Adam Slipakoff
Partner
Mr. Slipakoff’s principal areas of concentration include venture capital, corporate transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Experience Highlights

Mr. Slipakoff’s principal areas of concentration include venture capital, corporate transactions and mergers and acquisitions. From 2004-2014, Mr. Slipakoff co-founded two thriving mid-sized law firms in Atlanta where he headed the corporate law departments:

From 1999–2004 Mr. Slipakoff served as senior corporate associate at BryanCave, LLP.  BryanCave LLP is a leading business and litigation firm with more than 1,000 attorneys in 24 worldwide offices including the United States, Europe and Asia. www.bryancave.com

From 2004–2008, Mr. Slipakoff co-founded Taylor, Busch, Slipakoff & Duma, LLP, now Taylor English, LLP, a thriving mid-sized firm in Atlanta with over 120 lawyers. www.taylorenglish.com

From 2008–2014, Mr. Slipakoff was a founding member of Busch, Slipakoff & Schuh, LLP and head of the firm’s Corporate Transactions practice group. The firm has approximately 50 attorneys and four offices. www.bssfirm.com

Mr. Slipakoff has served as General Counsel for Razor Insights, LLC from its inception in 2010 through its sale to athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN) on January 13, 2015.  athenahealth has a market capitalization of $5.3 billion and is a leader in billing and clinical-related software services to medical practices in the United States. 

Mr. Slipakoff has served as General Counsel for UniPro Foodservice, Inc. since 2004.  UniPro is the world’s largest foodservice distribution organization with over $64 billion in combined sales by 750 member companies in 900 locations. UniPro is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Skills

Corporate Legal Transactions

Securities and Corporate Finance

Mergers and Acquisitions

Payment Transactions

Industries

Private Equity

Securities and Capital Markets

Software Development

Health Information Systems

Information Technology

E-Commerce

Contract Development and Manufacturing

Prepaid and Electronic Payments

Healthcare Technology

Real Estate

Banking and Financial Institutions

Broker-Dealer

Foodservice Distribution

Manufacturing

Medical Device Development

Food and Beverage

Offshore Outsourcing

Education

University of Florida

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

1995

University Of Florida

Masters of Business Administration

1999

University Of Florida

Juris Doctor

1999

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Andrea Martin
Bank & Financial Lawyer
Ms. Martin is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and represents lenders in residential real estate litigation matters.

Professional History

Andrea Edwards Martin is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. She represents lenders in residential real estate litigation matters. She graduated from Auburn University in 1998 with a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science. After working as a litigation paralegal for several years, she went on to earn her law degree from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center in 2003. Ms. Martin began her practice as an attorney in Orlando, Florida specializing in family law, small business litigation and bankruptcy law. In 2006, she went to work for the Florida Realtors ® Association as an in-house staff attorney advising Realtors ® on real estate license law, real estate contract interpretation and disputes, including foreclosures, short sales, and landlord tenant law. In 2010, Ms. Martin began practicing primarily Florida real estate foreclosure litigation. She has experience in preparing and taking cases to trial with successful results. Ms. Martin joined the firm in 2013.

Andrea was admitted to the Florida State Bar in 2004 ad the State Bar of Georgia in 2013.

Experience Highlights

Ms. Martin has extensive experience representing banks and other financial institutions in various real estate matters, including foreclosure proceedings, title issues, civil litigation, and bankruptcy matters in Florida and Georgia.

Since the financial crisis of 2008, Ms. Martin has developed a specialty in handling troubled loans and all aspects of bank litigation from inception through settlement or final judgment and collection. Actions may involve resolving title issues, deed-in-lieu-of-foreclosures, personal property seizure and resales, short sales, modifications, forbearance agreements, rent seizures, evaluating security interests, engineering receivership actions for performing assets, confirmation actions, litigation and deficiency actions, writs of possession, and collecting judgments through garnishments and seizures. Our goal is to develop a litigation or resolution strategy that maximizes the bank’s return while minimizing costs, risks and exposure to lender liability counterclaims.

