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Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0917
Cheryl I. Aaron

Cheryl Aaron counsels clients on compliance with derivatives and banking laws and regulations, including the Dodd-Frank Act and related rules and interpretive guidance issued by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and other federal regulators.

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Cheryl I. Aaron Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0917
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8014
Alfred G. Adams, Jr.

Working on projects across the country and especially in southern states, Al Adams represents foreign and U.S. investors, lenders, developers and entrepreneurs in connection with virtually every type of commercial real estate project, including multifamily, multiuse, retail, office and hotel properties.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8014
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Partner
New York - +1.212.389.5004
Bert Adams

Bert Adams helps buyers and sellers strategically negotiate and find consensus in complex corporate mergers and acquisitions. His clients are financial services companies, especially life and property and casualty insurers and reinsurers.

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Bert Adams Partner
New York - +1.212.389.5004
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Senior Policy Adviser/Insurance
New York - +1.212.389.5028
Maureen Emmert Adolf

As Eversheds Sutherland's (US) Senior Policy Adviser/Insurance, Maureen Emmert Adolf consults with the Firm’s insurance industry clients on the development of strategic approaches to emerging regulatory issues and responses to specific regulatory inquiries.

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Maureen Emmert Adolf Senior Policy Adviser/Insurance
New York - +1.212.389.5028
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0906
Dennis L. Allen

With more than 35 years of representing clients in the insurance industry, Dennis Allen brings a creative combination of tax, insurance, product development and tax accounting experience to his counseling of major insurance and reinsurance groups, insurance intermediaries and large commercial insureds. Dennis actively works with his clients to design and develop innovative insurance and reinsurance products. He advises on the tax implications of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, insurance company restructurings, and business acquisitions. He counsels clients on cross border transactions, including the application of tax treaties both to inbound and to outbound transactions. In addition, Dennis represents clients in tax controversy matters.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0906
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8092
Jackson M. Allen

Jackson Allen represents clients in the power, natural gas and renewable energy sectors in connection with commercial transactions, project development, mergers and acquisitions, power purchase agreements, operations and maintenance agreements, construction agreements, and natural gas and power transactions.  He has represented a number of independent power producers (IPPs), investor-owned utilities (IOUs), electric cooperatives and project developers in connection with engineering, procurement and construction agreements for more than 15 solar and wind projects over the past two years.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8092
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Securities Litigation Consultant
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8425
Gregory S. Amoroso

As a securities litigation consultant, Greg Amoroso serves broker-dealers and insurance companies by working with the firm’s attorneys to develop compliance and business strategies in securities litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters. He evaluates the business models, operations and compliance systems and policies and procedures of clients to identify and recommend modifications to reduce or eliminate future litigation and/or regulatory risk. Greg also provides project management and implementation services to clients for the recommended modifications.

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Gregory S. Amoroso Securities Litigation Consultant
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8425
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8414
Peter J. Anderson

A seasoned attorney, Peter Anderson helps public companies, their officers and directors, along with financial services, accounting and law firms and their principals vigorously respond to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions, Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations and criminal prosecutions and complex civil litigation. Peter also represents brokerage firms, broker-dealers and individual brokers before the SEC, all self-regulatory organizations, state securities regulators and attorneys general in investigations relating to supervision, suitability, sales practices and insider trading.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8414
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Counsel
New York - +1.212.389.5042
Andrew D. Appleby

Andrew Appleby represents clients in all stages of tax controversy—from audit through appellate litigation—and advises clients regarding multistate tax planning and complex transactions. With a practice focused on state and local tax, he has experience in all areas of multistate taxation, including income, franchise, sales and use taxes. Andrew often advises clients and speaks on the taxation of cloud computing, remote access software and web services.

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New York - +1.212.389.5042
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Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0870
Curtis Arnold, Jr.

Curtis Arnold advises insurance providers, banks and other business entities on a wide range of complex business litigation matters and class action defense. He represents clients in commercial litigation involving privacy, cybersecurity, financial services, insurance, consumer finance and internal investigations.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0870
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0741
Eric A. Arnold

With more than 20 years experience in insurance, securities and banking law, Eric Arnold helps insurance companies, broker-dealers and investment advisers manage the complex distribution of insurance and investment products while balancing the disparate challenges of complying with increased regulatory processes, and doing so in an economically efficient manner.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0741
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Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8174
Joshua B. Aronson, Ph.D.

Josh Aronson is a patent prosecutor who drafts patentability and infringement opinions and creates patent applications for submission to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and offices abroad. He primarily serves clients who are developing new products such as organic light-emitting diodes, medical and drug-delivery devices, chemical processes, high-performance materials, beverage additives, plastics, and polyester additives. For instance, Josh manages and prosecutes the U.S. patent portfolio of a European company that specializes in designing and manufacturing various chemical components and arrangements of organic light-emitting diodes.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8174
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Partner
London - +44 (0)20 7553 8000
Mark Aspinall

Mark is one “of the most experienced commodities lawyers in London” (Legal 500, 2013, Commodities) and is “highly regarded for his work in the oil and gas and metals markets” (Chambers & Partners 2011, Commodities).

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London - +44 (0)20 7553 8000
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8312
Zachary T. Atkins

Zack represents clients in state and local tax controversy and litigation matters. He also advises in multistate tax planning and tax policy matters. Zack counsels clients from numerous industries, including energy, manufacturing, and cable and telecommunications.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8312
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Partner
Houston - +1.713.470.6112
David A. Baay

David Baay represents the energy industry in commercial litigation. His clients include multinational oil companies, drilling contractors, pipeline operators, oilfield service companies, and multi-commodity traders. With trial and arbitration experience that spans the past 16 years, David represents his clients in high stakes litigation and other crisis situations. He takes pride in finding creative solutions to his clients’ problems.

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Houston - +1.713.470.6112
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8084
Umar R. Bakhsh

Umar Bakhsh is a member of Eversheds Sutherland's Intellectual Property Practice Group. Umar counsels his clients on patent litigation, preparation, and prosecution matters. Umar is particularly experienced serving clients in the electro-mechanical, wireless communication, medical device and control system spaces.

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Umar R. Bakhsh Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8084
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Of Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8928
Robert O. Ball III

Robert Ball advises technology entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies and institutional investors in complex transactions, including capital formation, venture capital and growth equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, public and private offerings, equity incentive arrangements, director and officer obligations and general corporate matters. Robert also represents larger companies, both public and private, in connection with joint ventures, technology licensing arrangements, strategic partnerships and global expansion. He is a seasoned business and legal advisor who brings significant knowledge and hands-on experience in data analytics, internet infrastructure, software-as-a-service, cloud computing, payments, security, e-commerce and social media.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8928
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Senior Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0820
Brendan Ballard

Brendan Ballard represents an array of clients in state, federal and appellate court litigation throughout the United States. Brendan focuses her practice on complex business litigation, involving financial services, contracts, insurance, tax, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and other commercial disputes. Brendan also advises clients in the pre-litigation phase of disputes in an effort to either avoid or prepare for potential litigation.

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Brendan Ballard Senior Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0820
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Counsel
New York - +1.212.389.5081
Open Weaver Banks

Open Weaver Banks represents clients in state and local tax controversies at the administrative, trial and appellate levels. Her work includes income, franchise, sales and use, and property tax matters. Specifically, Open has advised on and litigated complex SALT matters associated with unitary combination, the constitutionality of the “throw-out” apportionment rule, intangible holding company nexus, addback of interest and intangible deductions, the application of P.L. 86-272, qualification for sales and use tax exemptions, and the availability of personal income tax credits for taxes paid to other jurisdictions.

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New York - +1.212.389.5081
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Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0824
Wilson G. Barmeyer

Wilson Barmeyer defends class action lawsuits, complex business litigation matters, and governmental regulatory examinations and audits, with a focus on litigation and regulatory matters involving financial services, life insurance and annuities, and broker-dealers. He also provides advice and guidance on all facets of unclaimed property matters, including audit defense, litigation counsel, compliance and planning strategies. 

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0824
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Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8191
Madison J. Barnett

Madison Barnett counsels clients in a full range of state and local tax matters, including tax controversy, multistate tax planning and structuring, policy matters and complex transactions. He represents clients in all stages of tax controversy – from audits to appellate litigation – involving income and franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, property taxes, and constitutional issues. Madison also advises clients in state economic development tax credit and incentives matters.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8191
Brian G. Barrett Photo
Partner
New York - +1.212.389.5035
Brian G. Barrett

With nearly 25 years of experience as an investment banker and lawyer, Brian Barrett advises banks, broker-dealers, insurers, reinsurers, hedge funds and asset managers on all aspects of structured finance, secured lending and derivatives.

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New York - +1.212.389.5035
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8029
Kimia Basyuk

Kimia Basyuk advises energy clients on a wide range of transactional matters, including domestic and cross-border financings, project development, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures.

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Kimia Basyuk Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8029
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Counsel
Houston - +1.713.470.6118
Joshua  L. Belcher

Joshua Belcher has a national, multidisciplinary practice counseling clients in the utility, power and pipelines sectors. He guides clients through mergers and acquisitions, financings, project development and energy commodities transactions, with a focus on helping companies identify and manage complex environmental business risks in the context of the transaction and ongoing operational compliance. Joshua has extensive experience in both the development and acquisition of utility-scale and customer-sited energy projects, including combined heat and power, wind, biomass and solar facilities. He represents both corporate buyers and project developers in the negotiation of renewable power purchase agreements for physical energy and financially-settled hedges and the purchase and sale of associated environmental attributes. He also represents energy companies in civil litigation and administrative proceedings.

