Village Workshop: Your Future Business Will Thank You – 6 Things to do Today to Make your Tomorrows Easier

Join us for this Village Workshop: Your Future Business Will Thank You – 6 Things to do Today to Make your Tomorrows Easier!

About this event

Join Stanton Law Lawyers and Atlanta Tech Village Advisor, Christopher Moreno, as they cover the basic (and perhaps a little more advanced) legal documents that you need to have in place to facilitate growth and scalability, make investment more likely, and to get top-dollar upon a liquidity event. We’ll also talk about how to make this foundational materials a priority and how to work them into even a lean start-up’s tight budget.

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Todd Stanton, founder of Stanton Law, has focused on management representation in employment matters since graduating from University of Georgia School of Law in 2002. Starting with labor and employment boutique Fisher Phillips, he eventually moved to Powell Goldstein (later Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner), where he represented some of the largest companies in the country. That means he’s responded to a lot of demand letters and agency charges, conducted harassment investigations, and slogged through plenty of costly discovery and document productions, depositions, and summary judgment motions. A litigator by training, he’s well-versed in the slate of employment law shorthand — EEOC, DOL, NLRB, OSHA, ADA, FMLA, ADEA, FLSA, and Title VII — and knows first-hand how much sloppy human resources practices can end up costing.

Todd’s ability to see past the inefficiencies of a dispute helps get his clients back to earning, rather than spending. His practice helps his clients identify the real, most overarching goals, then guides them through an efficient plan to get there.

Todd’s refreshing approach to his legal practice seeps into the firm’s employee-first operations. He’s most proud of the platform Stanton Law provides for other entrepreneurial and ownership-minded lawyers to build their respective practices while keeping an eye on what’s most important.

A native Atlantan and Marist alum, Todd graduated from Washington & Lee University with Honors in 1995, majoring in Psychology and with a 4-year in baseball. He married Ashley in 1999 and they have two sons. He enjoys spending time with Ash and being outside, with lots of golf and morning workouts, and prefers to do most things listening to Widespread Panic. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of DeKalb County, and can’t seem to get out of running the Christmas Tree Lot at Haygood United Methodist Church. He’s greatly entertained by stereotypes being fulfilled, thinks a lot of things are funny that others might not, and respects the hell out of folks who can effectively make fun of him about things.

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David Adams – Attorney, Stanton Law

As a transactional lawyer, David Adams has represented multiple financial and non-financial institutions in financing transactions, mergers, acquisitions, and expansions. His experience includes over 70 completed mergers and acquisitions. When working on deals and other financing transactions, David goes beyond the basic details and gets to know his client’s markets, business operations, competition, new market trends, and vendor and pricing agreements in order to help them find the best solutions to any business challenges.

David counsels his clients on data security, cyber risk, and compliance with federal and state consumer financial protection laws and regulations. Importantly, David has completed hundreds of commercial real estate transactions including infrastructure, leasing and construction projects.

His practice includes real estate, financial institution regulatory compliance, state and federal securities law registrations, equity and debt offerings, joint ventures, commercial real estate transactions, and problem asset resolution for mid-sized local and regional financial institutions and other businesses.

David has published over 30 articles in a variety of publications including the Fulton County Daily Report, The Corporate Board magazine, and a number of banking journals. He has been listed as a Georgia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” and named to GeorgiaTrend magazine’s Legal Elite. In 2014, he was named to the University of Georgia Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40. He is also a graduate of Leadership Georgia. David is a member of the Ethics and Professionalism Committee for the State Bar of Georgia and chaired the subcommittee that revised the introduction to the law school programs used by all of the law schools in the state.

Prior to earning his JD at the University of Georgia College of Law, David graduated with a BA from Centre College in Danville, KY. He is licensed to practice in both Tennessee and Georgia.

When he is not working, you can find David running or enjoying time at the lake with his family.

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Chris is an early stage Real Estate & PropTech investor and advisor. His wife and 2 kids relocated to Chastain Park from the SF Bay Area in 2020. Chris loves sports (golf, tennis, cycling), the outdoors, and jamming with founders on startups, Real Estate, Proptech, and Logistics.

Bio: Chris is currently an early stage investor & advisor at On Deck. Chris scaled 3 startups to successful exits in proptech, logistics, and consumer spaces. He has deep expertise in Real Estate, PropTech and Logistics. Chris has taken companies from 0 to 1 and has helped founders with initial GTM strategies, hiring, contracts, new business lines, along with channel/distribution partnerships. He’s been fortunate to work closely with Proctor & Gamble, Greystar, Brookfield, Amazon, The Home Depot, UPS and more.