AGG Practices recognized in new Legal 500 rankings

AGG congratulates its Immigration, Mergers and Acquisitions / Strategic Alliances, and Telecommunications Practice Teams for having been lauded in the 2011 edition of The Legal 500 U.S.


The Immigration Practice Team is specifically noted for being “able to offer effective multilingual service in support of its immigration law expertise.” It also mentions that Practice Leader and Partner “Teri Simmons and Of Counsel Stephen Pocalyko are highly regarded.”


AGG’s Mergers and Acquisitions / Strategic Alliances Practice Team is recognized for advising “a wide array of Atlanta’s top 150 public companies and fast-tech 50 companies, as well as Georgia’s top 50 private companies.” Co-practice Leader Jonathan Golden is specifically mentioned, and his fellow Co-practice Leader Adam S. Skorecki is lauded for his “extensive experience in the acquisition, sale and financing of nursing homes and other related types of healthcare facilities.” Partner Donald I. Hackney Jr. is also recognized for representing Contel in its acquisitions, divestitures and other strategic transactions.


The Telecommunications Practice Team is recognized in both the regulatory and transactional categories. Partner Scott E. Taylor is ”praised for his ‘responsiveness and excellent work’ and has successfully represented numerous clients in land use and zoning matters relating to the location and construction of telecommunications facilities.” The Legal 500 says, “Don Hackney in Atlanta and his team are involved in a multi-year project representing a national communications carrier in connection with negotiating and obtaining numerous cable franchises with city and county governments, and represent the largest independent incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) in a large Midwestern state in connection with building an advanced telecom network to connect regional hospitals and other rural healthcare facilities, and provide them with state-of-the-art data and video networks.”


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