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Houston - +1.713.470.6118
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Senior Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0126
Frederick R. Bellamy

With deep experience in developing cutting-edge solutions and new products, Fred Bellamy counsels clients on the complex organization and federal securities regulation of life insurance, annuity products and mutual funds. Fred has worked extensively in the application of federal securities laws to all types of insurance products, including variable annuities, variable life insurance, universal life, excess interest products, modified guaranteed annuities and other market-value-adjusted products, indexed products and private placements of securities insurance products.

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Frederick R. Bellamy Senior Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0126
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Of Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0100
Herbert N. Beller

Herb has practiced tax law in Washington for 45 years, focusing on corporate and other transactional tax planning, tax controversies, IRS National Office representations and exempt organization matters. He successfully guides clients through tax issues in connection with taxable and tax-free acquisitions, dispositions, spin-offs and other restructurings involving domestic and foreign entities; negotiates large case settlements with IRS Appeals Offices throughout the country; and has litigated cases at the trial and appellate court levels. In the exempt organizations area, he has represented public charities, private foundations and other non-profit organizations in connection with obtaining and defending against proposed revocations of tax-exempt status, obtaining private letter rulings and various other tax planning, compliance and controversy matters. Herb came to Eversheds Sutherland (US) as a partner in 1998, and continues to practice with the firm since joining the tax faculty at Northwestern University School of Law in 2009.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0100
Lucero Bello Photo
Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8147
Lucero Bello

Lucero Bello advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, fund formations, joint ventures and private placements of securities. She also assists clients in obtaining Hart-Scott-Rodino clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Corporate Practice Group, Lucero's work also routinely includes general corporate representation and advice.

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Lucero Bello Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8147
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Patent Engineer
Atlanta - +1.404.407.5075
Coalton S. Bennett

Coalton Bennett is a patent engineer in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He assists in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 

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Coalton S. Bennett Patent Engineer
Atlanta - +1.404.407.5075
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8030
John W. Benson

John Benson represents lenders, pension fund advisers, syndicators and commercial mortgage servicers and special servicers in various aspects of real estate finance and real estate structured finance. John’s practice concentrates on securitized commercial real estate loans, affiliated debt products, structured finance and the resolution of nonperforming or sub-performing real estate assets. More specifically, John brings a thorough understanding of real estate mortgage investment conduit (REMIC) regulations and the way they impact commercial mortgage origination and loan servicing, including servicing publicly traded commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) trusts, as well as legal risk management in entrepreneurial and developing businesses.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8030
Kristen N. Bertch Photo
Staff Attorney
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0873
Kristen N. Bertch

Kristen Bertch counsels clients on a broad range of financial services, corporate governance and transactional matters, including initial public offerings and capital raising efforts.

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Kristen N. Bertch Staff Attorney
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0873
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Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0855
Todd G. Betor

Todd Betor focuses on the state and local tax implications of business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and corporate reorganizations. Todd counsels clients on state tax planning pre- and post-transaction, and provides modeling, guidance and integration recommendations. He also guides clients throughout the reorganization process, from drafting implementation plans to writing tax opinions. His clients include regulated entities from the telecommunications and energy sectors, as well as digital economy and technology companies.

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Todd G. Betor Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0855
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0165
Bruce M.  Bettigole

Bruce Bettigole has more than 30 years’ experience as a securities enforcement lawyer and litigator, including 13 years in senior positions on the government/regulatory side. He has been lead trial counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel, Chief Counsel for NASD, now known as FINRA, Chief Counsel of NASD’s Criminal Prosecution Assistance Group, and Special Assistant United States Attorney for several U.S. Attorney’s offices. Bruce relies on his deep experience and insider’s knowledge of those agencies to represent clients involved in FINRA, SEC, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), state securities commissions, and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations and litigation, as well as in FINRA arbitrations and private securities class actions.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0165
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0472
Cynthia R. Beyea

Cindy Beyea is a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Financial Services Practice Group and focuses her practice on advising mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, investment company boards of directors and investment advisers. Cindy concentrates on issues involving the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and related federal securities laws.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0472
Samina M. Bharmal Photo
Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0837
Samina M. Bharmal

Samina Bharmal advises clients on a range of environmental enforcement and compliance matters before state and federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of State, and on developing comments and judicial challenges to federal rulemakings. 

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0837
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0363
Jeffrey P. Bialos

In a career built with hands-on experience in international law, national security and globalization combined with high-level U.S. government service, Jeff Bialos assists his clients in making multi-faceted business decisions, structuring transactions and complying with complex regulatory requirements. Jeff brings deep experience in defense, homeland security and national security matters, including antitrust, procurement, export controls, industrial security and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He advises clients on international commercial, trade and public policy issues, assists in internal investigations and he has significant regional experience in Europe, Japan and the Middle East. He handles novel private/public issues for clients in an array of regulated industries.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0363
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0118
Thomas E. Bisset

With an insider’s knowledge of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tom Bisset helps financial institutions, including insurance companies, banks and mutual funds, comply with SEC rulings and regulatory requirements. Tom follows new developments in regulatory issues, and guides his clients in matters affecting mutual funds, variable insurance products, fixed annuity contracts and equity index products.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0118
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Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0862
Kathleen Blaszak

Katie Blaszak, a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Corporate Practice Group, focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and general corporate matters.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0862
Matthew Block Photo
Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8040
Matthew Block

Matt is a trusted business and legal adviser to companies and entrepreneurs, providing practical guidance and counseling while remaining sharply focused on his clients’ needs and objectives. His clients include leaders in the automotive, telecommunications, technology and media sectors. Matt has a broad-based corporate practice and represents companies and investors in connection with their most critical and strategic transactions. He has negotiated and closed numerous mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, growth equity investments, service and licensing arrangements and other strategic transactions.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8040
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8152
New York - +1.212.389.5000
Matthew Blumenstyk

Matthew Blumenstyk represents lenders, agents, banks and other financial institutions on a broad range of corporate governance matters and finance transactions.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8152
New York - +1.212.389.5000
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8012
Karissa F. Blyth

Karissa Blyth advises clients on patent litigation, licensing, counseling and prosecution matters. She also assists with patent portfolio management and has experience with patent, copyright and trade secret litigation, including drafting pleadings, motions, claim construction briefs, and invalidity and non-infringement contentions, and preparing for and defending depositions. Karissa’s experience also includes drafting petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method (CBM) review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8012
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0176
Steven B. Boehm

Nationally recognized as the pre-eminent authority on business development companies (BDCs), Steve Boehm guides his clients in successfully navigating the intricate rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), especially the Investment Company Act of 1940 and its 1980 amendments. Steve and his team represent many of the nation’s largest BDCs, and he advises on a broad range of legal matters and transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs).

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0176
Michael A. Boldt Photo
Counsel
Austin - +1.512.721.2675
Michael A. Boldt

Michael Boldt advises clients on a broad range of energy and complex litigation matters. He represents clients in all phases of litigation, from contested cases before administrative agencies, including the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to state and federal district courts and courts of appeals.

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Michael A. Boldt Photo
Austin - +1.512.721.2675
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Of Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8017
John W. Bonds, Jr.

John Bonds serves companies facing trial and arbitration in complex business and governmental cases. With a practice that is national in scope, his trial and appellate experience allows him to counsel clients engaged in disputes in state and federal courts across Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wyoming and in the U.S. Tax Court. His clients represent industries such as insurance and reinsurance in matters of tax, eminent domain and public finance. For instance, John successfully achieved a $100 million-plus decision on behalf of a major corporate client in the U.S. Tax Court.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8017
Joshua P. Borden Photo
Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5067
Joshua P. Borden

Josh Borden represents insurance companies on regulatory, reinsurance, general corporate and transactional matters.  He advises on mergers and acquisitions, transfers of blocks of insurance business, restructurings of insurance holding company systems and the creation of captive insurance company programs.   His practice focuses on compliance with state insurance regulations, and he regularly provides counsel with respect to licensing requirements, filings under the state insurance holding company acts, credit for reinsurance and investment limitations.  Josh also assists clients with legislation, examinations and investigations.

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Joshua P. Borden Photo
New York - +1.212.389.5067
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0936
Michele Borens

Michele Borens is both a certified public accountant and a tax attorney. She advises her clients, many of whom are impacted by taxation in the digital economy, in strategic state and local tax planning and defends them in litigation regarding state income tax assessments.

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Michele Borens Photo
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0936
Nicole D. Boutros Photo
Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5058
Nicole D. Boutros

Nicole Boutros is a member of Sutherland’s Tax Practice Group, with a focus on state and local tax matters. Nicole represents companies in state and local tax planning, audit and litigation matters.

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Nicole D. Boutros Photo
New York - +1.212.389.5058
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8912
Matthew J. Bowness

Matthew Bowness advises clients on an array of business and commercial litigation issues, with an emphasis on energy, construction, insurance and intellectual property matters.

