Jul 19, 2012

Bell, Jason

Mr. Bell’s primary practice area is franchise and distributor litigation. Mr. Bell regularly represents franchisors in litigation and arbitration matters across the United States. Mr. Bell also handles other complex commercial litigation matters. Bell was a member of the Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers and served as Articles and Comments Editor on the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review. Mr. Bell served as a member of the University of Miami Moot Court Board as well as the 1994 University of Miami International Law Moot Court Team. In 2009, he was selected for inclusion in the Georgia Super… Read more

Jan 2, 2020

Ben Yona, Moty

Moty represents clients in a broad range of business and commercial transactions, with a concentration on corporate and corporate-real estate transactions, mortgage lending, purchase and sale transactions, venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and corporate finance transactions, and general corporate representation. Moty serves domestic and foreign clients, including multinational corporations, real estate investment companies, real estate developers and sponsors, real estate investors, private equity funds, venture lending funds, startups and emerging companies, entrepreneurs, as well as other private companies and individuals. Prior to joining Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, Moty was a partner at an international boutique law firm… Read more

Jan 6, 2020

Bever, Thomas D.

Mr. Bever is a former federal prosecutor who focuses his practice on White Collar Criminal Defense and commercial litigation. He is listed in U.S. News The Best Lawyers in America® for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Criminal Defense for White Collar Crime, and Commercial Litigation. Mr. Bever was named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Atlanta Criminal Defense: White-Collar “Lawyer of the Year” in Georgia. He has also been ranked by Georgia Super Lawyers (Criminal Defense: White Collar) since 2005 and is listed in Chambers USA for White Collar Crime & Government Investigations. Mr. Bever has had a top AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell… Read more

Apr 1, 2023

Bickel, Roger H.

Roger Bickel

Mr. Bickel’s practice concentrates in the specific areas of: Government Relations and Regulatory Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Lobbying & Corporate Representation and Procurement Advocacy. He has over two decades of experience in representing a wide array of global Fortune 100 clients and businesses in high profile and financially significant legislative initiatives as well as complex commercial litigation. Often retained for some of the most challenging regulatory issues facing major corporate clients, his professional experience includes: General Counsel to two separate constitutional offices of State Government, Co-Author of the landmark Illinois Lobbyist Registration Act, Executive Director of the Governor’s Small… Read more

Dec 14, 2017

Bikoff, James

James L. Bikoff’s practice focuses on formulating and implementing worldwide trademark and copyright protection and enforcement programs for clients in the consumer and industrial product sectors, as well as non-profits, and service providers such as banks and insurance companies. He also engages in Internet and domain name counseling and enforcement actions. Mr. Bikoff has been active for over 40 years directing worldwide trademark and copyright protection, litigation and anti-counterfeiting enforcement. More recently, Mr. Bikoff has been active in Internet and domain name litigation. His clients have included the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, Major League Soccer, the… Read more

Feb 24, 2022

Blair, Jason P.

Mr. Blair handles a wide variety of intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on trademark, trade dress, and copyright issues. Prior to private practice, Mr. Blair was an examining attorney for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for over a decade. His direct involvement in the prosecution and examination of over 15,000 trademark applications in the USPTO affords him an extraordinary depth of experience in the trademark registration process. In 2008, Mr. Blair was named the USPTO’s Special Marks Examiner for Sound and Motion Marks, and was instrumental in implementing agency policy standards and procedures for trademarks incorporating sound… Read more

Jan 1, 2018

Blakely, Elizabeth

Elizabeth joined the firm as an associate in 1980 and was made a principal in 1986. Elizabeth represents all forms of business entities, including limited liability companies, S corporations, C corporations and partnerships, from startup to exit strategy. She has particular expertise in acquisitions and sales of businesses, including mergers and leveraged buyouts, and the organization, operation, governance, financing and dissolution of business entities. Elizabeth has the necessary tax expertise to advise on choice of entity, structuring business transactions and 1031 exchanges, in addition to almost 40 years’ experience in drafting and negotiation of the relevant agreements and documentation for… Read more

Apr 1, 2023

Boland, James J.

James Boland

Mr. Boland focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration. He has extensive experience and has represented a variety of corporations, businesses and professional firms in matters involving reinsurance (life & health, property & casualty), antitrust, securities fraud, accountant liability, consumer protection, shareholder and derivative disputes, mergers and acquisitions disputes, including post-closing disputes, and a variety of other commercial matters. Mr. Boland also has extensive experience in class action litigation, representing corporations and businesses in matters involving antitrust, securities fraud, residential and commercial mortgage practices, false advertising, commercial leasing and other retail sales and marketing practices,… Read more

Apr 17, 2017

Borland, Elizabeth

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She focuses her practice on patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation and aids clients in enforcing their intellectual property rights. She also prosecutes trademarks and copyrights for numerous clients and assists them in maintaining their intellectual property portfolios. Ms. Borland has litigated in patent litigation matters involving various kinds of technology including poultry processing machines, laminated flooring, airline ticketing systems, equipment pads, phone card machines, health insurance claim submission systems, motion detector cameras, processes for the manufacture of concrete and cement, firearms training systems, gaming systems, condensate pumps, drive wheel steering lawn mowers, infant monitoring systems, ticketing and reservation… Read more

Feb 1, 2023

Breitman, Eric

For over 20 years, Mr. Breitman’s practice has focused on advising multinational corporations, focusing on the areas of beauty, fashion, luxury goods and other consumer products companies, financial services organizations, life sciences organizations, media, and individual strategic investors in the areas of corporate finance, commercial law, intellectual property, entertainment privacy, cybersecurity, and information management. Mr. Breitman’s areas of expertise include mergers & acquisitions, securities, international commercial agreements, corporate finance, information governance, compliance, and regulated areas such as cosmetics, food and drugs and cybersecurity. His clients rely on his guidance on negotiation and growth strategies, managing cross-cultural business dealings, and presenting… Read more