The entire staff at Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C., went to Breakout Atlanta, a company specializing in escape room challenges, for a team building exercise. The staffhad to come together as a team and use their problem solving skills to solve clues, with each clue leading closer to an escape. In the end, it was a great team building experience and the staff had a great time! To learn more about Breakout Atlanta, clickhere.
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C. is honored to have seven attorneys from three different categories selected to the Super Lawyers Magazine list of Georgia Super Lawyers. The attorneys selected to the 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers list include:
Hunter will focus his practice on commercial real estate and corporate transactions, and provide general business representation. Hunter has experience in matters involving the acquisition, disposition, management, leasing, and financing of all types of commercial real estate, including hotels and assisted living communities. He also has experience in matters involving the formation, structuring, and management of corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, and mergers and acquisitions.
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C., is pleased to announce Nora Robb was named a Partner in the firm on January 1, 2018. “Nora’s experience handling the full life cycle of corporate, business and technology transactions provides her with the ability to confidently address her client’s needs and help them identify and address additional pain points,” said Brian D. Bodker, CEO and Co-founder of the firm.
Partner Jessica Wood added, “I am thrilled that Nora is assuming a greater leadership role at our Firm, just as she does within the legal community. And I appreciate her dedication to pro bono work and community service. She is a wonderful friend and colleague.”
Ms. Robb practices in theTechnology andCorporatedepartments at Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C., counseling a diverse group of clients in all phases of their business ventures to achieve focus-driven results, goals, and successes. She manages a variety of commercial transactions including developing technological infrastructures and the procurement of technology solutions, such as cloud/platform based technology, software implementation, licensing, outsourcing, and hardware agreements, and including business transactions such as mergers, sales and acquisitions, financing agreements, real estate agreements and corporate governance matters. She serves as Chair Elect for the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, Treasurer of the Corporate Counsel Section of the Atlanta Bar, and volunteers with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation to represent pro bono clients.
Nora Robb and Cecilia Fly dished up a spicy Turkey-Chicken Chili at the 2nd Annual TAG Chili Cook Off! Nora and Cecilia had a great time meeting everyone and introducing our technology law team. Kudos to the winners and we’re looking forward to next year!
Congratulations to Jessica Wood for receiving the prestigious Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. Volunteer of the Year Award at the Atlanta Bar’s Celebrating Service Luncheon.
Jessica serves on the advisory boards of Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. and Good Thinking, Inc., the non-profit that created the “Due Justice. Do 50” (http://duejusticedo50.org/) campaign to encourage attorneys to participate in pro bono work for at least 50 hours per year. Jessica represents tenants and judgment creditors in pro bono matters and consistently achieves positive outcomes for these clients.
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C. is extremely proud of Jessica’s work for these clients!
As a founding sponsor and steering committee member, Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C. is delighted to announce that on October 11 Alison Danaceau helped moderate The Association of Corporate Counsel-Georgia Chapter (“ACC”) Women’s Initiative program, “Navigating Your Path To General Counsel.” Held at the Millennium Gate Museum in Atlantic Station, the Panelists included Joseph Blanco, Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Crawford & Company, Katherine Dunn, Vice President, General Counsel of Aptean, Inc. and Kristine Berry Morain, Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The engaging Panelists shared their experiences in rising to General Counsel status and provided advice to over 50 participants on how to achieve their in-house career objectives.
Nora Robb has been named as one of the Campaign Coordinators of the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers’ (ACYL) Associates Campaign for Legal Services. The Campaign benefits several participating organizations, including Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Georgia Law Center for the Homeless, and the Southern Center for Human Rights. Nora, whose practice areas include technology transactions, intellectual property law, business organization and commercial transactions, also serves as President-Elect of ACYL’s Board. To learn more or donate, please visit: https://lnkd.in/dPR8ySi
Tom Rosseland, Partner and Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Sweden ,will speak at the World Trade Center Atlanta about the business-friendly environment of Sweden, how they have invested and brought opportunities to Georgia, and how they have combined both Swedish and American business practices in order to build a thriving international relationship.
Stephen Dix recently received the Ma’asim Tovim Award from the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs. The Award is given to a member who has made significant contributions by way of service and good deeds. Steve serves as the FJMC’s Treasurer, and he is a member of the organization’s Executive Committee. As a member of Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, winograd & Wildstein’s Technology Group, Steve represents national media and internet companies, technology companies, financial institutions and emerging growth companies.