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Matthew J. Bowness Photo
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8912
Michael S. Bradley Photo
Of Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8007
Michael S. Bradley

As a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Energy Practice Group, Mike Bradley aids the development (all phases of project development) and operation of energy infrastructure projects. Mike has worked for more than 30 years in both the government and private sector in the regulation-intense energy industry, and has headed negotiations on significant regulatory and commercial matters. Among his clients have been public utility regulatory bodies, unregulated affiliates of regulated utilities, independent power producers and other generators developing, financing and operating power projects.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8007
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Senior Partner
New York - +1.212.389.5020
William H. Bradley

Using a deep knowledge of tax law that results from 40 years of experience, Bill Bradley guides clients’ transactions in buying and selling major timberland tracts and in the formation of funds and private REITs for investment purposes. Bill has played a leading role in some of the largest timber transactions in U.S. history, and he handles significant tax controversies for clients throughout the country.

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William H. Bradley Senior Partner
New York - +1.212.389.5020
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Associate
Austin - +1.512.721.2681
Joshua W. Branson

Josh Branson advises clients on a variety of intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on preparing and prosecuting patents, developing patent portfolio strategies, and providing freedom-to-operate assessments, counseling and invalidity analyses. 

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Joshua W. Branson Photo
Austin - +1.512.721.2681
David Brown Photo
Solicitor
London - +44 (0)20 7553 8000
David Brown

David studied law at the University of Sussex, qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and joined Eversheds Sutherland (US) in 2011. David’s practice is focused on the commodities markets, in particular oil and metals, and encompasses dispute resolution, regulatory and transactional work. David is identified as leading individual for physical commodities in the Legal 500 (London) 2014.

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David Brown Solicitor
London - +44 (0)20 7553 8000
R. Alex Brown Photo
Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8111
R. Alex Brown

Alex Brown counsels clients on a variety of corporate governance matters and structured finance transactions. He represents lenders and borrowers, investment banks and financial institutions on joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, loan syndications and private equity transactions.

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R. Alex Brown Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8111
SoRelle B. Brown Photo
Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.407.5143
SoRelle B. Brown

SoRelle Brown represents employers in a broad range of employment and labor law matters under federal and state laws. She defends employers in wage and hour actions arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state laws, including complex class and collective actions involving overtime, terminations and other employment-related claims.

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SoRelle B. Brown Photo
Atlanta - +1.404.407.5143
Carmen L. Brun Photo
Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0258
Carmen L. Brun

Carmen Brun represents broker-dealers and individual securities clients in regulatory and enforcement matters involving the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and state securities commissions, as well as related FINRA arbitrations. Recently she represented a broker-dealer and individual securities clients in three state securities actions. Carmen also advises corporate and individual clients in matters including tax controversy, trade secrets misappropriation, employment discrimination and class-action insurance defense.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0258
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0227
J. Randall Buchanan

Randy Buchanan counsels companies on the complex federal and international tax issues of global business, including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations, spin-offs, joint ventures, post-acquisition integration, restructurings, Subpart F planning, repatriation techniques and financing transactions. With more than 20 years of experience in international business tax planning, Randy guides companies through the intricacies of U.S. and foreign tax rules and accounting considerations while achieving their corporate business objectives.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0227
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Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0815
Vlad M. Bulkin

Vlad Bulkin represents public and private regulated funds, including business development companies (BDCs) and closed-end funds, in their establishment and operation as well as in connection with public and private securities offerings pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933. Vlad also advises clients on corporate governance issues and on compliance with, and exemptions from, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 as well as NYSE, NASDAQ and FINRA regulations.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0815
Kristin Hespos Burns Photo
Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0918
Kristin Hespos Burns

Kristin Hespos Burns represents public and private entities in their corporate and transactional matters, including joint ventures, restructurings, divestitures, and mergers and acquisitions. She also counsels companies on securities and corporate governance matters, such as maintaining compliance with the Securities Act of 1993 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and managing complex capital structures.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0918
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8046
Stephen A. Burroughs

Stephen Burroughs represents clients in an array of state and local tax (SALT) matters, including strategic tax planning and controversy. He regularly counsels clients on state income tax, sales and use tax, property tax and federal regulatory issues. He also advises clients on the classification of telecommunication services for transactional tax purposes.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8046
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8217
B. Scott Burton

Working closely with company officers and directors, Scott Burton guides both buyers and sellers through the acquisition and/or disposition of private or publicly-held insurance entities. Scott oversees the Insurance Finance team, an integral part of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Insurance Practice. He focuses on domestic and international M&A, finance and securities and taxation issues as they relate to life, property and casualty insurance companies, blocks of insurance business, investment advisers, broker-dealers, insurance agencies and other insurance-related organizations.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8217
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0643
Austin - +1.512.721.2655
James M. Bushee

Jim Bushee represents clients nationally in the electric power, natural gas and environmental sectors, focusing on electric infrastructure development and utility regulation. Jim practices before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), the Texas Railroad Commission and the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, and he has appeared in regulatory proceedings in California, Iowa, Wyoming and Florida. Jim leads the Eversheds Sutherland (US) energy regulatory practice in Austin.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0643
Austin - +1.512.721.2655
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8026
Thomas M. Byrne

Tom Byrne litigates complex business disputes, with a primary focus on the defense of consumer and policyholder class actions and creditors’ rights litigation. His experience ranges from arguing in the Supreme Court of the United States to first-chairing jury trials in five states. He served as lead counsel in more than 100 putative class actions. Tom regularly represents secured lenders and other parties in Chapter 11 bankruptcies and related litigation.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8026
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0180
James M. Cain

With more than three decades of experience, Jamie Cain has guided insurers, banks, securities and commodities firms, and funds through significant transactions that transform their businesses including public and private securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly works with U.S. and foreign companies to interpret and comply with the myriad of securities, commodities, insurance and banking laws that apply to these transactions.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0180
Brittany M. Cambre Photo
Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8063
Brittany M. Cambre

Brittany Cambre, a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Litigation Practice Group, focuses her practice on complex business litigation for corporate clients, education litigation, and employment litigation. She counsels clients in a wide array of issues including professional liability, corporate governance, special education law, whistleblower retaliation, and wage and hour issues under federal and state law.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8063
Doyle Campbell Photo
Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5073
Doyle Campbell

Doyle Campbell advises U.S. and European investment managers of private equity funds, hedge funds and hybrid funds in all phases of their business, from fund formation, preparing offering and launch documents, and compliance with securities regulations and other organizational matters to ongoing operational and investment matters, including structuring and managing portfolio investments, and exit transactions.

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Doyle Campbell Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5073
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Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0865
Charles C. Capouet

Charles Capouet advises clients on the full range of state and local tax matters, including sales and use, excise, income and transfer taxes. He instructs clients on the taxation of cloud computing and digital goods, as well as unclaimed property matters.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0865
Roshanda N. Cayette-Contreras Photo
Staff Attorney
Houston - +1.713.470.6168
Roshanda N. Cayette-Contreras

Roshanda Cayette-Contreras counsels energy clients engaged in complex business litigation matters in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. In large-scale, multidistrict litigation, she is responsible for activities such as electronic discovery, document management, motions practice and exhibit preparation. Her clients encounter an array of civil litigation matters in the energy sector, from contract disputes to tort claims.

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Houston - +1.713.470.6168
Elizabeth S. Cha Photo
Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0533
Elizabeth S. Cha

Liz Cha counsels clients on state and local taxation matters, including tax structuring and planning. She regularly advises on a full range of tax types such as income, franchise, sales and use, and property taxes.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0533
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8049
Christopher J. Chan

Whether advising in-house counsel at a Fortune 100 corporation, or counseling principals at a technology start-up, Chris Chan helps clients identify key intellectual property and implement iron-clad legal strategies to protect it. His practice encompasses all facets of patent law including international and domestic portfolio management and strategy, patent procurement, opinions and clearance studies, due diligence, licensing and related litigation. Chris offers clients a unique combination of intellectual property legal knowledge, advanced technical training and an intimate understanding of the Asian marketplace. He obtains and enforces key patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret rights for a variety of technologies, from computers, software, and financial transaction systems, to power generation equipment and controls, electro-mechanical devices and medical devices.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8049
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0194
Robert S. Chase II

Robb Chase helps multinational companies with significant operations in the United States plan their transactions—acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, restructurings and finance company arrangements—to achieve desired business objectives while minimizing the domestic and international tax consequences. Robb guides clients on the planning and integration side of transactions—navigating the maze of U.S. tax rules and regulations.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0194
Sarah Q. Chaudhry Photo
Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5071
Sarah Q. Chaudhry

Sarah Chaudhry counsels on a variety of commercial litigation matters, with an emphasis on financial services and securities litigation.

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New York - +1.212.389.5071
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0184
Nicholas T. Christakos

With more than 30 years of representing clients in federal and state courts, in litigation and arbitration, Nick Christakos knows that no two clients or cases are identical and that each client has individual business needs, philosophies and goals. Understanding each client’s business, planning a targeted litigation strategy and obtaining a favorable outcome are key to Nick’s broad-based litigation experience, which includes work in insurance, reinsurance, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), securities, employment law, automotive franchise and general contract disputes.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0184
Edward P. Christian Photo
Senior Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8096
New York - +1.212.389.5089
Edward P. Christian

With nearly 20 years of experience, Ed Christian advises a variety of entities, including investment funds, portfolio companies, lenders and borrowers, business development companies (BDCs), airlines, and lessors and lessees on complex debt and equity transactions in the alternative finance, leveraged finance, aviation, transportation, energy and capital equipment sectors.

