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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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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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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1984||08/30/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Legal Elite||Georgia Trend Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||1988|
|Partner||Krevolin & Horst, LLC||2008 - Present|
|Partner||Balboni Law Group, LLC||2002 - 2007|
|Partner||Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz||2000 - 2002|
|Partner||Balboni Law Group, LLC||1995 - 2000|
|Partner||Morris Manning & Martin||1993 - 1995|
|Associate||Powell Goldstein||1988 - 1993|
|Associate||Parker Johnson Cook & Dunlevie (now Womble Carlyle)||1984 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Technology Association of Georgia||Member||1996 - Present|
|Southern Capital Forum||Member||1986 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||1984 - Present|
|Software as a Service forms||Reduced friction in contracting process|
|Series B Financing||Financing obtained|
|See all legal cases|
|Cumberland Law Review||Should Courts "Buy" the Sale of Business Doctrine?||1984|
|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|University of South Florida||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|
|ICLE Tropical Seminar 2015||Representing the Client with Compromised Consumer Data||2015|
|ICLE Growth Companies 2015 Legal and Business Issues||Current Issues in M&A Transactions||2015|
|ICLE 2015 Business Law Institute||Regulation A+: Does It Make the Grade?||2015|
|ICLE Tropical Seminar||Private Offerings: Working with Rule 506 after the JOBS Act||2014|
|Primerus Annual Corporate Conference||Regulation D||2011|
|General Counsel Roundtable||Privacy & Data Security - It's not just for banks and hospitals||2011|
|General Counsel Roundtable||Cost Containment - The Smaller Firm Option||2010|
|Primerus Dallas Regional Meeting||A Holistic Approach to Representing the Client with Compromised Consumer Data||N/A|
|General Counsel Seminar||Privacy: It's Not Just for Banks and Hospitals||N/A|