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Jerry L. Sims

We are a Boutique Law Firm

We are focused on providing excellent legal representation and advice for businesses of all types, as well as investment funds, hedge funds and private equity Funds. Our business practice is focused on representing small and medium size businesses. The core of our business practice is mergers and acquisitions, contracts, financings and the resolution of business disputes whetherby negotiation, mediation, arbitration, governmental agency proceedings or trials.

 

We Help Clients Avoid Legal Problems

Perhaps our most important job is helping clients avoid legal problems.  It is more efficient and cost effective to avoid problems than solve them after they occur.  We assist clients in identifying and avoiding possible pitfalls and by strategies minimizing the risk posed by pitfalls. It is sound business practice to be proactive rather than reactive when possible.  As legal professionals it is our job to help clients conduct their business in the right way, in a manner that anticipates and avoids or minimize problems, saving them time and money.

 

We Solve Clients’ Legal Problems

Our proactive approach reduces the chance of legal problems, but when disputes arise, we rely on seasoned litigation experience to protect our client’s interests. We have handled complex legal disputes through negotiations, mediations, arbitration, trials and appeals. We have deep experience in business, financial, securities, investment and class action litigation in state and federal courts, having handled cases resulting in more than thirty reported decisions.

 

We save Clients Money

 We provide responsive, high-quality legal services effectively and efficiently.  We are committed to representing our clients in the right way and in a cost-effective manner.Our efficiency and emphasis on proactively helping clients avoid problems frequently saves our clients’ money.

Position

Partner

Born

Meridian, Mississippi, 1945

Education

  • University of Mississippi (B.S., 1967)
  • Columbia University (J.D., 1970)

Admitted to Bar

  • 1971, Georgia
  • 1972, N.D.Ga.
  • 1981, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1999, District of Columbia
  • 2006, New York
  • 2011, S.D.N.Y.

Member

  • Atlanta Bar Association (Litigation Section)
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • New York Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Old Warhorse Lawyers Club

Honors

Named by Atlanta Journal Constitution as one of Georgia’s best civil litigation attorneys, January 2012

  • Lawyers of Distinction (2019)
  • Who’s Who in American Law (1996)
  • Marquise Who’s Who (2019)
  • Martindale Hubbell AV 5.0 Preeminent

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Financial Litigation
  • CreditorsRights
  • Business Breakups
  • LoanWorkouts

Business Practice

  • Contracts
  •  Business Transactions
  • Financial Transactions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Acquisitions of Distressed Businesses
  • Business Formation

E-mail

jlsims@investmentlawgroup.com