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Edward P. Christian Senior Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8096
New York - +1.212.389.5089
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Partner
Houston - +1.713.470.6107
Benjamin G. Clark

Ben Clark has extensive experience representing the energy industry in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Ben’s energy client base includes electric and gas utilities, pipelines, refineries, commodity trading firms and oilfield service companies.

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Houston - +1.713.470.6107
Brenna M. Clark Photo
Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8027
Brenna M. Clark

Brenna Clark focuses her practice on a range of employee benefits matters. She advises clients on qualified retirement plans, executive compensation arrangements, and compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code. Brenna also provides employee benefits advice in corporate transactions.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8027
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8032
Reginald J. Clark

An early interest in business law ultimately led Reggie Clark to Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Tax Practice Group, where he counsels a variety of corporate clients on the complex tax issues that affect corporate acquisitions, restructurings, spinoffs and other transactions. Reggie also advises clients in tax disputes, often serving as their representative before the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in connection with ruling or technical advice requests. In addition to corporate clients, Reggie represents university endowment fund managers on the taxation and legal issues associated with private equity and other investments.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8032
Kristin Ward Cleare Photo
Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8118
Kristin Ward Cleare

Kristin Cleare advises clients on a wide variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, venture capital investments and general corporate governance. Kristin also advises clients on regulatory and compliance issues affecting payment systems.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8118
James L. Cline Photo
Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8128
James L. Cline

James Cline focuses his practice on preparing and prosecuting patent applications for mechanical, electromechanical, computer implemented, control system, consumer product and medical device technologies.

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James L. Cline Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8128
Ronald D. Coenen, Jr. Photo
Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0940
Ronald D. Coenen, Jr.

Ron Coenen Jr. is a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Financial Services Practice Group.  Ron helps financial institutions, including insurance companies, mutual funds, closed-end funds, and business development companies, comply with regulatory requirements.  Ron also counsels clients on corporate governance matters and in their capital raising efforts.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0940
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Senior Counsel
Sacramento - +1.916.241.0508
Eric J. Coffill

A widely respected thought leader on state and local tax issues, Eric Coffill brings more than 30 years of experience counseling clients on multistate tax controversy and litigation matters at the administrative, trial and appellate levels, particularly before the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and State Board of Equalization (SBE). Eric advises manufacturers, government contractors, technology service providers and other industry-leading companies on all aspects of state and local taxes, including transactional, income, nexus and apportionment issues.

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Eric J. Coffill Senior Counsel
Sacramento - +1.916.241.0508
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0167
Adam B. Cohen

Adam Cohen develops practical solutions to the complex issues of employee compensation, benefits, retirement and pensions. He has more than 20 years of experience representing public companies, closely held businesses and tax-exempt organizations.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0167
Katherine Meyers Cohen Photo
Of Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8262
Katherine Meyers Cohen

Kitty Meyers Cohen manages tax issues affecting health care providers and other exempt organizations in her tax law practice. She oversees Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and fraud and abuse issues faced by the firm’s numerous nonprofit health care clients (teaching hospitals, medical faculty practice plans, HMOs, PPOs, pharmaceutical companies, physician joint ventures and insurance companies). With a practice that is national in scope, Kitty counsels on legal and regulatory matters ranging from state administrative proceedings on Medicaid reimbursement disputes for specific clients to helping inform Congressional staff members about issues of concern. Kitty also represents the firm’s tax-exempt clients, largely universities and academic medical centers, on exempt organization matters, including tax issues and filings relating to offshore assets. Since 1987, she has served as outside tax counsel to the State Bar of Georgia and counsel to the Georgia Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Supreme Court of Georgia. She also serves exempt organizations such as quasi-governmental organizations and charities.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8262
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8038
N. Jerold Cohen

Former Chief Counsel for the IRS, Jerry Cohen guides his clients in domestic and international tax planning to avoid controversy and defends them in litigation when controversies arise. His diverse clients include U.S. and foreign-based corporations, manufacturers, accounting firms, law firms and individuals.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8038
David W. Cone Photo
Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8126
David W. Cone

David Cone represents developers, pension fund administrators, lenders and borrowers in a variety of real estate finance and development matters. He advises clients on acquisitions, financing transactions, commercial real estate loans and timberland contracts.

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David W. Cone Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8126
Melissa A. Conrad-Alam Photo
Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8142
Melissa A. Conrad-Alam

Melissa Conrad-Alam advises clients on both litigation and corporate issues. She focuses her litigation practice on an array of business and commercial litigation matters, while her corporate practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate governance.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8142
Amanda P. Cooper Photo
Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0944
Amanda P. Cooper

Amanda Cooper is a federal and international tax attorney serving a range of U.S. and foreign corporate clients. She advises on tax controversy, tax planning, and financial transactions involving domestic and international taxation considerations.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0944
Robert E. Copps Photo
Partner
New York - +1.212.389.5045
Robert E. Copps

Bob Copps is a corporate lawyer focusing on private investment funds and mergers and acquisitions. Bob represents private investment funds in all aspects of their operations, including fund formation, capital raising, structuring and making portfolio investments, regulatory matters, managing portfolio investments and exit transactions. Bob handles M&A transactions and general corporate matters for both publicly-traded and private corporate clients. These transactions include mergers, stock acquisitions, asset acquisitions, acquisitions of divisions, joint ventures and other similar transactions. He has worked with very prominent clients on significant transactions in a number of industries, including: timber, water and natural resources, manufacturing, energy, technology, telecommunications and financial services.

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New York - +1.212.389.5045
Thomas A. Cullinan Photo
Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8075
Thomas A. Cullinan

Tom Cullinan counsels clients in tax controversies against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Tom represents corporations, partnerships, and high net-worth individuals in all phases of tax controversy, including IRS audits, appeals and tax litigation. Tom has extensive experience settling tax cases and is well-versed in tax litigation when the parties cannot agree to an administrative resolution. Tom litigates tax cases in the U.S. district courts, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and appellate courts.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8075
Thomas W. Curvin Photo
Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8314
Thomas W. Curvin

Tom Curvin, co-leader of the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Litigation group, defends property and casualty, life and health insurers in class action, coverage, and extra-contractual litigation in state and federal courts across the U.S. In recent years, Tom has defended insurance class actions involving homeowners insurance, premiums, claims practices, and coverage questions, commercial general liability coverages, automobile claims handling and coverage questions, medical payments coverages, catastrophe claims, and reinsurance, among other topics. In that capacity, Tom also has served as national coordinating counsel in mass tort litigation implicating various property and casualty insurance products. Outside the class action area, Tom represents insurers in bad faith and coverage litigation and counseling.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8314
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Partner
New York - +1.212.389.5038
Lawrence Dany

Clients look to Larry for newer, better and more creative ways to resolve complex legal issues.  He has a focused outlook that adds value to his clients’ bottom line through effective project management, better execution and higher standards of performance.  He gets to personally know each of his clients and understands their individual business needs. 

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New York - +1.212.389.5038
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Of Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0132
James D. Darrow

Jim Darrow guides his corporate and financial clients in their complex transactions, especially mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures and financings. Jim advises on private equity investments, bank financings and debt security offerings for business development companies (BDCs). He has extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured lending transactions, including leveraged buyout financing.

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James D. Darrow Of Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0132
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Executive Director
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8840
Clark N. Davis

Clark Davis works closely with Eversheds Sutherland's (US) managing partner, executive committee, management, partners and practice groups to develop business strategies that fulfill our clients’ legal requirements and enhance the firm’s standing within the legal community. Now entering his third decade with the firm, Clark oversees the business decisions facing Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s management team and variety of administrative groups. His first-hand knowledge of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s ongoing operational requirements allows him to provide attorneys in all practice areas with the information and tools they need to make solid, strategic business decisions.

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Clark N. Davis Executive Director
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8840
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8139
New York - +1.212.389.5093
Lee C. Davis

With more than 30 years construction law experience, Lee Davis serves as lead counsel in jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and mediations. Chair of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Construction Industry Team and a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Litigation Practice Group, Lee’s experience as lead counsel in complex construction disputes runs the gamut of construction projects, including power plants, industrial facilities, wastewater treatment plants, hotels, resorts, condominiums, hospitals, shopping centers, office buildings and apartments. Lee resolves varied and diverse issues, including delay claims, acceleration claims, defective construction, differing site conditions, bid protests, government contracting, fraud and constitutional matters affecting the construction industry.

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Lee C. Davis Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8139
New York - +1.212.389.5093
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Of Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0133
Warren N. Davis

With nearly 40 years of experience in corporate financial transactions, for the past 20 years, Warren Davis has advised clients on derivatives, related risk management activities and financial disclosure. Warren is at the forefront helping clients navigate the complexities of the Dodd-Frank Act regulatory regime for derivatives, including commenting on numerous Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC) rulemakings and advising with respect to the development of new documentation for cleared and uncleared swaps. He takes care to educate  himself and his clients on the risks and benefits of dealing in various types of derivatives, where subtle differences in documentation can have large real-world consequences. Warren is an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School where he teaches the Regulation of Derivatives.

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Warren N. Davis Of Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0133
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Of Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8047
Peter Dean

With more than 37 years as an attorney in New York and Atlanta, Peter Dean brings significant experience to Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Energy Practice Group in handling business, finance and energy transactions for U.S. and foreign companies. For more than 13 years he has concentrated on acquisitions, project development and contract negotiations in the energy sector. Peter’s knowledge and experience help clients in merger and acquisition activities and transactions involving energy assets, project development, and commercial and corporate transactions, especially electric power, renewable energy and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects.

