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David Reid Cook Jr.

David Reid Cook Jr.

Practice areas:

Construction & Development, Business, Tax

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Specialties


- Construction Law and Litigation
- Public Infrastructure and Procurement
- Cooperative Law and Cooperative Taxation
- Energy Project Construction
- Energy Law
- Commercial Litigation


 


CONSTRUCTION LAW


David's construction law practice includes complex litigation matters for clients that range from large owners, such as the State of Georgia and county governments, to smaller contractors and subcontractors. He has handled litigation involving the Georgia World Congress Center, multiple state highway projects, and residential and commercial developments. He assists construction companies in avoiding and minimizing claims, resolving disputes, and closing out problem projects.


With his business, accounting, and tax background, David is uniquely situated to advise clients on ways to maximize their after-tax net income while limiting their liability, particularly through strategically negotiating and drafting construction contracts, structuring transactions, and organizing construction companies. He can advise clients on ways to require contract performance, payment and collection, and documentation of their claims.


 


ENERGY CONSTRUCTION, PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, AND RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY


David combines his expertise in construction and energy law to advise owners, developers, and utilities in the development of renewable energy generation and energy efficiency projects. For example, David has advised renewable energy developers regarding the availability of governmental incentives, including ARRA Section 1603, the Investment Tax Credit, and the Production Tax Credit. David has assisted in drafting and reviewing renewable power-purchase agreements on behalf of utilities, addressing the allocation of energy tax credits and other tax attributes. David has developed energy-savings-performance contract documents for public bodies.


EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS


David received his Juris Doctor from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia in May 2005. In law school, David received awards for winning the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants' national essay contest; achieving the highest grade in Partnership Taxation; and the Dean's List. David received his Masters of Science in Accounting from Georgia College and State University. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Mercer University. He passed the Georgia C.P.A. Exam, scored 93rd percentile on the National ETS Business Exam, and received the Baptist Student Achievement Award and the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation Scholarship. After law school, David worked for Deloitte Tax L.L.P. as an International Tax Consultant for large, multi-national companies.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Construction & Development: 90%
    13 years
  2. Tax: 5%
  3. Business: 5%

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Contact Info

3330 Cumberland Blvd., Suite 925
Atlanta, GA, 30339

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200608/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Dean's ListMercer University2005
National Writing CompetitionAmerican Association of Attorney-CPAs2005
Legal Writing CertificateMercer University2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyAutry, Horton & Cole, LLP2006 - Present
International Tax ConsultantDeloitte Tax LLP2005 - 2006
Accountant & Electric Cooperative AuditorMcNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co, CPAs1998 - 2002

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Law SectionMember2011 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Local Government Law SectionMember2008 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Government Attorneys SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
American Association of Attorney-Certified Public AccountantsMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Building ProfitsFinancing Energy Projects Through Government Incentives2011
Financial Executive MagazineFinancing Energy Efficiency Init2011
Building Profits, Construction Financial Management Association's MagazineFinancing Energy Projects Through Government Incentives2010
Cooperative Business JournalMy View: Opportunity Knocks for Clean Energy2010
AHCAHC Construction Update2010
AHCCooperative Law and Energy Blog2010
AHCConstruction Law Blog2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia, Georgia College and State UniversityAccountingM.S.2002
Mercer UniversityAcountingBBA2001
Mercer University-W. George L.S.N/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The 34th World Energy Engineering CongressThe Basics of Developing Energy Projects: From Financing to Power Sales2011
The 23rd Annual Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Counsel AssociationElectric Cooperative Capital Credits Litigation2011
Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Accountants AssociationCapital Credits and Equity Management2011
The 33rd World Energy Engineering CongressFinancing Your Renewable Energy Project2010
The 20th Annual Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Counsel Association Annual MeetingThe Basics of I.R.C. § 501(c)(12)2008