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Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404-351-1615
bbodker@brawwlaw.com

Areas of Practice:
Business Organizations
Business Transactions
Tax Planning
Business Finance
Private Equity & Venture Capital

Summary of Experience:
Brian Bodker is a founding member of the firm who has practiced as a business and transaction attorney for over 25 years and is also a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant. He has extensive experience in advising "middle market" companies (annual revenues in the $5M to $200M range) in various industries including business and consumer services, professional services, health care, manufacturing, and technology in various transactions and situations. These include structuring and funding their corporate and other business entities and the related ownership arrangements, buying and selling business units, and structuring and documenting employment arrangements, vendor, customer and strategic relationships and agreements and licensing and regulatory requirements. Brian works closely with his clients to understand their businesses to avoid or limit downstream disputes, liabilities and exposures including review of compliance with federal, state and local laws and to plan and take steps toward ultimate sale, disposition, or refinance of those businesses. His experience is crucial in finding cost effective solutions for clients. Brian also provides counsel to U.S. affiliates of entities based outside of the U.S.

Straight-talk with Brian:
Brian has lived in Atlanta since 1971, is a lifetime golfer and has served as an officer and board member on the Standard Club since 1995. He also enjoys traveling, fitness, and staying active in the community and with friends.

My Favorite Aspect of Practicing Law:
I have the opportunity to make a difference in my clients' businesses and lives by exploring their goals and coaching and advising them on reaching those through legal business and other innovative approaches.

Education:
Brian attended the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia where he studied accounting. He worked for an international accounting firm in its tax practice before attending the University of Georgia Law School. Brian was a Woodruff Scholar at the University of Georgia Law School (full-tuition scholarship).

Honors:
Among the honors he has received, Brian won the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants Gold Key Award and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Elijah Watts Sell Award for having the highest score in Georgia on the May, 1979 CPA Exam. Brian has served as an officer and as a board member of The Standard Club since 1995 and have served on the board of the Tax Section of the Atlanta Bar Association for the past two years. Named Georgia Super Lawyer, Atlanta Magazine, 2006 - 2014 (listing the top 5% of Georgia attorneys) www.superlawyer.com. The Order of the Coif, University of Georgia Law School.

Personal Information:
Brian is a lifetime golfer and has served as an officer and as a board member of the Standard Club since 1995.

Current Employment Position(s):
Shareholder, since 1986

Year Joined Organization:
1986

Certifications/Specialties:
Certified Public Accountant, Georgia, 1981

Bar Admissions:
Georgia, 1983
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1983
U.S. Tax Court, 1983

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Instructor, "Start and Manage a Successful Business", Emory Institute for Professional Learning, affiliated with Emory University, 2005-2010

Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Georgia, Member
American Bar Association, Member
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1979 – Present, Member




Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404-351-1615
tramsey@brawwlaw.com

Summary of Experience:
A North Carolina native, Tim attended Duke University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Before attending law school, he obtained his North Carolina Real Estate Broker license. Tim attended the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia where he obtained his Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Finance. He simultaneously attended the University of Georgia School of Law where he obtained the degree of Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude. Tim is licensed to practice in the states of Georgia and North Carolina. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the Georgia State Bar, the American Bar Association, and the Atlanta Bar Association (Real Estate Section Chair 2006-2007, Atlanta Bar Board of Directors 2007-2012; Co-Chair of Managing Partner Committee 2007-2010). He is also member of the Council for Quality Growth, and the Association for Corporate Growth.

Mr. Ramsey provides general business representation to a variety of clients with emphasis in commercial real estate, business organizations and commercial transactions. Clients served include entrepreneurial business owners, software development and licensing companies, automobile dealerships, franchisees, professional service providers, insurance agents and brokers, financial advisors, commercial real estate owners, investors, developers and builders, industrial manufacturers, and retailers. He plays a key role in growth and exit strategic planning with his clients and results oriented implementation. Mr. Ramsey is an approved attorney for the First American Title Insurance Company.

Tim was named a Georgia Super Lawyer for 2008-2013 by Atlanta Magazine (listing the top 5% of Georgia attorneys, www.superlawyers.com).

Current Employment Position(s):
Shareholder, since 1986

Year Joined Organization:
1986

Areas of Practice:
Business Organizations
Commercial Transactions
Intellectual Property Law
Lending & Secured Transactions
Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions:
North Carolina
Georgia
U.S. Federal Court

Education:
University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, J.D.
Honors: magna cum laude
Honors: Order of the Coif
Honors: Phi Kappa Phi Academic Fraternity
Law Review: Georgia Law Review
University of Georgia, M.B.A.
Duke University, B.S.

Honors and Awards:
Georgia Bankers Association Estate Planning Award
Am Jur Book Award
"Georgia Super Lawyer", Atlanta magazine
"Legal Elite", Georgia Trend magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Georgia
North Carolina Bar Association
American Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association, Real Estate Section, 2006 – 2007 Chair, Board of Directors 2007-2010
First American Title Insurance Company, Approved Attorney

Past Employment Positions:
Hurt, Richardson, Garner, Todd & Cadenhead

Birth Information:
Murphy, North Carolina



Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404-351-1615
sandrews@brawwlaw.com



Summary of Experience:
Stephen Andrews is a Principal in the Litigation Section and has been a member of the Firm since 1986. His practice focuses primarily on family law and the litigation of estate, probate and trust cases. 

A member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1983, Mr. Andrews is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts for Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia.

Mr. Andrews is a member of the Family and Fiduciary Law Sections of the State Bar of Georgia. He also serves on the State Bench and Bar Committee which has been instrumental in the development and implementation of Judicial District Professionalism Committees.

Mr. Andrews is a member of the Estate Planning and Family Law sections of the Atlanta Bar Association. In 2007, Mr. Andrews was named as the Co-Chair of the Atlanta Bar Association Disaster Response Committee, Subcommittee on Judicial Response. Mr. Andrews was a Special Assistant Attorney General retained to represent the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners in physician disciplinary matters from 1993 to 1999.

Mr. Andrews received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia, Lumpkin School of Law in 1983. During law school, he served on the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. Before becoming a lawyer, he received a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University in 1979 and was awarded a Robert T. Jones, Jr. Scholarship to attend the University of St. Andrews in Scotland from 1979 to 1980. Mr. Andrews is married to the Honorable Doris L. Downs, Chief Judge of the Fulton County Superior Court. They have two (2) daughters, Curry and Jessie. He is active in the Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club, where he was president in 2003. Mr. Andrews has served on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival from 2006-2011 and was its Chairman from 2008 through 2010. Mr. Andrews has also served on the Emory College Alumni Board since 2007. 

