CLE Hours: 6 including 6 General, 1 Ethics, 0 Professionalism, 2 Trial Practice
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ROBERT D. WILDSTEIN
Robert Wildstein is a partner with the law firm of Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C., and was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1983. Robert earned his undergraduate degree with honors from Northwestern University, his juris doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Georgia, and his Master of Laws degree in Litigation from Emory University.
Robert’s areas of practice include post judgment collections, creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, commercial leasing, commercial transactions, and organizational governance. Robert serves as a speaker at CLE seminars for the State Bar of Georgia, National Business Institute, Sterling Education Services, and Lorman Education Services on numerous topics which include post judgment collection, commercial leasing and evidence.
Robert is a contributing author and recent update editor of Stuart Finestone’s authoritative book on Georgia Post Judgment Collections. Robert has also been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers (2021-2022), Georgia Super Lawyer, Atlanta Magazine, 2006-2023, and one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” for 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Jessica Wood is one of the top 100 Super Lawyers™ in Georgia. She has won all of her trials, including two directed verdicts. However, most cases do not go to trial: clients need to control costs, outcome, and the time expenditure of key executives. Jessica is known for achieving outstanding results for her clients without going to trial, including pre-suit resolutions, summary judgment dismissals after suit is filed, and defense settlements for no payment. Her practice areas include breach of fiduciary duty, contracts, employment, fraud, tortious interference with business relations, and trade secrets.
Jessica is active in the legal community. She created Water Cooler Office Hours, an innovative mentoring program that allows law students to find role models and champions in an informal environment. In addition, Jessica is a frequent lecturer at law schools and continuing legal education classes for attorneys on a wide range of topics, including contract drafting, mindfulness in the practice of law, networking, pro bono work, and trial techniques.
Gus H. Small
Small Herrin, LLP
Gus H. Small is a senior partner at Small Herrin, LLP. Gus has represented Debtors, Creditors and Equity Security Holders in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases and has been legal counsel to a number of creditors' committees. He has also served as a Trustee in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases.
Besides serving as legal counsel in bankruptcy cases, Gus specializes in commercial litigation, including jury trials in federal and state court. He has appeared as counsel in state and federal court in matters involving lender liability, voidable transfers, secured and unsecured creditors' rights, contract disputes, insurance defense cases involving real estate issues, construction lien law and receivership cases. He has also represented clients in numerous mediations and arbitrations and has served as a mediator and special master.
Gus is admitted to practice before the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, all federal courts in Georgia, the United States Courts of Appeal for the 4th, 5th and 11th Circuits and the United States Supreme Court. He is a frequent lecturer on Bankruptcy and Commercial Law, and is the author of The Bank is Not Your Friend, a guide for small business owners, entrepreneurs, accountants and others not experienced in commercial law and bankruptcy. The book explains the creditor’s rights and debtor relief system and educates the reader in how the commercial law and bankruptcy system works when a small business suffers financial difficulties.
Gus is a graduate of Emory University College and the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. Prior to coming to Atlanta to practice law, Gus served on active duty as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army in Viet Nam.
Ashley Bowcott grew up as a writer in a family of legal professionals. She applies her love of writing with her experiences around the practice of law, using research, creativity and her legal acumen to effectively tell clients’ stories. She represents a wide range of business clients--from individual employees to closely held companies to national and multinational corporations--in a variety of business litigation disputes. She specializes in noncompete and other restrictive covenant and trade secret disputes.
Ashley is a graduate of Georgia State University College of Law, where she was a Dean’s Scholar and member of the Executive Board of the Georgia State University Law Review. Previously, Ashley received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at University of Central Florida where she was a Provost’s Fellow, and she earned her Bachelor of Arts from DePaul University. She currently serves as a Communications Chair with the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers and is also a member of the Atlanta Bar Association's Wellness Committee, as well as its Law School Outreach Committee.
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