial experience in estate and tax law and heads the Trust and Estates Practice Group of the firm’s Atlanta office. He primarily represents high net worth individuals and their families. Mr. Kirkpatrick handles matters such as wills; planning for incapacity, including powers of attorney and health care declarations; gifting techniques and strategies; life insurance planning; trust planning; generation-skipping planning; charitable giving and charitable entities; succession planning for business owners, including buy-sell agreements; assisting in the family limited partnerships (FLP), limited liability companies (LLC) and closely held businesses; marital property agreements; estate administration and probate; assisting in the preparation and filing of estate, inheritance and gift and generation-skipping tax returns; representation in estate and gift tax audits; and litigation relating to all aspects of trust and estate disputes.

From 1984 until 1989, Mr. Kirkpatrick practiced with an Atlanta law firm specializing in income and estate tax planning. In 1989, he joined Chamberlain, Hrdlicka as head of the firm’s Atlanta office trust and estates practice group.

  • 191 Peachtree Street, NE, 46th Floor
    Atlanta, GA 30303

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Timber Law


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