Battleson Law

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Battleson Law

Battleson Law is a business / corporate, contract / transaction, real estate investment, and commercial litigation / dispute resolution law firm with a real-world, owner's perspective. 25 years of experience with small and middle-market businesses.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Georgia and has no record of discipline from the Georgia bar association. *

Battleson Law

Battleson Law

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Battleson Law is a business / corporate, contract / transaction, real estate investment, and commercial litigation / dispute resolution law firm with a real-world, owner's perspective. 25 years of experience with small and middle-market businesses.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Georgia and has no record of discipline from the Georgia bar association. *

Firm Overview

By keeping each client's big-picture interests at the forefront, we avoid excessive friction and expense caused by "over-lawyering". Whether helping to keep a deal alive or negotiating with client adversaries, Battleson Law is able to see the forest through the trees. Battleson Law's business, real estate, and litigation practice in Atlanta combines its real-world business experience with large-firm expertise and boutique-firm value, giving clients a clear, direct, cost-conscious path toward achieving their goals.

Battleson Law is well-versed in a wide range of legal issues, and the firm focuses on the following four areas:

BUSINESS: CONTRACTS, TRANSACTIONS, FINANCE, INSURANCE

In addition to his legal education at Emory University School of Law, Mark also earned his MBA (Finance and Strategy) from University of Michigan. Mark combines this formal education with a wide array of experiences as: an attorney with a large law firm, associate with an international, bulge-bracket investment bank, and executive positions with multiple investment, development, and asset management firms. Mark not only understands his role as a counselor and advocate, his business experience of "living with" the documents that are prepared by other lawyers, means that he is always focused on the owner-perspective of each client's short and long-term vision, not just "papering" the transaction. Battleson Law guides small and medium-size business in Atlanta with lawyer services such as:

Outsourced General Counsel
Entity Formation (Corporations, LLC, LP, General Partnership)
Business Contracts
Business Transactions
Start Up / Entrepreneur
Buying / Selling a Business
Corporate Finance
Insurance

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Battleson Law provides a full complement of commercial real estate leasing, acquisition, development, and financing legal services. Expertise includes:

Commercial Real Estate Transactions & Development
Leasing
Investment Partnership / Entity Structuring
Commercial Real Estate Finance - Debt, Mezzanine & Equity
Construction Contracts & Dispute Resolution
Insurance Coverage & Bonding

BUSINESS & EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES

With experience representing small and medium size businesses in commercial and employment matters, Mark Battleson brings valuable perspective to his business and employment dispute practice. While the firm is lean by design, through co-counsel relationships for larger matters, Battleson Law is equipped to handle any situation with cost-consciousness and appropriate diligence/aggression. Clients find it far less expensive to have Battleson Law handle matters as sole or lead counsel, rather than paying for large firm staff, junior associates, and heavy overhead that doesn't materially affect the client's outcome (other than Battleson Law clients avoiding larger bills).

Battleson Law's unique advantage of inside knowledge of having worked on the business side for a decade, provides insight on pressure points of the opposition and where to dig for information. Mark Battleson's experience with investigations, depositions, trials, and large deal & claim negotiations is put to use in the following matters:

Business and Commercial Disputes
Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Disputes
Employee and Business Non-Compete, Non-Solicit, Non-Disclosure & Trade Secrets
Wage and Overtime Disputes (FLSA - Employee Compensation)
Contingency-based fee (we don't get our fees if you don't win)

LOAN WORKOUTS & LEASE WORKOUTS

Many businesses in the Atlanta area use commercial loans as startup funding, to cover major expenses in the course of business, or to overcome financial setbacks. Commercial loans often have strict terms for repayment, and they can involve large amounts of money. It is all too common for a company to run into difficulty adhering to the terms of the loan, and loan default might result.

To avoid harsh actions by lenders and landlords, such as loan acceleration or action against collateral or personal guaranty, it is important to discuss a possible workout with an attorney at Battleson Law. We take a proactive approach to negotiate a workout with lenders, which can result in updated repayment terms that are reasonable, given your company's financial circumstances. We can also negotiate commercial lease workouts when needed. Learn how you might avoid the serious financial consequences of a commercial loan or lease default today.

SIGNIFICANT PERSONAL INJURY, WRONGFUL DEATH & CATASTROPHIC WORKERS' COMPENSATION

As past counsel defending large insurance companies, Mark brings this valuable perspective to his personal injury practice. Injury cases are generally handled on a contingency basis, and we don't get our fee until you settle or win. Battleson Law's unique advantage of inside knowledge of how insurance companies defend their claims, and Mark's experience with investigations, depositions, trials & claim negotiations is invaluable to getting good results.

