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I have 20+ years legal experience helping public and private companies and investment funds with their corporate needs at every stage of development.


My goal is to deliver the legal services you need at a cost that represents true value, whether that involves the initial organization, a venture capital or angel financing, acquiring or disposing of another company, completing a securities offering, creating an equity compensation plan, protecting your intellectual property, procuring or licensing software, SaaS, or cloud technology, creating a new business model, or resolving a dispute with your shareholders, customers, or vendors.


I  passionately and diligently pursue your goals and objectives  with a creative problem solving approach that values practical solutions.  I know what works and what doesn’t - so I can reduce the friction in your next transaction.  


I can help with business formation, corporate finance, venture capital,  private placements, PIPES, public securities offerings, 34 Act reporting, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation, software, SaaS and cloud licensing, software, SaaS, and cloud distribution, data privacy and security, HIPAA, intellectual property protection, trade secrets, non-competition agreeements, executive compensation, stock options, restricted stock awards, software and encryption export regulation, and strategic alliances


I value the opportunity to work for you.


I graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida in 1975 with a B.A. in English, from The Graduate School of Business of Stetson University in DeLand, Florida in 1977 with an M.B.A., and from The Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 1984 with a J.D. cum laude.  I was an Associate Editor of the Cumberland Law Review, 1982-1984, an Associate Justice of the Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board, 1983-1984, a member of The Order of Barristers, and a recipient of Curia Honoris.


Prior to joining Krevolin & Horst, LLC in January 2008, I was a partner at Balboni Law Group LLC from February of 2003 to December 2007, a partner in the ebusiness and technology group of Baker Donelson Bearman and Caldwell, PC from February 2001 to February 2003, a partner of Balboni Law Group LLC from June 1995 through February 2001, a partner in the corporate technology group of Morris, Manning and Martin from October 1993 until May 1995, an associate in the corporate finance group at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy from January 1988 to October 1993, and an associate in the corporate department of Parker, Johnson, Cook & Dunlevie (now the Atlanta office of Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice) from June 1984 to December 1987.


Prior to law school, I sold mini and mainframe computer systems, manufacturing software applications, data communications networks, and distributed processing networks to manufacturing companies in Central Florida for the CI-MEG group of NCR Corporation in Orlando, Florida from August 1977 until August 1981. 

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Licensed

  1. Business: 40%
    31 years, 200 cases
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
    31 years, 150 cases
  3. M & A: 20%
    31 years, 50 cases
  4. Venture Capital: 20%
    31 years, 50 cases

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Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Stephen A. Opler

    Gerry is a very talented lawyer who brings his extensive business experience and advanced business education to find business solutions to legal questions. In addition, Gerry is very highly regarded as one of Atlanta's most experienced and gifted technology lawyers. Gerry combines large firm expertise with mid-sized firm efficiency to bring the best of both worlds to his clients. Finally, Gerry's intellect, insights, Integrity and personality have led to his being a very trusted senior advisor and counselor for his clients and his colleagues.

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Krevolin & Horst, LLC

1201 W. Peachtree St
Suite 3250
Atlanta, GA, 30309

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 198408/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKrevolin & Horst, LLC2008 - Present
PartnerBalboni Law Group, LLC2002 - 2007
PartnerBaker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz2000 - 2002
PartnerBalboni Law Group, LLC1995 - 2000
PartnerMorris Manning & Martin1993 - 1995
AssociatePowell Goldstein1988 - 1993
AssociateParker Johnson Cook & Dunlevie (now Womble Carlyle)1984 - 1987
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Technology Association of GeorgiaMember1996 - Present
Southern Capital ForumMember1986 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Software as a Service formsReduced friction in contracting process
Series B FinancingFinancing obtained
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Cumberland Law ReviewShould Courts "Buy" the Sale of Business Doctrine?1984
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Stetson UniversityFinanceM.B.A1977
University of South FloridaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ICLE Tropical Seminar 2015Representing the Client with Compromised Consumer Data2015
ICLE Growth Companies 2015 Legal and Business IssuesCurrent Issues in M&A Transactions2015
ICLE 2015 Business Law InstituteRegulation A+: Does It Make the Grade?2015
ICLE Tropical SeminarPrivate Offerings: Working with Rule 506 after the JOBS Act2014
Primerus Annual Corporate ConferenceRegulation D2011
General Counsel RoundtablePrivacy & Data Security - It's not just for banks and hospitals2011
General Counsel RoundtableCost Containment - The Smaller Firm Option2010
Primerus Dallas Regional MeetingA Holistic Approach to Representing the Client with Compromised Consumer DataN/A
General Counsel SeminarPrivacy: It's Not Just for Banks and HospitalsN/A