Current Employment Position(s):
Shareholder, since 1987

Areas of Practice:
Family Law
Estate & Fiduciary Litigation
Litigation & Appeals
Business & Commercial Law 

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Georgia, 1983
Georgia Court of Appeals, 1983
Georgia Supreme Court, 1983
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1989
U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1992
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1985
U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1991
U.S. Supreme Court, 1994

Education:
Emory College Alumni Board 2007 - 2012
University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, 1983, J.D.
Law Journal: Member, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, 1982 - 1983
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1979, B.A.
Honors: Phi Alpha Theta; Pi Sigma Alpha
University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Panelist: "We Can Work It Out: Dialogue and Reflections on the Relationship between Judges and Lawyers", Atlanta Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, January 27, 2006
Trials and Tribulations of Adult Guardianships, Georgia Elder Care Network Symposium, October 13, 2005
Exploring Probate Issues in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, November 19, 2004
How to Handle Eldercare Litigation, October 31, 2008

Honors and Awards:
Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., Scholar
2004 - 2014 Georgia Super Lawyer
Named to the Top 100 list of Georgia Super Lawyers, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Phi Alpha Theta; Pi Sigma Alpha
Georgia Trend magazine's "Legal Elite" for 2007-2012. 

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Atlanta Bar Foundation Lifetime Fellow; 2011-2012 Sustaining Fellow
Atlanta Bar Association, Member: Family Law, Estate Planning and Probate Section(s)
State Bar of Georgia, Member: Bench and Bar Committee
State Bar of Georgia, Sections on: Fiduciary Law, and Family Law
Georgia Eldercare Network Charter Member, Estate Litigation
Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Member

Past Employment Positions:
McClure, Ramsay & Dickerson, 1983 - 1985
Alembik, Fine & Callner, 1985 - 1986
Fulton County Superior Court, Arbitrator, 1986 – Present
Composite State Board of Medical Examiners, Special Assistant Attorney General, 1993 – 1999

    
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404-351-1615
hwinograd@brawwlaw.com 




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Summary of Experience:
Shareholder with the Firm since 1992.
Admitted to Georgia Bar (1983)
Emory University School of Law (J.D., 1983)
University of Pittsburgh (B.A., 1977)

Bar Affiliations:
American Bar Association (Charter Member, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee; Member, Forum on Franchising); State Bar of Georgia (Section on Litigation); Atlanta Bar Association Litigation Section; Lawyer Referral Panel; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

Areas of Specialization/Experience:

  • Business Litigation
  • Non-Competition Agreements
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Theft of Trade Secrets and Intellectual Property
  • Executive Employment and Termination Issues
  • Franchise Disputes
  • Non-Solicitation Issues
  • Family-Owned Business Disputes
  • Insurance Issues

These cases are handled through the state and Federal trial and appellate courts, as well as through Alternative Dispute Resolution including Arbitration and Mediation. Clients served include public corporations, business owners, executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, franchisers and franchises, manufacturers, retailers and service providers.

Professional Accomplishments:
Faculty, Adjunct Professor, Emory University Law School Trial Techniques Program 1996 - present; Named Georgia Trend magazine's "Legal Elite" for 2007-2009, 2012 and 2013; Named Georgia Super Lawyer, 2004-2014, Atlanta Magazine (listing the top 5% of Georgia attorneys) www.superlawyer.com; AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest possible rating); Panelist, Supreme Court of Georgia Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, 1991, 1993; Profiled in Atlanta Lawyer Magazine; Representative, Business Council of Georgia 1990 1991; Arbitrator, Fulton County Superior Court 1988- 1997. Published works: Co-Author, Georgia Business Litigation published by ALM 2013; Co-Author, Discovery Under the Georgia Civil Practice Act ICLE 1984; Co-Author, Practical Guide to Georgia Discovery ICLE, 1986; The New Business Case Division: Fulton County's Million Dollar Court, The Atlanta Lawyer Magazine, March 2006. Representative speaking topics: Business Divorces, Damages in Commercial Litigation, Restrictive Covenants, Employee versus Independent Contractors, Seminar for Managers.

Academic Honors and Accomplishments:
Emory Moot Court Special Team (1981-1982)
American Jurisprudence Award (1981)
Appellate Advocacy Award (1983)

Representative Cases:

  • Represented business owner in suit to recover payment in a seller finance sale of textile services business and successfully defended claims of the buyer;
  • Won jury trial on behalf of the co-owner of a business to require accounting, recover money damages, and to free the corporation from the former majority owner;
  • Defended claims from minority owner against the corporation, a closely held entertainment complex;
  • Suit to collect money owed for the sale of a grocery store and defeated personal tort allegations by the buyer;
  • Successfully prosecuted claims for damages arising from termination of a retail services contract;
  • Prosecuted claims for a theft of trade secrets and fiduciary duties of an officer setting up a competing business;
  • Brought action arising from the right to exercise control over inherited shares of a closely held business;
  • Represented one equal co-owner of a family held manufacturer and distribution business arguing over control and succession;
  • Represented national franchiser bringing suit against certain franchises for failure to honor marketing agreement;
  • Successfully defended national children's toy company in trademark litigation;
  • Successfully defended limousine company against trade name claims of a national company;
  • Represented law firm partners in action to establish new practice;
  • Represented physician to recover money owed from physician partner and to avoid restrictive covenants in medical services agreement;
  • Represented co-owners of a financing company prosecuting claims against other co-owner for usurping business opportunity and unfair competition;
  • Represented national pest control company in case to enforce non-competition agreement against acquired business seller;
  • Represented seller in arbitration to overturn fraudulent appraisal in a commercial real estate transaction;
  • Prosecuted claims for commissions arising out of wrongful termination of distributorship agreement in a heavy equipment manufacturing distribution company;
  • Corporate action to remove one of three original owners for misfeasance in insurance services company.