Practice Areas

Foreclosure Litigation

Education

J.D., Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, 2003B.A., Auburn University, Journalism and Political Science, 1998

Don Novajosky
of Counsel
Mr. Novajosky advises executives of privately-held and publicly-traded companies in the software, IT, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries.

Experience Highlights

Donald L. Novajosky joined Slipakoff, PC in April 2015.  Don is an experienced general counsel and corporate lawyer, with over 15+ years of experience advising corporate boards and executives of privately-held and publicly-traded companies in the software, IT, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries on a wide variety of domestic and international legal matters, with an emphasis on corporate, securities/SEC, M&A and corporate governance matters.

Don is admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars only.

Don previously served as VP, General Counsel & Secretary of Webtrends, a global provider of web analytics and optimization solutions. While at Webtrends, Don lead the company’s Legal Department and was responsible for all legal matters affecting the company, including general corporate, commercial contracts, compliance, data security & privacy, intellectual property, and litigation and dispute resolution.

Don also served, for several years, as SVP, General Counsel & Secretary of Aptean (formerly, CDC Software, NASDAQ: CDCS), a global leader in enterprise application software and related services that provides vertical industry-specific CRM, ERP, SCM, and e-commerce solutions in SaaS, cloud, and on-premise deployments; and at Aptean’s former parent company, CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), a Hong Kong-based holding company of software, IT, online gaming, and internet portal/media businesses.

While at Aptean and CDC, Don served as compliance officer, lead the companies’ world-wide legal team, and was responsible for corporate, securities/SEC, M&A, commercial, compliance, corporate governance, risk management, and litigation matters.  In addition, while at CDC, Don oversaw the acquisition of, or investment in, over 30+ businesses located in the US, EMEA, Australia, Hong Kong, China, India and South America, to supplement and expand the companies’ business and product offerings,

Don has served as an attorney with several well-known law firms including Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (WilmerHale), Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney, Reed Smith, and Hutchison Law Group, where his practice focused on general corporate matters, securities and SEC reporting, M&A, corporate governance, technology licensing, regulatory compliance, and corporate transactions, for technology-focused clients.

Don also served as Director, Legal for Cytogen Corporation (NASDAQ: CYTO), a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company with an established product line in prostate cancer therapeutics and other areas of oncology.

Service and Skills

Corporate Legal Transactions

Securities and Corporate Finance

Mergers and Acquisitions

Payment Transactions

Litigations and Dispute Resolution

Franchise

Intellectual Property and Technology

General Counsel

Industries

Computer Software / Saas

Information Technology

Internet and Media

Data Processing and Hosting

Online Gaming

Professional Services

Pharmaceutical

Biotechnology

Education

New York Law School, J.D., magnu cum laude

June 2000

Pennsylvania State University, B.S in Finance, University Park, PA

June 1993

Mark Baker
of Counsel
Mr. Baker is of counsel to the firm and a member of the bankruptcy and the real estate practice groups focusing on foreclosure and eviction matter.

Summary

Mark A. Baker is of counsel to the firm and a member of the bankruptcy and the real estate practice groups. Mark obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama. After receiving his law degree from Cumberland School of Law, Mark served two years as judicial law clerk to United States Bankruptcy Judge L. Chandler Watson. Before joining Slipakoff LLC,  Mark was the managing partner over the multistate Bankruptcy practice of Johnson & Freedman, LLC, a mid-sized Atlanta-based creditors’ rights firm.

Mark’s practice is focused on real estate issues in bankruptcy, foreclosure and eviction matter in the States of Tennessee and North Carolina. Over his 30 years of practice Mark has represented many of the country’s major mortgage servicers, as well as regional banks and credit unions, in the federal and state courts of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

In addition to his practice at Slipakoff LLC, Mark also manages a boutique law firm, Mark A. Baker Law, LLC, which concentrates on entertainment and intellectual property law issues. You may link to his website at http://www.markabakerlaw.com/.