Jessica Wood will be on a panel addressing Mindfulness, An Essential Skill For A New Generation of Attorneys at an event promoted by Georgia State University School of Law’s Mindfulness in Law Society (MILS) next Tuesday, April 4. Jessica, a GSU alum and member of the Georgia State Bar’s Attorney Wellness subcommittee, will discuss the Bar’s efforts to promote health, trends in the profession that prompted those efforts, and upcoming wellness events. To learn more about the Bar’s initiative, please go to https://www.gabar.org/wellness/.
Nora Robb and Michael Arwood volunteered at the AVLF Saturday Lawyer program along with their fellow Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers board members. Nora and Michael, attorneys in BRAWW’s Corporate and Transaction Section, will continue to work on their new cases until AVLF clients have a positive outcome. AVLF serves low-income clients who need legal advice regarding domestic violence, landlord/tenant disputes, evictions, unpaid wages, and probate issues.
BRAWW Partner Jessica Wood will speak at two CLE events at the State Bar on February 14, 2017.
Her first topic is Integrating Community Service and Pro Bono Work Into Your Practice at The Leader Within seminar. Jessica serves on Atlanta Legal Aid’s Advisory Board and has volunteered for its Breast Cancer Initiative. She also created Water Cooler Office Hours, which provides mentoring opportunities for students, attorneys, and judges.
Jessica will also speak at a Trial Skills Seminar on Closing Arguments. The day-long seminar features seasoned trial attorneys with practical tips and ends with insight from Judges on what they view to be the top trial skills exhibited in their courtrooms.
To learn more about these events or register, please visit:
BRAWW Partner Jessica Wood was recently named to the Board of Advisors for Good Thinking, Inc., a nonprofit that provides creative marketing and design services for other nonprofits. Jessica began working with Good Thinking on the Georgia Bar’s “Due Justice. Do Fifty” project, a multi-media campaign designed to promote legal pro bono work. She will actively advise Good Thinking on social justice and equality issues and leverage her knowledge of the many legal advocacy organizations in Georgia to further Good Thinking’s mission. For more information, please visit http://goodthinkingatl.org/.
Alison Danaceau recently helped coordinate a joint day of service for in-house and outside counsel at Project Open Hand. Alison, who is very active in the legal community and enjoys making a difference in the lives of others, serves on the board of the Atlanta Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section (ABACCS). Attorneys from both ABACCS and Association of Corporate Counsel-Georgia Chapter (“ACC”) volunteered to cook and prepare meals to be delivered to low-income men, women and children who are dealing with a critical, chronic, or terminal disease; and homebound seniors. Alison’s practice areas include intellectual property and business litigation matters.
The annual BRAWW-liday Food Drive raised over 300 pounds (six Bankers boxes) of non-perishable and canned food items to support the Atlanta Community Food Bank (“ACFB”). BRAWW employees who brought in at least two items per week earned the privilege of wearing jeans on each Friday of the Drive.
Every year, ACFB distributes over 50 million meals to more than 755,000 people across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. To donate or volunteer, visit www.acfb.org.
BRAWW is a proud sponsor of The Wren’s Nest “Brer Rabbit, Blues and BBQ”, a fun-filled afternoon of amazing storytelling, delicious food, cold beer, and toe-tappin’ blues! This family-friendly event will be held on Sunday November 6, 2016 from 2-6pm at the house museum so you can tour the home, explore the grounds, and enjoy all of the festivities.
The Wren’s Nest provides local students writing and publishing programs in partnership with professional writers and area media outlets; is a house museum exhibiting the life and career of Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Uncle Remus stories; and serves as a leader in the discussion and advancement of race relations in Atlanta and the South.
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C. (“BRAWW”) is delighted to announce that Leslie Spasser has become a partner of the firm. “Leslie has advanced the firm’s practice and professional excellence particularly in the area of technology transactions,” said Brian Bodker, BRAWW’s Chief Executive Officer. “As Technology Services Team Leader, she also has significantly helped others in developing the professional and other skills and characteristics necessary to make a meaningful difference for so many, both inside and outside the firm.” BRAWW Partner Jessica Wood added, “Leslie’s background as in-house counsel gives her a unique vantage point that is extremely beneficial to our clients.”
“I can’t tell you how honored I am to take this next step within the firm” said Ms. Spasser. “It is an absolute pleasure to work with the BRAWW lawyers and I look forward to continuing to do so for many years to come.”
Ms. Spasser handles complex technology transactions for clients in the media and communications, education, health care and financial services industries. Typical transactions involve cloud computing/hosted services; technology and media licensing; video distribution via multiple platforms including mobile; data and/or content licensing and integration; technology outsourcing; and new technology development and deployment. Ms. Spasser also counsels clients on privacy and data security issues and related legal and regulatory compliance.
