Attorneys

Experience

Brad Harmon serves as managing partner of HunterMaclean. He has extensive experience in business litigation and has successfully represented various hospitals, financial institutions, industrial materials manufacturers, and other businesses in commercial disputes. He has also successfully defended medical care providers, trucking companies, and other businesses in personal injury lawsuits, and represented manufacturers of numerous types of products in products liability claims. Brad assists logistics, 3PL, and warehousing clients with their logistics transactional needs. He provides counsel to the Firm’s clients on OSHA matters, including contesting OSHA citations/violations on behalf of such clients. He has represented builders, subcontractors, and owners in both commercial and residential construction projects.

Brad was named a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star by Atlanta Magazine in 2007, 2009-2011, and 2013-2017; a GenerationNEXT: Rising Star of Business in 2013 by Savannah Magazine and Business in Savannah; an “On the Rise” Attorney by the Fulton County Daily Report in 2013; one of “40 Under 40” by Georgia Trend in 2015; a Legal Elite by Georgia Trend in 2016; a Georgia Super Lawyer in 2018; and one of the Best Lawyers in America in 2018 and 2019. He has been AV-rated by his peers on Martindale-Hubbell.

Brad is involved in numerous community activities, including his service on the boards of directors for Union Mission and Savannah Technical College Foundation. He is a member of the Savannah Quarterback Club and has previously served on the United Way of the Coastal Empire’s Campaign Cabinet as the co-chairman of the Attorneys Division.

Brad is admitted to practice in the State of Georgia, the State of Tennessee, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Georgia. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, the Savannah Bar Association, and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association. He was previously a member of the Executive Committee of the Savannah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and the chairman of the Savannah Bar Association’s Legal Directory Committee.

Originally from Sevierville, Tennessee, Brad earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee. He graduated from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in 2002. During law school, he was a member of the Mercer Law Review.

Published Opinions

Representative Engagements

  • Lead trial counsel and co-appellate counsel in successful defense of a class action challenging the legality of Georgia’s litigation funding industry under the Georgia Industrial Loan Act and the Georgia Payday Lending Act.
  • Lead trial and appellate counsel in the successful defense of a large publicly traded supplier of aggregate and heavy building materials against a $32 million claim arising out of supply of materials for multiple large road construction projects (summary judgment obtained and upheld on appeal).
  • Representation of manufacturers and logistics companies in negotiation of 3PL and warehousing contracts.
  • Defense counsel in a large number of toxic tort/environmental lawsuits arising from the largest fish kill in Georgia history.
  • Successful representation and resolution of shareholder suit against an international third party logistics provider.
  • Kea v. Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center – Defense verdict at trial in a personal injury premises liability claim.
  • Won summary judgment on causation issue in a personal injury case involving substantial and permanent injuries on behalf of EMC Engineering, and then prevailed at the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court.
  • Successful representation of a large manufacturer of industrial goods against alleged OSHA repeat violations claim by procuring a positive resolution on the eve of trial.
  • Responsible for HIPAA/mental health/medical records privacy issues for a regional health care provider.

Recognition

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Best Lawyers in America: Construction Litigation, 2018-2019

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.

Georgia Super Lawyers: Business Litigation, 2018

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2007, 2009-2011 & 2013-2017

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite: 2016

Georgia Trend Magazine’s annual listing of Georgia’s top attorneys, selected by their peers. The list includes eight practice areas: business law; personal injury litigation; criminal law; labor and employment; taxes, estates and trusts; bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; family law; and general practice/trial law.

Georgia Trend Magazine’s 40 Under 40: 2015

Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40” honorees are outstanding Georgians under the age of 40 who represent the areas of business, government, politics, non-profits, conservation, education, and science. Nominations are made each year by Georgia Trend readers throughout the state. Only 40 people are selected to be part of this accomplished group.

Fulton County Daily Report’s On the Rise Attorney: 2013

The Fulton County Daily Report publishes an elite list of “On the Rise” Attorneys each year, recognizing 40 of the state’s leading lawyers under the age of 40. Winners are nominated and selected based on their contributions to law in Georgia.