Current Employment Position(s):
Shareholder, since 1992

Area of Practice:

Business Litigation

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Georgia, 1983
Georgia Court of Appeals, 1983
Supreme Court of Georgia, 1983
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1983
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1983
U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1991
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2002

Published Works:
"Discovery Under the Georgia Civil Practice Act," Co-Author, ICLE, 1984
"Practical Guide to Georgia Discovery, " ICLE, 1986
"The New Business Case Division: Fulton County's Million Dollar Court", The Atlanta Lawyer Magazine, March, 2006
Georgia Business Litigation, Co-Author, published by ALM, 2013

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Faculty, Emory University Trial Techniques Program, 1996 – Present;
Business Divorces, Damages in Commercial Litigation, Restrictive Covenants, Employee versus Independent Contractors, Seminar for Managers

Past Employment Positions:
Business Council of Georgia, Representative, 1990 – 1991
Fulton County Superior Court, Arbitrator, 1988 - Present

Birth Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404-351-1615 ext. 104 (phone)
404-352-1285 (fax)
rwildstein@brawwlaw.com



Summary of Experience:

Robert Wildstein represents local, regional and national clients engaged in all areas of business, including professional services, technology, health care, real estate, and manufacturing. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Wildstein has developed a broad base of experience to serve the diversified needs of his commercial and individual clients. Mr. Wildstein resolves complex issues through determined, and proficient representation. Mr. Wildstein is result oriented and committed to handling client matters in the most efficient, timely and cost-effective manner. Based upon personalized service and a concern for individual needs, Mr. Wildstein has established long term relationships with his clients.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Named Georgia Super Lawyer, Atlanta Magazine, 2006-2014 (listing the top 5% of Georgia attorneys) http://www.superlawyers.com/
  • Named as one of Georgia Trend magazine's "Legal Elite" for 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Educational Background:

  • Northwestern University (B.A., with honors, 1980)
  • University of Georgia (J.D., cum laude, 1983)
  • Emory University (L.L.M. in Litigation, 1989)

Bar affiliations:
Admitted to Bar, 1983, Georgia; Atlanta Bar Association; Decatur-DeKalb Bar Association; American Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; and Lawyers Club of Atlanta.

Area of Specialization/Experience:

Commercial Litigation: Trial and appellate practice in all state and federal courts relating to business and corporate issues; breach of contracts; financial transactions; business claims.

Commercial Leasing: Negotiation and drafting of commercial leases for owners and managers of office buildings, shopping centers and warehouses.

Landlord-Tenant Litigation: Enforcement of leases and guaranty of leases, dispossessory actions.

Creditor's Rights: Debt recovery; collection strategy; debtor-creditor relations; representation of creditors in connection with bankruptcy, receivership and insolvency proceedings.

Post-Judgment Collection: Enforcement of judgments; registration of foreign and out of state judgments; garnishment, foreclosure, levy, and attachment.

Contracts: Drafting and negotiation of diverse commercial contracts related to all areas of business endeavors; negotiating and structuring commercial transactions; drafting, negotiation and review of employment agreements and restrictive covenants.

Corporate and Partnerships: Preparation of incorporation and organizational documents; drafting of shareholder and partnership agreements and buy-sell agreements; corporate and partnerships planning and administration; negotiation of shareholder and partnership transactions.

Transactional and General Business: Business acquisitions and sales; planning, negotiation and documentation of financial and secured transactions; general business planning including formation and structure of diverse business entities suited to meet individualized client requirements.

Commercial Real Estate: Negotiation, review and drafting of purchase agreements and real estate closing documents; negotiation, review and drafting of commercial loan documents. Mr. Wildstein is an approved attorney for First American Title Insurance Company.

Speaking Engagements and Publications:
Post-Judgment Collections Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (1992-Present); Civil Litigation Discovery Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (1996); "Lease Enforcement and Evictions," Sterling Education (2001-2004); "Commercial and Residential Evictions and How to Collect Overdue Rent," Sterling Education (2004); "A Practical Guide to Commercial Eviction in Georgia," National Business Institute (2005); "Advanced Lease Enforcement Law and Techniques in Georgia," Lorman Education Services (2005); "Landlord - Tenant Law in Georgia," Sterling Education Services (2007-Present); "Drafting and Enforcing Commercial Leases," Sterling Education Services, (2007-Present); "Residential Landlord - Tenant Law in Georgia," Sterling Education Services, (2008); "Landlord and Tenant Law in Georgia," Lorman Education Services, (2008); "Advanced Collection Strategies," National Business Institute (2009); "Judgment Enforcement," Lorman Education Services (2009); "Commercial and Residential Landlord and Tenant Law in Georgia," Lorman Education Services (2009); "Post Judgment Collection: Getting Debtors to Pay," NBI National Teleconference (2009).

Reported Cases:
Vick v. Tower Place, AO4A0372 (Ga App. 2004) Successful representation of landlord in connection with default by tenant under lease and personal guarantee.
Skipper Sams, Inc. v. Roswell-Holcomb Associates, Ltd., 247 Ga. App. 237, 543 S.E.2nd 765 (2000) Successful representation of landlord in connection with suit by tenant for alleged breach of Lease.
Philips Medical Systems North America v. Diagnostic Equipment Services, 213 Ga. App. 236 (1994) Successful representation of national equipment manufacturer in case of first impression in State of Georgia regarding alleged breach of warranty claim.
Wurlitzer Co. v. Watson, 207 Ga. App. 161 (1993) Successful representation of national piano company in connection with breach of contract by local dealership.
Habachy v. Georgia Health Group, P.C., 207 Ga. App. 288 (1993) Successful representation of regional health care company in connection with employment claim.
Levinson v. American Thermex, Inc., 196 Ga. App. 291 (1990) Successful representation of individual in connection with suit on personal guaranty.
Chase & Taylor, Inc. v. Milam, 179 Ga. App. 844 (1986) Successful representation of broker in connection with real estate commission claim.

Civic and Community Organizations:
Mr. Wildstein serves on the Board of Directors of his synagogue and the Greenfield Hebrew Academy. He is involved in various community activities including Habitat for Humanity, the Atlanta Food Bank, and the Chron's & Colitis Foundation of America.

Personal:
Married with two children. Enjoys skiing, swimming and a strenuous daily workout. An avid baseball enthusiast.

Current Employment Position(s):
Shareholder, since 2000

Litigation Percentage:
70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Georgia, 1983
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1983
U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1983
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1983



Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404-351-1615
trosseland@brawwlaw.com



Summary of Experience:
Thomas Rosseland represents clients engaged in all areas of business, including heavy equipment financing and leasing companies, retail and wholesale distribution businesses with credit facilities, and importers of high quality and high-value products for the consumer and business markets. These clients are based in and operate on the local, regional, national as well as international level. Over the past 25 years of legal practice, Mr. Rosseland has worked with and successfully handled a wide array of complex legal matters for individual and corporate clients, with a dedicated focus on achieving client goals in a manner aligned with the client’s values, goals, and vision. Early in his career, Mr. Rosseland served as in-house counsel for Exxon Corporation (now ExxonMobil). Mr. Rosseland's experience as in-house counsel for a global corporation has provided him with a unique sensitivity to the needs of business clients and their in-house counsel.