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Peter Dean Of Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8047
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8503
Matthew W. Deavers

Matthew Deavers advises clients on commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, disposition, development, financing and leasing. Matthew regularly counsels clients on joint venture formation, the drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, the development of improved and unimproved property, commercial loan transactions, and retail and office leasing.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8503
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8009
Joseph M. DePew

With deep knowledge of the complex and ever-changing tax laws and regulations at the federal and state levels, Joe DePew defends and negotiates for taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other tax agencies and boards. Joe works with clients across the country to respond to federal and state tax audits and examinations and, when possible, to resolve controversies without litigation. When litigation is necessary to protect his clients’ interests, Joe provides strategic and vigorous defense. He has represented clients before the Administrative Appeals Division of the IRS, state agencies, the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. district courts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and various state courts.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8009
Sean M. Diamond Photo
Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5041
Sean M. Diamond

Sean Diamond serves corporations, primarily insurance companies and private equity funds, in their M&A transactional needs.

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Sean M. Diamond Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5041
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8486
Nikola R. Djuric

Nick Djuric advises clients on estate planning—including the preparation of wills and trust instruments and tax and succession planning for closely held businesses. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Tax Practice Group, Nick practices primarily in estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax; wills, trusts, and administration of estates; tax controversies; fiduciary litigation; and private foundations. In particular, he works closely with private family offices and their professional advisors on multigenerational estate planning. As chair of the Legislation Committee of the State Bar of Georgia Fiduciary Law Section, Nick has been active for many years in the reform of Georgia’s law of trusts and estates.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8486
Stephanie T. Do Photo
Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0839
Stephanie T. Do

Stephanie Do advises clients in a full range of state and local tax matters. She counsels clients in state and local income, franchise, sales and use, and property tax. Stephanie also advises on income and franchise tax restructuring, developing tax strategies, and sales and use tax taxability analysis, as well as state and local controversy management.

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Stephanie T. Do Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0839
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Of Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8053
B. Knox Dobbins

A banking and finance lawyer for more than 35 years, Knox Dobbins counsels banks, nonbank lenders and insurance companies on banking, consumer financial services and restructuring matters. Knox advises consumer finance companies on compliance and privacy matters and participates in restructurings and financings across the country. He has guided banks, nonbank lenders and national retail chains in administering credit programs and has helped these clients confront successive new disclosure, fee and interest, privacy and credit access regimes.

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B. Knox Dobbins Of Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8053
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Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0830
Clay Douglas

Clay Douglas assists a variety of entities, including business development companies, in their capital raising efforts and launch to market operations. He also advises on financial and general corporate governance matters.

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Clay Douglas Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0830
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0106
William S. Dudzinsky, Jr.

Bill Dudzinsky is a trusted business and legal advisor to publicly traded and privately held companies, private equity firms, management teams, entrepreneurs and investment bankers in complex corporate transactions, principally in the technology, media and telecommunications industries. Bill represents and counsels buyers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, roll-ups and minority investments and the various participants in strategic partnerships, joint ventures, tax-advantaged transactions, debt and equity restructurings and recapitalizations. He is also experienced in advising boards of directors, audit committees and special committees on a wide variety of strategic matters, including issues with respect to corporate governance, disclosure obligations and fiduciary duties.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0106
Thomas F. Dugan Photo
Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0836
Thomas F. Dugan

Thomas Dugan represents lenders and borrowers in a variety of commercial real estate transactions, and counsels clients on acquisition, supplemental and assumption financing for fixed rate and structured adjustable rate mortgages. His work also includes advising clients on all legal aspects of financing multi-family properties.

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Thomas F. Dugan Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0836
Dwaune L. Dupree Photo
Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0206
Dwaune L. Dupree

Dwaune Dupree counsels investment funds and business development companies (BDCs) on a broad range of corporate, regulatory, compliance and corporate governance matters. He also advises clients on various capital markets transactions to ensure compliance with federal securities laws governed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 

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Dwaune L. Dupree Photo
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0206
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0775
Jacob Dweck

Jacob (Jake) Dweck is a leading U.S. energy lawyer and thought leader. For more than four decades, Jake’s practice has spanned matters involving oil and gas, LNG, electric power, renewable resources, energy futures and derivatives, fuels regulation, international trade and sanctions, oil spill incident response and climate change. In each area, Jake has counseled the who’s who in the energy industry and is recognized for his creative solutions in commercial transactions, regulatory and policy proceedings, dispute resolution and bankruptcy.

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Jacob Dweck Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0775
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Partner
New York - +1.212.389.5046
James R. Dwyer

For more than 30 years, Jim Dwyer has represented market leading companies on some of the largest mergers, acquisitions and divestitures in the insurance industry.  Jim advises clients on a full range of insurance transactional matters including company sales, mergers and acquisitions, reinsurance transactions, financing and securitizations, business transition and renewal rights transactions, administrative services agreements, collateral protection arrangements, insurance holding company act transactions, company governance and general corporate matters, and related regulatory and judicial proceedings.

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New York - +1.212.389.5046
Brittany Edwards-Franklin Photo
Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8130
Brittany Edwards-Franklin

Brittany Edwards-Franklin counsels clients on a range of employee benefits matters, including qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation and executive compensation. She also advises on employee benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8130
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Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0957
Jessica A. Eisenmenger

Jessie Eisenmenger counsels clients on a full range of state and local tax matters, including income, property, franchise, sales and use taxes. She also represents clients in various stages of tax compliance, planning, policy and controversy matters.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0957
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8207
Rob Ellis

Rob Ellis counsels clients in their private equity transactions, including fund formations, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts (LBOs), joint ventures, venture capital investments and private placements of securities. Rob also routinely provides general corporate representation and advice. Before joining Eversheds Sutherland (US) as an associate, Rob served as a Summer Associate in 2010.

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Rob Ellis Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8207
Kristine M. Ellison Photo
Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0522
Kristine M. Ellison

Kristine Ellison represents corporate clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters, including Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation and class action cases involving claims under various state consumer protection laws and federal laws such as the civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. She represents her clients on both the trial and appellate levels and regularly appears in the state and federal courts of Virginia.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0522
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8195
Eleanor Keith Emanuel

E. Keith Hall Emanuel is a commercial litigator, representing a broad range of companies and organizations in various commercial litigation matters with an emphasis on insurance, construction, education and appellate matters. Her work also includes advising clients facing class actions in state and federal court. Keith participated in the firm’s 2015 Summer Associate program.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8195
Elizabeth A. Faist Photo
Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8488
Elizabeth A. Faist

Elizabeth Faist practices tax law, primarily serving clients in the areas of trusts, estates, charitable planning, income tax planning and tax controversy. She manages a variety of matters, including gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues, preparation of estate-planning documents, administration of estates, IRS tax disputes, and tax advice regarding private foundations and public charities. Elizabeth also counsels clients on tax and succession planning for their businesses. Additionally, she provides guidance on how to most efficiently safeguard assets during multigenerational wealth transfers, incorporating insurance planning and charitable giving programs as appropriate.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8488
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Solicitor
London - +44 (0)20 7553 8000
Moya Faulkner

Moya Faulkner practices in the areas of trade litigation and corporate restructuring. She has extensive experience in dispute resolution and corporate transactional matters related to international trade. She represents clients in high value litigation and share acquisitions across the energy and related sectors. Her client base includes commodity traders, banks, shipowners and P&I Clubs. Moya also has a wealth of experience in multi-jurisdiction asset tracing, enforcement and seizure.Moya Faulkner represents clients in dispute resolution and transactional matters related to international trade. Her clients include commodity traders, banks, ship owners and P&I Clubs.

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Moya Faulkner Solicitor
London - +44 (0)20 7553 8000
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8189
Jonathan A. Feldman

Jonathan Feldman helps clients stay on top of ever-changing state and local tax issues that directly impact their businesses. With a strong background in the manufacturing, telecommunications, transportation, entertainment and retail industries, Jonathan counsels clients in all areas of state and local taxation including income, franchise, sales and use and property taxes. He represents clients in all phases of state and local tax controversy, including audit assistance, administrative hearings, litigation and appellate review; and regularly provides counsel on state and local income and transactional costs for mergers, acquisitions and corporate reorganizations. Jonathan is actively involved in representing a coalition of Georgia manufacturers in connection with the recent changes to sales tax exemptions in the state.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8189
Eric R. Fenichel Photo
Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8483
Eric R. Fenichel

Eric Fenichel represents corporate and financial services clients in structured finance transactions. His clients include insurance companies, business development companies, energy dealers, financial services companies, timber investment management firms and commercial and industrial firms.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8483
Tony Ficarrotta Photo
Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0819
Tony Ficarrotta

Tony Ficarrotta advises insurance companies and financial institutions on a wide range of insurance regulatory and transactional matters, including product development, financing, reporting and compliance issues.

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Tony Ficarrotta Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0819
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Senior Attorney
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8036
Mia K. Fiedler

An academic background in technology gives Mia Fiedler the skills to aid clients with patents and other intellectual property needs. A member of the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Intellectual Property Practice Group, Mia manages the patent portfolios of large and small technology companies by developing patent portfolio strategies, drafting and prosecuting U.S. patent applications and supervising counsel in drafting and prosecuting foreign patents.

