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Achieving Goals

Over the 34 years of our practice, our philosophy  that a problem of specific economical threat should be resolved at less than the economic threat or that goals should be achieved at a cost less than the benefits of the goal has been successfully applied and executed for the following individuals and businesses: 

1.)  As general counsel for Longhorn Steaks, we structured the company and obtained all licensing and protected all intellectual property from the inception of a single unit restaurant to a chain of over 60 and ultimately a successful public offering for what is now a publicly held national chain.

2.)  Successfully represented individuals in two successive U.S. investigations into public corruption at the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport and avoided indictment in each case while in each case other private and public officials were prosecuted and incarcerated.
3.)  Successfully represented small insurance agencies against insurance giant Conseco for precipitous withdrawal from individual major medical insurance market.
See Reginald Martin Agency, Inc.
Cite: Reginald Martin Agency, Inc. v. Conseco Medical Ins. Co., 388 F.Supp.2d 919, 2005 WL 2100267, S.D.Ind., August 26, 2005 and Reginald Martin Agency, Inc. v. Conseco Medical Ins. Co., 478 F.Supp.2d 1076, 2007 WL 831610, S.D.Ind., March 05, 2007.
4.)  Successfully pursued a service mark infringement case for a small start-up corporation being victimized by copy-cat pirates diluting, infringing and disparaging the mark owners successful idea. See Contemporary Restaurant Concepts, Ltd.
Cite: Contemporary Restaurant Concepts, Ltd. v. Las Tapas-Jacksonville, Inc., 753 F.Supp. 1560, 1991 WL 1648, 19 U.S.P.Q.2d 1411, , M.D.Fla., January 08, 1991(No. 89-550-Civ-J-16.).
5.)  Negotiated for and obtained a successful multi-unit, factory authorized Harley Davidson dealership for two individuals with no prior auto retail experience.
6.)  Successfully represented the CEO in a two year U.S. investigation into alleged tax and pension fund malfeasance, avoiding any criminal charges.
7.)  Successfully pursued a national bank for improperly assessing penalties against a tire dealer’s checking account changing the law in Georgia to stop such abuses by the banking industry. 
Cite: Wachovia Bank, N.A. v. Decatur Auto Center, Inc., 265 Ga.App. 609, 594, S.E.2d 785, 2004 WL 287358, 04 FCDR 701, , Ga.App., February 13, 2004(No. A02A0672.);
Decatur Auto Center v. Wachovia Bank, N.A., 276 Ga. 817, 583 S.E.2d 6, 2003 WL 21305248, 50 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 872, 03 FCDR 1753, , Ga., June 09, 2003(No. S02G1549.),
8.)  Successfully pursued multiple corporate defendants for heirs of alzheimer’s afflicted father where corporations and banks transferred stocks of deceased prior to death knowing deceased could not speak, write, drive or attend to bodily functions.  See Dudley et al. 
Cite: Dudley v. Wachovia Bank N.A., 290 Ga.App. 220, 659 S.E.2d 658, 2008 WL 624956, 65 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 152, 08 FCDR 892,Ga.App., March 10, 2008(Nos. A07A2346, A07A2347.),
9.)  Successfully defended individual in a 6-month federal criminal trial when court would not grant a mistrial concerning outrageous claims of a government convict turned snitch against an individual (our client) ultimately cleared of alll charges.  Cite: U.S. v. Rivera, 884 F.2d 544, 1989 WL 102414, , C.A.11 (Ga.), September 08, 1989(Nos. 87-8108, 87-8173.).
10.)  Successfully represented families whose sons were wrongly given death sentences and had both overturned.  See Wilson and Fair
Cites: Wilson v. Kemp, 777 F.2d 621, , C.A.11 (Ga.), November 18, 1985(No. 84-8481.) and Fair v. Zant, 715 F.2d 1519, C.A.11 (Ga.), September 26, 1983(No. 82-8757.).

11.)  Successfully represented a vending machine company challenging a law that threatened to put it out of business while contemporaneously petitioning the legislature to modify the law for seven consecutive years, keeping client in business via judicial challenges through to the law change seven years later. 
Cite: State v. Damani, — S.E.2d —-, 2009 WL 1798973, Ga.App., June 25, 2009 (Nos. A07A1015, A07A1016, A07A1017, A07A1018.); Damani v. State, 284 Ga. 372, 667 S.E.2d 372, 2008 WL 4287341, 08 FCDR 2955, , Ga., September 22, 2008(Nos. S08G0601, S08G0602, S08G0603, S08G0608, S08G0611, S08G0613.); State v. Damani, 288 Ga.App. 588, 654 S.E.2d 396, 2007 WL 3087416, 07 FCDR 3341, , Ga.App., October 24, 2007(Nos. A07A1015-A07A1018.); State v. Old South Amusements, Inc., 275 Ga. 274, 564 S.E.2d 710, 2002 WL 1049013, 02 FCDR 1497, , Ga., May 28, 2002(Nos. S02A0791, S02A0792.)

12.)  Organized and co-founded a sports agency and acted as general counsel and a certified agent for Major League Baseball.  The agency grew from one major league player to dozens.

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