Albert Caproni III earned his B.A. degree from Columbus College (now Columbus State University) in 1974. Mr. Caproni earned his law degree (J.D.) in 1978 from the University of Georgia where he served on the Editorial Board of the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Caproni practiced in the tax department of Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte), earning his CPA certificate in 1981. Mr. Caproni worked with a financial planning firm, advising clients on business succession planning and wealth transfer before returning to New York University School of Law for further studies in tax law.
After earning his LL.M. in Taxation degree from New York University in 1984, Mr. Caproni practiced with a mid-sized Atlanta law firm, representing closely-held businesses and their owners until he and Mr. Cohen formed Cohen & Caproni in 1997. He has been admitted to the United States Tax Court, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia.
Mr. Caproni advises clients on many aspects of business planning (from start-ups to succession planning or sale of a business). Planning includes shareholder, partnership, or operating agreements for the business, planning for mergers and acquisitions, sales or dispositions of the business, and income tax planning for all phases of the business. In addition, Mr. Caproni assists individuals with their estate planning, including preparation of Wills, creating trusts where appropriate, planning for retirement assets and estate tax issues. Mr. Caproni’s practice also includes assisting clients with the probate process.
Mr. Caproni is past chair of the Atlanta Bar Association Estate Planning and Probate Section, a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association, the North Atlanta Tax Council, the Atlanta Tax Forum, the Georgia Society of CPAs (where he serves on the Financial and Estate Planning Advisory Council) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has given numerous speeches to attorneys, CPAs, and business groups regarding use of LLCs, family limited partnerships, and S corporations and other business and estate planning topics.
Mr. Caproni is active in the Atlanta community, having served as an officer and/or board member of many local non-profit charitable or civic organizations. His outside interests include photography, travel, and old house renovations. Mr. Caproni is married and has three grown children.