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Mia K. Fiedler Senior Attorney
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8036
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Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5069
Kevin Finnegan

Kevin Finnegan is a corporate lawyer who assists financial services and insurance clients with mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, regulatory issues and general corporate matters.   

Kevin has helped clients complete complex transactions, including acquisitions of entities and blocks of insurance business using reinsurance, company formations and related capital raising, and corporate restructurings.  He also regularly advises clients on compliance with state insurance regulations, including licensing requirements and filings under the state insurance holding company acts.

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Kevin Finnegan Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5069
Margaret L. Flatt Photo
Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8070
Margaret L. Flatt

Margaret Flatt advises clients on a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including financial services, internal investigations and legal malpractice matters.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8070
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8065
John H. Fleming

In his more than three decades of experience as a commercial litigator, John has represented clients—both plaintiffs and defendants—in state and federal courts, focusing on complex business litigation that includes securities, tax, professional liability, intellectual property and major litigation involving insurance companies. His diverse background also serves him well as an arbitrator and an advocate in alternative dispute resolution forums.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8065
Jennifer Wheatley Fletcher Photo
Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8145
New York - +1.212.389.5088
Jennifer Wheatley Fletcher

Jenny Fletcher leads the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Construction industry group and has served as co-leader of the Litigation Practice Group and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Her practice involves construction industry issues exclusively. She has served as lead counsel and successfully resolved complex construction disputes throughout the country and internationally, representing construction managers, developers, general contractors, owners, municipalities and specialty contractors.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8145
New York - +1.212.389.5088
Annie M. Flowers Photo
Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0525
Annie M. Flowers

Annie counsels public and private entities in a variety of transactional, finance and corporate governance matters. She also advises clients on corporate restructurings, securities regulations and mergers and acquisitions.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0525
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Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5016
Kara D. Ford

Building on a distinguished academic performance at Duke University School of Law, including tenures as editor-in-chief of the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy and lead editor of the Duke Forum for Law and Social Change, Kara Ford joined Eversheds Sutherland (US) in 2012 as a member of the Litigation Practice Group. She focuses primarily on commercial, complex business and financial services litigation.

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Kara D. Ford Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5016
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0708
Paul F. Forshay

With more than 30 years of experience in the dynamic field of energy regulation, Paul Forshay advises clients on compliance with federal and state regulations and represents them in certificate and ratemaking proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state commissions. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Energy Practice Group, Paul co-chairs the liquefied natural gas (LNG)/natural gas regulatory practice. His work spans issues concerning oil and natural gas pipelines, LNG, compressed natural gas (CNG) projects and electric power transmission, and includes policy formation and agency rulemakings.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0708
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8493
Ann G. Fort

A seasoned litigator with a background in complex civil matters, Ann Fort oversees and protects the intellectual property rights of clients in the United States and abroad. Her practice encompasses patent infringement, licensing disputes, trade secret protection and unfair competition. She tries cases in both federal and state courts and represents clients in alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation. Her recent experiences include defending claims brought by non-practicing entities, also known as patent holding companies or patent assertion entities.

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Ann G. Fort Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8493
Melissa L. Fox Photo
Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8109
Melissa L. Fox

Melissa Fox counsels clients on a variety of business and commercial litigation matters, including financial services, labor and employment, securities litigation and enforcement.

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Melissa L. Fox Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8109
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8330
Peter A. Fozzard

Working with both borrowers and lenders across the country, Peter Fozzard helps clients finance utility, telecommunications, agribusiness, transportation, infrastructure, and other corporate operating and liquidity needs.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8330
Daniel E. Frank Photo
Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0838
Daniel E. Frank

In an industry of complex and increasing regulation and in which cybersecurity is increasingly critical to system reliability and subject to greater regulation, Dan Frank guides electric industry clients in compliance matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and state public service commissions. Dan also advises clients on cybersecurity and data protection matters. His clients include electric cooperatives and other electric utilities, transmission companies, energy trading companies, generators and end users.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0838
Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0967
Jutta M. Frankfurter

Jutta Frankfurter advises mutual funds, closed and open-ended funds, investment advisers, business development companies (BDCs) and Fortune 500 insurance companies with registered insurance products on the application of U.S. federal securities laws and regulations promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0967
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8489
Dorothy Black Franzoni

Dorothy Black Franzoni is Chair of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Renewable and Alternative Energy team. Dorothy’s practice supports the commercial, project development and financial transactions fundamental to the development of nuclear, coal, natural gas and renewable energy projects. She counsels clients regarding project development for electric generating plants, power purchase and sale arrangements, power plant joint-ownership arrangements, power delivery scheduling and bulk system operations matters, federal loan and loan guarantee programs, secured and unsecured loan arrangements, tax-advantaged leasing transactions, and publicly issued and privately placed debt financings.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8489
Stacy D. Fredrich Photo
Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8112
Stacy D. Fredrich

Stacy Fredrich prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications; primarily for clients in the chemical, mechanical, consumer products and life sciences (biotech and medical devices) industries. In addition, she counsels clients on patent portfolio management and prepares patentability, validity, infringement and product clearance opinions.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8112
Paul C. Freeman Photo
Counsel
New York - +1.212.389.5017
Paul C. Freeman

Paul Freeman brings more than 18 years of diverse experience advising clients in the energy, maritime, and aerospace and defense industries on a range of issues, with a primary emphasis on matters involving enforcement defense, litigation, and risk management.

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New York - +1.212.389.5017
Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8117
Walter S. Freitag

Walter Freitag advises clients on a wide range of patent litigation and prosecution matters. He prepares patent applications and counsels clients on patent prosecution issues across a broad spectrum of technological areas, including biotech and medical devices, consumer products and electro-mechanical devices.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8117
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0718
Jeffrey A. Friedman

Honored as “Tax Lawyer of the Year” in 2011 by State Tax Notes, Jeff Friedman provides sophisticated state and local tax planning, strategic advice and advocacy to numerous Fortune 100 and industry-leading companies. His comprehensive practice includes state and local tax planning, compliance, legislation and policy, and litigation and controversy matters involving income, franchise, sales and use and property taxes. Jeff’s clients span a variety of industries, including e-commerce, energy, technology and telecommunications.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0718
Ted W. Friedman Photo
Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0829
Ted W. Friedman

Ted Friedman, a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Tax Practice Group, focuses his practice on state and local tax matters. Ted counsels clients on a wide range of state and local tax issues involving income and franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, gross receipts taxes and telecommunication taxes. Ted represents clients in tax controversy, planning, policy and compliance matters.

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Ted W. Friedman Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0829
Alexander P. Fuchs Photo
Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5082
Alexander P. Fuchs

Alex Fuchs advises insurance companies on complex, large-scale litigation matters. He focuses his practice on defending challenges to insurers’ business practices in class action cases and coverage disputes.

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New York - +1.212.389.5082
Charles D. Ganz Photo
Senior Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8125
Charles D. Ganz

Charles Ganz, a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Corporate Practice Group, practices principally in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities law. Charles also advises national and multinational manufacturing, service and technology companies and other clients as to general corporate matters, contracts (including sales and supply agreements), licenses, and leases.

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Charles D. Ganz Senior Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8125
Ruben A. Garcia Photo
Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0822
Ruben A. Garcia

Ruben Garcia counsels clients on a variety of business and complex litigation matters, including financial services, insurance, consumer finance and class action defense. He also advises on internal investigations and white collar matters, and serves as pro bono counsel in immigration and asylum cases.

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Ruben A. Garcia Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0822
Catherine E. Garza Photo
Associate
Houston - +1.713.470.6109
Catherine E. Garza

Cathy Garza is a commercial litigator who advises on energy, construction and business disputes before state and federal courts. Cathy also counsels oil and gas clients on commercial disputes and tort claims.

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Houston - +1.713.470.6109
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0122
Matt Gatewood

Matt represents clients on three interrelated fronts:  government and internal investigations and litigation arising from workplace incidents and operational failures; labor and employment issues including worker classification, insurance and tax matters; and commercial matters including contractual, product liability, commodities trading and creditors’ rights disputes.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0122
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Senior Attorney
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8603
Rebecca A. Gelfand

Rebecca Gelfand counsels clients in complex commercial financing activity. She helps borrowers and lenders in an array of industries achieve their financing goals, including clients in the telecom, energy, real estate and agribusiness industries. This includes utility financing, restructuring, cross-border financing, secured and unsecured commercial loans and more.

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Rebecca A. Gelfand Senior Attorney
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8603
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Partner
New York - +1.212.389.5075
Patrick J. Gennardo

Drawing on more than 25 years of experience, Patrick Gennardo works closely with major life, property and casualty, title, workers’ compensation, long-term care and mortgage insurance companies and other non-insurance clients in complex, multijurisdictional litigation, regulatory and attorney general investigations, class actions, administrative hearings, arbitrations and compliance matters.

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New York - +1.212.389.5075
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Special Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8051
Damian C. Georgino

Damian Georgino advises U.S. and international corporations, including Fortune 50 companies, financial institutions, private equity funds and other investors in complex transactions involving water and wastewater, environmental, industrial/manufacturing, energy, infrastructure and natural resource projects. In his more than 25 years of experience, Damian has advised clients on transactional—including investments, financings and structures, risk management and compliance—and operational matters across a variety of industries. He has extensive experience in buy-and-build and hyper-growth strategies, structures and operations primarily focused on the water, wastewater, energy, technology and environmental industries.

