John spent most of the first decade of his career in the win-lose world of trial practice. During this time, an opportunity to handle a business transaction led John to discover a greater challenge, and what has become the focus of his practice: helping clients achieve their business goals through negotiating and documenting win/win business relationships. John has successfully closed hundreds of business transactions, from simple contracts to complex joint ventures; from business formations to mergers and acquisitions; from simple buy-sell agreements to long-term supply agreements. John’s ability to successfully conclude these transactions is enhanced by keeping his focus and the focus of the parties on the reality that if business relationships are to successfully work over time, all parties must achieve their business objectives. His ability to seek, formulate and negotiate these mutually beneficial relationships has led small to large businesses to seek his legal expertise. When not practicing law, John practices these same principles while volunteering with organizations committed to the betterment of the community where he lives and practices.
John's Representative Cases:
Guthrie v. Dalton City School Dist., 446 S.E.2d 526, (Ga.App., 1994)
In re Colortex Industries, Inc., 19 F.3d 1371, (11th Cir. (Ga.),1994)
Varsity Carpet Services, Inc. v. Richardson, 146 B.R. 881, (N.D.Ga., 1992)
Trout v. Harrison, 372 S.E.2d 651, (Ga.App., 1988)
Badische Corp. v. Caylor, 806 F.2d 231, (11th Cir. (Ga.), 1986)
Sofate of America, Inc. v. Brown, 318 S.E.2d 771, (Ga.App., 1984)