GenerationNEXT: Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business, 2013

In their annual GenerationNEXT: Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business competition, Savannah Magazine and Business in Savannah recognize 21 local business and community leaders under the age of 40. The winners are nominated and selected based upon their business accomplishments and humanitarian efforts.

Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rated

The Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.


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Publications & Presentations

Publications

Savannah Logistics Lunch Focuses on Industry Disruptors

Colin McRae and Brad Harmon discuss the upcoming Savannah Logistics Lunch in their article for Business in Savannah.

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Savannah Logistics Lunch Focuses on Technology and Transportation

The 2016 Savannah Logistics Lunch will take place on July 21 at the Armstrong Center. Co-presented by the Center of Innovation for Logistics and HunterMaclean, this event will explore Technology and Transportation.

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Growth in Perishables Sector Creates Opportunity for Logistics Providers

At the recent Savannah Logistics Lunch, more than 200 attendees gathered to hear a panel discussion on the growth of the cold chain and perishables industry sectors in the Coastal Georgia region. One word came up again and again: opportunity. Attorneys Colin McRae and Brad Harmon discuss further in this article for the Savannah Morning News.

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Logistics Lunch brings Georgia Logistics Summit to Savannah

The Georgia Logistics Summit, presented each year by the Center of Innovation for Logistics, is the premiere logistics event in Georgia. This year the Center of Innovation for Logistics and HunterMaclean have developed a new event focused specifically on the coastal Georgia region: the Savannah Logistics Lunch.

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Trux: Keeping up with everything that moves

HunterMaclean has spent much of its long history serving the legal needs of companies at every stop on the nation’s evolving transportation continuum. Lyle Fitzsimmons from Trux magazine interviews attorney Brad Harmon to learn more about the firm’s transportation and logistics practice.

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Ship-to-Shore: Logistics and Liability

If you have ever ordered an item online, bought a new iPhone, or picked up a ripe California orange at the grocery store, you have utilized the enormous web of logistics that transports cargo around the world. In their article for Elegant Island Living, attorneys Colin McRae and Brad Harmon explain the complicated business of logistics liability.

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The Effect of Recent Global Affairs on Local Logistics

The recent Russian embargo on certain agricultural imports from the U.S. and other Western countries will have an impact on local logistics and maritime commerce. The ban applies largely to U.S.-grown food products, including meats, vegetables and processed foods—all items heavily trafficked in Georgia’s ports. Attorneys Brad Harmon and Colin McRae explain how this will affect our local economy.

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Takeaways from the 2014 Georgia Logistics Summit

Logistics, a vital component of Georgia’s economy, represents more than $15 billion annually. HunterMaclean attorneys recently attended the 2014 Georgia Logistics Summit and gained valuable insight into how the logistics industry can deliver in the face of rising costs, increased regulation, and global competition.

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Will the Proposed Online Sales Tax Bill Hurt the Logistics Industry?

HunterMaclean Partner Brad Harmon discusses the potential impact of the Marketplace Fairness Act on Savannah’s logistics industry.

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Liability Laws Affecting Inland Logistics

HunterMaclean partner Brad Harmon explores the intricacies of liability issues in the inland logistics industry, offering valuable advice to shippers, carriers, and third-party logistics providers.

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Multi-Channel Commerce Provides Growth Opportunities

Attorney Brad Harmon explores how multi-channel commerce is shaping today’s logistics industry.

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OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Changes Set for 2013

Partner Brad Harmon explains the changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard requirements that will begin to affect employers in 2013.

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Presentations

Products Liability

Presented by John M. Hewson, III, and Bradley M. Harmon to a HunterMaclean client in Savannah, Georgia, on April 27, 2016.

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Products Liability

Presented by John M. Hewson, III, and Bradley M. Harmon to a HunterMaclean client in Savannah, Georgia, on July 24, 2014.

