Advocacy and Regulatory Affairs

As industries become more regulated, business often call upon professionals who can assist the entity navigate complex laws and regulations or to change the laws under which the business operate.  Having represented private entities before the state and local government and also having served in government, we have experience engaging with policy makers to advocate on our clients’ behalf and achieve our clients’ desired outcomes.  Our work in this area includes representation of charter schools and charter management organizations, Coin Operated Amusement Machine licensees, and others seeking licenses and permits from the government or other assistance from state and local governments.  

Representative Experience:

  • Negotiating with Atlanta Hawks and City of College Park in a series of transactions that resulted in $192 million renovation of Phillips Arena and ensures the Hawks remain in the City for 30 years.
  • Negotiating, legislating, and implementing the annexation of Emory University and surrounding areas into the City of Atlanta, the largest expansion of City limits in 50 years
  • Representation of one of the largest master licensee of coin operated amusement machines (regulated by the Georgia Lottery Corporation) in numerous arbitrations and advising on application of relevant Lottery laws for company during corporate acquisitions.
  • Extensive experience representing entities in investigations conducted by Georgia state agencies including Office of Consumer Protection, Department of Banking and Finance, Department of Community Health, and Department of Education.