Main Office

Midtown - Main office (offices in Sandy Springs, Alpharetta & Marietta)
1100 Peachtree St. NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone

(404) 382-8149

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Free telephone consultation

Office Information
Office Hours

Mon-Fri - 8:30AM - 6:00PM (but generally available)

Other Offices
  • Alpharetta - Deerfield Corp Center One

    13010 Morris Rd
    Suite 600
    Alpharetta, GA 30004

  • Marietta - Windy Hill

    1870 The Exchange SE
    Atlanta, GA 30339

  • Perimeter Center - Sandy Springs

    1050 Crown Pointe Parkway
    Suite 500
    Dunwoody, GA 30338

Business

Battleson Law is here to be your trusted advisor for all things business, offering specialized help with drafting contracts, overseeing financial transactions, entity formation, buying or selling a business, and resolving disputes or litigation.

BUSINESS, CONTRACTS, TRANSACTIONS, FINANCING & INSURANCE
While working within businesses, Mark Battleson repeatedly heard colleagues discuss nuanced "errors" in structures and agreements which were the result of attorneys without financial modeling skill / industry experience being the final preparers of documentation. Mark is an experienced corporate law attorney, who has been on the business side for much of his career and has first-hand experience of "living with" the documents after the closing.

Every business in Atlanta needs an experienced, owner-centric corporate law attorney on its side. Whether you're just starting a new enterprise, you're looking to buy or sell a business, or you simply need a hand with your contracts and transactions, Battleson Law's Atlanta based business lawyer and corporate law attorney can help. At Battleson Law, we provide comprehensive business legal services to Metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia, and will go above and beyond to give your company the tools it needs to thrive. Small businesses should not be tempted by the online, do-it-yourself legal paperwork... let a professional handle it, while you focus on what you do best.

At every stage of business, it pays to have a reliable legal resource like a skilled Atlanta business lawyer. If you are an entrepreneur, our firm can assist you in protecting your brand and securing financing. If you are entering into a partnership, we can structure the deal to your needs and ensure that your contracts are thoroughly negotiated. In all of your daily operations, from working with vendors to selling product, our attorney can advise you on the best Atlanta corporate law practices which will preserve your rights and boost your bottom line. Your company is your passion and your livelihood, Battleson Law will help you keep it running smoothly.

Battleson Law is here to be your trusted advisor for all things business, offering specialized help with drafting contracts, overseeing financial transactions, entity formation, and buying or selling a business. Reach out to us today to learn more about our business lawyer and corporate law attorney in Atlanta.

DISPUTES & LITIGATION
With experience representing small and medium-size businesses in commercial and employment matters, Mark Battleson brings valuable perspective to his business and employment disputes practice. While the firm is lean by design, through co-counsel relationships for larger matters, Battleson Law is equipped to handle any situation with cost-consciousness and appropriate diligence/aggression. Clients find it far less expensive to have Battleson Law handle matters as sole or lead counsel, rather than paying for large firm staff, junior associates, and heavy overhead that doesn't materially affect the client's outcome (other than Battleson Law clients avoiding larger bills).

Battleson Law's unique advantage of inside knowledge of having worked on the business side for a decade, provides insight on pressure points of the opposition and where to dig for information. Mark Battleson's experience with investigations, depositions, trials, and large deal & claim negotiations is put to use in the following matters:

Business and Commercial Disputes
Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Disputes
Non-Compete, Non-Solicit, Non-Disclosure & Trade Secrets (employee and business)

Commercial Real Estate

Comprehensive Commercial Real Estate Transaction Services Purchase and Sale Agreements Commercial Leasing Investment Partnership / Entity Structuring Commercial Real Estate Finance - Debt & Equity Construction Contracts & Dispute Resolution

Battleson Law represents developers, buyers, and sellers in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions and ongoing asset management. We encourage sellers to contact our experienced commercial and construction real estate lawyer in Atlanta as soon as they are considering putting a piece of commercial property on the market, and we recommend that buyers enlist our services as early in the process as possible, prior to making an offer and sending a letter of intent. The sooner you get the firm involved, the sooner you can benefit from the firm's two decades of commercial real estate deal-making experience throughout the country.

