Firm Has Added Eleven Partners and Two Counsel in 2006 …

Firm Has Added Eleven Partners and Two Counsel in 2006

ATLANTA, June 14 LAWFUEL – Press Release Service — Powell Goldstein LLP announced today
the election of six Associates as Partners: Rick Carter, Summer Martin,
Robert Mercer, Curtis Romig, Carolyn Rowland and Lou Spelios. In addition,
associates Lyn Schroeder and Chris Thompson were named as Counsel. With
these new appointments, the law firm has named eleven Partners and two
Counsel so far in 2006.
“It is a privilege to add these talented professionals to our
partnership at Powell Goldstein,” said Chairman James J. McAlpin, Jr. “Many
of this class began their careers with our firm as summer associates and it
is gratifying to see them achieve partnership at the firm. They are all
exceptional lawyers who believe in our firm and our commitment to client
Below are brief profiles of the new Partners and Counsel:
Richard J. Carter, Jr. concentrates in corporate and commercial real
estate law. His practice includes advising clients in transactions
involving the purchase and sale, financing, leasing and day-to-day
operation of commercial real estate property. Carter has worked on several
types of transactions, including the representation of investors, owners
and managers in timberland transactions; the negotiation of office building
and other commercial leases; the leasing, acquisition and sale of health
care facilities; and the negotiation of loan and security documents and the
closing of secured loan transactions.
Carter earned a Bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a Juris
Doctor degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law. He is a member
of the Real Property Law section of the State Bar of Georgia and the
Atlanta Sports Council.
Summer H. Martin concentrates her practice in the area of health care
law. Her practice covers a broad range of health law topics including
partnering with physicians, research and human experimentation, managed
care, and most other federal regulatory issues. She represents clients in
her areas of concentration in both litigated and transactional matters. Ms.
Martin has assisted a variety of health care facilities, providers and
government contractors in the establishment and implementation of
compliance programs, including assessments of compliance with regulatory
standards. A member of the firm’s Special Matters & Investigations team,
she has also helped various health care facilities and providers respond to
governmental investigations, subpoenas and False Claim Act actions.
Ms. Martin earned a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Business
Administration from the University of Georgia, and a Juris Doctor degree
from the Emory University School of Law. She is a member, among others, of
the American Health Lawyers Association and the special events committee of
the Georgia Chapter of the March of Dimes.
Robert M.D. Mercer concentrates his practice in the areas of
restructuring and bankruptcy. His experience includes representation of
secured lenders, corporate debtors, trustees, trade creditors, and
creditors’ committees. Mr. Mercer also represents parties in purchasing
significant assets from bankruptcy estates. He also has substantial
experience in dealing with intellectual property in a bankruptcy setting.
Mr. Mercer earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of
Georgia and a Juris Doctor degree from the Mercer University Walter F.
George School of Law. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute
and serves on the Executive Committee of the Technology Law Section of the
State Bar of Georgia.
Curtis J. Romig is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation and
Arbitration group. His practice focuses on resolving business disputes
through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and federal and state
litigation. He has extensive experience arbitrating disputes before the
American Arbitration Association, JAMS, CPR and other arbitration
providers. Mr. Romig has assisted energy, design-build, construction,
technology, retail, healthcare, manufacturing and transportation companies
in resolving their disputes. He also has extensive experience drafting and
negotiating all types of design-build and construction contracts.
Mr. Romig earned his Bachelor’s degree in history from Georgetown
University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School
of Law. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers
Division of the State Bar of Georgia and Co-chair of the YLD’s Ethics and
Professionalism Committee. On July 1, 2006, he will become the President of
the Georgetown University Club of Georgia.
Carolyn Rowland focuses her practice on low-income housing tax credit,
historic rehabilitation tax credit and new market tax credit transactions.
She has represented developers, equity investors, regional equity funds and
community development entities in structuring transactions; negotiating
limited partnership agreements; negotiating financing arrangements for
construction, permanent, tax exempt bond and bridge loan transactions; and
structuring resyndication transactions. Ms. Rowland also has advised
clients regarding corporate governance and non-profit organizational
She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University and a Juris
Doctor degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law. Ms. Rowland is
a member of the American Bar Association.
Louis C. Spelios concentrates in corporate finance, mergers and
acquisitions, antitrust and general business law. His merger and
acquisition practice involves acquisitions and divestitures by both
publicly traded and privately held companies, and his corporate finance
practice includes venture capital and joint venture transactions,
representing both investors and businesses seeking capital. Spelios’
antitrust practice is comprised of the counseling of clients with regard to
filings made under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976
(HSR), as amended, and addressing issues in the post-HSR filing review
Spelios earned a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a Juris
Doctor degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law. Among others,
he is a member of the Georgia Corporate Code Revision Committee, the
Dartmouth Lawyers Association, and the Corporate and Banking Law Section of
the State Bar of Georgia.
Lyn Schroeder concentrates in financial institution and securities law
with emphasis on the regulation and structure of financial institutions.
She organizes de novo financial institutions and their holding companies,
including raising capital for new and existing entities. Ms. Schroeder also
handles purchases and sales of financial institutions and bank holding
companies, as well as corporate reorganizations such as conversions to
subchapter S status and “going private” transactions. She advises financial
institutions on the resolution of regulatory issues, the preparation and
filing of annual and quarterly reports, proxy solicitation requirements and
other securities law issues. She also counsels clients on corporate
governance issues.
Prior to joining Powell Goldstein, Ms. Schroeder was an auditor with an
international certified public accounting firm. She earned a Bachelor’s
degree from Georgia State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the
University of Georgia School of Law. Ms. Schroeder is an associate member
of the Georgia Bankers Association and the Community Bankers Association of
Christopher A. Thompson practices in environmental and natural
resources law. He has worked on a variety of transactional and regulatory
matters, including issues related to all major federal and Georgia
environmental legislation. Prior to joining Powell Goldstein, Mr. Thompson
worked for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Environmental
Enforcement Division and the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Fund, Inc.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of the South, a
Master’s degree from the Georgia State University College of Public and
Urban Affairs and a Juris Doctor degree from the Vermont Law School.
Powell Goldstein LLP was established in 1909 and has more than 300
attorneys who provide legal counsel to clients in a wide variety of
practices from offices in Atlanta and Washington. For more information,
visit or call 404.572.6600.

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