An avid runner, cyclist, cook, and wine and cheese connoisseur, Ms. Spasser enjoys spending time with her husband Troy and their children.
BRAWW Principal Jessica Wood was asked to join an Access to Justice Committee that will craft a State Bar pro bono campaign. The Committee will continue the work started by Good Thinking, Inc., a volunteer creative service organization that serves non-profits. Good Thinking gathered teams of attorneys, designers, and copywriters to identify key challenges and opportunities for pro bono recruitment. Jessica served as Co-Captain of one of six teams that proposed campaign themes, taglines, and other creative approaches. Jessica also serves on the State Bar’s Wellness Committee, focusing on physical health.
Jessica’s practice focuses on litigation, including contracts, business torts, intellectual property, and employment issues. For more on Jessica view her full bio here.
BRAWW Principal Harry Winograd will join the 2016 faculty of Emory University School of Law’s Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program to be held April 30 through May 6.
Mr. Winograd joins an elite group of more than 120 jurists, practitioners, and legal scholars from across the United States and foreign jurisdictions, including Mexico, to teach in the prominent program which, over the course of three decades, has launched some of the nation’s leading trial lawyers and judges. Harry is recognized by his peers as an AV attorney by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest rating available); a 10 out of 10 by Avvo; a Georgia Super Lawyer in Atlanta Magazine from 2004-2016, and Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite.” His practice areas include business litigation, employment, trade secrets, and restrictive covenants. To view Mr. Winograd’s full bio click here.
BRAWW attorney Alison Danaceau was featured at Point Break 2.0: The Trademark Preliminary Injunction Hearing, an event held by the Trademark Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Georgia on Thursday, April 21. The event was an informative and entertaining preliminary injunction hearing in the trademark infringement case of The Dolphin Surf Company and its CEO, John “Johnnie” Utah, against Porpoise Surf Boards and its president, Jeffrey Spicoli. Argument was set before the Honorable William S. Duffey at the Georgia State University College of Law. Alison’s practice at BRAWW focuses on intellectual property (litigation and trademark litigation and prosecution), business torts, Fair Credit Reporting Act, real estate litigation and commercial litigation.
With great sadness, yesterday BRAWW learned of the passing of attorney David Stach. David was a valued member of our team since October 2014 and he will be greatly missed. He was known for his wit and humor, was an avid reader, loved motorcycles and leaves behind his father, two sisters and his two cats Annie and Sadie. We ask that you please keep the Stach family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Congratulations to BRAWW Office Manager Adam Hentz on being sworn in as the 2016-2017 Secretary for the Atlanta Association of Legal Administrators (AALA). Adam has been an active member of AALA for the past 3 years and is excited to take on a leadership role within the association. His accounting experience at BRAWW matched only by his commitment to service will play a vital role in his success with this new Board position and his making a significant contribution to his fellow law firm administrators. Adam joined BRAWW in 2000, and he has been an integral part of our continued growth and success while managing multiple aspects of human resources, billing and accounting. Kudos to Adam on this recognition and his service to this valuable organization!
BRAWW proudly honors Principal Harry J. Winograd on 25 years with the Firm. A luncheon in his honor was held at King + Duke on Wednesday March 9, 2016. Brian Bodker, Jessica Wood and Jennifer Winograd shared their stories of Harry’s journey from Emory University School of Law student to the trial attorney, published author, and adjunct professor that he is today. Below are a few photos from the event courtesy of Jamie Cheattom and Alison Danaceau.
BRAWW Principal Rob Wildstein was a featured speaker on the topic of “Foreign Judgments; Perfecting the Judgment; and Post-Judgment Discovery, Including Ethical and Professionalism Considerations” at a continuing legal education event on March 9, 2016 at the State Bar of Georgia. He has participated as a guest speaker for the Post-Judgment Collection series of seminars through the ICLE of Georgia every year since 1992.
For more on Mr. Wildstein view his complete bio here.
BRAWW is proud to support the Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse, an organization that provides supportive services to persons with brain injuries.
The Firm is an “alley-oop” sponsor for the 2016 Jawbones vs. Sawbones signature event on March 12th at Decatur High School. Doors open at 5pm with Bounty of the Bones pre-game performance starting at 5:45pm and the basketball game at 7pm.
For more information on the event and the Side By Side Clubhouse please visit the link below.
