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Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation goes to the heart of a company’s bottom-line.  Our commercial litigation team constantly re-evaluates the client’s risks and benefits during the course of litigation, providing the client with timely and accurate information.  Our clients expect us to obtain the best possible legal solution when confronted with litigation.  Equally important is the client’s ability to exercise sound business judgment.  By keeping our clients timely advised on the status of any case, the client is better able to achieve sound commercial objectives through the client’s litigation strategies.  Our attorney’s provide litigation plans, budgets, and client-driven analysis on all aspects of pending litigation to allow the client to better manage and resolve pending litigation.

Employment Litigation

We have extensive experience in handling state and federal employment litigation from commencement of the action through appeal. Our attorneys practice before all courts and administrative bodies, addressing all disputes from the simplest unemployment claim to complex appellate matters. That representation includes matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (and their state equivalents), Workers’ Compensation Appeals Boards, unemployment agencies, OSHA (and its state equivalents), labor boards and commission, and other government agencies concerned with employment law and regulations. We have specific experience in the following areas: 

  • Affirmative Action Compliance
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including Title I - Employment, Title II - Public Services, and Title III - Public Accommodations
  • Discrimination and Harassment, including Age, Race, Disability, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
  • Employee Benefits and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and similar state laws
  • Federal Civil Rights Acts (e.g., Title VI, Title IX, 42 USC 1983, and similar state laws)
  • Non-compete Covenants and Trade Secrets
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Preventative Measures, Including Training and Policy Review
  • Privacy, Defamation and Tortious Interference
  • State and Federal Wage and Hour Disputes (FLSA), including representation during DOL and DLSE Audits and hearings before the Labor Commission and Department of Labor Substance Abuse and Drug Testing
  • Title VII and similar state laws
  • Unemployment/Social Security
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Wrongful Termination and Retaliatory Discharge
  • Federal and State Whistle Blower Laws

Securities Litigation

We counsel a variety of clients in high-profile, complex securities litigation matters, including issuers, investors and broker-dealers. We have extensive experience litigating civil securities cases in state and federal courts, as well as in handling non-public securities enforcement and internal compliance matters. We are regularly called upon by boards of directors, audit committees and special committees to handle their most sensitive assignments.


Our litigation team represents clients in a variety of litigation matters relating to the ownership and use of real estate, such as commercial lease disputes, dispossessory actions, breach of real estate contracts, fraudulent misrepresentation, land use/zoning appeals, condemnation, inverse condemnation, nuisance and trespass litigation, title coverage disputes, and quiet title actions. Our litigation team has a solid foundation in Georgia property law principles, developed over several years of experience in handling real estate cases. Our team uses this strong foundation to successfully represent plaintiffs and defendants in property disputes.


Our firm has extensive experience in litigating probate disputes relating to estate administration, will contests, breach of fiduciary duty, undue influence, competency issues, incapacity, and trust management. Our firm has successfully represented parties on either side of a probate dispute, whether it be defending the validity of a will or seeking to invalidate a will. Additionally, our litigation team has handled many probate matters that include disputes over real estate, another strong area of expertise for our litigation team. We understand that probate administration can reveal highly emotional disputes within families, and our firm strives to keep the dispute on a professional level.


Our litigation team advises and represents clients with respect to all aspects of the arbitration process, from negotiations in advance of formal proceedings, to the conduct of the arbitration hearing and judicial proceedings related to the enforcement of interim and final awards. Where appropriate, we have made effective use of the technical expertise of members of our Corporate Department in framing and presenting arguments to arbitral tribunals. We focus carefully on the broader implications of the advice we provide and how it may affect other related proceedings in which our clients are involved.

We have participated in arbitrations in a wide range of industries, including construction, electronics, food, health care, manufacturing, media, mining, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, power generation, project engineering, shipping, telecommunications and utilities.

Our litigation and corporate lawyers often work together to assist clients in negotiating and drafting arbitration provisions for commercial agreements, and advise them regarding the appropriate form of arbitration to govern the resolution of any dispute that may arise.

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