Battleson Law handles the purchase and sale of all types of commercial properties and in all stages of development: existing income-producing, value-add, to-be-developed, distressed, and raw land. Our Atlanta real estate lawyer is well-versed in complex and nuanced commercial and construction transactions, and in all cases, we provide comprehensive representation from preparation to negotiation to closing.

Purchase and Sale Agreements
Commercial Leasing
Investment Partnership / Entity Structuring
Commercial Real Estate Finance - Debt & Equity
Construction Contracts & Dispute Resolution
Insurance Coverage & Bonding

What are your firm's strengths and style?

Battleson Law is a business / corporate, real estate investment, and litigation law firm with a unique "real world," owner's-perspective. In addition to gaining skills from large law firm experience, Mark Battleson has also worked within operating companies and investment firms, and has several years of experience resolving business disputes and defending insurance companies. By keeping each client's big-picture interests at the forefront, we avoid excessive friction and expense caused by "over-lawyering". Whether helping to keep a deal alive or negotiating with client adversaries, Battleson Law is able to see the forest through the trees. Battleson Law's business, real estate, and litigation law practice in Atlanta combines its real-world business experience with large-firm expertise and boutique-firm value... giving clients a clear, direct, cost-conscious path toward achieving their goals.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

In addition to his legal education at Emory University School of Law, Mark Battleson also earned his MBA (Finance and Strategy) from University of Michigan. Mark combines this formal education with a wide array of experiences as: an attorney with a large law firm, associate with an international, bulge-bracket investment bank, and executive positions with multiple investment, development, and asset management firms. Mark not only understands his role as a counselor and advocate, his business experience of "living with" the documents that are prepared by other lawyers, means that he is always focused on the owner-perspective of each client's short and long-term vision, not just "papering" the transaction.

Battleson Law
Mark Battleson

Throughout his 20+ year career, Mr. Battleson has worked in deal teams as an attorney, investment banker and principal involved in operating businesses, development projects, and existing assets with a value in excess of $2.2 billion; and, as a commercial litigation attorney representing small and medium size businesses, as well as defending national insurance companies, multinational self-insured companies, and the State of Georgia in matters with potential liability in excess of $100 million.

Mark graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1995, while also working for the United States Attorney's Office as a third-year practice clerk. Following law school, Mark clerked for the Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals, and then began his litigation career working as a commercial litigator representing individuals and businesses, and as an insurance defense attorney, defending against plaintiffs and claimants in personal injury and workers' compensation lawsuits and claims. During his initial trial practice, Mark prosecuted and defended hundreds of depositions of fact witnesses and medical experts, successfully defended dozens of trials, and negotiated hundreds of favorable settlements.

Mark returned to graduate school after several years of law practice and earned his MBA from University of Michigan Ross School of Business. After business school, Mark worked in New York City for a bulge-bracket investment bank, in its Institutional Securities, Equity Division, and developed a strategy involving the analysis of derivatives (options / futures) of stocks and bonds, and their reaction to enterprise-level litigation and other significant legal and regulatory matters. After returning to Atlanta, Mark returned to the formal practice of law representing developers and capital providers as an attorney with a large Atlanta firm, forming entities and partnerships, structuring and closing tax-credit-based equity financings and conventional debt, and handling general commercial real estate sales and financings involving retail, office, multifamily, hospitality, and land.

Prior to founding Battleson Law, LLC, Mark continued to develop his legal and financial expertise with a number of local and national investment and asset management firms, with stops in San Diego and Miami, before returning to Atlanta. While in-house, Mark served in senior and executive, legal-focused, development, asset management, and capital markets roles, primarily involving market-rent multifamily, tax-credit multifamily, condominium, RV and MHC parks, and single-family housing. Mark has also served as: capital markets director with the country's largest multifamily developer, where he was responsible for the legal-heavy investment and financing activities of the company's East Coast operations; executive of a boutique real estate investment and merchant bank in Miami, where he was responsible for managing investment and financing processes, including negotiation of all business terms in legal documentation involving debt and equity transactions for condominium and apartment developments and land; and, as a development manager of a real estate investment firm in San Diego focused on institutional debt and equity investments in residential and retail developments.

In providing alternative/consultative services, Mr. Battleson has also: wound-down and sold the hard and intellectual property assets of a manufacturing firm in Georgia; acted as counsel and eCommerce manager with a B2B Internet startup in San Francisco during the dotcom boom; acted as an expert witness providing damages opinions; and, was a member of a small, University of Michigan venture capital fund, placing investments along-side larger firms.

