Donna Negus Crawford

 Ms. Crawford graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1996.  Following graduation, Ms. Crawford practiced for several years in various areas involving tax expertise, including municipal finance and employee compensation and benefits.  For seven years, she practiced at one of Atlanta's largest and most prestigious law firms, Troutman Sanders LLP (now known as Troutman Pepper).  While Ms. Crawford gained experience working with large clients on complex, specialized matters during her time at Troutman Sanders, she also spent eight years working with smaller businesses on general corporate and transactional matters at reputable firms in West Georgia.  Practicing law in both large and small firms for over twenty-five years has provided Ms. Crawford with the experience and insight to quickly and efficiently address the legal needs of smaller clients while also enabling her to skillfully tackle complex matters.  Her practice seamlessly blends highly technical expertise with practical, real world advice.

Ms. Crawford’s practice focuses on counseling businesses regarding general corporate legal matters.  She routinely assists clients with the selection and formation of the most appropriate legal entities for their new businesses, the preparation and negotiation of buy-sell and shareholder agreements between co-owners of businesses, the purchase and sale of existing businesses, succession planning, and the dissolution and liquidation of businesses.  Ms. Crawford has extensive experience with for-profit corporations, non-profit corporations, and limited liability companies.  In addition, as a significant part of her practice, she advises clients regarding business-related contracts, including covenants not to compete, confidentiality agreements, independent contractor agreements, employment contracts, and separation agreements.


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