Mario A. Bolaños

Mario Bolaños is our exclusively recommended Private Equity Law expert in Georgia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mario directly using the contact details listed above.

Mario’s transactional experience includes:

  • Assisting a Fortune 100 company in the sale of its ownership interests in bottling and distribution operations in Guatemala and Uruguay to another bottler
  • Assisting a Fortune 100 company in the acquisition of certain non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverage brands in Latin America
  • Assisting a private equity firm in its acquisition of an IT and cloud services company
  • Assisting a private equity firm in its acquisitions of and divestitures from various behavioural healthcare providers, home health care and hospice providers, and pain management and physical rehabilitation providers
  • Assisting a sales engagement software platform provider in its Series C investment round
  • Assisting a predictive industrial analytics software platform provider in its sale to a strategic buyer
  • Assisting an Internet of Things (IoT) solutions software platform provider in multiple venture financings and its sale to a strategic buyer

Mario Bolaños focuses his practice on assisting private equity firms and their portfolio companies, venture capital firms, start-up’s, and Fortune 100 companies through a wide variety of venture and emerging growth financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters, both within the United States and worldwide.

Firm Overview:

DLA Piper’s Atlanta office represents businesses of all types (from private equity and venture capital funds to Fortune 100 companies) throughout the world on regional, national and international matters, leveraging the global resources of DLA Piper’s offices located in more than 40 countries.

Our core practice areas in Atlanta include corporate and securities, finance, franchise and distribution, government affairs, litigation, employment and real estate.

Our corporate and securities team focuses on private equity and venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law compliance.

Drew Findling

Drew Findling is our exclusively recommended Trial Law expert in Georgia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Drew directly using the contact details listed above.

Drew spent the first three years of his career as a lawyer as a Fulton County, Georgia, assistant public defender assigned to the courtroom of the late Judge William Daniel, known throughout Georgia for having authored three fundamental treatises on Georgia criminal practice. Just a few years after graduating from law school, in 1987, Drew “hung out a shingle” and started The Findling Law Firm. Since then, Drew has represented clients in state and federal courts in many states, including Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. He has also handled international matters in the Middle East and Europe.

Drew has enjoyed great success as a trial lawyer representing clients with charges ranging from minor offenses to multi-million dollar federal conspiracy cases. Over the years, his reputation for zealous and skilled representation has resulted in his being retained to represent numerous high-profile clients, including Grammy-nominee Faith Evans, Former Douglas County District Attorney David McDade, Former Fulton County, Georgia, Sheriff Jackie Barrett, current Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill, Former President of Morris Brown College Dolores Cross, NBA Superstar Shaquille O’Neal, former NBA great Dennis Rodman and NBA first-round draft choices Al-Farouq Aminu and Roshown McLeod and retired baseball slugger Oscar Gamble, and rap superstars Gucci Mane Waka Flocka Flame and Migos’ Offset.

In his over 30 years of practice, Drew has published numerous articles and given speeches in over 35 states on such topics as defending battered woman syndrome cases, jury selection in high profile cases, forensic preparation for a criminal trial, giving effective opening and closing statements, and cross-examination, including several on the cross-examination of the homicide detective. He has lectured at Emory Law School, Georgia State University College of Law, the National Criminal Defense College, the Georgia Institute of Trial Advocacy, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Criminal Defense College. Respected for his legal analysis and trial abilities, Drew is also regularly invited by Shepard Smith of Fox News and Brook Baldwin of CNN to serve as legal analyst on their programs. In Atlanta he is also the exclusive legal analyst of Atlanta’s All News 106.7.

Drew Findling’s professional memberships include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers where he was recently elected Secretary and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers where he is on the Board of Governors. Drew also serves on the Board of Advisors for the prestigious National Clearing House on Science and Technology of Law. He has been named as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite in Georgia Trend Magazine, Georgia “Super Lawyer” by Atlanta Magazine, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Lawyers in Georgia. He recently received the NAACP’s Civil and Human Right’s Award.

Julio J. Hernandez

Julio J. Hernandez has over 20 years of management consulting experience focused on strategy formulation; marketing, sales and service strategy and transformation; and enterprise analytics. During his career, Julio has served clients across multiple industries including consumer goods, retail, health care, telecommunications and energy. As the U.S. Customer Advisory leader and Global Customer Center of Excellence lead, Julio focuses on helping clients think about how to engage the marketplace, attract, convert and keep customers to fuel profitable growth. He also works with clients to help them design and deliver relevant customer experience that drive engagement and result in sustainable customer relationships. He helps his clients develop and deliver leading Front Office programs that provide Sales, Service, Marketing capabilities which harness digital and analytics to large, often complex organisations that are increasingly faced with market and technology disruptions. Julio has worked with clients across the globe including North America, Europe and Asia. He has multiple patents and patents pending for both customer experience and analytics. He has also been cited in multiple periodicals including the Financial Times and Forbes. Julio has a BBA from Emory University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Firm Overview:

KPMG’s Advisory practice delivers services and creates comprehensive strategies that reflect our deep knowledge of the industries and functional priorities of our clients. With our groups organised by both industry (Financial Services, Government, Health Care & Life Sciences and Products) and service (Management Consulting, Risk Consulting, Deal Advisory and Strategy) we facilitate collaboration across the entire firm. This enables us to meet our clients’ unique needs and help them gain a competitive advantage—from revised strategies and reconsidered business models, to new products and expanded markets.

In addition to our services, we provide objective, relevant and actionable insights that can help you identify, evaluate, and successfully implement growth strategies in today’s rapidly changing markets.

Whether you are interested in working with us—or for us—we welcome you to explore what KPMG Advisory has to offer.