BRAWW Principal Harry J. Winograd served as a panelist for “The New Rule 34(b): Managing e-Discovery Requests, Objections & Other Fun Stuff,” a continuing legal education event on February 25, 2016. The recently amended federal rule governs discovery of electronically stored information.
Harry concentrates on business litigation with an emphasis on trial practice. He has represented clients on court matters in sixteen (16) states, appearing in state and federal courts and arbitration. Harry authored the Limited Liability Company and Partnership Litigation chapter in Georgia Business Litigation, and he also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Trial Techniques Program at Emory University School of Law.
Six BRAWW partners have been included on this year’s Georgia Super Lawyers list. In addition, Stephen C. Andrews made the Top 100 list while Jessica Wood made the Top 100 and Top 50 Women lists.
The BRAWW attorneys named to Georgia’s Super Lawyers 2016 list, along with the practice areas in which they were selected, are listed below.
Stephen C. Andrews – Family Law (Top 100)
Brian D. Bodker – Business Corporate
Timothy J. Ramsey – Business Corporate
Robert D. Wildstein – Business Litigation
Harry J. Winograd – Business Litigation
Jessica Wood – Business Litigation (Top 100 and Top 50 Women)
Only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named Super Lawyers. The Super Lawyers selection process is a comprehensive, good-faith and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers that have attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards and have demonstrated a degree of achievement in their field. To read the full article visit: http://digital.superlawyers.com/superlawyers/gaslrs16?pg=1#pg1
On Friday, February 12, 2016,Stephen C. Andrews will be speaking at a seminar sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education on “Contemporary and Complicated Divorce Issues.” He will be presenting with Sherri Holder, CPA on the topic of “Creating a Defensible Marital Balance Sheet.”
Mr. Andrews is a Principal in the Litigation Section at BRAWW and his practice focuses primarily on family law and the litigation of estate, probate and trust cases.
A copy of the seminar materials is made available to all who register to attend or view via web stream. For more information on the program or to register please visit www.iclega.org.
Alison Danaceau and Harry Winograd served as moderator and panelist respectively at the Association of Corporate Counsel’s event “Information Loss, Privacy and Things That Keep You Up at Night.” As legal experts, Harry and Alison, along with the other panelists Stephanie Allen-Wang (Senior IP Counsel, Cox Communications) and Susan Jackson (Associate Counsel, Novelis Corporation) educated the audience on how to be proactive in managing electronic data while balancing privacy needs.
Alison’s practice areas at BRAWW include corporate and transactional, intellectual property, and litigation. Harry’s practice areas include business litigation, employment, trade secrets, and restrictive covenants.
BRAWW Partner John Killeen served as guest lecturer for the marketing club for the University of West Georgia. He spoke on legal marketing issues, and the regulation of environmental marketing claims relating to the hot button issue of “greenwashing”. At BRAWW, John’s primary areas of practice include divorce and family law, commercial litigation, civil litigation, and estate and probate litigation.
Alison Danaceau moderated a panel debate on E-Discovery: Privacy and Things That Keep You Up at Night, held on January 12, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee. The panel was part of a continuing legal education program for in-house counsel, exploring proactive solutions for managing the challenges of electronic data. Alison’s practice areas at BRAWW include intellectual property law, business torts, Fair Credit Reporting Act matters, and commercial and real estate litigation.
During the month of December, employees participated in the BRAWW-liday Toy Drive to benefit patients of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The firm filled up a giant wrapped box with new toys for children of all ages that will be spending their holidays in the hospital this year. JoAnne Davis, Kevin Robb and Brooke Brown delivered the toys to CHOA on Monday, December 21st. The generosity of BRAWW employees will truly brighten a child’s holiday this year! To find out how you can support CHOA by donating toys or other in-kind gifts please visit: http://www.choa.org/Support-Childrens/More-Ways-to-Give/Toy-and-In-Kind-Donations#jP85HfI0z72B6TdK.97
BRAWW shareholder Jessica Wood served as a panelist at the Daily Report’s continuing legal education program, “Women in Law: Making Rain, Climbing the Ladder and Forging Your Path.” Jessica’s panel focused on business development, client interaction and unique pitfalls and opportunities for women. Jessica pointed out that client development should not be “soul-sucking.” She advised attorneys to “make business happen by being yourself and integrating it into the world you are already living in.”
BRAWW partner Rob Wildstein and associate Nora Budman took part in the 2015 Emory Law Transaction Tournament on February 27th. They judged and mentored teams from law schools around the Southeast region in areas of negotiation strategy and legal writing. The winning teams were from The University of Georgia School of Law and Emory University School of Law. BRAWW associate Nora Budman participated by engaging in the Expert Demonstration at the end of the event geared at showing the law students how more seasoned lawyers would negotiate the same client matter.