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Changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 45 and 37

Presented by Bradley M. Harmon to the Commercial & Business Litigation Committee at the Transportation Lawyers Association Annual Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida from April 29 to May 3, 2014.

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Legal Update: Issues Our Clients Are Asking Us About

Presented by Colin A. McRae and Bradley M. Harmon at the Southeastern Warehouse Association Annual Convention in Destin, Florida on September 14, 2013.

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The Trial of the Slave Ship WANDERER

Presented at the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference in Savannah, Georgia on May 2, 2013 by Colin A. McRae, Bradley M. Harmon, and Adam G. Kirk.

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Seminar on Mental Health and Involuntary Commitment

Presented for a health care client in 2010 and 2012 by Bradley M. Harmon.

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Seminar on Medical Record Documentation

Presented for a health care client in 2009 by Bradley M. Harmon.

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News

23 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys from the firm were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019. Best Lawyers is an annual publication that recognizes attorneys for outstanding achievements in their area of practice.

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Fourth Annual Savannah Logistics Lunch Focuses on Managing More for the Future

The Savannah Logistics Lunch was held on Friday, July 20th at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. This year’s event included a keynote panel discussion on Managing More for the Future.

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Eighteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

HunterMaclean was recently honored with the selection of thirteen HunterMaclean attorneys as 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers and five attorneys as 2018 Rising Stars.

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Elegant Island Living: Celebrating 15 Years in Brunswick

HunterMaclean’s Brunswick office opened 15 years ago. Elegant Island Living sits down with the Brunswick attorneys for a reflective Q&A about this important milestone.

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23 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys from the firm were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. Best Lawyers recognizes attorneys for significant achievements in their area of practice.

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Thirteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

HunterMaclean was recently honored with the selection of eight HunterMaclean attorneys as 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers and five attorneys as 2017 Rising Stars. Attorneys are selected based upon peer review, professional achievements, and independent research.

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HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as 2016 Georgia Trend Legal Elite

Eight HunterMaclean attorneys were recognized as 2016 Legal Elite by Georgia Trend. Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite is compiled by attorneys submitting their nominations through the publication’s website.

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Second Annual Savannah Logistics Lunch Highlights Technology in Transportation

The Savannah Logistics Lunch, co-presented by the Center of Innovation for Logistics and HunterMaclean, was held on Thursday, July 21, at the Armstrong Center. With an audience of over 300, the second annual event was at full capacity.

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Savannah CEO: Business Leaders Participate in Georgia Tech-Savannah and HunterMaclean OSHA Seminar

HunterMaclean’s managing partner, Brad Harmon, and Myrtle Turner, director of the Georgia Tech OSHA Training Institute Education Center, presented an OSHA seminar to nearly 40 business owners, safety officers, risk managers, and human resources professionals.

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Bradley M. Harmon Elected HunterMaclean Managing Partner

The partners at HunterMaclean have elected Brad Harmon to serve as managing partner. As managing partner, Brad will lead the HunterMaclean management committee, which guides firm strategy, sets long-term vision, and directs firm operations.

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Fifteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Ten HunterMaclean attorneys were recently selected as 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers and five attorneys as 2016 Rising Stars. The prestigious Super Lawyers honor, awarded annually, represents the top five percent of attorneys in each state in the nation.

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HunterMaclean Partner Brad Harmon Recognized as Georgia Trend “40 Under 40”

HunterMaclean partner Bradley M. Harmon was recognized as one of Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40” for 2015. This group of 40 outstanding Georgians under the age of 40 are the state’s best and brightest.

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SMN: Panel discussion focuses on Savannah's perishable import growth, opportunity

The inaugural Savannah Logistics Lunch, hosted by HunterMaclean and the Center of Innovation for Logistics, was a great success. Katie Martin covered the event for the Savannah Morning News.