Whether in law firms or investment / asset management firms, Mark has continued to hone his legal skills through the real world negotiation and execution of corporate, transactional, and business contract matters, as well as providing select legal services involving commercial matters, serious injury, workers' compensation, and car accidents in Atlanta. Battleson Law was founded after Mark continued to see and hear business colleagues discuss nuanced "errors" in structures or transactions which were the result of attorneys without financial modeling skill / industry experience being the final preparers of documentation. Mark has been on the business side for much of his career, including responsibility for financial modeling / structuring, and he has first-hand experience of "living with" the documents after the closing. In addition to his business disputes practice,

Education:

JD, Emory University School of Law

MBA, University of Michigan - Ross School of Business

BA, University of California - Santa Barbara

License

Bar Number: 042415
Georgia, 1995

Education

Emory University School of Law
JD - juris doctor, 1995

University of Michigan - Ross School of Business
MBA - Master of Business Administration (Finance and Strategy), 2002

University of California - Santa Barbara
BA - Bachelor of Arts, 1992

Battleson Law
Mark Battleson

Throughout his 20+ year career, Mr. Battleson has worked in deal teams as an attorney, investment banker and principal involved in operating businesses, development projects, and existing assets with a value in excess of $2.2 billion; and, as a commercial litigation attorney representing small and medium size businesses, as well as defending national insurance companies, multinational self-insured companies, and the State of Georgia in matters with potential liability in excess of $100 million.

Mark graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1995, while also working for the United States Attorney's Office as a third-year practice clerk. Following law school, Mark clerked for the Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals, and then began his litigation career working as a commercial litigator representing individuals and businesses, and as an insurance defense attorney, defending against plaintiffs and claimants in personal injury and workers' compensation lawsuits and claims. During his initial trial practice, Mark prosecuted and defended hundreds of depositions of fact witnesses and medical experts, successfully defended dozens of trials, and negotiated hundreds of favorable settlements.

Mark returned to graduate school after several years of law practice and earned his MBA from University of Michigan Ross School of Business. After business school, Mark worked in New York City for a bulge-bracket investment bank, in its Institutional Securities, Equity Division, and developed a strategy involving the analysis of derivatives (options / futures) of stocks and bonds, and their reaction to enterprise-level litigation and other significant legal and regulatory matters. After returning to Atlanta, Mark returned to the formal practice of law representing developers and capital providers as an attorney with a large Atlanta firm, forming entities and partnerships, structuring and closing tax-credit-based equity financings and conventional debt, and handling general commercial real estate sales and financings involving retail, office, multifamily, hospitality, and land.

Prior to founding Battleson Law, LLC, Mark continued to develop his legal and financial expertise with a number of local and national investment and asset management firms, with stops in San Diego and Miami, before returning to Atlanta. While in-house, Mark served in senior and executive, legal-focused, development, asset management, and capital markets roles, primarily involving market-rent multifamily, tax-credit multifamily, condominium, RV and MHC parks, and single-family housing. Mark has also served as: capital markets director with the country's largest multifamily developer, where he was responsible for the legal-heavy investment and financing activities of the company's East Coast operations; executive of a boutique real estate investment and merchant bank in Miami, where he was responsible for managing investment and financing processes, including negotiation of all business terms in legal documentation involving debt and equity transactions for condominium and apartment developments and land; and, as a development manager of a real estate investment firm in San Diego focused on institutional debt and equity investments in residential and retail developments.

In providing alternative/consultative services, Mr. Battleson has also: wound-down and sold the hard and intellectual property assets of a manufacturing firm in Georgia; acted as counsel and eCommerce manager with a B2B Internet startup in San Francisco during the dotcom boom; acted as an expert witness providing damages opinions; and, was a member of a small, University of Michigan venture capital fund, placing investments along-side larger firms.

Whether in law firms or investment / asset management firms, Mark has continued to hone his legal skills through the real world negotiation and execution of corporate, transactional, and business contract matters, as well as providing select legal services involving commercial matters, serious injury, workers' compensation, and car accidents in Atlanta. Battleson Law was founded after Mark continued to see and hear business colleagues discuss nuanced "errors" in structures or transactions which were the result of attorneys without financial modeling skill / industry experience being the final preparers of documentation. Mark has been on the business side for much of his career, including responsibility for financial modeling / structuring, and he has first-hand experience of "living with" the documents after the closing. In addition to his business disputes practice,

Education:

