Barton Black is a trusted attorney with several years of prior consulting experience that enables him to recognize and understand complex issues in the business world. Barton’s business knowledge allows him to adeptly represent both businesses and individuals in a wide array of disputes and other legal matters.
In regard to businesses, Barton maintains a diverse business law practice, representing business in both litigation and transactional matters. On the litigation side, Barton frequently navigates clients through disputes involving non-compete/restrictive covenant issues, employment/HR issues, partner/shareholder disputes, contracts/collections, and intellectual property infringement, for example. On the corporate and transactional side, Barton assists his business clients with formations/startup issues, organizational documents, employment contracts, non-competes/restrictive covenants, technology contracts, trademark/copyright registration, IP licensing, real estate matters, and various contract matters.
As for individuals, Barton represents select individuals in actions to recover from other individuals, governmental entities, and businesses who have caused them harm. In particular, Barton represents individuals in disputes involving non-competes/restrictive covenants, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, overtime pay, contracts/collections, real estate, and landlord/tenant issues.
Barton began his law career practicing for several years in the intellectual property group at Alston + Bird, LLP, a global law firm based in Atlanta. Afterward, Barton practiced with Swift Currie, a regional firm in Atlanta, where he focused solely on business and insurance litigation and sharpened his litigation skills. Barton then worked for Thrasher Liss & Smith, LLC for over three years where he developed a broad business practice in litigation and corporate matters and represented individuals in employment related disputes. Prior to law school, Barton was a business consultant with KPMG, a global accounting firm.
Barton received his law degree, with honors, from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. While in law school, he served on the Moot Court Board, the Student Bar Association, and was finalist in the National Moot Court Competition. Barton received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, with honors, from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000.
When not practicing law, Barton enjoys spending time with his two young daughters, Billie and Jess, and his wife, Brin. Barton likes to travel and desires to see more of the world with Brin. Barton and his family are members of the Northside United Methodist Church, where Barton is active in the men’s ministry. In addition, Brin and Barton support several non-profits that focus on improving the lives of Africans, including CARE for AIDS and the Small Voices Foundations.