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Savannah CEO: Savannah Logistics Lunch Presents Regional Focus on Growing Trade in Perishables

HunterMaclean is teaming up with Georgia’s Center of Innovation for Logistics to host the inaugural Savannah Logistic Lunch on August 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Savannah Airport. Thressea Boyd writes about the upcoming event for Savannah CEO.

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Thirteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

HunterMaclean attorneys were recently honored as 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. The prestigious Georgia Super Lawyer honor is awarded annually to the top five percent of attorneys in the state.

 

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Fifteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Atlanta magazine just announced the top attorneys in the state of Georgia, and 15 attorneys at HunterMaclean were named either Georgia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars.

 

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Brunswick Business Journal: HunterMaclean Critical Issues Forum in Brunswick Focuses on Logistics

HunterMaclean hosted a Critical Issues Forum in Brunswick on November 13. The Forum focused on logistics and attracted business leaders from across the region.

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The Florida Times-Union: Transportation Issues Highlighted at HunterMaclean Critical Issues Forum on Logistics

At HunterMaclean’s Critical Issues Forum in Brunswick on November 13, business leaders from across the area came together to discuss the logistics industry.

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Savannah Business Journal: HunterMaclean's Critical Issues Forum Focuses on Logistics, Supply Chain Trends

HunterMaclean’s latest Critical Issues Forum addressed timely logistics issues with statewide impact.

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Savannah Morning News: HunterMaclean Critical Issues Forum on Logistics

HunterMaclean’s latest Critical Issues Forum focused on timely logistics issues in Georgia and attracted business leaders from across the region.

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HunterMaclean Attorneys Present to the Southeastern Warehouse Association on Transportation and Logistics

HunterMaclean partners Colin McRae, Dennis Keene and Brad Harmon shared insight into the latest trends in logistics in transportation with conference attendees from across the Southeast.

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Fulton County Daily Report Honors Brad Harmon as “On the Rise” Attorney

HunterMaclean partner Brad Harmon has been recognized as one of Georgia’s top attorneys under the age of 40.

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HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Nine HunterMaclean attorneys were recently recognized as Georgia Super Lawyers. Two of the firm’s partners were also named Rising Stars.

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Savannah Magazine and Business in Savannah Honor Brad Harmon as a “Generation Next: Rising Star of Business”

HunterMaclean partner Brad Harmon is named a rising star in business under the age of 40.

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HunterMaclean Launches Emergency Response Team to Address Legal Needs of Truck Accidents on Southeast Highways

HunterMaclean‘s new HunterMaclean Emergency Response Team (HMERT) offers round-the-clock coordination to expedite responses to trucking accidents in Coastal Georgia.

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Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for Georgia Trend’s 2012 “Legal Elite” Issue

Georgia Trend honored 14 HunterMaclean attorneys in the magazine’s annual “Legal Elite” issue, which recognizes the top attorneys in the state of Georgia.

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Brad Harmon, Bates Lovett and Colin McRae Named 2011 Rising Stars by Georgia Super Lawyers

Georgia Super Lawyers recently honored three HunterMaclean attorneys as 2011 Rising Stars. All Rising Stars are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

HunterMaclean attorneys recognized as 2011 Rising Stars include Bradley M. Harmon for Business Litigation, Bates Lovett for General Litigation and Colin A. McRae for Transportation and Maritime Law.

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Seven HunterMaclean Attorneys Named 2010 Rising Stars

Georgia Super Lawyers recently honored seven HunterMaclean attorneys as 2010 Rising Stars. All Georgia Rising Stars are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

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Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as 2009 Rising Stars

Georgia Super Lawyers recently honored eight HunterMaclean attorneys as 2009 Rising Stars, setting a new firm record. All Georgia Rising Stars are 40 or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

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Seven HunterMaclean Attorneys Named 2007 Rising Stars by Georgia Super Lawyers

Georgia Super Lawyers recently honored seven HunterMaclean attorneys as 2007 Rising Stars, setting a new firm record. Brad Harmon, Matt Henderson, Adam G. Kirk, Bates Lovett, Jessica L. McClellan, Colin McRae and Chris Smith have each been named Rising Stars in recognition of their outstanding contributions to law in Georgia.

