The firm served as lead counsel to City of Atlanta regarding National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) permitting and enforcement issues for the City’s water reclamation centers and combined sewer overflow facilities and the related collection and transmission system.  Representation also included negotiating a federal Consent Decree with the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice, and the State of Georgia to settle a citizen suit filed by a citizen activist group. Recently was allowed by the federal district court to join extraterritorial users of the City's water system to the pending Consent Decree matter when the City was faced with a taking of the City's water assets. All disputes regarding service area and assets will now be resolved under the jurisdiction of the federal court, rather than the state court.

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Acquisition for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Represented one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia in the acquisition of four branches of a Canadian bank. more
Negotiation of long term lease and development agreement for an international hotel company
Represented an international hotel company in the negotiation of long term lease of condominium unit in multi-use high rise building on historic more
Trade secret litigation for provider of video services
Successfully obtained summary judgment for provider of video services to horse racing association stating that its retention of union work force and more
Billing dispute between a major hospital owner and a managed care company
Successfully represented a major hospital owner in connection with a dispute with a managed care company. more