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Jefferson A. Holt
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Jefferson A. Holt

Associate - Atlanta, Georgia
PH: (404) 685-4277
Fax: (404) 214-7998
Email: Jefferson
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Jeff assists clients with mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and general corporate governance issues. He has experience drafting a wide variety of agreements that meet the day-to-day legal needs of businesses of all sizes.

Jeff is a business lawyer in the firm's Atlanta office. He received his J. D., summa cum laude, from the Georgia State University College of Law, where he was also Business Editor of the Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. Jeff has written extensively on a variety of legal topics, including admiralty law, recent Georgia charter schools legislation, and constitutional interpretation.

Jeff's practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, private securities offerings, and general corporate governance issues. He has experience forming corporate entities, drafting contracts to suit a wide variety of business needs, and advising individuals about succession planning. Jeff's regulatory work has included state and local taxation issues and the municipal advisor registration requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act.

Jeff previously served as the Executive Director of the Atlanta Junior Golf Association, a non-profit organization founded in 1974 that organizes...

What is your favorite thing about the law?
I'm a big fan of history, so I've always enjoyed the historical aspects of the law. For me, understanding when and why a particular law came to be is an essential part of fully understanding it.

What was your first job?
My first job was at a clothing store in my hometown called Smith and Davis. Soon after that, though, I found my dream job at a driving range. I worked there for about three years through high school cutting grass, picking up golf balls, working on clubs, and helping customers.

What are your hobbies? 
I like to Scuba dive, play guitar, and read. I also try to play golf as often as I can (which is not nearly enough!).

What advice would you give to a young student in law school?
Like most things, law school is a process. Embrace the process and you will find success. Read the assigned cases, go to class, and make your own outlines. But, more importantly, make sure that you make time for family, friends, and yourself a part of the process on a regular basis.

How do you define a good day?
Any day I spend with my family is a good day. But, a really good day would start with a morning bike ride with my son, followed by an afternoon on the beach, a good seafood dinner, and, finally a funny movie.

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June 03, 2014
Ed Brown and Jeff Holt to Speak on "Financial Policies and Procedures for Small Non-Profit Organizations" at the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

Ed Brown and Jeff Holt will be speaking on the topic of "Financial Policies and Procedures for Small Non-Profit Organizations" at the Pro Bo