Retired Co-founder, Of Counsel

George D. Menden is a co-founder of MendenFreiman LLP with a reduced “retirement” practice. During his career, George’s practice concentrated in the areas of business transactions, wealth and estate planning, estate administration and probate, business succession, business law and business tax planning. His expertise in highly complex midmarket transactions, combined with his extensive knowledge of business, tax and estate planning, provided his clients with world-class representation and wealth transfer strategies. George represented companies with domestic and international operations in manufacturing, distribution and service sectors, and he advised business clients throughout all stages of their development from business formation, growth, maturity and ultimately sale.

George began his career in 1980 as a certified public accountant with Ernst & Young, where he focused on the accounting and tax complexities of mergers and acquisitions. He then joined Alston & Bird in 1985 as a business transaction attorney. George and Larry Freiman formed MendenFreiman in 1997.


  • Brigham Young University, J.D., cum laude, 1985
  • Brigham Young University, B.S., Accounting, with honors, 1980

Admissions and Professional/Civic Organizations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, member
  • Active in religious and charitable activities

Awards and Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating – AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • Top Rated Lawyer – 2016
  • Georgia Legal Leaders – 2016
  • Five Star Wealth Manager – 2007-2013
  • Georgia Super Lawyers – 2007, 2009-2011
  • Georgia Trend Legal Elite – 2010, 2012-2016