ATLANTA, GA—Adams and Reese is pleased to announce five lateral hires, expanding the law firm’s presence in the Atlanta market and strengthening its global corporate services, M&A transactions, and estate planning practice areas.
Partner Robert L. Welch, Special Counsel Timothy P. Veith, Associates Bennett B. Secrest and Madalyn S. Davis, and Foreign Licensed Attorney Javier A. Gonzalez have joined Adams and Reese from Drew Eckl & Farnham.
Welch and Veith both bring more than 30 years of experience as corporate services and transactions attorneys, having represented the buy and sell sides of M&A deals and serving as general counsel for growing start-ups, middle market organizations, and large companies.
Welch closed more than a dozen M&A deals over the last two years, ranging between $10 and $66 million. Veith has managed legal affairs for commercial lending and insurance agency groups with portfolio growth from $20 million to over $1 billion in commercial loan transactions. Secrest is a rising star in corporate services, advising corporate officers, founding teams, and organizations.
For over 15 years, Gonzalez, has served as international counsel for entrepreneurs, business executives, and investors on M&A deals, corporate transactions, and helped grow their operations across Latin America, Europe, Middle East, and North America.
Davis represents businesses, families, elderly clients, and young professionals, on estate planning and probate matters, advising clients of tax law changes and legislation around exemptions and gifting laws.
Adams and Reese now has 15 attorneys and advisors in its Atlanta office.
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