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Jeffrey Donald Cunningham

Business Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Jeff Cunningham, Jeff D. Cunningham


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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    35%
    Serves as outside general counsel for companies without an inside legal department. Most clients are entrepreneur owned and operated, emerging growth and mid-sized companies.

    24 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    Serves as outside general counsel for companies without an inside legal department. Most clients are entrepreneur owned and operated, emerging growth and mid-sized companies.

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    10%
    Serves as outside general counsel for companies without an inside legal department. Most clients are entrepreneur owned and operated, emerging growth and mid-sized companies. Entity selection, qualification, shareholder and governance agreements.

  4. Limited liability company (LLC)
    10%
    Serves as outside general counsel for companies without an inside legal department. Most clients are entrepreneur owned and operated, emerging growth and mid-sized companies. Entity selection, qualification, shareholder and governance agreements.

  5. Mergers and acquisitions
    10%
    Assists with form of acquisition, due diligence, negotiation, structuring, finance, and documentation.

  6. Securities offerings
    10%
    Assists with structure of offering, exemption qualifications, compliance, negotiation, and documentation.

  7. Partnership
    5%
    Serves as outside general counsel for companies without an inside legal department. Most clients are entrepreneur owned and operated, emerging growth and mid-sized companies. Entity selection, qualification, shareholder and governance agreements.

  8. Project finance
    5%
    Assists with structuring, due diligence, negotiation, structuring, finance, and documentation.

  9. Tax
    5%
    Assists with planning, structuring, interpretation and advocacy of federal, state, and local income, franchise, and sales tax matters.

    24 years

I am privileged to serve as outside general counsel for businesses that typically do not have an inside legal department.  My favorite clients are entrepreneurs who are passionate about their businesses.  I am pleased to help them grow and maximize the value of those businesses, which are often the owners' primary assets.

 

The breadth of my business experience before settling on a legal services career has shaped my approach to business advice and client service.  I have been a grocery store manager for The Kroger Company, a State and Local Tax Consultant for both Arthur Andersen and KPMG, and have worked as a business and tax attorney for two large and one small law firm.  I have even worked as a jewelry salesman and a men's suit salesman (at Macy's).  As a result, I have a perspective that is somewhat unique among business attorneys.

 

I truly enjoy helping new and emerging growth companies realize their true potential.

Licensed for 22 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Jeffrey

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein
1075 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA, 30309

Reviews

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Posted by Shawn | June 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Jeff is an exceptionally knowledgeable Business Attorney. More importantly, Jeff was able to see past the surface and ask much deeper and meaningful questions. This resulted in a better outcome for us. I would highly recommend Jeff.
Posted by Chris | June 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Influencer
When I hired Jeff to help set up my company, I had no idea that he would bring such a wealth of business knowledge and advice that went way beyond just legal M&A work. Jeff rolled up his sleeves and got down to business as a team member and helped push the company to success. I will continue to work with him on future business endeavors.
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Posted by Johnny | November 15, 2014
Your go-to attorney for all critical business matters...
I have known Jeff for nearly twenty years, and I consider him among my most trusted advisors. He is a first-rate attorney with a fine command of the need to marry practical advice with legal finesse. I lean on him for a wide range of matters, and I have no hesitation in recommending him for legal counsel or general business advisory services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 500-600 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Foltz Martin LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Member
  • Miller & Martin, PLLC
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Partner
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Shareholder
  • Carlton Fields
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Seyfarth Shaw
  • 2000 - 2008
  • Consultant
  • KPMG LLP
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Consultant
  • Arthur Andersen
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Manager
  • The Kroger Company
  • 1992 - 1998
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Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Georgia State University
  • M.B.A.
  • 1996
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Private Equity Investment
  • Successful

Associations

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Georgia State University College of Law Graduate Leadership Council
  • Council Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Vanderbilt University Alumni Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • Atlanta Humane Society
  • Director
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Sarah Smith Education Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2018
  • Georgia Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • SuperLawyer Rising Star
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2009
  • SuperLawyer Rising Star
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2008
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Breakfast Panel Series
  • Internet of Things
  • 2019
  • Breakfast Panel
  • Avoidable Mistakes in Business
  • 2019
  • ATDC Education Series
  • Anatomy of a Deal: Due Diligence Reporting for Buyers
  • 2019
  • National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education
  • Buying and Selling a Business: Start-to-Finish
  • 2018
  • Breakfast Panel Series
  • Smart Cities
  • 2018
  • Real Estate Closing Documents - More than just paper
  • Corporate Documentation of Commercial Real Estate Closings
  • 2010
  • Managing your human capital in a recovering economy
  • Management
  • 2010
  • Managing your brand in a recovering economy
  • Marketing and Intellectual Property
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Jeffrey
Tax Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jeff is one of the smartest lawyers I have worked with. He has a ready-command of the tax and business issues that face companies operating in the current economy."
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Atlanta Business Lawyer Jeffrey Donald Cunningham
Jeffrey Donald Cunningham
Business Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 22 years
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