Bryce Angell

Bryce Angell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and grew up in North Georgia. Spending time in his father’s law office as a kid, Bryce began learning the art of practising law at an early age. As just a youth, Bryce developed a sense of justice and a passion to stand up for the rights of others who are in need of help, and that is why Bryce Angell decided to become an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.

Bryce moved on from his father’s law office to acquire a business degree from the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg and a J.D. from John Marshall Law School. He then began his career working for a prominent personal injury law firm in Atlanta. He has since established The Angell Law Firm, LLC, an Atlanta-based law firm that primarily practices personal injury law.

Bryce is considered a highly esteemed trial lawyer and a passionate client advocate amongst his peers in the Atlanta legal community. Never afraid to go the extra mile for his clients, Bryce Angell works tirelessly to ensure that each client’s personal injury case gets the attention that it deserves.

Bryce has helped countless clients with settlement negotiations and has successfully litigated cases in both state and federal courts. Bryce has a passion for trial work and believes that those who have been injured by the actions of others deserve their day in court. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American and Atlanta Bar Associations, the American Association for Justice, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

Bryce Angell is currently admitted to practice in the State and Superior Courts in Georgia, the U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, U.S. District Court Middle District, and the Georgia Supreme Court. He is committed to serving those who have been wrongfully injured and who want to fight the insurance companies for the settlement they deserve and to be made whole again. If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligent behaviour of another, Attorney Bryce Angell will work diligently to get you the best possible outcome for your case.

Attorney Bryce Angell has had many personal experiences with accidents and other causes of personal injury claims. For instance, Bryce vividly remembers when he was a child, and his brothers suffered serious injuries in an automobile crash.

Bryce can remember how he felt as the family member of a car accident and personal injury victim and he understands firsthand what it is like when you or a loved one is injured in an accident. This tragic experience has given Bryce an overwhelming sense of empathy for all of his clients and is evident in his effective and compassionate legal representation.

Practising personal injury law for the duration of his legal career, he has handled all types of personal injury claims, including claims based on negligence, animal attacks, car accidents, premise liability, and wrongful death.

Ina Cook

Ina Cook graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1993 with a B.A. in Social Welfare, with an emphasis in Business Administration and a minor in Public Policy. She attended Emory Law School and graduated in 1996. The Law Firm of Ina Johnson Cook, PC has specialized in adoption law for the past almost 21 years. She teaches several courses regarding adoption law and child advocacy for the Department of Family and Children Services and several metro Atlanta adoption agencies. She has educated medical and legal professionals as well as social workers in adoption matters for the National Council for Adoption. She has also served on the Legislative committee of the Georgia Association of Licensed adoption Agencies, where she helped draft important changes to the adoption code for the State of Georgia. Every year she is hand picked by the Director of the Department of Family and Children Services and Judges of Fulton County Juvenile Court to participate in National Adoption Day. On that day, over 50 adoption cases are finalized every year. She was featured in the Georgia Bar Journal for her work for National Adoption Day. Ina Cook has also been personally chosen by several Judges to conduct independent investigations for adoptions and to review the work of other attorneys. She is also a court appointed special advocate for children in the Foster Care system and enjoys being a child advocate.

Ina Cook is an adoptive mother and has been married for over 21 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and is involved in many charitable organizations. She has been acknowledged by “Our House”, the United Methodist Children Homes and the Department of Family and Children Services for her volunteer work.

Michael Alan Dailey

Michael Alan Dailey is our exclusively recommended Commercial Litigation expert in Georgia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Michael directly using the contact details listed above.

Michael is a broadly experienced litigator who has presented and defended cases throughout the United States. He has handled cases of first impression, such as DCA v. SoftKlone Distributing Corporation, in which the copyright status of computer screen displays was first established. He litigated the proper basis for overturning arbitration awards issued in Georgia and in the process prompted the Georgia General Assembly to enact legislation upholding Mr. Dailey’s courtroom contentions. Mr. Dailey has handled disputes involving health care, global positioning, and voice recognition technologies. He has brought copyright infringement actions on behalf of authors and developers of books and software. And he has helped companies thwart the unlawful intentions of departing senior executives who secretly took with them tens of thousands of computer files and confidential technical and marketing data.

Mr. Dailey previously served as General Counsel for a Y-2K software service provider.

Mr. Dailey is equally concerned with the rights and interests of individuals. He has successfully defended corporate executives charged with violating non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants. He has assisted terminated employees recover pension and profit-sharing benefits, earned commissions, and contract compensation that was due to them. He has sued employers who have engaged in racially discriminatory and sexually harassing conduct.

Mr. Dailey regularly takes cases on behalf of persons too poor to retain legal counsel, and he does so as an advocate for the Gwinnett County Pro-Bono Project and the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.

Eager to be outdoors as much as possible, Mr. Dailey is a hiker, amateur mountaineer and runner.

Firm Overview:

Anderson Dailey LLP is a business litigation firm that acts quickly and intelligently to advance the interests of its clients.

Established in June 2000, the firm is comprised of experienced attorneys. Each of the founding partners has spent more than 20 years prosecuting, defending and managing business litigation. Experienced in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, our lawyers pride themselves on anticipating issues most likely to impact a client’s cause.

Our practice style is aggressive and measured. We never shirk from a fight, but we work at least as hard to reach a negotiated resolution as quickly as possible. Litigation is often a war of attrition. We never wish to see a client compromise its interests because it cannot afford to stay the course. Our objective is to win the relief that is due – in court or across the settlement table – as quickly and as cost-efficiently as possible.

We strive to provide practical and pragmatic counsel. Our commitment to using experienced and knowledgeable attorneys means that our clients pay for the results we achieve for them, not to train the lawyers who represent them.

Success is measured in terms of client satisfaction. Our best possible recommendations are clients who consider themselves recipients of the most perceptive and persuasive representation available.