JD, Emory University School of Law

MBA, University of Michigan - Ross School of Business

BA, University of California - Santa Barbara

License

Bar Number: 042415
Georgia, 1995

Education

Emory University School of Law JD - juris doctor, 1995


University of Michigan - Ross School of Business MBA - Master of Business Administration (Finance and Strategy), 2002


University of California - Santa Barbara BA - Bachelor of Arts, 1992


Firm Overview

By keeping each client's big-picture interests at the forefront, we avoid excessive friction and expense caused by "over-lawyering". Whether helping to keep a deal alive or negotiating with client adversaries, Battleson Law is able to see the forest through the trees. Battleson Law's business, real estate, and litigation practice in Atlanta combines its real-world business experience with large-firm expertise and boutique-firm value, giving clients a clear, direct, cost-conscious path toward achieving their goals.

Battleson Law is well-versed in a wide range of legal issues, and the firm focuses on the following four areas:

BUSINESS: CONTRACTS, TRANSACTIONS, FINANCE, INSURANCE

In addition to his legal education at Emory University School of Law, Mark also earned his MBA (Finance and Strategy) from University of Michigan. Mark combines this formal education with a wide array of experiences as: an attorney with a large law firm, associate with an international, bulge-bracket investment bank, and executive positions with multiple investment, development, and asset management firms. Mark not only understands his role as a counselor and advocate, his business experience of "living with" the documents that are prepared by other lawyers, means that he is always focused on the owner-perspective of each client's short and long-term vision, not just "papering" the transaction. Battleson Law guides small and medium-size business in Atlanta with lawyer services such as:

Outsourced General Counsel
Entity Formation (Corporations, LLC, LP, General Partnership)
Business Contracts
Business Transactions
Start Up / Entrepreneur
Buying / Selling a Business
Corporate Finance
Insurance

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Battleson Law provides a full complement of commercial real estate leasing, acquisition, development, and financing legal services. Expertise includes:

Commercial Real Estate Transactions & Development
Leasing
Investment Partnership / Entity Structuring
Commercial Real Estate Finance - Debt, Mezzanine & Equity
Construction Contracts & Dispute Resolution
Insurance Coverage & Bonding

BUSINESS & EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES

With experience representing small and medium size businesses in commercial and employment matters, Mark Battleson brings valuable perspective to his business and employment dispute practice. While the firm is lean by design, through co-counsel relationships for larger matters, Battleson Law is equipped to handle any situation with cost-consciousness and appropriate diligence/aggression. Clients find it far less expensive to have Battleson Law handle matters as sole or lead counsel, rather than paying for large firm staff, junior associates, and heavy overhead that doesn't materially affect the client's outcome (other than Battleson Law clients avoiding larger bills).

Battleson Law's unique advantage of inside knowledge of having worked on the business side for a decade, provides insight on pressure points of the opposition and where to dig for information. Mark Battleson's experience with investigations, depositions, trials, and large deal & claim negotiations is put to use in the following matters:

Business and Commercial Disputes
Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Disputes
Employee and Business Non-Compete, Non-Solicit, Non-Disclosure & Trade Secrets
Wage and Overtime Disputes (FLSA - Employee Compensation)
Contingency-based fee (we don't get our fees if you don't win)

LOAN WORKOUTS & LEASE WORKOUTS

Many businesses in the Atlanta area use commercial loans as startup funding, to cover major expenses in the course of business, or to overcome financial setbacks. Commercial loans often have strict terms for repayment, and they can involve large amounts of money. It is all too common for a company to run into difficulty adhering to the terms of the loan, and loan default might result.

To avoid harsh actions by lenders and landlords, such as loan acceleration or action against collateral or personal guaranty, it is important to discuss a possible workout with an attorney at Battleson Law. We take a proactive approach to negotiate a workout with lenders, which can result in updated repayment terms that are reasonable, given your company's financial circumstances. We can also negotiate commercial lease workouts when needed. Learn how you might avoid the serious financial consequences of a commercial loan or lease default today.

SIGNIFICANT PERSONAL INJURY, WRONGFUL DEATH & CATASTROPHIC WORKERS' COMPENSATION

As past counsel defending large insurance companies, Mark brings this valuable perspective to his personal injury practice. Injury cases are generally handled on a contingency basis, and we don't get our fee until you settle or win. Battleson Law's unique advantage of inside knowledge of how insurance companies defend their claims, and Mark's experience with investigations, depositions, trials & claim negotiations is invaluable to getting good results.

