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TROY R. COVINGTON is counsel in the law firm of Bloom Parham, LLP. In his role with Bloom Parham, LLP, he counsels clients on business matters involving trademark and trade secret claims, contract disputes, corporate governance disputes, partnership disputes, business torts, church governance disputes, and lender liability. Mr. Covington is broadly experienced in litigation, having represented clients at every level of the state and federal courts in Georgia. He graduated, summa cum laude, with a B.A. degree from Birmingham-Southern College before earning his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University Law School. Most recently, he became a registered arbitrator with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution. Mr. Covington is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia; the United States Supreme Court; the Georgia Court of Appeals; the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Middle districts of Georgia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and Eleventh circuits. He is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta, and the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution Neutral.
JULIAN A. FORTUNA is a partner with the Atlanta firm of Taylor English Duma LLP, where he focuses his practice on domestic and international tax planning and tax controversy matters. His industry experience spans manufacturing, hospitality, real estate, retail, health care, higher education and clean energy. Mr. Fortuna represents business entities; owners and executives; fiduciaries and beneficiaries of trusts and estates; and nonprofit entities regarding all types of federal and state income, estate, and gift taxes. In tax controversies, Mr. Fortuna represents taxpayers in civil and criminal tax audits, investigations, and administrative appeals before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and various state, local, and foreign taxing authorities, and in tax litigation before federal and state courts and tax tribunals. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Fortuna was vice president and general tax counsel for InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG), where he was responsible for structuring the international, federal, state and local tax impacts of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other corporate transactions, as well as construction projects, leases, exchanges, and other real and personal property transactions. He is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association (chair, Tax Law Section) and the State Bar of Georgia (vice chair, Taxation Section). Mr. Fortuna received his B.A. degree from the City University of New York, his J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law, and his LL.M. degree from Emory University School of Law. He is also a certified public accountant.
MITZI L. HILL, a partner with Taylor English Duma LLP, has worked on evolving technology issues for 20 years, largely with a focus on how new technologies affect consumers, commercial intellectual property strategy and commercial compliance. Her practice focuses on data security and privacy, entertainment and media matters, and technology licensing and development. Ms. Hill also has an extensive background in entertainment, media and intellectual property issues. She works with professionals across Georgia’s film, entertainment and music businesses on various matters. Ms. Hill has handled independent and documentary film productions, NCAA licensing of media and sponsorship rights, program distribution, and music issues involving talent and labels. She also works with a number of independent local studios on various corporate, licensing and industry-specific issues. Ms. Hill received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from The University of Alabama and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan. She is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia. She is an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law. She is a member of Atlanta Independent Women’s Network; Business Executives for National Security, Communications Committee; Decatur Arts Alliance; Decatur Business Association; Georgia Production Partnership; The International Association of Privacy Professionals; The Sedona Conference, Working Group 6: International Choice of Law, 2017; Technology Association of Georgia; Women in Cable Telecommunications; and Women in Film & Television, Atlanta.
BYRON M.G. SANFORD is a member of the Alpharetta law firm of Briskin, Cross & Sanford, LLC, where his practice focuses on matters involving technology law, business law, including general corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, partnership and LLC law, commercial litigation, employment law, employment litigation, commercial real estate, and intellectual property law. Mr. Sanford is a member of the Gwinnett County and the North Fulton bar associations, and was an active member of the Northeast Fulton Study Committee and The Committee for Johns Creek. He currently serves as a member of the Alpharetta Development Board. Mr. Sanford speaks at various events and has lectured at seminars for The Atlanta Women's Association of Communications and Advertising Professionals, The Georgia Counsel of Prosecuting Attorneys, The North Fulton Bar Association, and the National Training Institute's Technology and Security Symposium, as well as continuing legal education seminars. He is admitted to practice in Georgia. Mr. Sanford earned his B.A. degree from Emory University and his J.D. degree from Georgia State University College of Law.
JONATHAN B. WILSON is a partner with Taylor English Duma LLP, where he is a member of the firm's corporate and business practice group. He focuses his practice on corporate securities, corporate finance and governance; mergers and acquisitions; and intellectual property. Mr. Wilson represents Fortune 100, middle-market and start-up companies, as well as both large and small companies in outsourcing, patent licensing, distribution, and strategic alliance agreements. He applies his more than 20 years of experience as an in-house lawyer, business adviser and strategist to help business executives and owners achieve negotiated solutions to technology and financial transactions. In 2009, Mr. Wilson founded the Renewable Energy Committee of the American Bar Association's Public Utility Section and continues to chair that committee, writing and speaking frequently on renewable energy and clean technology development. He is a member of the American Bar Association (chair, Renewable Energy Committee, Public Utility Section; member, Internet Industry Committee, Public Utility Section), as well as the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Wilson earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from the College of William & Mary, and his J.D. degree from The George Washington University School of Law.
RACHAEL L. ZICHELLA, practices both commercial litigation and labor and employment law at Taylor English Duma LLP, where she is a partner with experience representing corporations, boards of directors, and individuals in complex matters. She regularly appears nationwide in federal and state courts, and in arbitration, and litigates matters through trial, which she greatly enjoys. Ms. Zichella also regularly negotiates and drafts employment and restrictive covenants agreements for both executives and corporations, and works with the Taylor English corporate attorneys on executive compensation and employment and litigation-related aspects of major transactions, including due diligence. She received her B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude; and her J.D. degree, cum laude, pro bono certificate, from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia; the State Bar of California; Federal Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia, e-Discovery and the Use of Technology Section, founding co-chair; State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers’ Division, Labor and Employment Section, past co-chair; Piedmont College, adjunct professor of labor and employment law, MBA Program, Spring 2011; and The Sedona Conference.