Business Law, Estate Planning, and Estate Administration Attorney Serving Clients in Atlanta and Beyond

The Law Offices of Thomas E. Raines, PC, an Atlanta based law firm operated by Thomas E. Raines, offers legal assistance to clients in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, and state wide. Thomas E. Raines has been advising individuals, families and business owners for forty-four (44) years and has the knowledge and experience required to guide you in the establishment and maintenance of your business, specialized business law transactions, estate planning, and estate administration. At Thomas E. Raines, PC, we offer client centered, creative, practical, high value, detail-oriented legal services. It is our objective to provide the client a combination of expertise, experience and close client relationships, resulting in personalized and innovative legal representation to clients in an efficient and cost effective manner. Gwinnett County business lawyer Thomas E. Raines and the firm have received the Top Rated Lawyer designation and the AV rating (highest rating possible) in legal ability and legal ethics as published in Martindale Hubbell law firm directory. Clients of the firm include individuals, families, entrepreneurs, and businesses.

Business Law

Our business lawyers at Thomas E. Raines, PC, provide entrepreneurs and businesses located in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia and state wide assistance in formation, growth and maintenance of their businesses. At the formation stage, we assist clients by reviewing the facts and goals of each client to recommend the appropriate entity, selecting from corporations, limited liability companies, or limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and the various options available under each. After formation, he assists clients with employment agreements, standard contracts for goods and services, and growth of the business through business financing techniques, acquisitions or mergers. In family business we provide assistance to families in the formation of family businesses to provide control and management decisions in connection with the business during life, but allowing easy transfer to family members at death at reduced tax rates.

The goal of Gwinnett County business attorney Thomas E. Raines is to help you establish the proper business entity for your individual and business needs and guide you through the maintenance of your business entity to achieve your business goals in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Estate Planning

Our Gwinnett County estate planning lawyers at the Law Offices of Thomas E. Raines, PC, provide individuals and families in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, with estate plans that perform efficiently and effectively. Since each individual’s or family’s circumstance is different, we customize a plan that performs for you and your family. We take the time to learn about you, your family, your estate and, most importantly, your goals and desires. We then design an estate plan based around your goals. We use the team approach that involves your other advisers, such as accountants, financial planners and insurance advisors, in the planning process to ensure a plan appropriate for you and your family without duplication of costs.

Our goal is to design an estate plan that allows you to control your property while you are alive and well, take care of yourself and your loved ones in times of disability, and upon your death to give what you have, to whom you want, when you want, all at the lowest overall financial and emotional cost to you and your loved ones.

Probate and Estate Administration

Our probate and estate administration lawyers at Thomas E. Raines, PC provide individuals with assistance in Probate and Estate Administration of estate services. Depending on whether there is a Will or not, we can advise and represent clients in the appropriate Probate or Estate Administration proceeding to file in Georgia and assist the Executor or Administrator in the administration of the Estate and compliance with the appropriate filings with the Probate Court and transfer of assets in accordance with the Will or as required by the laws of descent and distribution.

Thomas E. Raines, PC represents clients throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area: Fulton County, Cobb County, Clayton County, Dekalb County, Forsyth County, Gwinnett County, Rockdale County, and Newton County, including the cities of Atlanta, Duluth, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, Marietta, Decatur, Lilburn, Lawrenceville, Snellville, Suwanee and Cumming. Contact Thomas E. Raines, PC today.

To schedule a consultation with a Gwinnett County business lawyer or seek assistance with a probate or estate matter, call us at 770-263-0093. You can also send us an email at

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Best thing about Tom is he is pragmatic -- his witness instructions are simple -- Tell the Truth --- Many many of my friends, family and business associates use Tom as their attorney and they all rave about him. Joe S.
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