Educational Background: 

  • Admitted to bar, 1986, Texas; 1987, Georgia and South Carolina; 1988, District of Columbia. 
  • Colgate University (B.A., cum laude, 1982). 
  • University of South Carolina (J.D., 1986).

Bar Admissions:
Atlanta Bar Association; American Bar Association; Arbitrator, Fulton County Superior Court and DeKalb County Superior and State Courts; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; State Bars of Georgia, Texas and South Carolina; District of Columbia Bar.

Areas of Specialization/Experience:

Trade Secret Disputes:
Representation of employers and employees with respect to the Georgia Trade Secrets Act of 1990, as amended.

Workouts, Restructurings and Bankruptcy Creditor's Rights:
Facilitation of business debt workouts, business debt restructurings and/or the surrender or recovery of collateral pledged or owed to business creditors; aggressive representation of creditors in connection with bankruptcy proceedings.

Commercial Litigation:
Trial and appellate practice in all state and federal courts relating to complex business and corporate issues; breach of contracts; financial transactions; business claims.

Creditor's Rights:
Debt recovery; collection strategy; debtor-creditor relations; representation of creditors in connection with pursuit of fraudulent transfers and conveyances; receivership and insolvency proceedings; writs of possession and writs of immediate possession.

Credit Litigation:
Defense of consumer lenders and creditors involving claims brought by borrowers for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Truth in Lending Act, as well as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Post-Judgment Collection:
Enforcement of judgments; registration of foreign and out of state judgments; garnishment, foreclosure, levy, and attachment.

Heavy Equipment Finance and Leasing:
Representation of commercial lenders and leasing companies with respect to fleet sales and leasing transactions of heavy equipment used in the transportation and construction industries, as well as post-default remedies, collections, asset and collateral recovery.

Commercial Construction:
Representation of commercial builders, developers, subcontractors, suppliers, materialmen and property owners and tenants in commercial construction disputes, including mechanic's and materialmen's liens, suits to foreclose and discharge liens, as well as surety bond disputes, including those relating to public works projects.

Speaking Engagements and Publications:

Author and Speaker: “How Portable is Your Business?” presented at the February 18, 2009, Team Ivy Breakfast meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

Tom was chosen as the Association for Corporate Growth "Feature Member" for the month of March 2009 and was interviewed by Katherine Morris, President, ACG Atlanta. To read the feature click here: https://chapters.acg.org/UserFiles/file/atlanta/Newsletters/Volume%202/Issue6_MarchNewsletter_ACGAtlanta_web_032609.pdf and advance to page six of the newsletter.

Author and Speaker: "Leveraging Trade Secret Laws to Increase A Company's Corporate Value," presented at the April 22, 2008 Meeting of the Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPAs.

Interviewed and featured in article entitled "A Georgia Problem-Solver with Swedish-American Roots," in "Currents", Spring 2008 Edition of magazine published by the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce USA. To read the article, click here:
http://www.sacc-usa.org/magazine/currents_spring08/index.html and turn to page 11 of the magazine.

Legal Panelist and Speaker: "Advanced Debt Collection," presented at the State Bar of Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education program, February 21, 2008.

Mr. Rosseland was interviewed by GlobalAtlanta.com regarding his role as Chairman of the Atlanta Chapter of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Rosseland has been working with the chamber's Bioenergy committee to build relationships between Georgia and Sweden on legislative, technology and business opportunities for companies to explore cooperation in biofuels for domestic use and for export, using Georgia's abundant wood resources and other organic materials.
To read the article and view the video clips from the interview click here: http://stories.globalatlanta.com/2007stories/015276.html

Co-Author and Speaker: The New Federal E-Discovery Amendments: Your Duty to Preserve and Produce Electronically Stored Information in Disputed Matters," presented to the Kettering Executive Network on March 7, 2008, and at the Georgia Society of CPAs Tax Forums in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, in November, 2007, and at the June 19, 2007 Meeting of the Atlanta Chapter (jointly presented with Aon Consulting).

Legal Panelist and Speaker: "Key Success Factors for Doing Business in the U.S.," Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta, Georgia, 2005.

Author and Speaker: Settlement of Debts to Avoid Preference and Fraudulent Transfer Liability, presented at the State Bar of Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education program, Emerging Issues in Debt Collection, 2002.

Author and Speaker: Implied Trusts and Fraudulent Conveyances: A Review of Georgia Law, presented at the State Bar of Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education program, Emerging Issues in Debt Collection, 2001.

Honors and Awards:

  • Named as one of Georgia Trend Magazine's "Legal Elite" for 2007-2012.
  • Named Georgia Super Lawyer, Atlanta Magazine, 2007-2013 (listing the top 5% of Georgia attorneys www.superlawyers.com)
  • "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell through anonymous peer review for its highest ratings on legal ability and ethics
  • Associate Justice, Moot Court, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Hon. Strom Thurmond Law School Scholarship, 1984 - 1985
  • Joseph Hughes Scholarship for Citizenship, Community Service, and Academic Excellence, 1978 - 1982

Civic and Community Organizations:

Mr. Rosseland serves on the Board of Directors and is Chairman of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (Georgia Chapter). He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Atlanta Chapter. Mr. Rosseland also serves on the Board of Directors of the World Chamber of Commerce, is pro bono legal counsel to several non-profit cultural and charitable organizations, and volunteers in community service activities through his church.

Current Employment Position:
Shareholder, since 1996

Year Joined Organization:

1989

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1986
Georgia, 1987
South Carolina, 1987
District of Columbia, 1988
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1989
U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1990
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1987
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1988
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1987
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1988
U.S. Supreme Court, 1993

Languages:
Norwegian
French

Birth Information:
Bronxville, New York, United States of America

 

Jessica Wood
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404-351-1615
jwood@brawwlaw.com

PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY

Jessica’s interest in law began when her mother, a community activist, took her to see the Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee Corp. trial in Oklahoma City, where she spent her formative years.  Years after seeing Gerry Spence, the Silkwood family’s attorney and one of the nation’s finest trial attorneys, she attended Georgia State University School of Law while working at Arnall Golden & Gregory LLP.  In her almost two decades of law practice, Jessica has never lost a trial.

