Jeffrey H. Kess


Phone: 404-223-5900
Email: [email protected]



A native of Brooklyn, New York, Jeffrey has been practicing taxation and general business law for more than 25 years. He has achieved national recognition for his expertise in the field of tax controversy. Jeffrey has represented thousands of clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the State of Georgia, and other state taxing authorities. Jeffrey also works closely with CPAs in devising strategies to eliminate or minimize potential taxes, penalties and interest for their clients.

Jeffrey has served in leadership positions with numerous professional and community organizations. He has shared his knowledge and experience by speaking to a wide variety of groups, including the Georgia Society of CPAs, the State Bar of Georgia, the Family Law Section and the Tax Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, The North Atlanta Tax Council, the National Business Institute, and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia.

Jeffrey is the proud husband of Beth and proud father of Noah and Adam.


Areas of Practice:


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., magna cum laude, with distinction, 1979

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • North Atlanta Tax Council
  • Georgia Society of CPAs
  • Atlanta Bar Association


  • Appeared live as a featured guest on KLAV AM 1230, "Financial Friday's" weekly radio show.
  • 2009 - Selected as being among the Top 40 Tax Advisors to Know During a Recession in the Nation by CPA Magazine
  • 2008 - Selected as being among the Top 50 IRS Representation Practitioners in the nation by CPA Magazine
  • State Bar of Georgia Representative/Co-Chair – Annual Southeast Region IRS/BAR Liaison Committee Meeting
  • State Bar of Georgia Representative – Local Quarterly IRS/Practitioners Liaison Committee Meeting and Semi Annual Georgia Department of Revenue/Practitioners Liaison Committee Meeting
  • Certified Public Accountant, Georgia, 1985
  • North Atlanta Tax Council, Director, Past President
  • Northwood Foundation Inc., Past President
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta – Co-Chair, General Philanthropy Division, 2008–2009
  • Rated “BV” by Martindale Hubbell