Main Office

Midtown - Main office (offices in Sandy Springs, Alpharetta & Marietta)
1100 Peachtree St. NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone

(404) 382-8149

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Free telephone consultation

Office Information
Office Hours

Mon-Fri - 8:30AM - 6:00PM (but generally available)

Other Offices
  • Alpharetta - Deerfield Corp Center One

    13010 Morris Rd
    Suite 600
    Alpharetta, GA 30004

  • Marietta - Windy Hill

    1870 The Exchange SE
    Atlanta, GA 30339

  • Perimeter Center - Sandy Springs

    1050 Crown Pointe Parkway
    Suite 500
    Dunwoody, GA 30338

Business

Battleson Law is here to be your trusted advisor for all things business, offering specialized help with drafting contracts, overseeing financial transactions, entity formation, buying or selling a business, and resolving disputes or litigation.

BUSINESS, CONTRACTS, TRANSACTIONS, FINANCING & INSURANCE
While working within businesses, Mark Battleson repeatedly heard colleagues discuss nuanced "errors" in structures and agreements which were the result of attorneys without financial modeling skill / industry experience being the final preparers of documentation. Mark is an experienced corporate law attorney, who has been on the business side for much of his career and has first-hand experience of "living with" the documents after the closing.

Every business in Atlanta needs an experienced, owner-centric corporate law attorney on its side. Whether you're just starting a new enterprise, you're looking to buy or sell a business, or you simply need a hand with your contracts and transactions, Battleson Law's Atlanta based business lawyer and corporate law attorney can help. At Battleson Law, we provide comprehensive business legal services to Metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia, and will go above and beyond to give your company the tools it needs to thrive. Small businesses should not be tempted by the online, do-it-yourself legal paperwork... let a professional handle it, while you focus on what you do best.

At every stage of business, it pays to have a reliable legal resource like a skilled Atlanta business lawyer. If you are an entrepreneur, our firm can assist you in protecting your brand and securing financing. If you are entering into a partnership, we can structure the deal to your needs and ensure that your contracts are thoroughly negotiated. In all of your daily operations, from working with vendors to selling product, our attorney can advise you on the best Atlanta corporate law practices which will preserve your rights and boost your bottom line. Your company is your passion and your livelihood, Battleson Law will help you keep it running smoothly.

Battleson Law is here to be your trusted advisor for all things business, offering specialized help with drafting contracts, overseeing financial transactions, entity formation, and buying or selling a business. Reach out to us today to learn more about our business lawyer and corporate law attorney in Atlanta.

DISPUTES & LITIGATION
With experience representing small and medium-size businesses in commercial and employment matters, Mark Battleson brings valuable perspective to his business and employment disputes practice. While the firm is lean by design, through co-counsel relationships for larger matters, Battleson Law is equipped to handle any situation with cost-consciousness and appropriate diligence/aggression. Clients find it far less expensive to have Battleson Law handle matters as sole or lead counsel, rather than paying for large firm staff, junior associates, and heavy overhead that doesn't materially affect the client's outcome (other than Battleson Law clients avoiding larger bills).

Battleson Law's unique advantage of inside knowledge of having worked on the business side for a decade, provides insight on pressure points of the opposition and where to dig for information. Mark Battleson's experience with investigations, depositions, trials, and large deal & claim negotiations is put to use in the following matters:

Business and Commercial Disputes
Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Disputes
Non-Compete, Non-Solicit, Non-Disclosure & Trade Secrets (employee and business)

Commercial Real Estate

Comprehensive Commercial Real Estate Transaction Services Purchase and Sale Agreements Commercial Leasing Investment Partnership / Entity Structuring Commercial Real Estate Finance - Debt & Equity Construction Contracts & Dispute Resolution

Battleson Law represents developers, buyers, and sellers in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions and ongoing asset management. We encourage sellers to contact our experienced commercial and construction real estate lawyer in Atlanta as soon as they are considering putting a piece of commercial property on the market, and we recommend that buyers enlist our services as early in the process as possible, prior to making an offer and sending a letter of intent. The sooner you get the firm involved, the sooner you can benefit from the firm's two decades of commercial real estate deal-making experience throughout the country.

Battleson Law handles the purchase and sale of all types of commercial properties and in all stages of development: existing income-producing, value-add, to-be-developed, distressed, and raw land. Our Atlanta real estate lawyer is well-versed in complex and nuanced commercial and construction transactions, and in all cases, we provide comprehensive representation from preparation to negotiation to closing.

Purchase and Sale Agreements
Commercial Leasing
Investment Partnership / Entity Structuring
Commercial Real Estate Finance - Debt & Equity
Construction Contracts & Dispute Resolution
Insurance Coverage & Bonding

What are your firm's strengths and style?

