Jim Standard


Atlanta, Georgia

Jim Standard has been serving as a trusted advisor to his clients for almost 25 years. Mr. Standard applies his diverse background in law, business, finance and tax to provide a unique and perceptive approach to representing his clients. He works with clients on the acquisition and divestiture of businesses, including stock purchases, asset purchases, and mergers, and provides tax-efficient strategies for structuring these transactions. Mr. Standard assists clients with internal governance matters, including the preparation of operating agreements, employment agreements, and equity incentive plans. He works with non-profits on compliance matters and international clients on cross-border transactions. Mr. Standard also represents both businesses and individuals in a variety of commercial transactions, including lending agreements, lease agreements, and licensing agreements.

In addition to his role as a business advisor, Mr. Standard represents both companies and individuals in tax controversies and business and commercial disputes. He has extensive experience in representing both majority and minority shareholders in shareholder disputes, officers and directors in claims brought by shareholders and creditors, and companies and employees in litigation involving non-compete agreements and misappropriation of trade secrets, confidential information, and other intellectual property.


  • Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber
  • State Bar of Georgia

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Business
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Tax


  • New York University School of Law, LLM, Tax, 2018
  • J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University College of Business, MFin, 2014
  • J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University College of Business, MBA, 2013
  • Georgia State University College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 1998
  • Washington University, BA, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia


  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States Tax Court


Foreign Financial Asset Filing Requirements: Coming into Compliance

May 1st, 2021

In the May issue of The Tax Adviser, Jim Standard published an article discussing how taxpayers who are holding investments in foreign…

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The Basics of Establishing and Operating a 501(c)(3) Organization

October 12th, 2020

In an article published on October 12, 2020 in Bloomberg Tax, James Standard provides insight on the basic considerations which must be…

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The Basics of a Tax-Free Spin-Off Transaction

August 20th, 2020

In an Accounting Today published on August 20, 2020, James Standard provides insight on the basics of a tax-free spin-off transaction,…

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Coming Into Compliance With Filing Requirements for Foreign Financial Assets

July 22nd, 2020

Taxpayers holding investments in foreign financial assets or with foreign financial institutions may find themselves in the uncomfortable…

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