We take care of business.

BRUCE H. GAYNES

Shareholder

Education:

Emory University, J.D., 1977
Tulane University, B.A., 1973, cum laude

Bar Admissions:

Georgia, 1977; U.S. Tax Court, 1984

Memberships:

American Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia; Atlanta Bar Association; Atlanta Estate Planning Council, Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Biography

Bruce Gaynes, a founding shareholder of KKG, has over 35 years of experience helping clients. Prior to practicing law, he worked in the tax department of a national accounting firm and became a Certified Public Accountant. His law practice focuses on corporate, estate planning and tax matters.

Bruce’s work involves all sizes and forms of entities. He handles matters concerning the full business life cycle, beginning with organizational structuring and formation. As business and professional practices develop and grow, Bruce helps them properly document and protect themselves, in ways such as operating agreements and shareholder agreements, with independent contractor agreements, employment contracts, and non-disclosure agreements, and with other commercial transaction agreements. As clients look for exit strategies Bruce negotiates merger and acquisition documents, advises families on gifting techniques, formulates reorganization strategies, and spearheads family and tax planning.

As part of his work for business owners, executives, and professionals, Bruce maintains an estate planning practice, counseling individuals and families in their tax-reduction and asset-transfer strategies. As a consequence of his involvement in trust and estate law, Bruce also has extensive experience helping clients with probate matters.

Bruce is married with three children. When he is not in the office, he can often be found volunteering with various community and philanthropic institutions. He has served on the board of directors for several associations, has served as president of the Atlanta Jaycees, and presided over and chaired many other organizations. Bruce is often called upon to speak to groups about matters ranging from taxation to estate planning to fund-raising.