Feb 7, 2018

Andrew, Laura Miller

Ms. Andrew advises clients in all major aspects of employee benefits including qualified and nonqualified plans, IRS and DOL compliance matters, merger and acquisition issues, executive compensation, and employment agreements. She also has an expertise in health care related matters, including health care reform legislation, compliance with HIPAA, and state health care laws. Ms. Andrew has written on many aspects of employee benefits and health care. Since the passage of health care reform legislation, Ms. Andrew has written articles including: Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Health Care Reform Forces Employers to ‘Play or Pay,’” Bloomberg Law Reports “Employers: Prepare Now for the Impact… Read more

Feb 15, 2018

Fawbush, Andrew

Andrew J. Fawbush is Of Counsel in the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice of Smith Gambrell Russell LLP. He has more than 45 years of legal experience in the employee benefits, executive compensation and ERISA practice areas. He focuses on the treatment of executive compensation and employee benefits matters in M&A transactions, designing and implementing equity-based, employment, separation, deferred compensation, change in control and similar compensation arrangements, with respect to their executive officers and directors, advising boards of directors, compensation committees and employee benefit committees and fiduciaries on fiduciary duties and governance matters, designing, terminating and providing compliance guidance… Read more

Apr 1, 2023

Fitzgerald, Jennifer L.

Ms. Fitzgerald has extensive business litigation experience in matters involving intellectual property, securities, antitrust, and general commercial litigation throughout the United States. Her legal experience includes trial and appellate work on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of complex litigation matters. As a registered patent attorney, Ms. Fitzgerald has the ability to discuss inventions at their most scientific level but she also is skilled in the art of explaining technical issues to lay persons. She has advised clients and litigated patents throughout the U.S. on topics as varied as golf clubs, windshield wipers, diet modification software,… Read more

Apr 1, 2023

Foreman, Fred

Judge Foreman was elected Circuit Judge in 2004. From 2004-2012, Judge Foreman presided as a Trial Court Judge until his election by his fellow Circuit Judges as Chief Judge in 2011 and served as Chief Judge from 2012-2014. Judge Foreman built a reputation as a distinguished litigator at Freeborn for his service as outside counsel on behalf of the State of Illinois v Philip Morris, et al. and as special counsel in representing state officials and state agencies. His experience includes trials involving antitrust, securities, RICO, environmental, constitutional law, civil rights, fraud, and murder. He has extensive experience in advising… Read more

Apr 1, 2023

Goldstein, Andrew

Mr. Goldstein focuses his practice in the area of Intellectual Property and Information Technology. He has extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property law, including trademark, copyright, trade dress; internet, website, cloud computing, technology, outsourcing, IoT and computer law in general; advertising, marketing, and promotion law; and entertainment law, including video production, theater and dance-related matters. The Chambers-USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers recognizes Mr. Goldstein for his skillful representation of clients in the entertainment and marketing sectors. “His professionalism and care are unmatched,” according to one client, while another reports: “He has a wonderful demeanor and always has my best… Read more

Apr 1, 2023

Helton, Tonita M.

Ms. Helton concentrates her practice in business litigation, including trial level and appellate work on behalf of corporate clients in a variety of state and federal commercial matters including antitrust, intellectual property, class action, jurisdictional issues, various tort and contract issues, insurance coverage issues, and various other business- related issues. In addition, she counsels clients on a variety of issues including international trade regulations, and antitrust compliance policies, including conformance with U.S. antitrust laws at industry meetings. Ms. Helton earned her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law graduating with distinction and earned her B.A. from Drake University, graduating cum… Read more

May 21, 2021

Kawasaki, Shimpei

Shimpei is the founder of Kawasaki Law Office PLLC, and he has extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry in both New York City and in Japan. He is currently serving as the general counsel to many hospitality businesses in New York City. He provides a wide range of services to those in the hospitality industry, including liquor licenses, commercial leases, corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, employment/labor matters, and commercial landlord/tenant disputes. Shimpei services as the Firm’s Japan Team New York representative. After graduating from Florida Coastal School of Law and earning his Juris Doctorate, Shimpei provided legal assistance on a contractual… Read more

Jul 19, 2012

Lischer, Dale

Mr. Lischer has been practicing law since 1973. His practice involves all areas of patent law as well as work in trademark and copyright matters. The focus of Mr. Lischer’s practice is patent litigation and patent prosecution. He has been involved in patent cases relating to fiber optic ground wire cables, nuclear fuel cells, tantalum dipped capacitors, computer controlled cutting machines for the garment industry, golf clubs and balls, metal bi-fold doors, pressure infusion intravenous bags, telephone answering and call progressing systems, telephone dialing equipment, worn brush sensors for electric motors, spinal braces, concrete reinforcement fibers, concrete accelerator additives, escalator… Read more

Mar 28, 2017

Lunsford III, J. Rodgers

Mr. Lunsford has specific expertise litigating intellectual property disputes, and, in the present economy, he focuses on achieving favorable non-judicial dispute resolutions and successful conflict avoidance.  He also serves effectively as an ADR neutral, directs trademark enforcement programs, counsels clients concerning intellectual property matters, prosecutes applications to register intellectual property, and transfers intellectual property rights and technology. He was named Atlanta’s Trademark Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2016 by The Best Lawyers in America, the leading peer-review-based directory of legal practitioners, and   Chambers USA has recognized him as “one of the trademark aristocracy within the Atlanta legal market.”  He has… Read more

Apr 1, 2023

McWilliams, Robert A.

With more than 30 years of corporate, transactional and securities law experience, Mr. McWilliams delivers both legal and practical business advice to the Firm’s clients. He represents both public and private companies and has extensive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) experience. He also regularly counsels clients on corporate governance and other corporate legal affairs. As an M&A lawyer, Mr. McWilliams has worked on numerous transactions advising buyers and sellers, large companies and small, public and private, across a range of industries. Notable in his transactional practice is his long-standing representation of an industry-leading aviation services company for which he has provided… Read more