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Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP welcomes three new attorneys

2nd May 2018

Pauline Rottstock

MSI's South Carolina and Georgia law member Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Michael S. Rosenthal, R. Scott Tobin and A. Binford (Bin) Minter have joined the firm’s Business Group. All three were previously with Wagner, Johnston & Rosenthal, P.C.

Rosenthal and Minter will be based in the firm’s Atlanta office, while Tobin will split his time between the firm’s Atlanta and Raleigh, N.C offices. They will focus their efforts on corporate law with special emphasis on venture capital financing, franchising and when needed, business litigation.

“Mike, Scott and Bin add a further dimension and depth to our already highly-regarded business team,” said Thomas W. Epting, Smith Moore Leatherwood partner and the Practice Area Leader of the firm’s Business Group. “They strengthen our practice’s ability to offer clients skilled representation in venture capital financing, franchising and other corporate matters.”

Rosenthal joins the firm as a partner and brings with him more than 35 years of experience. His practice primarily involves the representation-of franchise, professional and service industry clients, providing day-to-day business counseling and advice, in addition to litigation services when necessary. Throughout his career, Rosenthal has served as an assistant attorney general for the state of Georgia, a special projects coordinator for the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and as a special assistant attorney general.

Tobin, who also joins Smith Moore Leatherwood as partner, focuses a large portion of his business practice on managing risk and capitalizing on growth opportunities for privately held technology companies and their investors. His litigation work is concentrated largely upon disputes involving business sales and acquisitions and among private company investors and lenders, directors, and management. Tobin frequently serves as U.S. general counsel to expansion minded overseas companies, advising them on all aspects of U.S. market entry. During his career, he has worked as an assistant attorney general for the state of Georgia and as North Carolina election counsel to the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Minter joins Smith Moore Leatherwood as an associate attorney. He represents small businesses and their owners in a broad range of matters, such as governance, private investment, contract drafting, trademarks and trade secrets, litigation and collection. His practice also includes local government representation for a southwest Georgia county, and he is familiar with courthouses across the state. Minter is a third-generation graduate of The University of Georgia and a “double dawg” having earned his juris doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law.