Duane Morris LLP
1075 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2000
Atlanta, GA 30309-3929
Phone:+1 404 253 6900
Fax:+1 404 253 6901
Located in the robust business capital of the Southeast, lawyers in Duane Morris' Atlanta office provide an array of legal services to clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small entrepreneurial ventures. Established in 2000, the Atlanta office is a global hub from which our attorneys help clients with a range of legal and business challenges, whether those clients are in Atlanta, across the U.S. or beyond.
Range of Services
Duane Morris' intellectual property (IP) lawyers recognize the importance of our clients' intellectual capital to the success of their businesses and understand how to uphold IP rights to increase opportunities for our clients to enhance market share. Our experience includes trademarks and copyrights, patents and brand protection, domestic and international. Members of the firm's IP practice have played pivotal roles in the development of IP law and their ranks include highly trained patent attorneys with backgrounds in biosciences, materials, chemicals, polymers, electronics and telecommunications. Duane Morris' IP litigators have substantial trial and appellate experience in disputes over patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and licenses involving such intangible property.
Members of the Trial Practice Group regularly handle complex commercial litigation matters in a wide array of areas, including securities, antitrust, franchise and dealerships, IP, products liability and real estate matters. Duane Morris' litigators often work closely with the firm's corporate and bankruptcy lawyers in the representation of financial institutions. Duane Morris attorneys are well versed in all phases of litigation and alternate dispute resolution, including substantial experience in handling preliminary injunction hearings, trials, appeals, arbitrations, and mediations.
Employment and Labor Law
Duane Morris lawyers advise employers of all sizes on such areas as equal employment opportunity compliance and litigation, statutory compliance and litigation defense, and employment termination, as well as a full range of labor relations services. Our lawyers emphasize policies to prevent employment problems through our problem prevention programs and services.
Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring
Lawyers in our Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice work in tandem with each client, whether debtor, trustee, lender or other creditor, to determine the best strategy for deriving maximum value from a troubled entity while simultaneously seeking to meet each client's goals. Clients draw on the firm's extensive reorganization experience as one of the most active bankruptcy practices in the United States with a national team of dozens of Duane Morris bankruptcy lawyers in numerous jurisdictions.
Duane Morris' healthcare attorneys provide innovative solutions to assist healthcare providers in protecting their assets and increasing their overall profitability. Our healthcare clients benefit from the collective experience of our national team of healthcare attorneys who provide the full range of regulatory, transactional and litigation services in every major sector of the healthcare industry.
Corporate, Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions
Members of our Corporate Practice Group advise clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, corporate finance, corporate compliance and corporate governance. We have experience in negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, and defense against takeover attempts. Our lawyers regularly represent international clients in both domestic and cross-border transactions. We have experience with venture capital and private equity transactions, and work with many clients in developing and implementing creative strategies to accomplish their corporate finance and acquisition objectives. We represent clients in a range of securities offerings and regularly advise public companies on compliance with ongoing reporting obligations and other securities laws, including Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance.
Our International Practice Group integrates the services of attorneys from various disciplines who practice around the world, creating a global infrastructure of not only international experience, but also enhanced sensitivity to cultural differences. In the area of international trade regulation, we provide advice regarding domestic and international regulatory and commercial aspects of trade in goods and services, including product labeling and other domestic and foreign regulations that affect imports and exports.
Duane Morris' real estate lawyers represent a broad range of high-profile institutional and individual clients in all aspects of real estate transactions and related matters. Our Real Estate Practice Group handles real estate acquisitions and dispositions, financings, workouts and restructurings, development and leasing, land use and zoning issues.
Duane Morris' Wealth Planning Practice Group represents a broad range of closely held business owners and other high net worth individuals with respect to their personal and professional planning. The firm provides estates, trusts, asset planning and related litigation services to individuals, business owners, charitable organizations and fiduciaries. The Wealth Planning attorneys have significant experience in the settlement of decedents' estates, fiduciary income tax matters, administration of trusts and counseling on family matters. Throughout each relationship with clients, Duane Morris attorneys work to minimize tax exposure and implement creative strategies to preserve capital and transfer resources within the client's family and to next generations. The firm also provides all aspects of fiduciary litigation services related to probate, trust and guardianship administration.
Media and Communications
Duane Morris attorneys' work for clients in the media and communications industry keeps us keenly aware of key developments and trends as we provide astute interpretation of the law and application of tested approaches. We represent large broadcast, newspaper and online companies; Internet distributors; and bloggers, authors and other industry leaders on matters affecting the wide range of communication channels, including libel, defamation and First Amendment law, as well as other regulatory and advocacy issues.