Jessica is active in many bar and other community activities.  She fights for diversity and inclusion in the profession.   Jessica also hosts Water Cooler Office Hours, which allows for quick mentoring for pre-law students, law students and new-ish attorneys in a casual environment.  When she is not practicing law, Jessica enjoys yoga (including the weekly class held at BRAWW), Core Fusion Barre classes and running on the BeltLine and in Piedmont Park.  She lives in Virginia Highland and enjoys live music and comedy.  

PRACTICE DESCRIPTION
Jessica Wood is a shareholder at Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.  Her practice areas include business torts, contracts, employment and trade secrets/business information protection. She also serves as a mediator. Jessica particularly enjoys representing physician practice groups and law firms in their business dealings.

EDUCATION
Georgia State University College of Law (J.D., 1994)
Georgia State University (B.A., Journalism, 1983)


MEMBERSHIPS
Atlanta Bar Association (Co-Chair, Membership Committee)
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. (Advisory Committee)
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers

South Asian Bar Association of Georgia


EXPERIENCE

General Breach of Contract Cases


Won $1,177,737.00 jury verdict for Plaintiff, a NYSE listed owner of a Fortune 500 service company, including attorney’s fees and expenses.  Defendant recovered nothing on its quantum meruit counterclaim.  The case concerned the contract for administration of a 401(k) plan.  Administrative fees were not properly credited against annual fees billed.  Judgment affirmed in Hewitt Assocs., LLC v. Rollins, Inc., 308 Ga. App. 848, 708 S.E.2d 697 (2011).


Won $528,594.79 from three arbitrator panel for Claimant, including attorney’s fees and expenses.  The case concerned two physician members of an emergency room practice and included claims for breach of contract, usurpation of corporation opportunity and breach of fiduciary duty.  


Won $350,000.00 award on jury verdict for Plaintiff, and an additional $19,247.86 for attorney’s fees and expenses as discovery sanctions awarded by the Judge.  The case concerned a contract for commercial HVAC renovation and related service.  The system installed and maintained by Defendant did not perform as contemplated by the parties’ contract.  Judgment affirmed in Carrier Corp. v. Rollins, Inc., 316 Ga. App. 630, 730 S.E.2d 103 (2012). 


Won $307,991.83 jury verdict for Plaintiff, including attorney’s fees and expenses.  Plaintiff was a national franchisor and Defendants were rogue franchisees who refused to pay advertising assessments.  The assessments were pooled to purchase radio and television advertisements benefiting several local franchisees, including Defendants.    


Motion for summary judgment granted for Defendant based on contractual limitation period in the parties’ contract, lack of evidence to link acts or omissions to property damage and time-barred personal injury claims.  The case filed by homeowners against a pest control company and two other defendants alleged property destruction and personal injury related to termite damage and mold.  Amin v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., No. A12A1786 (Ga. App. Mar. 11, 2013 (affirming grant of summary judgment), cert. denied, No. S13C1029 (Ga. June 17, 2013).  


Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements


Motion for judgment on the pleadings succeeded in withdrawal of claims against Defendant, a physician who was sued by a former employer. The motion included arguments related to invalid non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure terms, failure to satisfy prerequisites for injunctive relief, time-barred slander claims and return of payment claim that was barred by the Voluntary Payment Doctrine.  


Secured dismissal with prejudice on favorable settlement terms for tile designers after court denied former employer/retailer’s motion for a temporary restraining order.  Allegations included breach of restrictive covenant agreement and violation of Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act.


Other Employment Cases


Secured dismissal with prejudice on behalf of former employer, a preschool.  Employee’s claim for wrongful termination was barred under employment-at-will doctrine and claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress was groundless.  


Secured dismissal with prejudice favorable settlement terms for enterprise resource planning company in breach of commission case filed by former salesperson.


Business Torts Cases


Secured dismissal with prejudice on favorable settlement terms for company officer.  Allegations included breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, money had and received, fraudulent misrepresentation, civil conspiracy, breach of good faith and fair dealing and unjust enrichment/constructive trust.


Secured order granting motion for temporary restraining order and interlocutory injunction against attorney on behalf of law firm, after terminated attorney refused to stop trespassing at law firm’s office and representing to clients that he still worked there.  


Civil Rights Defense


Secured dismissal with prejudice on favorable settlement terms for school board member sued in her official and individual capacities in case filed by employee who was denied a permanent position.  Plaintiff employee alleged reverse race discrimination under equal protection and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 theories.   


AWARDS AND HONORS

Georgia Super Lawyer, Atlanta Magazine (2006-2014)
Top 50 Women Georgia Super Lawyers (2011-2014)
Top 100 Super Lawyers (2012-2014)
Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine (2007-2010)
Outstanding Woman of Achievement Award (2011)
Commitment to Equality Award (2012)
Kathleen Kessler Award (2012)


BAR ADMISSIONS

United States Supreme Court (2009)
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1995)
United States Court of Federal Claims (2002)
United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia (1995)
Georgia Supreme Court (1994)
Georgia Court of Appeals (1994)


Jacob A. Maurer
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404-351-1615
jmaurer@brawwlaw.com

Summary of Experience:
Jacob Maurer is a Principal in the Litigation Section and has been with the firm since 2000. Mr. Maurer’s practice focuses on representing individuals and businesses in a wide range of commercial and business litigation matters including contract disputes, judgment enforcement and creditor’s rights, shareholder disputes and business torts, commercial leasing matters, and real estate litigation.

Current Employment Position(s):
Shareholder, since 2007

Areas of Practice:
Business and Commercial Litigation
Civil Litigation
Trial Practice
Landlord Tenant Litigation

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Georgia, 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1997
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1997
U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1997

Education:
University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, 1997, J.D., cum laude
Articles Editor, Georgia Law Review
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1993, B.S., Major: Advertising

Reported Cases:
Vick v. Tower Pace, L.P., 601 S.E.2d 348, 268 Ga. App. 108 (2004)
Carringer v. Tessmer, 253 F.3d 1322 (11th Cir. 2001)
McKemie v. City of Griffin, 537 S.E.2d 66, 272 Ga. 843 (2000)
Haney v. Development Authority of Bremen, 519 S.E.2d 665, 271 Ga. 403 (1999)

Professional Accomplishments:
Named Georgia Super Lawyer, Atlanta Magazine, 2009-2011 (listing the top 5% of Georgia attorneys).

Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
Younger Lawyer Alumni Committee, University of Georgia School of Law, 2000 – 2006, Board Member
Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Birth Information:
Dover, Ohio


John H. Killeen
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404-351-1615
jkilleen@brawwlaw.com

Summary of Experience:
John Killeen has practiced law for over 15 years and has been with the firm since 2002. He is now a shareholder and principal in the litigation section.  Mr. Killeen’s primary areas of practice include family law, commercial litigation, civil litigation, employment law, and estate and probate litigation.

Current Employment Position(s):
Shareholder, Since 2012

Year Joined Organization:
2002

Areas of Practice:
Commercial Litigation
Estate and Probate Litigation
Family Law
Employment Law
Civil Litigation
Trial Practice

Litigation Percentage:
55% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
New Jersey, 1993
New York, 1994
Georgia, 1996

Education:
Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York, 1993, J.D., Honors: cum laude, Law Journal: Editor, Syracuse Journal of International Law
Emory University, 2002, M.B.A.
Vanderbilt University, 1990, B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Georgia, 1996
State Bar of New Jersey, 1993
State Bar of New York, 1994

Birth Information:
New York, New York


Robert E. Rigrish
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404-351-1615
rrigrish@brawwlaw.com

Summary of Experience:
Mr. Rigrish's practice includes general civil and employment litigation defense and risk management. He advises companies and defends them in labor and employment disputes involving employee benefits, wage & hour, and discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, disability and retaliation claims.

Current Employment Position(s):
Of Counsel

Year Joined Organization:
2004

Areas Of Practice:
Defense And Risk Management
Employment Litigation
General Civil Litigation
Labor Relations

Litigation Percentage:
90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Alabama, 1990
Georgia, 1991
Supreme Court of Alabama
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
Court of Federal Claims
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Education:
University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1981, J.D.
The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1978, B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Representative Cases:

Rombach v. Nestle, 211 F.3d 190 (2d Cir. 2000)
 
Little v. United Technologies, 103 F.3d 956 (11th Cir. 1997)
 
NLRB v. Mini-Togs, 980 F.2d 1027 (5th Cir. 1993)
 
Trans Penn Wax v. Cohill, 50 F.3d 217 (3d Cir. 1995)
 
Mitchell, et al. v. Carrier Corp., 954 F.Supp. 1568 (M.D. Ga. 1995)
 
Kirkland, et al. v. SSL, 263 F.Supp.2d 1326 (M.D. Ala. 2003)

Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Georgia
Alabama State Bar
Technology Association of Georgia Human Resources Group, Vice President
Florida Bar/Stetson Law School, Employment Litigation Seminars, 1999 – 2001

Past Employment Positions:
Ford and Harrison LLP, Member
Clark, Paul, Hoover and Mallard, Member
Military, U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General Corps ["JAG"] (Major), 1981 - 1990

Birth Information:
Lexington, Kentucky


Alison Danaceau
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404-351-1615
adanaceau@brawwlaw.com

Summary of Experience:
Ms. Danaceau has experience handling intellectual property, business torts, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and real estate litigation, representing corporate and individual clients in both Federal and State Courts. Ms. Danaceau received her B.A. from the University of South Florida in 1985 and her J.D., with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law in 1995. Ms. Danaceau is a member of the Order of the Coif. She is currently on the Executive Board of the Atlanta Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section.   She is also a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners ("NAPBS"). In past years, Ms. Danaceau has been on the Executive Board of Trustees for the Atlanta Ballet Company (2008 - 2012); the Board of Directors for the Georgia Bar Association Intellectual Property Section (2006 - 2011); and the Board of Directors for the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (2005 - 2007).
 

Reported Cases:

* Obabueki v. ChoicePoint, Inc., 236 F.Supp.2d 278 (S.D. N.Y. 2002), aff'd 319 F.3d 87 (2d Cir. 2002). Ms. Danaceau assisted in security judgment as a matter of law for her client, a consumer reporting agency, when the Southern District of New York held that plaintiff had not, among other things, established that proximate cause in his Fair Credit Reporting Act claim. The Court's decision was affirmed by the Second Circuit on appeal.

* LaGrassa v. Jack Gaughen, LLC, et. al., No. 09-cv-0770, 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34323 (M.D. Pa. 2011). Ms. Danaceau, as lead counsel, secured summary judgment in favor of her client, a consumer reporting agency, when the Middle District of Pennsylvani dismissed Plaintiff's Fair Credit Reporting Act case.

* Pure Country Weavers, Inc. v. Bristar, Inc., et. al., 410 F.Supp.2d 439 (W.D. N.C. 2006), the Western District of North Carolina held that the Copyright Act did not preempt a cross-claim for breach of warranty of title, and therefore that Ms. Danaceau could pursue a cross-claim for indemnification pursuant to O.C.G.A. sec. 11-2-312 on behalf of her client, a retailer.

* Witcher v. JSD Properties, LLC, 286 Ga. 717 (2010), the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed the trial court's order granting summary judgment in favor of Ms. Danaceau's client, a property owner, holding that her client was a bona fide purchaser who therefore owned his property free and clear of Plaintiff's claims.

* Advanced TeleMedia L.L.C. v. Charter Communications, Inc., Civil Action No.: 1:05-cv-2662-RLV, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85876 (N.D. Ga. 2006). In this case, the Northern District of Georgia granted summary judgment in favor of Ms. Danaceau's client, the plaintiff, in a hotly disputed breach of contract case.

* Schnetzler v. Cross, 688 So.2d 445 (Fla. Ct. App. 1st Cir. 1997). Ms. Danaceau assisted establishing that her client was not subject to personal jurisdiction in Florida based upon the corporate shield doctrine.

Current Employment Position(s):
Of Counsel

Year Joined Organization:

2011

Areas of Practice:
Intellectual Property Law (Litigation and Trademark Prosecution)
Business Torts
Real Estate Litigation
Commercial Litigation

Fair Credit Reporting Act

 


Education:
University of Florida College of Law, J.D., with honors,1995
University of South Florida, B.A.,1985

Past Positions:
Shareholder, Carlton Fields P.A. (2005 - 2011)
Associate, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP
Associate, Holland & Knight, LLP

Speaking Engagements & Publications:
Copyright Law Up-date, Georgia Bar IP Institute (2008);
"You Be The Judge" Trademark Law Up-date, Georgia Bar IP Institute (2009);
Litigation Tips for the Corporate Attorney, GAWL Symposium (2007);
Litigation Tips and Ethical Considerations for the Corporate Attorney, Including a View from The Bench; Atlanta Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section (2011).

