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In the category of Best General Commercial 2008, Chambers
USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business Guide described Halsey Knapp
as an "aggressive and attentive litigator" with good trial experience
and a strong reputation for business break-up cases
. Halsey puts it more simply: “I know how to try cases and I enjoy what I do very much.”


Halsey specializes in Atlanta Business Litigation and tries civil cases in state and federal courts in Georgia and other states. His multifaceted practice includes representing clients in complex
commercial litigation, business tort, trade secret, restrictive
covenant, technology litigation, and employment law.


“There are generally three different kinds of experiences that I
have in my practice. I have a group of existing clients that I handle
all of their business issues: employment issues, relationships with
suppliers, relationships with competitors, problems with governance and
regulators, and so forth. Also I get a tremendous number of referrals
from other law firms, and those are typically business tort cases that
tend to center on corporate governance and disputes between business
owners. Finally, my partners have a lot of real estate clients, so I do
a good deal of real estate litigation – especially in the current
economic environment.”


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Practice areas


  1. Commercial Real Estate: 40%
    36 years
  2. Contracts: 20%
    36 years
  3. Litigation: 15%
    36 years
  4. Employment: 15%
    36 years
  5. Bankruptcy: 10%
    36 years


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Contact info

Foltz & Martin, LLC

3525 Piedmont Road NE
Five Piedmont Center Suite 750
Atlanta, GA, 30305-1541


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198007/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Georgia General Commercial Litigation 2008, 2009Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business2009
AV Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Top 100 Georgia Lawyers 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009Super Lawyers2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lamar American Inn of CourtPresident2002 - Present
American Inn of Court, Lamar , Executive CommitteeMember2000 - Present
Lamar American Inn of CourtMaster1992 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Atlanta Council of Younger LawyersMemberN/A
Atlanta Council of Younger LawyersBoard of Directors1988 - 1990
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Massaro Limited Partnership, (Park West Two.) v. Baker & Taylor, Inc.Defense judgment on all claims.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Daily ReportSuit: Builder Not As Good As Its Word2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Cornell UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Unknown.Jury Selection from the Defendant's Perspective2001
Lorman SeminarJury Selection in Georgia2001
UnknownSuccessfully Presenting the Complex Case to a Georgia Jury2000