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I am a named partner with Briskin, Cross & Sanford, LLC where I also serve as CIO and head of our technology law practice group. My practice focuses on matters involving business and technology law, including: technology and internet law; general corporate transactions, mergers & acquisitions, partnership and LLC law, and commercial litigation; employment law, including executive employment agreements, employment manuals, sales, distributor, and independent contractor agreements, and employment litigation; data security and privacy law; commercial real estate, including commercial lease preparation and negotiation, sales, acquisitions, construction and construction litigation; and intellectual property law including trademarks, service marks,

I also speak at various events and have lectured at various seminars, including The Atlanta Women's Association of Communications and Advertising Professionals, The Georgia Counsel of Prosecuting Attorneys, The North Fulton Bar Association, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, The Metro Atlanta Small Business Association, The Atlanta Technology Association, and various networking organizations. I also regularly participate in events sponsored by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, PowerCore, Corporate Connections, and the 400 Technology Connection.

Since 1997, I also have been involved in coaching and mentoring the highly successful Milton High School Young Lawyers' Association Mock Trial Team. Milton’s team has placed in the top of its region consistently since my involvement with the program. In 2006, I was awarded the Outstanding Attorney Coach of the Year award by the Georgia Bar Association in connection with leading the Milton Team to a second place finish in the Mock Trial State Championship.

I and my family are active members of Congregation Dor Tamid in Johns Creek, Georgia, where we are involved in educational and volunteer efforts and including outreach to young families.

In my free time I enjoy photography, guitar, backpacking, creating art, cooking, collecting (and enjoying) wine, and both listening to and creating music of all types.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 40%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 25%
    21 years, 600 cases
  3. Internet: 20%
    19 years, 300 cases
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%
    19 years, 200 cases
  5. Family: 5%
    21 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($150-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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GAActive Member in Good Standing 199508/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Robert Lower Access to Justice AwardGeorgia Lawyers for the Arts2008
Outstanding Attorney CoachGeorgia Bar Association - High School Mock Trial Program2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberBriskin, Cross & Sanford, LLC2004 - Present
Special Assistant Attorney GeneralGeorgia Department of Human Services / Ga. Department of Law1997 - Present
Of CounselThompson & Slagle1998 - 2004
PrincipalByron M. G. Sanford, P.C.1997 - 2004
AssociateThe Reeder Law Firm1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clarity - Corporate ConnectionsReferral Strategist2009 - Present
Technology Law Section - Gerogia BarMember2007 - Present
Intellectual Property Section - Georgia BarMember2007 - Present
Greater North Fulton Chamber of CommerceMember2004 - Present
Business Law Section - Georgia BarMember1998 - Present
North Fulton Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1995 - Present
400 Technology ConnectionMember, Steering Committee2008 - 2009
Gwinnett County Bar AssociationN/A1998 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Amlock, LLC v. State Bank and TrustSuccessful settlement in favor of client
Chapman v. Clark, et al.Recovered assets > than $100,000 from debtor
Acquisition of by acquires
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Publication nameTitleDate
Limited Liability CompaniesPractical Considerations in Creating Effective Operating Procedures2010
Limited Liability Companies - 2009Creating Practical Operating Procedures2009
Limited Liability CompaniesCreating Practical Operating Prceedures2008
LLC Trends and DevelopmentsOperating Agreements and Operational Issues2008
LLC Trendas and DevelopmentsImpact of State Law on LLCs2008
Your Guide to Georgia LLCsOperating AGreements and Operational Issues2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Emory UniversityInternational Studies and GermanBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Clarity: Corporate ConnectionsLegal Risk Management in a Data-Centric World2011
Limited Liability CompaniesPractical Considerations in Creting Effective Operating Procedures2010
Guest Lecturer - Business Law and EthicsAntitrust Law, Consumer Protection, Real Estate and Land-Use2010
Chocolate & Cheese CEO Advisory BoardLegal Risk Management in a Data-Centric World2010
Limited Liability CompaniesDrafting Practical Operating Documents2009
Entreprenures' WorkshopBusiness Law Bootcamp for New Business Owners2009
LLC Trends and DevelopmentsImpact of State Laws on LLC Governance2008
LLC Trends and DevelopmentsFormation and Operation of LLCs2008
Limited Liability CompaniesCreating Practical operting Proceedures2008
Your Guide to Georgia LLCsDrafting Effective Operating Agreements2007
Georgia Prosecuting Attorneys' Annual ConferenceContinuing and Exclusive Jurisdiction and other Jurisdictional Vagueries2000
Georgia Child Support Enforcement Attorneys' ConferenceURESA and UIFSA, A Changing of the Guard1997