After fifty years of practice (45 years as a partner), Jack has transitioned to “of counsel” in the Corporate and Private Wealth practice groups, regularly working with the firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring practice groups. Jack is known for his creative approach to resolving complex business issues and negotiating the purchase or sale of businesses. He is a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee where he served for nearly 10 years and was an original founding member of the firm’s Art Committee. Jack currently serves on the firm’s Associate Development Committee. Jack advises closely-held businesses on the intricacies surrounding mergers and acquisitions, and corporate workouts and restructuring, as well as general corporate matters. He also advises clients in corporate restructuring and creditors’ rights matters. Over the course of his 50-year career, Jack has represented clients in a diverse array of industries including dairy, distribution, hotel, manufacturing, medical, retail, scrap metal, steel, and timber. In 2020, he received the State Bar of Georgia’s certificate of distinction for outstanding achievements in the legal profession.
Jack has been a guest lecturer at the Emory Graduate Business School and presents on panels for various business and law programs. He is also an active member of the community, serving as a board member for various organizations. Prior to joining the Haas Holland Levison & Gibert Law Firm in 1974, Jack served as a Tax Law Specialist in the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. Haas Holland merged with Arnall Golden Gregory in 1982.