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Damian C. Georgino Special Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8051
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0191
Thomas A. Gick

With more than 30 years of experience in insurance tax, Tom Gick advises on the taxation of insurance companies and their products; guiding clients through insurance company tax matters, including tax reserving and other matters arising under subchapter L. He works on the tax-compliant design and administration of life, annuity, and property and casualty insurance products on behalf of insurers, other financial service providers and corporate purchasers. Tom also assists clients in company and product tax issues arising in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions and helps clients remediate insurance products that have fallen out of tax compliance.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0191
Amanda R. Giffin Photo
Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8061
Amanda R. Giffin

Amanda Giffin is a commercial litigator who counsels clients on securities arbitration and accountants’ liability issues. She advises on regulatory and contractual matters, and assists clients in a wide variety of proceedings in state and federal courts.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8061
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.407.5022
Emerson W. Girardeau III

Emerson Girardeau advises on a variety of energy-related transactional matters, including financings, mergers and acquisitions, project development and power purchase agreements.

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Atlanta - +1.404.407.5022
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Partner
New York - +1.212.389.5063
Saren Goldner

Saren Goldner focuses her practice on international taxation, including structuring non-U.S. operations, treaty applications, FATCA and insurance specific tax issues. She also advises clients on public and private securities offerings (including securitizations), the structuring of international insurance operations, the formation of captive insurance companies and cell companies and tax-exempt issues and represents clients in catastrophe bond transactions.

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New York - +1.212.389.5063
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Of Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.696.1420
David L. Goldwyn

David Goldwyn, former special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs at the U.S. State Department, advises clients on legal and regulatory issues facing the energy and extractive industries. He has a deep understanding of offshore development, shale gas production in the United States and abroad, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure, presidential pipeline permits, imports and pipeline issues, Jones Act matters, trade sanctions in the energy sphere, federal government review of investments made by non-U.S. companies and renewable energy initiatives.

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David L. Goldwyn Of Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.696.1420
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8298
Patricia A. Gorham

Co-leader of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Professional Liability Practice, Patti Gorham has more than 30 years of experience in complex business litigation, particularly in the areas of accounting liability, financial services, and securities fraud class action litigation. Patti’s represents accounting firms, public and private companies, officers and directors, and insurance companies in federal and state court litigation, in bankruptcy court adversary proceedings, in internal investigations, before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and in connection with Department of Justice, grand jury, and other civil and criminal investigative bodies.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8298
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0866
Jonathan W. Gottlieb

With more than 25 years of experience—in federal government, private practice and as corporate counsel for a large international power developer—Jonathan Gottlieb advises energy and utility clients in the development, construction, financing, acquisition, divestiture and operation of energy generation, transmission and processing facilities across the United States and in more than 17 countries.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0866
Graham R. Green Photo
Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0959
Graham R. Green

Graham Green advises multinational clients, primarily insurance companies, banks and regulated investment companies, on the taxation of financial institutions and financial products.

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Graham R. Green Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0959
Olga Greenberg Photo
Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8274
Olga Greenberg

Olga Greenberg defends corporations, investment advisers, broker-dealers and individuals in enforcement and litigation matters involving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), state regulatory agencies, and numerous federal and state courts and arbitrations. Olga has extensive experience defending parallel investigations by multiple regulators from the early stages of inquiry to litigation and appeals. She also counsels broker-dealers, investment advisers, and individuals on compliance, registration, reporting and licensing issues, as well as on regulatory examinations and audits.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8274
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8233
Malvern (Griff) U. Griffin

Griff manages patent portfolios for large, multinational corporations and leading research institutions. His clients include Fortune 100 companies, technology sector leaders, emerging companies and universities. He counsels clients on the development and expansion of their IP portfolios. Griff leverages his education in electrical engineering and work experience in the telecommunication industry to advise clients  in establishing and protecting patents related to computer hardware and software, semiconductor devices and fabrication, wireless communications, networks, computing, electronics, financial and medical transactions, and display technology.

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Malvern (Griff) U. Griffin Photo
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8233
Meghan R. Gruebner Photo
Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0933
Meghan R. Gruebner

Meghan Gruebner counsels clients on investment and trading in commodity derivatives, including compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, Commodity Exchange Act, and regulations issued thereunder by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). She also represents clients on energy regulatory, compliance, and enforcement matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Department of Energy (DOE).

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0933
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8025
Michael Gurion

Michael Gurion assists businesses with their critical transactions, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, as well as the structuring and negotiation of licensing arrangements and other strategic partnerships. He also advises private equity and venture capital funds with respect to fund formation, investments, acquisitions and exit transactions, and provides general corporate guidance. He has had significant representations for technology and new media clients, as well as manufacturing, distribution, natural resources and financial services companies.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8025
Timothy A. Gustafson Photo
Counsel
Sacramento - +1.916.241.0507
Timothy A. Gustafson

Tim Gustafson counsels clients on all aspects of state and local tax controversy, including audits, administrative appeals and litigation. He is extensively experienced on issues and matters before the California Franchise Tax Board and the California State Board of Equalization. Tim routinely advises financial institutions, technology service providers and retailers and manufacturers on sales and use, income and franchise taxes, and key related issues including apportionment, nexus, gross receipts, business and nonbusiness income, penalties, deductions and credits. For instance, he recently guided a multinational health care manufacturer to a successful resolution in a California protest case on multiple fronts (unitary combination, characterization of income issues, apportionment and credit utilization issues).

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Sacramento - +1.916.241.0507
James E. Guy Photo
Partner
Austin - +1.512.721.2652
James E. Guy

James Guy counsels energy clients on a broad range of regulatory matters including litigation, compliance, enforcement, and due diligence and counseling for project development and business transactions. James serves electric utilities, power marketers, retail electric providers and electric generators, as well as large industrial energy consumers.

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James E. Guy Partner
Austin - +1.512.721.2652
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8077
H. Edward Hales

With a law career that spans four decades, Ed Hales guides and facilitates his clients’ investments in commercial real estate projects, including acquisitions, construction and development, financing and syndication, joint ventures and other forms of co-investment, equity formation, and creditor’s rights litigation involving real estate, including bankruptcy. Ed’s principal clients are private equity firms and institutional investors, such as insurance companies, tax-exempt investors, public and private pension funds, leading investment managers and advisory firms.

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H. Edward Hales Photo
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8077
Victor P. Haley Photo
Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8302
Victor P. Haley

Victor Haley leads the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Real Estate group as well as the Timber and Forest Products group. He represents insurance companies and other institutional clients across the full range of real estate investments. He is recognized as a leading authority in timberland transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, timberland financings, joint ventures and timber supply agreements. 

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8302
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Special Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8173
Anna C. Halsey

Anna Halsey counsels clients on intellectual property and complex litigation matters in the biomedical and life sciences sector, with an emphasis on patent litigation and licensing disputes. She represents companies in district courts across the country seeking to enforce their intellectual property rights and those accused of patent, trademark and trade dress infringement.

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Anna C. Halsey Special Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8173
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Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5024
Evan M. Hamme

Evan Hamme represents clients in state and local tax planning, compliance and controversy matters. He advises clients on state and local income, sales and use, franchise and property tax issues.

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Evan M. Hamme Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5024
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Special Counsel
David Hancock

A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Insurance team, David Hancock counsels clients on issues affecting today’s increasingly global insurance industry, including ratemaking and reinsurance, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, product design, insolvencies and corporate finance.

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David Hancock Special Counsel
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Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5034
Issa J. Hanna

Issa Hanna counsels investment advisers, broker-dealers and investment funds on compliance with federal and state securities laws and regulations, and self-regulatory organization rules.  Issa also advises life and annuity insurers on securities issues associated with the management and distribution of variable products and on other regulatory issues under state insurance laws.

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Issa J. Hanna Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5034
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8013
James M. Hannon

With extensive experience in problem solving and machine design, Jim Hannon provides prosecution counseling and opinions for clients primarily in mechanical, electrical and software businesses. Jim counsels clients in a variety of industries on a range of technologies, including lighting, wiring devices, aerospace, oil and gas, financial services, computer software, consumer product design and computer hardware. Jim provides a full spectrum of services to meet his clients’ intellectual property needs, including counseling in regard to invalidity, non-infringement, freedom to operate and patentability, as well as providing patent portfolio planning and management. Jim also handles IP evaluations for mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions, including conducting IP due diligence and drafting and negotiating contracts, assignments, licenses and IP-related sections of agreements.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8013
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Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0910
Matthew L. Hazlett

Matthew Hazlett represents U.S. and foreign companies on a broad range of transactions and corporate issues. His transactional practice focuses largely on the financial services and insurance industries, assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions and related corporate matters. Matt also counsels clients on international trade, including economic regulation, trade policy and import and export controls.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0910
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8015
Mackenzie K. Heller

Mack Heller focuses on commercial real estate matters. She counsels developers, purchasers, sellers, commercial banks, pension fund administrators, timber investment management organizations and corporate clients with respect to the development, purchase, sale, and financing of various types of commercial property, including retail, mixed use, warehouse, manufacturing, industrial, multifamily, office and timberlands. Mack also represents clients on joint venture negotiations and office, industrial and retail leasing.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8015
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Of Counsel
New York - +1.212.389.5000
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8086
James L. Henderson, III

With more than 35 years’ experience in public finance and investment banking, Jim Henderson helps his clients build consensus, secure million dollar financing and maximize their investments. Working from both the Atlanta and New York City offices, Jim counsels clients in the areas of finance, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, tax-exempt compliance, securities and governance.

