J.D., Columbia Law School
   Editor, Columbia Law Review
   Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology
   Highest Honors
   President's Scholar

Ward Council

A President’s Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Ward graduated with Highest Honors in Electrical Engineering in 1987.  Then he spent a year in Washington D.C. working on Senator Sam Nunn’s staff on Capitol Hill before entering Columbia Law School.  At Columbia, Ward was an editor of the Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. 

After graduation, Ward practiced in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law at the law firms of King & Spalding and Alston & Bird, ultimately becoming a partner at the firm of Alston & Bird.

Ward left large law firm life to go in-house as general counsel of both large and small manufacturing companies.  In those positions he was responsible for the full range of legal affairs for his client companies and was confidante and advisor to the top executives and boards of directors.  With this in-house experience he gained the perspective of a business person from the inside and learned what CEOs want and need in their company lawyer.

In his private law practice, Ward enjoys drawing upon his mix of major law firm, corporate in-house and hands-on small business experience to provide counsel and assistance to his clients.

Ward enjoys single-malt Scotch and ALTA tennis.  He also enjoys reading about physics and cosmology and is studying Japanese.

Speaking Engagements:

"Don't Try This at Home!: How Do-It-Yourself Contracts Put You at Risk" - Multiple groups and dates

"Prenuptial Agreements for Your Company" - Cobb County Bar Association Legal Education Seminar, 2/7/13

"Business Contracts A-Z" - Commercial Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 11/15/12

"Other Things You Can Do with Shareholder Agreements" - Morgan Stanley, 6/29/11

"Legal Blocking and Tackling for Your Business" - The Buckhead Club, 6/4/10

"Buying or Selling a Private Company" - The Georgian Club, 10/8/09

"10 Business Law Mistakes that Might Surprise You" - The Georgian Club Executive Roundtable, 3/11/09

"10 Things You Might Not Know (But Ought to) from the World of Business Law" - Cobb County Bar Association Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section, 2/26/09

"Corporate Service Company Scams" - Georgia Association of Business Brokers, 2/24/09


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F: (678) 343-9569


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The Japan-America Society of Georgia

Metro Atlanta Scotch Club

American Bar Association

Section of Business Law

Committee on Corporate Governance

General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division

State Bar of Georgia

Business Law Section

Corporate Counsel Section

Franchise & Distribution Section

Atlanta Bar Association

Business & Finance Law Section

Corporate Counsel Section

Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section

Georgia Tech Bar Association

The Georgian Club (The Georgian Club Advisory Council 2009-present)