The list of Georgia Rising Stars, which represents more than 60 practice areas, will be published in the October 2007 issue of Atlanta magazine and in a special issue of Georgia Super Lawyers: Rising Stars, which is mailed to every attorney in the state. All Georgia Rising Stars are 40 or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

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Seven HunterMaclean Attorneys Named 2007 Rising Stars

Georgia Super Lawyers recently honored seven HunterMaclean attorneys as 2007 Rising Stars, setting a new firm record. Brad Harmon, Matt Henderson, Adam G. Kirk, Bates Lovett, Jessica L. McClellan, Colin McRae and Chris Smith have each been named Rising Stars in recognition of their outstanding contributions to law in Georgia.

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Videos & Podcasts

Videos

Savannah Logistics Lunch 2016

Video: Highlights of 2016 Savannah Logistics Lunch

The 2016 Savannah Logistics Lunch, presented by HunterMaclean and the Center of Innovation for Logistics, was held Thursday, July 21, at the Armstrong Center with the topic of Technology and Transportation.

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2015 Savannah logistics Lunch perishables panel

Savannah Logistics Lunch 2015

The inaugural Savannah Logistics Lunch, presented by HunterMaclean and the Center for Innovation in Logistics, featured a panel discussion on the growth of cold chain and perishables through the Port of Savannah.

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Video: HunterMaclean Critical Issues Forum on Logistics

The HunterMaclean Critical Issues forum is an annual lecture series that brings together leaders from business, industry, government education and non-profit organizations for a breakfast gathering to hear speakers on important issues facing the community. The 2013 Forum focused on the logistics industry, which generates $15 billion annually in Georgia.

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Podcasts

Savannah Logistics Lunch 2015

Podcast: Savannah Logistics Lunch August 18, 2015

The first Annual Savannah Logistics Lunch was held at the Embassy Suites Savannah Airport on August 18, 2015.  The Logistics Lunch was presented by HunterMaclean and the Center for Innovation in Logistics, and offered a regional, in-depth focus from the Georgia Logistics Summit.

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Spotlight

Savannah Logistics Lunch 2015 SRO attendance

Inaugural Savannah Logistics Lunch Focused on Perishables

The Savannah Logistics Lunch presented a regional, in-depth focus from the Georgia Logistics Summit. The inaugural 2015 event featured a panel discussion on the growth of cold chain and perishables in the coastal Georgia region.

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HunterMaclean Critical Issues Forum on Logistics

The 2013 HunterMaclean Critical Issues Forum addressed the logistics industry, which is a major economic engine for the port cities of Savannah and Brunswick and for the entire state of Georgia.  A moderated panel addressed global competitiveness, infrastructure, technology, human resources, workforce needs, and much more.  Includes a 3-minute highlight video and link to a video of the full 1-hour program.

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Creative Financing: Firm Secures Multi-Million New Markets Tax Credit for Health System

Firm partners Ben Hartman and Adam Kirk spearheaded a landmark multi-million-dollar New Markets Tax Credit Program deal for Southeast Georgia Health System, one of HunterMaclean’s clients. The deal will lead to significant savings for the Health System’s new Medical Office Building and Community Care Center.

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HunterMaclean Partners with Junior Achievement: Educating Tomorrow's Business Leaders

HunterMaclean partners with Junior Achievement to help build tomorrow’s business leaders.  Attorneys teach in local classrooms, speak at Career Day, and bring students to the firm on Job Shadow Day.  The firm also sponsors Junior Achievement through its golf tournament and annual gala.

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The Architecture of Business: Attorneys Guide Telfair Through Expansion

HunterMaclean helped lay the groundwork for the Telfair Museum of Art to build the new Jepson Center, a sleek, contemporary building on Telfair Square in downtown Savannah. The Jepson successfully bridges the city’s historic architecture with its vibrant future, serving as a centerpiece of Savannah’s cultural community.

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