James R. Robinson

Contact Details


2029 Century Park East, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90067


Jim concentrates his practice on estate and corporate planning, working with families and closely held businesses on issues that range from the routine to the complex and involving succession, estate and gift, and sophisticated tax planning, wealth preservation and charitable giving. In addition, he provides fiduciary counseling and dispute resolution, advises tax-exempt organizations on formation and operations, and serves as counselor in trust, estate and federal wealth transfer taxation and related controversies.

Easygoing and easy to work with, Jim is at his best when guiding clients through the often complicated tax, business and relationship challenges associated with wealth and business planning. An active and empathetic listener, Jim remains sensitive to the human aspects of succession and business planning, seeking to balance emotion with workable solutions to each client’s often unique circumstances and distinct dynamics.

Prior to joining the firm, Jim was a partner in the private clients practice of another prestigious national law firm. He is a regular contributor to national publications and presentations across the country on estate planning issues.



Estate and Corporate Planning

Law Firm

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Area of Practice

Acquisitions, Mergers, Private Client Services, Reorganizations, Tax, Tax Credits, Tax Dispute Resolution, Tax planning


California, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, U.S. Tax Court

Professional Affiliations

Member, Florida Bar Association; Member, Tennessee Bar Association; Former chair, Fiduciary Law Section, State Bar of Georgia; Board member, University System of Georgia Foundation; Board member, The Callanwolde Foundation


Emory University School of Law, J.D., high honors, Order of the Coif, executive managing editor of the Emory Law Journal, 2000; New York University, M.A., English, 1993; University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., history, summa cum laude, 1988


Atlanta, Century City