Otto F. Feil, a native of Atlanta, obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Yale University in 1973. He attended law school at the University of Georgia where he obtained his law degree, magna cum laude, in 1976. While at the University of Georgia, Otto served as Editor-in-Chief of the Georgia Law Review, and he was named a member of the Order of the Coif.
In 1976, Otto joined the Atlanta firm of Troutman, Sanders, Lockerman & Ashmore, where he practiced in the litigation and banking sections of that firm. In 1979, Otto left the larger firm to join Tom Chorey and John Taylor in the newly established firm that would become Chorey, Taylor & Feil.
Otto is a trial lawyer with more than thirty years' experience. He has litigated numerous cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He has appeared on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in a broad variety of litigation disputes. Although his litigation practice is not limited to any narrow area, he has particularly strong experience with respect to complex business disputes, including disputes involving contracts, business torts, fraud, intellectual property, securities, franchising, finance, and commercial real estate. He also has litigated numerous adversary proceedings and contested matters in bankruptcy cases.
In addition to his litigation practice, Otto has throughout his career advised clients with respect to a wide range of business and financial matters. These matters include representation concerning creditors' rights, business reorganizations, and workouts, where Otto draws upon his extensive experience in business bankruptcy cases and commercial banking.
Otto also advises manufacturers and other businesses concerning issues pertaining to distribution, marketing, and government regulation. Such matters include representation with respect to dealer agreements, product warranties, franchising, and dealer terminations.
Otto also has experience in the area of Sports and Entertainment. Otto has represented athletes and entertainers on a broad variety of matters over the years. He and the firm currently represent the nation's largest professional wrestling organization as regional counsel.