On December 13, 2019, Wargo French obtained a jury verdict for its client MSouth Equity Partners against Alston & Bird after a two-week jury trial. The jury found that Alston committed malpractice by rendering negligent tax advice in 2011, and subsequently in 2013 and 2014 through its communications with MSouth regarding the error and an ongoing audit by the IRS. The jury awarded MSouth $4.7M as compensation. Wargo French is very pleased to have helped MSouth achieve this result after four years of litigation. Congratulations to the Wargo French trial team -
Wargo French was proud to have represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Munilla Construction Management Bankruptcy case involving the FIU Bridge collapse. We are pleased that confirmation was achieved.
Stacey Godfrey Evans, a partner in our Atlanta office, had the honor of delivering the keynote address at the 26th Annual Cobb Collaborative Human Services Awards. Award nominees were recognized for their dedication to working with (or volunteering with) those less fortunate in the community, their professionalism within the community, and their collaboration with others and involvement in the community.
Wargo French is proud to announce that three attorneys in our Miami office have been recognized by the South Florida Legal Guide for 2020. Michael Foster has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” in the areas of corporate and business litigation and bankruptcy, Kris Aungst has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” in the area of Bankruptcy and Restructuring, and Nicola Gelormino has been r
Wargo French is proud to announce that Vernon Strickland, a partner in our Atlanta office, has been named to the Leadership Georgia Class of 2020. Leadership Georgia stands apart as one of the nation’s oldest and most successful leadership-training programs for young business, civic and community leaders with the desire and potential to work together for a better Georgia. Approximately 60 participants are selected each year from a pool of several hundred applicants from across the state. Congratulations
Wargo French is proud to announce that two of its Miami associates, Alicia M. Holden and Shanise Lawrence, were recently recognized on The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 list. The prestigious award recognizes black attorneys under 40 who demonstrate “superior leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile.” Only 40 individuals from each state or region are selected for the list each year. Congratulations Alicia and Shanise!
Wargo French was honored to host the Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Southeast Executive Event “Your TV Knows (and Shares) What You Watched Last Summer: Data Privacy in Television Industry,” on November 6, 2019 in our Atlanta office. We enjoyed a lively discussion with industry leaders on best practices for protecting customers’ rights, while also monetizing the data collected from them.
On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Wargo French’s Kristopher Aungst, a partner in our Miami office, and Yasbel Perez, a junior associate in our Miami office, participated in an event to celebrate the Florida Association for Women Lawyers Miami-Dade Chapter’s “GOOD” (Guys Overcoming Obstacles to Diversity) Guys initiative.