Jeff serves as outside general counsel to Georgia-based privately-held companies and family businesses who seek a trusted strategic advisor who is able to react to and anticipate a client's legal needs.

“It is humbling and very rewarding to help a business owner achieve a successful transition of his or her business to family members, trusted employees, or a third party.”

Jeff's practice focuses on corporate and transactional matters involving business owners and the operational aspects of their companies.  Jeff is a "go to" resource to answer legal questions and provide guidance for privately-held companies in a variety of industries, including engineering, manufacturing, medical/healthcare, technology, logistics, business consulting, construction, and professional services. He routinely handles corporate and transactional matters such as the selection and formation of business entities, venture capital investments and private equity offerings, business consolidations, asset sales, mergers and acquisitions, preparation of shareholder, partnership and limited liability company agreements, succession planning, buy-sell agreements, exit planning, commercial contracts, restrictive covenant agreements, executive severance agreements, computer hardware and software licensing and leases, strategic alliances and joint ventures, sales and distribution agreements, telecommunications network agreements, and nondisclosure agreements.

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Clemson University, B.S. Computer Engineering, cum laude

Honors, Awards and Community

  • Georgia Super Lawyers - Rising Star (2008-2011)
  • AV Peer Review Rated, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Everybody Wins! Atlanta - Board of Directors (2005-2011), President and Chairman of the Board (2007-2011)
  • BC4C (Boot Camp for a Cause – a 501(c)(3) charity), Trainer (2011-present)

Outside of Work

When not playing with their 4-year old son Aleksandr, Jeff and his wife occasionally run half-marathons (she always finishes ahead of him) and enjoy walks on the Beltline to Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market. You will also find him at every home Atlanta United match and attending boot camp in Piedmont Park most weekday mornings at 6am.