Professional Accomplishments: 
BTI Client Service All-Stars for 2014
Georgia Trend magazine's "Legal Elite" for 2013


Bar Memberships:

Florida Bar (1995)

Georgia Bar (2002)

Georgia Court of Appeals

Georgia Supreme Court

Northern District of Georgia

Middle District of Georgia

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Middle District of Florida

 


Other Successes:

* Successfully defended a $12.5 million breach of contract /fraud claim in a hotly contested Three Panel Arbitration
 
* Secured dismissal of the class claims in a putative class action for alleged violation of the Fair and Accurate Audit Transaction Act ("FACTA") which potentially included 50,000 consumers.
 
* Settled a putative class action for alleged violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") for $5,000 and dismissal of the class claims
 
* Won summary judgment in a copyright infringement case and secured an award of attorneys fees
 
* Settled a copyright infringement case on behalf of a retailer which included a contract with the plaintiff artist that resulted in a significant new business sales for the retailer.
 
* Got plaintiff's expert stricken just before a hotly contested trial in Advanced Telemedia, LLC v. Charter Communications, Inc.,Civil Action No. 1:05-CV-2002-RLV, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110021 (July 17, 2008)



Pete Chambers
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404-351-1615
pchambers@brawwlaw.com

Summary of experience:

Pete has been practicing family law exclusively for over 25 years, and his clients attribute his long-standing success to an unequaled knowledge of every aspect of the law, and to a genuine devotion to the well-being of those who retain his services. During his long tenure as an accomplished attorney, Pete has tactfully and effectively handled an array of complex and substantial cases that span the many facets of family law. He has been recognized as one of “Atlanta’s Top Family Law Attorneys” by Southern Seasons Magazine, an accolade that is the result of Pete’s approach to clients and their cases: leave no detail ignored, maintain an in-depth involvement with every case, and limit the number of ongoing cases to be able to focus on the ones at hand. And, in an effort to give clients complete peace of mind, Pete assists with securing a sound financial advisor after the settlement of a case. He is a guiding force for clients during difficult times, providing a source of much needed emotional support and stability.

Professional and Civic Involvement:

Member of the Atlanta Bar Association (Family Division)
Member of the Georgia Bar Association (Family Division)
Member of the American Bar Association
Master of the Charles Weltner Inn of Court (Family Division)
Member of the Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Association (Family Division)
Serves on Board of Trustees of Peachtree
Presbyterian Preschool (1993 - present)
Co-Chairman of Ushering Ministry at First Presbyterian
Church of Atlanta (2006 - present)
Serves on the Worship Counsel of First Presbyterian
Church of Atlanta (2006 - present)
Serves as an Elder and Member of Session for
First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta (2010-present)

Presentations:

Pete has prepared and published written materials and has spoken at various legal CLE seminars regarding Family Law issues; but most recently, the “Convocation on Professionalism - 2010” for the State Bar of Georgia.

Testimonials:

"Pete, today I fully realized how fortunate I was to have been referred to you.  I was an emotional, reactive, intense, complaining wreck throughout this process and you always made me feel better, safe, and in good hands. Your strategic planning, direction, and guidance over these last 5 months brought us to that table today.  I look back and I can't help but be impressed by how detail oriented you were (Even in the face of such an unorganized opposition). You went line by line, protected me, and got me what I asked for 5 months ago: Equal time with my baby girl, financially protected, and able to start over again.  I told you that I was praying for bottom, well, I hit it today and am on the way up from here.  You have impacted my life forever and given me a chance to really and truly be happy in life, as a man, as a father, and as a husband again one day". - John T. Moore III

"Pete Chambers is the best. I tried two other attorneys first. I was passed to an overworked associate once the partner decided my case wasn't big enough. The partners believed the paperwork my ex-husband sent in instead of me. My experience with Pete was the opposite. He was very thorough. He devoted all the time and energy needed to my case. I was never passed off to an associate. After one attempt at mediation, the mediator took me aside and told me that there were only two attorneys in this state who could handle a case as complicated as mine, and Pete was one of them. I highly recommend Pete Chambers to anyone who is going through a divorce." – Michelle Rolader

“Pete Chambers is a gentleman. That’s the first thing I noticed, and perhaps one of the most important. He is well-respected in a field where respect and integrity are key. His sincere caring and understanding of these difficult situations virtually helped maintain my sanity. After 8 years I still thank the friends who recommended Pete to me and. That’s why I am happy to recommend him to you” – Sarah Cotton

"Pete Chambers is the only attorney I'll ever use again. He is honest, compassionate, fair-minded, and does his homework. He also has a warmth that is authentic. I know he cared about me, about my case, about my children, and continues to stay in touch, decades after we finished our business. I'd trust him with my life!" – Sally C. Neal

"Pete Chambers understanding of my case and his attention to every detail was most impressive. He actually remembered important events in my case that I had forgotten. He formulated a detailed strategy to achieve my goals and was both clear and confident presenting my case in the court room. Pete’s sincerity and concern always made me feel that I was unique individual, not just another client." – David Gildar

"I sought Pete Chambers' counsel for my divorce because he had a proven track record of providing emotional support in addition to excellent legal counsel. When you go through a divorce, it is a painful process. You need someone like Pete who can not only represent your best interests in the court system but also is a trusted advisor and is available to you for all your questions and concerns." – Joy

"Our experience with Pete Chambers goes back fifteen years when my wife first sought him out for a divorce from her then husband. Pete was supportive, helpful, and most thorough during that episode. We again used his services for Child Support Issues just months ago. No longer living near Atlanta, we were pleasantly surprised and pleased at the management of our case. Much of the detail was managed over the phone and when action was needed, Pete made sure that things happened the way they were supposed to. You get what you pay for with Pete Chambers -- Complete Honest Professionalism, Great Attention to Detail, Knowledge of the Law and Methods to Enforce the Law, and a Friendly Caring Persona of Genuine Interest." – Lester and Teri Barrett

"An impending divorce. You never imagined yourself in this situation. But not to worry. Your spouse will work with you to get through this complicated, confusing time, right? Wrong. Dead wrong. Once that line has been drawn in the sand, maneuvering through the legal land mines is an intricate, intimidating process. Luckily, you don’t have to handle it alone. What you have to do is find an experienced attorney who can help you take care of yourself and your children—and put you in a position to create the next chapter in your life. Pete Chambers is a knowledgeable attorney who can help you move on…in the right direction." – Beth Hagan

