Nicole Moorman

Nicole Moorman is our exclusively recommended Criminal Defence expert in Georgia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Nicole directly using the contact details listed above.

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Nicole was born and raised in Chicago, IL. Nicole accepted an academic scholarship to Southern Illinois University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Pre-Law Studies in 2010. While at SIU, Nicole became very active on campus where she was a member of the Student Body Government, Criminal Justice Association and Pre-Law Association.

Upon graduating, Nicole moved to Atlanta, Ga., where she obtained her master’s degree in Criminal Justice at Troy University, graduating with honours. After working with the state for nearly five years as a Felony Probation Officer and Specialised Task Force Agent, Nicole was offered admission to Emory University School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2018.

While at Emory, Nicole interned with the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office and was active in many organisations on campus to include Criminal Law Society, Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Alternative Dispute Resolution, to name a few.

Nicole specialises in criminal defence, focusing primarily on felony and federal cases.

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.

Georgia is a south-eastern U.S. state whose terrain spans coastal beaches, farmland and mountains. Capital city Atlanta is home of the Georgia Aquarium and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and times. The city of Savannah is famed for its 18th- and 19th-century architecture and leafy public squares. Augusta hosts the Masters golf tournament.

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 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 Defence College, the Georgia Institute of Trial Advocacy, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defence 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 Defence 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.

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.

Michael 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.

Michael 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.

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

Michael 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.

Michael Alan Dailey 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.

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.