Lane is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. He is also a member of the Fiduciary Law and Tax Sections of the State Bar of Georgia. He served on the Committee of Tax Legislation and Regulations, Generation Skipping Transfers from 1985 to 1987 of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Lane graduated from the University of North Carolina with a B.A. in 1967 and from Emory University with a J.D. in 1970. At Emory, he was a member of Phi Delta Phi.