Battleson Law is a business / corporate, real estate investment, and litigation law firm with a unique "real world," owner's-perspective. In addition to gaining skills from large law firm experience, Mark Battleson has also worked within operating companies and investment firms, and has several years of experience resolving business disputes and defending insurance companies. By keeping each client's big-picture interests at the forefront, we avoid excessive friction and expense caused by "over-lawyering". Whether helping to keep a deal alive or negotiating with client adversaries, Battleson Law is able to see the forest through the trees. Battleson Law's business, real estate, and litigation law practice in Atlanta combines its real-world business experience with large-firm expertise and boutique-firm value... giving clients a clear, direct, cost-conscious path toward achieving their goals.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

In addition to his legal education at Emory University School of Law, Mark Battleson also earned his MBA (Finance and Strategy) from University of Michigan. Mark combines this formal education with a wide array of experiences as: an attorney with a large law firm, associate with an international, bulge-bracket investment bank, and executive positions with multiple investment, development, and asset management firms. Mark not only understands his role as a counselor and advocate, his business experience of "living with" the documents that are prepared by other lawyers, means that he is always focused on the owner-perspective of each client's short and long-term vision, not just "papering" the transaction.

Battleson Law
Mark Battleson

Throughout his 20+ year career, Mr. Battleson has worked in deal teams as an attorney, investment banker and principal involved in operating businesses, development projects, and existing assets with a value in excess of $2.2 billion; and, as a commercial litigation attorney representing small and medium size businesses, as well as defending national insurance companies, multinational self-insured companies, and the State of Georgia in matters with potential liability in excess of $100 million.

Mark graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1995, while also working for the United States Attorney's Office as a third-year practice clerk. Following law school, Mark clerked for the Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals, and then began his litigation career working as a commercial litigator representing individuals and businesses, and as an insurance defense attorney, defending against plaintiffs and claimants in personal injury and workers' compensation lawsuits and claims. During his initial trial practice, Mark prosecuted and defended hundreds of depositions of fact witnesses and medical experts, successfully defended dozens of trials, and negotiated hundreds of favorable settlements.

Mark returned to graduate school after several years of law practice and earned his MBA from University of Michigan Ross School of Business. After business school, Mark worked in New York City for a bulge-bracket investment bank, in its Institutional Securities, Equity Division, and developed a strategy involving the analysis of derivatives (options / futures) of stocks and bonds, and their reaction to enterprise-level litigation and other significant legal and regulatory matters. After returning to Atlanta, Mark returned to the formal practice of law representing developers and capital providers as an attorney with a large Atlanta firm, forming entities and partnerships, structuring and closing tax-credit-based equity financings and conventional debt, and handling general commercial real estate sales and financings involving retail, office, multifamily, hospitality, and land.

Prior to founding Battleson Law, LLC, Mark continued to develop his legal and financial expertise with a number of local and national investment and asset management firms, with stops in San Diego and Miami, before returning to Atlanta. While in-house, Mark served in senior and executive, legal-focused, development, asset management, and capital markets roles, primarily involving market-rent multifamily, tax-credit multifamily, condominium, RV and MHC parks, and single-family housing. Mark has also served as: capital markets director with the country's largest multifamily developer, where he was responsible for the legal-heavy investment and financing activities of the company's East Coast operations; executive of a boutique real estate investment and merchant bank in Miami, where he was responsible for managing investment and financing processes, including negotiation of all business terms in legal documentation involving debt and equity transactions for condominium and apartment developments and land; and, as a development manager of a real estate investment firm in San Diego focused on institutional debt and equity investments in residential and retail developments.

In providing alternative/consultative services, Mr. Battleson has also: wound-down and sold the hard and intellectual property assets of a manufacturing firm in Georgia; acted as counsel and eCommerce manager with a B2B Internet startup in San Francisco during the dotcom boom; acted as an expert witness providing damages opinions; and, was a member of a small, University of Michigan venture capital fund, placing investments along-side larger firms.

Whether in law firms or investment / asset management firms, Mark has continued to hone his legal skills through the real world negotiation and execution of corporate, transactional, and business contract matters, as well as providing select legal services involving commercial matters, serious injury, workers' compensation, and car accidents in Atlanta. Battleson Law was founded after Mark continued to see and hear business colleagues discuss nuanced "errors" in structures or transactions which were the result of attorneys without financial modeling skill / industry experience being the final preparers of documentation. Mark has been on the business side for much of his career, including responsibility for financial modeling / structuring, and he has first-hand experience of "living with" the documents after the closing. In addition to his business disputes practice,

Education:

JD, Emory University School of Law

MBA, University of Michigan - Ross School of Business

BA, University of California - Santa Barbara

License

Bar Number: 042415
Georgia, 1995

Education

Emory University School of Law
JD - juris doctor, 1995

University of Michigan - Ross School of Business
MBA - Master of Business Administration (Finance and Strategy), 2002

University of California - Santa Barbara
BA - Bachelor of Arts, 1992

Battleson Law
Mark Battleson

Throughout his 20+ year career, Mr. Battleson has worked in deal teams as an attorney, investment banker and principal involved in operating businesses, development projects, and existing assets with a value in excess of $2.2 billion; and, as a commercial litigation attorney representing small and medium size businesses, as well as defending national insurance companies, multinational self-insured companies, and the State of Georgia in matters with potential liability in excess of $100 million.

Mark graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1995, while also working for the United States Attorney's Office as a third-year practice clerk. Following law school, Mark clerked for the Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals, and then began his litigation career working as a commercial litigator representing individuals and businesses, and as an insurance defense attorney, defending against plaintiffs and claimants in personal injury and workers' compensation lawsuits and claims. During his initial trial practice, Mark prosecuted and defended hundreds of depositions of fact witnesses and medical experts, successfully defended dozens of trials, and negotiated hundreds of favorable settlements.

Mark returned to graduate school after several years of law practice and earned his MBA from University of Michigan Ross School of Business. After business school, Mark worked in New York City for a bulge-bracket investment bank, in its Institutional Securities, Equity Division, and developed a strategy involving the analysis of derivatives (options / futures) of stocks and bonds, and their reaction to enterprise-level litigation and other significant legal and regulatory matters. After returning to Atlanta, Mark returned to the formal practice of law representing developers and capital providers as an attorney with a large Atlanta firm, forming entities and partnerships, structuring and closing tax-credit-based equity financings and conventional debt, and handling general commercial real estate sales and financings involving retail, office, multifamily, hospitality, and land.

Prior to founding Battleson Law, LLC, Mark continued to develop his legal and financial expertise with a number of local and national investment and asset management firms, with stops in San Diego and Miami, before returning to Atlanta. While in-house, Mark served in senior and executive, legal-focused, development, asset management, and capital markets roles, primarily involving market-rent multifamily, tax-credit multifamily, condominium, RV and MHC parks, and single-family housing. Mark has also served as: capital markets director with the country's largest multifamily developer, where he was responsible for the legal-heavy investment and financing activities of the company's East Coast operations; executive of a boutique real estate investment and merchant bank in Miami, where he was responsible for managing investment and financing processes, including negotiation of all business terms in legal documentation involving debt and equity transactions for condominium and apartment developments and land; and, as a development manager of a real estate investment firm in San Diego focused on institutional debt and equity investments in residential and retail developments.

In providing alternative/consultative services, Mr. Battleson has also: wound-down and sold the hard and intellectual property assets of a manufacturing firm in Georgia; acted as counsel and eCommerce manager with a B2B Internet startup in San Francisco during the dotcom boom; acted as an expert witness providing damages opinions; and, was a member of a small, University of Michigan venture capital fund, placing investments along-side larger firms.

Whether in law firms or investment / asset management firms, Mark has continued to hone his legal skills through the real world negotiation and execution of corporate, transactional, and business contract matters, as well as providing select legal services involving commercial matters, serious injury, workers' compensation, and car accidents in Atlanta. Battleson Law was founded after Mark continued to see and hear business colleagues discuss nuanced "errors" in structures or transactions which were the result of attorneys without financial modeling skill / industry experience being the final preparers of documentation. Mark has been on the business side for much of his career, including responsibility for financial modeling / structuring, and he has first-hand experience of "living with" the documents after the closing. In addition to his business disputes practice,

Education:

JD, Emory University School of Law

MBA, University of Michigan - Ross School of Business

BA, University of California - Santa Barbara

License

Bar Number: 042415
Georgia, 1995

Education

Emory University School of Law JD - juris doctor, 1995


University of Michigan - Ross School of Business MBA - Master of Business Administration (Finance and Strategy), 2002


University of California - Santa Barbara BA - Bachelor of Arts, 1992


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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Georgia and has no record of discipline from the Georgia bar association. *

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