Brian D. Bodker

, Principal

Brian D. Bodker is a founding member of the firm who has practiced as a business and transaction attorney for over 30 years and is also a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant. He has extensive experience in advising “middle market” companies (annual revenues in the $5M to $200M range) and “large market companies” in various industries including business and consumer services, professional services, health care, manufacturing, and technology in various transactions and situations. These include structuring and funding their corporate and other business entities and the related ownership arrangements (and includes creating and advising on effective governance (board of directors) for entrepreneurial and privately-held business organizations), buying and selling business units, and structuring and documenting employment, supply chain, supplier, customer and strategic relationships and agreements and licensing and regulatory requirements.
Brian’s (and the firm’s) direction and approach is focused on probing and collaboratively identifying the real issues and problems facing the client and finding unique long-term solutions. This pragmatic approach is always client focused and provides both cost and time effectiveness. Accordingly, Brian works closely with his clients to understand their businesses to avoid or limit downstream disputes, liabilities and exposures including review of compliance with federal, state and local laws and to plan and take steps toward ultimate sale, disposition, or refinance of those businesses. His experience is crucial in finding cost effective solutions for clients. Brian also provides counsel to U.S. affiliates of entities based outside of the U.S.

Bar Admissions

Georgia, 1983
United States District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1983
United States Tax Court, 1983


J.D., University of Georgia School of Law
B.B.A., University of Georgia, Terry College of Business –  Accounting

Professional Memberships + Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
Atlanta Bar Association, Tax Section, Board Member (past) + Chair (past)
Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member
The Standard Club,  Board Member (past) & Officer (past)
State Bar of Georgia, Member

Presentations, Publications + Speaking Engagements

“Start and Manage a Successful Business,” Instructor, Emory Institute for Professional Learning
“Mastering the Language of Finance,” Speaker, Ascent Conference, May 2017

Awards + Honors

“Georgia Super Lawyer-Top 5% of Georgia Attorneys,” Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2018
Gold Key Award, Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (Awarded in 1979 and still holds the highest CPA exam score in the state of Georgia)
Elijah Watts Sell Award, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
“AV Rated,” Martindale-Hubbell (highest possible rating)