Service & Skills

Drafting

Reviewing and negotiating contracts

Musical act and start-up record label representation

Filmmaker agreements

Releases and clearances

On- and off-screen talent representation

Book options and script protection

Licensing creative properties

Trademark

Service mark

Copyright and performing rights Organization registration

Business entity formation and compliance

Seth Boso
Attorney
Mr. Boso specializes in corporate and transactional law, corporate formation and governance, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and equity and debt financing.

Experience Highlights

Seth A. Boso joined Slipakoff LLP as an associate attorney in October 2014. Mr. Boso practices primarily in the areas of corporate and transactional law, corporate formation and governance, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and equity and debt financing.

Mr. Boso has served a range of clients, including Atlanta-based UniPro Foodservice, Inc., the largest foodservice distribution organization in the world. Mr. Boso has represented clients in merger and acquisition transactions, including Razor Insights, LLC, which sold to athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) in January 2015. Mr. Boso has also represented clients in various venture capital, debt, and equity financing transactions, including private placements, stock purchase agreements, various debt instruments.

Mr. Boso received his J.D. from the West Virginia University College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Boso was a member of the WVU Moot Court Board and served as Chairman of the SBA Ethics Council. Before attending law school, Mr. Boso graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Political Science in 2010.

Mr. Boso is licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Service and Skills

Corporate formation and governance,

Corporate legal transactions and contracts,

Securities and corporate finance,

Mergers and acquisitions,

Start-up and mid-stage venture capital transactions,

Business financing and payment transactions,

Intellectual property and licensing,

Software as a Service (SaaS), and

General counsel.

Industries

Private Equity

Securities and Capital Markets

Software as a Service (SaaS) and Software Development

Information Technology (IT)

Electronic Commerce

Financial Technology, Electronic Payments, and Merchant Cash Advance (MCA)

Broker-Dealer

Education

West Virginia University College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2014

University of Georgia
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2010

Steven Cunningham
of Counsel
Mr. Cunningham is of counsel to the firm and specializes in securities law, mergers and acquisitions and international transactions.

Summary

Mr. Cunningham’s principal areas of concentration include securities law, mergers and acquisitions and international transactions.

Mr. Cunningham has served as lead counsel for both issuers and managing underwriters in numerous IPOs. He has been integrally involved in more than 200 public and private debt and equity offerings and acquisitions. His securities experience includes (in addition to IPO registrations), ongoing public company reports/filings with the SEC, registered tender offers, private equity/hedge fund capitalizations and the registration of shares in acquisitions.

Mr. Cunningham’s broad international experience includes Asian, European, Middle Eastern, Canadian, Caribbean, Indian and Latin American transactions. The businesses involved in his representation cover a broad industry spectrum, including waste management, entertainment, medical devices and technology, real estate development and management, manufacturing, financial services, Internet technology, energy, marine salvage, hospitality, food and beverage and lawn and garden.

He is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Texas (inactive) and has an AV Preeminent rating (the highest attainable) under the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Standards.

From 2007–2010, Mr. Cunningham served as General Counsel to Undersea Recovery Corporation, which was engaged in international underwater commercial archaeology.

From 2001–2007, Mr. Cunningham served as General Counsel to Equus Resources, Inc., which was engaged in residential mortgage origination and financial services training and education.

From 1977–2001, Mr. Cunningham served as a Senior Partner, Partner and Associate at Atlanta’s largest and most prestigious law firms and has served on the Board of Directors of 3 public companies and numerous private corporations.

Steven Cunningham Background:

Harvard Law School, J.D. cum laude, June 1977

University of Alabama, B.A. summa cum laude, June 1974 in Political Science and Psychology; Honors Scholar; Salutatorian