also known as Margaret Fernandez, Margaret A. Fernandez
Intellectual Property, Business, Litigation, Contracts & Agreements, Corporate & Incorporation… more
Margaret A. Fernandez focuses her practice in intellectual property and technology law. She regularly assists technology and other companies seeking to create, license or exploit intellectual property, including start-ups, with many aspects of their businesses in such matters as: formation, financing, re-financing, shareholders, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, contracts, and intellectual property matters; negotiating and developing substantial commercial agreements and contracts; preparing licensing and maintenance agreements for software and intellectual property licensors and licensees; drafting NDAs and Confidentiality Agreements surrounding IP and IT; litigating IT and commercial business issues in the state, superior, appeals and federal courts in Georgia; negotiating leases for equipment and real property; purchasing real estate; purchasing airplanes; assisting clients in the management of employees and contractors; and leading in all areas of mergers and acquisitions work, from due diligence, negotiations, and closings.
Ms. Fernandez began her career as a litigator and has won substantial judgments in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and has had great success with technology, commercial, contract, employment, confidentiality, trade secret, intellectual property matters, and libel and defamation in the State, Superior, and Federal Courts in Georgia as well as the Court of Appeals of Georgia. She is a 2005 graduate of the month-long Trial Lawyers College, run by famed trial lawyer Gerry Spence in Dubois, Wyoming. Ms. Fernandez’s litigation work includes successful board room negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations, as well as victories before FINRA and the EEOC, and she has appeared for her Clients at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia and has successfully resolved these matters involving FBI, HUD, and Secret Service. She has also successfully resolved matters before the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
She practices employment law, and regularly drafts and litigates restrictive covenants, and has successfully mediated many employment matters at the EEOC. Ms. Fernandez has also successfully obtained MBE certifications for her clients with the City of Atlanta and Georgia Department of Transportation.
Ms. Fernandez coaches U-6 soccer with the United Futbol Academy and is a former director of both of the Hispanic American Center for Economic Development and the Hispanic Contractors Association of Georgia.
Ms. Fernandez earned her A.B. at Harvard University, where she was an IBM Thomas J. Watson scholar each year. She earned her Juris Doctor at Columbia University School of Law in the City of New York and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar her second and third years of law school. She was also the Admissions Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. She served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Hon. Richard C. Erwin, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. She is a Member of the Technology Advisory Group for the State Bar of Georgia President and, as a pro bono matter, successfully negotiated the agreement for the new website for the State Bar of Georgia. Ms. Fernandez is admitted to practice in New York and Georgia, the State and Superior Courts of Georgia, Court of Appeals of Georgia, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 1994
Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1995||05/08/2015|
|Chief Counsel||The Fernandez Law Firm, P.C. A Business and Technology Law Firm||2001 - Present|