BRAWW Partner Jessica Wood was quoted in an article about the U.S. Supreme Court case that may allow same-sex marriage in all states. “It’s eye-rollingly simple to me . . . . [The Georgia Association for Women Lawyers] is a civil rights organization, and we must continue to pursue rights for all of us, whether members, clients, friends, ourselves.”
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Start the new year off on the right foot with a little advice from Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C. Managing Partner Tim Ramsey who was a special guest on Michael Bull’s Commercial Real Estate Showand discussed mistakes to avoid with commercial real estate sales contracts.
On Thursday May 22, 2014, BRAWW Associate Nora Budman was presented with the Kerry Harike Joedeke Young Lawyer of the Year award by the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers section of the Atlanta Bar. The recipient of this award is voted on by the Atlanta Bar’s Board of Directors for being someone who exhibits outstanding commitment and leadership and goes above and beyond in the areas of community service, networking and mentoring.
“It’s quite daunting to be a 3rd year law student or recent graduate and have no idea how to start networking or where to turn for guidance early in your career,” said Ms. Budman, “I know what that’s like and I am truly blessed to have several mentors at BRAWW who continue to mentor and help mold me into the attorney I am today. As a member of ACYL, I strive to pay that forward. It is truly an honor to receive this award.”
BRAWW is very proud of Ms. Budman and her continued commitment to serving the legal community. Nora not only has a passion for serving the legal community but also strives to serve her client’s needs in the areas of business organizations, commercial and technology transactions, intellectual property, real estate and commercial leasing.
BRAWW is proud to announce that Leslie Spasser has joined the firm as Of Counsel. She will work with the firm’s business and transaction section with an emphasis in media and entertainment, communications, health care and financial services. Ms. Spasser is licensed to practice in New York and Virginia. To learn more about Leslie please visit her bio on our Attorney Profiles page.
“We are very excited to have Leslie join the firm!” said Brian Bodker, Founding Member of BRAWW. “Her experience as in-house counsel and her business-focused approach to practicing law maker her a vital member of the BRAWW team.”
Alison Danaceau, an attorney in the Litigation Group of Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, was recently named to the prestigious 2014 BTI Client Service All-Star list for delivering superior client service. Ms. Danaceau was one of an elite list of attorneys named nationwide as “a step ahead of the competition.” Inclusion in this exclusive report is driven solely by direct feedback from 300 corporate counsel at the nation’s largest companies. Law firms and their attorneys have no influence on these rankings.
According to BTI, this year’s 2014 BTI Client Service All-Stars were singled out for their exceptional understanding of client business issues, intense client focus, being an innovative thought leader, legal skills and expertise, outsized value, and outstanding results.
The recipients represent a relatively few outstanding lawyers drawn from a very large pool and are chosen based on candid feedback from corporate counsel at the world’s largest organizations. BTI asks General Counsel and their direct reports to delineate, unprompted, the attorneys who provide superior service.
“At BRAWW, our focus is on creating genuine, partnering relationships with our clients,” said Brian Bodker, founding partner of BRAWW. “Alison Danaceau embodies our commitment to quality legal service.”
BRAWW Managing Partner, Tim Ramsey, and Firm Administrator, Gary Feinberg, were presenters during a Webinar called “Growing Your Law Firm” that was hosted by the Atlanta Bar Association on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Participants included small firms, sole practitioners, young lawyers and even a few law school students. Tim and Gary shook the online crowd up by acting out some real world scenarios about hiring, firing and general HR issues.
BRAWW attorneys and staff participated in the 2013 Run For Justice on Saturday November 11, 2013 in the Oakurst community. The 5K fun-run/walk was sponsored by the Fulton Daily Report to benefit the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Our team won honors for best team name and all BRAWWK This Way participants crossed the finish line!!! (Pictured below L to R: Kevin Robb, Jamie Cheattom, Adam Hentz, Jessica Wood, Carolyn Raines, Nora Budman and Cindy Bastos).
Nora Robb will join BRAWW on September 10, 2012 as an associate in the firm’s Corporate and Business Transactions section. Nora provides general business representation to various clients in the areas of commercial real estate, business organizations, commercial leasing, technology transactions, corporate and commercial transactions. Nora graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law (cum laude, 2009) and the University of South Carolina (B.A. Journalism, 2006). Nora is very involved as an advisor in the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY).