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Brent S. Gillett

Partner

Mr. Gillett provides legal representation to hedge funds, funds-of-funds, offshore funds, investment advisors, broker-dealers, commodity pool operators, and commodity trading advisors throughout the United States. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the fund formation process, investment advisor registration and compliance, broker-dealer registration and compliance, and commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor registration and compliance.

Mr. Gillett previously practiced law at Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP in the firm’s investment management practice group. Prior to working as an attorney, Mr. Gillett worked as an equity analyst for Marquis Capital Management. He received his Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt School of Law in 1995 and his Bachelor of Arts from Duke University in 1991. Mr Gillett was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1995.

Phone: (404) 607-6940

Email: [email protected]

 

Bob Mottern

Partner

Mr. Mottern joined the Investment Law Group (ILG) in April 2008, bringing substantial corporate and securities law experience, specifically in the areas of corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, banking and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 compliance work. Prior to joining ILG, Mr. Mottern was a shareholder in Jones, Haley & Mottern, P.C., and before that Weizenecker, Mottern & Fisher, P.C.

Mr. Mottern’s background includes many years of experience in private law practice, representing a variety of public and private companies in corporate, governance, financing and securities matters, as well as corporate disputes, regulatory investigations and securities arbitrations. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Mottern practiced at Moore & Peterson, P.C. and Weil, Gotshal & Manges in their corporate reorganization departments. He received his Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School in 1984, and a B.S.B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1981. Mr. Mottern was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1984 and the State Bar of Georgia in 1992.

Phone: (404) 607-6933

Email: [email protected]

 

Gilbert H. Davis

Partner

Mr. Davis began his legal career in the Atlanta office of Alston & Bird LLP in 1984 and organized the firm’s first hedge fund client in 1985. He continues to represent the organizer of that fund today, as well as the managers of private funds ranging in size from several hundred thousand dollars to several billion. Mr. Davis is a member of the Georgia, New York and District of Columbia Bars, the American Bar Association Securities and Tax Sections and LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities and Private Fund Committees, New York State Bar Association Securities Regulation Committee and the Private Investment Funds Subcommittee, State Bar of Georgia Securities Legislation Subcommittee, and International Bar Association Financial Services Section and Investment Funds Committee.

Mr. Davis received his undergraduate degree double majoring in History and Economics from Yale University (B.A., 1981) and law degree from the New York University School of Law (J.D., 1984).

Phone: (770) 481-7205

Email: [email protected]

 

Robert R. Joseph

Partner

Rob Joseph is a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group with extensive experience in venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general business contracting and licensing for technology-related companies. In this capacity, he works with a team of attorneys that represent start-up and development stage companies, established businesses and venture capital and private equity investors. He has represented buyers, sellers, investors and issuers in numerous transactions ranging from small and mid-sized companies to well over $100,000,000.

Rob routinely advises corporate clients with a range of matters that span the life of a company from formation and raising seed money through growth financings and exit events. He also represents companies and investors as outside general counsel, handling all legal issues including employment, licensing, reseller agreements, vendor and customer contracts, intellectual property and dispute resolution. Rob’s clients trust him to give honest, practical and multi-level advice, and to be an all-around trusted counselor.

Previously, Rob worked at Hill, Kertscher and Wharton, LLP from 2005 – 2017; Morris, Manning and Martin, LLP from 2000 – 2005; and Hunton and Williams, LLP from 1998 – 2000. He began his career as a law clerk to Judge Wilber D. Owens, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia from 1996 – 1998.

Phone: (678) 592-4849

Email: [email protected]

 

Jerry L. Sims

Partner

Mr. Sims has more than 30 years of experience in business litigation, workouts, creditor’s rights, and business and asset acquisitions involving bankrupt and financially troubled entities. Mr. Sims represents clients in federal, state and bankruptcy courts and in arbitration matters. He has handled the defense and prosecution of a wide range of business and financial disputes involving carried interest, partnership formations and breakups, securities, commodities, software suitability, construction, real estate, and class-action litigation. Mr. Sims has also represented appellants, appellees and amicus curiae parties in numerous appeals in federal and state courts.

Mr. Sims previously practiced law at Sims Moss Kline & Davis and Holland & Knight. He received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1970 and his Bachelor of Science in mathematics from University of Mississippi. Mr. Sims was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1971. He is also admitted in New York and the District of Columbia.

Phone: (770) 481-7207

Email: [email protected]

 

Andrew J. Kalt

Partner

Mr. Kalt assists clients throughout the process to form and operate a wide range of private investment funds. He works with clients to launch domestic and offshore hedge funds, real estate funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, digital asset and cryptocurrency funds, commodity pools, forex funds, and other structures designed to invest in and trade a variety of liquid and illiquid assets. Mr. Kalt also advises on the development of marketing strategies for private funds, investment managers and sponsors, and has assisted private funds in an independent advisory and marketing capacity.

Prior to joining the Investment Law Group, Mr. Kalt held positions at Burk & Reedy LLP in Washington D.C. and in the equity capital markets group at UBS in Manhattan. Mr. Kalt graduated magna cum laude from the George Washington University with a BBA in Finance and International Business. He received JD and MBA degrees from Emory University School of Law and Goizueta Business School and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society for outstanding academic achievement. Mr. Kalt holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Phone: (404) 607-6932

Email: [email protected]

 

Counsel McCullen

Associate

Counsel McCullen represents companies and individuals in legal and financial matters including angel investments, commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, venture capital, employment and corporate governance. As a member of the firm’s corporate and securities group, Counsel also acts as outside counsel for small and mid-sized businesses in the technology, marketing and hospitality industries.

Counsel has represented both private and public companies in asset sales and stock purchases, private placement, intellectual property licensing, the negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts and business litigation. He has represented both borrowers and lenders in secured and unsecured debt financing including bridge financing and convertible debt transactions.

Prior to joining Davis Gillett Mottern & Sims LLC, Counsel clerked for Georgia Supreme Court Presiding Justice P. Harris Hines. He previously worked as an associate for Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, focusing on general business and securities transactions. While at Georgia State University, Counsel worked with Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, providing pro bono legal services to artists.

Email: [email protected]