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New York - +1.212.389.5000
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8086
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0104
Michael A. Hepburn

Michael Hepburn counsels public and private companies, non-profit organizations and individuals on a broad range of compensation, employment and benefits issues. Experienced in employee benefits, executive compensation and employment law, Michael advises clients on the design, administration and termination of retirement and welfare plans, including nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, and equity and equity-based compensation programs. Michael has a strong background in insurance funding arrangements, including corporate and trust-owned life insurance, as well as split-dollar life insurance programs. He also handles employment, compensation and benefits issues in mergers, acquisitions and other business transactions.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0104
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Of Counsel
New York - +1.212.389.5050
Steve Herbert

Steve Herbert counsels insurance and financial services companies and various insurance distributors—including variable and fixed life, annuity and health insurance providers—on the complexities of state insurance regulatory law. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Financial Services Practice Group, Steve focuses on regulatory matters, including sales and market conduct, product development, preparation and filing, producer licensing and appointment, agent compensation, corporate governance, corporate transactions, business agreements, investments, claims, litigation and reinsurance.

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Steve Herbert Of Counsel
New York - +1.212.389.5050
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0172
Mark D. Herlach

Mark Herlach is an international lawyer with a practice focus on energy and international business. With deep experience in Asia, Europe and North and South America, Mark represents a broad range of clients, including corporations, governments and high-technology companies. He has guided clients in a broad range of complex matters, including mergers and acquisitions, and export control, import relief and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations. Mark advises on cross-border transactions, foreign investment, government policy, international trade and privacy matters.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0172
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8089
Thomas C. Herman

Tom Herman represents business enterprises in merger and acquisition transactions, complex commercial relationships (in particular joint ventures) and governance matters. Tom has counseled clients in diverse industries, but for the past 20 years has focused on the industrial, insurance services and natural resources sectors.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8089
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8712
Evie M. Hightower

Evie Hightower is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group and focuses on commercial real estate matters. She counsels commercial banks, mixed use and retail developers, pension fund administrators, timber investment management organizations, REITs and industrial developers on an array of real estate finance and development matters. Evie also represents clients on joint venture negotiations, commercial office, industrial and retail leasing, and sales and acquisitions.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8712
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Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0845
Stephani M. Hildebrandt

Stephani Hildebrandt offers her clients a thorough understanding of corporate transactions as a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Corporate Practice Group. She counsels issuers and investment banks in public and private securities transactions. Working closely with venture and early stage companies, Stephani also advises clients on a broad range of corporate and securities matters, including corporate governance, disclosure, regulatory and related compliance matters. She represents various entities, including business development companies, financial institutions, technology and industrial companies in initial public offerings, corporate restructurings and mergers and acquisitions.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0845
Of Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0142
Joel E. Hoffman

Joel Hoffman founded and served as lead partner in Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) practice for 15 years. In his current role as Of Counsel, he remains available to consult with and advise clients on FDA-related matters. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Litigation Practice Group, Joel represented large and small manufacturers and their trade associations in all industries regulated by the FDA, as well as national organizations in the medical and pharmacy professions on both FDA and related antitrust matters. Joel served as lead counsel in many landmark cases in both trial and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and participated in shaping several important pieces of federal legislation enforced by the FDA.

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Joel E. Hoffman Of Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0142
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0955
Jay Holloway

Jay Holloway counsels clients across the United States on compliance with current and future environmental regulations, permitting and enforcement matters. He advises utilities, electric cooperatives and industrial clients on the Clean Air Act, federal environmental laws and regulations, and state air pollution laws.

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Jay Holloway Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0955
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Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0926
Alexander S. Holtan

Alex Holtan counsels energy clients regarding investment and trading in commodity derivatives, compliance with securities laws such as the Commodity Exchange Act and the Dodd-Frank Act, commodities-related enforcement matters and internal investigations, and matters related to corporate governance. He also advises energy firms, commercial end users, investment banks and pooled investment vehicles on an array of derivatives and other transactions.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0926
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Associate
Austin - +1.512.721.2691
Marty Hopkins

Marty Hopkins advises on a wide variety of commercial, real estate and energy-related matters, representing clients in all phases of litigation at the administrative, trial and appellate stages. With a focus on energy-related disputes, Marty counsels on regulatory and compliance matters governing the oil and gas industry.

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Marty Hopkins Associate
Austin - +1.512.721.2691
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8120
D. Clayton Howell

Clay Howell advises real estate sponsors and institutional investors on matters related to investments in commercial real estate projects, including construction, financing, equity formation, sales, and programmatic joint ventures and platforms.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8120
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8198
Margaret C. Howell

Maggie Howell advises clients in a variety of commercial real estate matters, including real estate financing, acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial leasing. Her clients include developers, lenders and borrowers, and commercial banks.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8198
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8016
Gautam P. Huded

Gautam Huded advises developers and equity investors on a variety of real estate matters, including the development, acquisition, debt and equity financing, and disposition of industrial, office, retail, hospitality and multifamily assets. As part of his practice, Gautam regularly counsels sponsors and institutional investors in single-asset and programmatic joint venture negotiations.

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Gautam P. Huded Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8016
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Attorney
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8052
Stephanie R. Hudson

Stephanie Hudson is a commercial litigator who routinely represents automotive and other businesses in federal and state court litigation. Stephanie's representations include creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, collections and contract disputes. Stephanie also advises clients in pre-litigation strategy, workouts, perfection of security interests, government administrative investigations and inquiries, and responds to and contests investigative and private party subpoenas.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8052
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8090
Joel J. Hughey

Joel Hughey is a member of our Corporate Transactions Team. Joel’s practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly advises Boards of Directors and Committees of Boards in their consideration of extraordinary corporate transactions. Joel has also advised CEO’s and executive teams in connection with their company’s entry into material corporate transactions, including going-private situations. In the areas of corporate governance, public and private securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions, Joel has represented over 100 public and private company clients in a variety of industries including technology, IT security, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution and chemicals. Joel has represented over 25 public companies and leading investment banks in over 50 public equity and debt securities offerings and has been involved in more than 50 public, private equity-backed and private company mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and strategically important joint ventures with consideration in excess of $30 billion. A substantial number of these transactions were cross-border or wholly international.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8090
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Director of Human Resources
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8000
Dianna C. Hunter

With three decades of experience in the legal industry, including more than 10 years in strategic human capital management, Dianna Hunter leads strategic, operational and tactical guidance on all human resource fronts throughout Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP.

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Dianna C. Hunter Director of Human Resources
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8000
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Special Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8165
Paulette J. Hurteau

A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Energy Practice Group, Paulette Hurteau uses her skills to help electric cooperative clients with financings and other corporate transactions. Paulette’s work includes mortgage indentures, secured credit facilities, unsecured bilateral and syndicated credit facilities, direct and agented private placements, government-guaranteed financings, tax-exempt bond transactions, taxable capital market transactions and Clean Renewable Energy Bond (CREBs) transactions. Paulette also advises clients with respect to Rural Utilities Service (RUS) regulatory requirements and provides general corporate representation.

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Paulette J. Hurteau Special Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8165
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8098
Thomas B. Hyman, Jr.

Thomas B. Hyman, Jr. represents clients throughout the country in purchases and sales of businesses. Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of corporate law every year since 1995, Tom is a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Corporate Practice Group.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8098
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Senior Staff Attorney
Houston - +1.713.470.6142
Steve R. Ivester

Decades of industry-specific experience enable Steve Ivester to provide clients with uncommon perspective and insight. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Litigation Practice Group, Steve focuses on energy and complex litigation discovery. Prior to entering law, Steve spent 20 years in the oil and gas and environmental services industries. Today, with more than 10 years of legal experience, Steve primarily manages legal document review and discovery projects.

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Steve R. Ivester Senior Staff Attorney
Houston - +1.713.470.6142
Of Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0238
Paul D. Jacokes

Tax attorney Paul Jacokes represents domestic and multinational companies in federal income tax planning and controversy matters—with a heavy emphasis on financing transactions and complex financial instruments. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Tax Practice Group, Paul advises clients on tax issues related to hedging financial and other types of business risks through derivatives, in both a domestic and international context. Paul also has extensive experience with tax issues pertaining to securities and commodities dealers and traders, hedge funds and insurance companies. He recently advised a client on several innovative transactions involving securitization of insurance risks.

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Paul D. Jacokes Of Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0238
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8137
M. Hill Jeffries

Hill Jeffries is an Associate in the Business Practices group. His practice focuses on private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private placements of securities, venture capital investments and general corporate representation and advice.  Hill also assists clients in obtaining Hart-Scott-Rodino clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8137
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Of Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8474
Lisa Combs Jern

Lisa Combs Jern represents employers—from Fortune 100 companies to venture capital start-ups—in a variety of industries including energy, telecommunications, securities, technology, multimedia, retail, textile, banking and transportation. A member of Sutherland’s Litigation Practice Group, Lisa’s national practice includes employment discrimination and other class-action litigation, non-competition and trade secret controversies, executive compensation and employee benefit issues, U.S. Department of Labor wage and hour claims, including collective action overtime and related issues, and labor disputes and union-related matters.

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Lisa Combs Jern Of Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8474