"During a time of great emotion and stress, Pete provided intellectual & practical guidance in how to handle situations & resolve our differences. Pete was always accessible for me & returned my electronic messages or phone calls on the same day or at a minimum let me know he would the following day. He was highly professional with opposing counsel and made efforts to reach middle ground. He provided business advice for me to consider, and always kept in mind the cost effectiveness of my case, as he considered resolution versus continuing legal expense. Pete was very good and professional in court and he anticipated the Judge’s desires, focused on simplifying the issues for the court. He was always very prepared.” – Phillip Brunson 

"Pete Chambers did a major league job for me several years ago and has since provided exceptional follow up service as issues arose. I would highly recommend Pete to anyone having a need for an attorney. He certainly took very good care of me." – Leo Mazzone

"Divorce is not pretty. Pete Chambers, while serving as my attorney,was the most professional and calming force in my life during that tumultuous period. He guided me and helped me to understand a frightening process all the while making sure I was awarded what was fair. I cannot imagine what would have happened to me if he had not been in my court. He went after my ex with the zealousness needed to procure a settlement which was appropriate. With that said. I had 2 attorneys previously. Both of which were profiteers at best. Pete was fair in his rates and aware of my financial burdens. I cannot recommend a finer attorney and nicer person in this city to represent anyone in a divorce preceding other than Pete chambers." – Liz McDermott

"I was so relieved after my first meeting with Pete. He really listened to me and understood the most important and relevant issues in my case even when I couldn't really articulate them well. He took immediate action and things started to turn around and move forward very quickly which was what I wanted more than anything – for it all to be over. He spent as much time with me as I needed and very patiently and thoroughly answered all of my questions and concerns. I always received personal attention from Pete. He personally responded to all of my emails and phone calls. I always felt like he was completely on top of things and I never had to repeat myself or talk to someone else and wonder or worry if Pete had received my message. During the most trying and difficult period of my life, Pete’s care and concern for me and my children was a huge part of what kept me going as he skillfully steered me through the divorce process and on to the rest of my life." – Melissa Kaiser

"Pete provided me with personal one-on-one service as I went through a very difficult divorce. He was available by phone and e-mail at just about any time. He took an interest in me and fought for what I was entitled to at a time that I could not. I am sure that I would not have had the successful outcome I did without a hardworking attorney like Pete." – Pam King

"Once I made the difficult decision to file for divorce I needed to find someone who would be factual and realistic, sympathetic yet understanding. Someone who truly looked out for my best interest and took all factors into consideration short and long term. Pete and his team were the best, they gave me the service, respect and courtesy I was looking for. Under the circumstances I could not have asked for a better experience." – Michelle H

"The harrowing reality of divorce is equally matched by the process of finding your attorney. Pete Chambers was my fourth interview. I will never forget the first three who all left me feeling lost and painfully alone in my situation. They could not have been nicer, but something was not right. Finding a partner for this journey is your first and most important decision. First impressions are real. Your client experience will be far greater than just being in good legal hands. Pay attention to the details for each one contributes to your experience. I suppose it is obvious that I found my attorney in Pete Chambers." 
– Anonymous 


Nora. H. Budman
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.

One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404-351-1615
nbudman@brawwlaw.com

Summary of Experience: 
Nora Budman provides general business representation to various clients in the areas of commercial real estate, business organizations, commercial leasing, technology transactions, corporate and commercial transactions. Ms. Budman works with her clients through the planning and implementation processes to achieve cost effective results.

Current Employment Position(s): 
Associate 

Year Joined Organization: 
2012

Areas of Practice: 
Business Organizations 
Commercial Transactions 
Technology Transactions
Intellectual Property Law 
Lending & Secured Transactions 
Real Estate Law 
Commercial Leasing

Bar Admissions: 
Georgia, 2012
South Carolina, 2009


Education: 
University of South Carolina School of Law, 2009, cum laude
University of South Carolina, 2006, B.A., Major: Journalism

Honors:
Member, Editorial Board – The South Carolina Law Review
Order of the Wig & Robe
J. Woodrow Lewis Moot Court Competition
Judge, 2013 National Transactional LawMeet, Emory University School of Law

 
Professional Associations and Memberships: 
Anti-Defamation League Glass Leadership Institute (2013-2014)
Atlanta Bar Association Women In The Profession Section, Board Member (2013-2014)
Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers Section, Board Member (2013-2014)
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, Member
Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, Member
State Bar of South Carolina, Member
South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, Member
Atlanta Bar Association, Real Estate Section, Member
Atlanta Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, Member


Leslie Spasser
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404-351-1615
lspasser@brawwlaw.com 

Summary of Experience:

Ms. Spasser is licensed to practice law in New York and Virginia. She handles complex transactions for clients in the media and entertainment, communications health care and financial services industries involving one or more of the following elements:  Cloud computing/hosted services; technology and media licensing; video programming distribution via cable, the Internet and mobile devices; data and/or content licensing and integration; outsourcing; and new technology development and deployment. 

Ms. Spasser also counsels clients on privacy and data security issues and compliance with applicable privacy and data security laws as well as industry self-regulatory guidelines (such as for Internet marketing, direct marketing and mobile marketing).

Based on her experience as in-house counsel for over seven years, Ms. Spasser takes a business-focused approach to her practice and strives to provide practical solutions that drive positive results for her clients.

Ms. Spasser’s practice includes the following types of engagements:

-- Representation of large, national media and internet companies, technology companies, financial institutions and emerging growth companies.

 -- Negotiation of and provision of strategic counsel regarding complex technology agreements for clients on the vendor and the customer side.

-- Negotiation of content and data licensing and distribution agreements.

-- Counseling of clients regarding technology development and licensing.

-- Negotiation of cloud computing/hosted services agreements.

-- Negotiation of trademark license agreements.

-- Counseling o clients on privacy and data security, communications and consumer protection law and regulation.

-- Negotiation of strategic sourcing agreements and distribution agreements for clients across industries.

Ms. Spasser frequently lectures on and is interviewed about legal issues relating to privacy and data security, cloud computing and hosted services, Web 2.0 and social networking, and tactical and strategic approaches to technology licensing and acquisition.

Legal Experience

  • Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, Atlanta, Georgia February 2014-present
  • LeClairRyan, Norfolk, Virginia, 2007-2014
  • The Weather Channel, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, 2005-2007
  • Willcox & Savage, P.C., Norfolk, Virginia, 2003-2004
  • Cox Communications, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, 1998-2003
  • Constantine & Partners, New York, New York, 1994-1998
  • McDermott, Will & Emery, New York, New York, 1993-1994
  • Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon, New York, New York, 1990-1993 






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