People

Larry Slovensky represents companies and individuals in complex business tort and breach of contract litigation, corporate governance disputes, and legal malpractice/law firm defense matters in Georgia and across the country. He has substantial experience in trying cases before judges, juries, and arbitrators, and he has represented clients in business litigation matters for more than 26 years.

Larry's clients range in size from large publicly traded corporations, to smaller privately-held funds, to individuals.  He has represented clients in a variety of industries, including banking and financial services, construction, consumer retail sales, energy, real estate, technology, and telecommunications. Larry has successfully handled corporate governance disputes between LLC members, post-acquisition purchase price adjustment proceedings, and independent board investigations.  In addition, he handles a wide range of other business tort, breach of contract, class action and legal malpractice lawsuits in state and federal court.

Larry spent five years earlier in his career as in-house counsel with a national Internet service provider, where he managed all of the company’s litigation, including consumer class actions, patent infringement litigation, intellectual property disputes, anti-spam litigation, consumer disputes and general commercial litigation. He also served as ethics and loss prevention counsel for his prior law firm.

Larry speaks and writes regularly on litigation topics.  He is the author of a chapter on Business Torts in the annually updated Georgia Business Litigation treatise.  He represents veterans on a pro bono basis through the Emory Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans and the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program.  Larry also actively supports local civic and charitable organizations in Atlanta.  He is a member of the board of directors of the Georgia Justice Project, manages our firm's participation in the Cristo Rey High School internship program, and serves as a volunteer judge for Atlanta-area high school debate tournaments.

Full Bio

Credentials

J.D., University of Chicago, with honors

B.A., University of South Carolina, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Court of Appeals of Georgia

Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Peer Rated AV® Preeminent™


Martindale-Hubbell

2015 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing


"Interlocutory Appeal of Class Certification Decisions Under Rule 23(f)”

Icon close

Close

Recognition

Peer Rated AV® Preeminent™


Martindale-Hubbell

2015 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing


"Interlocutory Appeal of Class Certification Decisions Under Rule 23(f)”

Matters

Won declaratory judgment and attorney's fee award for a commercial real estate private equity fund in Delaware Chancery Court expedited proceeding in intra-LLC dispute over management of major hotel and convention center renovation.

Won final summary judgment for a private equity fund and its officers in long-running Georgia state court lawsuit in which plaintiff sought multi-million dollar punitive damages award arising from fund's $470 million acquisition of portfolio company.

Won jury trial on behalf of a private equity fund sued by a developer over a property right dispute in connection with acquisition of a multimillion-dollar student housing development; affirmed on appeal by Georgia Court of Appeals.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Won declaratory judgment and attorney's fee award for a commercial real estate private equity fund in Delaware Chancery Court expedited proceeding in intra-LLC dispute over management of major hotel and convention center renovation.

Won final summary judgment for a private equity fund and its officers in long-running Georgia state court lawsuit in which plaintiff sought multi-million dollar punitive damages award arising from fund's $470 million acquisition of portfolio company.

Won jury trial on behalf of a private equity fund sued by a developer over a property right dispute in connection with acquisition of a multimillion-dollar student housing development; affirmed on appeal by Georgia Court of Appeals.

Won final summary judgment for an AM Law 100 law firm in federal court lawsuit brought by receiver alleging malpractice arising from Georgia bank failure.

Won bench trial in case filed by a Georgia municipality in litigation relating to long-term $40 million water supply agreement; obtained order affirming validity of underlying agreement, affirmance by the Georgia Court of Appeals, and denial of petition for certiorari by the Georgia Supreme Court.

Obtained multimillion-dollar award for a publicly traded corporation in purchase price escrow dispute with former shareholders of acquired telecommunications company.

Represented a special servicer in lawsuit against replacement special servicer for recovery of multimillion-dollar liquidation fee arising out of $4 billion bankruptcy of commercial real estate mortgage-backed security provider.

Represented a financial services institution and broker in defense of $100 million claim before a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration panel arising from sale of preferred securities to state chartered banks.

Prepared independent counsel report for a special litigation committee of a corporate board on responding to shareholder demands for institution of breach of fiduciary duty litigation against directors relating to prior corporate acquisitions.

Conducted independent investigation for a board of a publicly traded pharmaceutical corporation in response to demands from two board members for review of prior corporate transactions; issued a substantial report to the board, which was unanimously accepted by the board, including by the dissenting board members.

Represented a software purchaser in litigation against a software development company and obtained jury verdict awarding all damages sought.

Represented a national court reporting company in defense of multiple statewide consumer class actions relating to billing practices, resulting in two orders denying class certification under California and Florida consumer protection statutes and voluntary dismissals of all related cases. See In Re: Motions to Certify Classes Against Court Reporting Firms, 715 F. Supp. 2d 1265 (S.D. Fla. 2010) (aff’d by 11th Cir.); Colapinto v. Esquire Deposition Services, LLC, 2011 WL 913251 (C.D. Cal. 2011).

Represented a telecommunications company in defense of a class action lawsuit under California’s call-recording statue and obtained less-than-cost-of-defense settlement.

Represented a national Internet service provider in defense of consumer class action relating to billing practices and related false advertising claims; obtained order compelling arbitration and subsequent favorable settlement and dismissal of claims.

Represented a national Internet service provider in defense of nationwide class action relating to early termination fees; obtained order dismissing damages claims based on voluntary payment doctrine.

Represented a healthcare insurance company in defense of multiple consumer and public interest class actions challenging company’s conversion from nonprofit to for-profit status.

Managed and coordinated defense leading to defeat of class certification in multiple consumer class actions challenging Internet product marketing, customer acquisitions, price changes and consumer billing practices.

Representing a national law firm and an individually named lawyer in defense of RICO and business tort claims asserted against law firm by third party relating to client's activities.

Representing a national law firm and individually named lawyers in defense of legal malpractice claims asserted by receiver on behalf of creditors of former regional bank client.

Represented a regional law firm in connection with favorable resolution of legal malpractice claims asserted by bankruptcy trustee on behalf of estate of firm’s former real estate developer client.

Represented a local law firm in connection with favorable resolution of contribution and malpractice claims arising from damages awarded against former client for fraud in prior lawsuit.

Represented individual Georgia lawyers in fee arbitration matters and responses to bar grievances before the State Bar of Georgia.

Matters

Won declaratory judgment and attorney's fee award for a commercial real estate private equity fund in Delaware Chancery Court expedited proceeding in intra-LLC dispute over management of major hotel and convention center renovation.

Won final summary judgment for a private equity fund and its officers in long-running Georgia state court lawsuit in which plaintiff sought multi-million dollar punitive damages award arising from fund's $470 million acquisition of portfolio company.

Won jury trial on behalf of a private equity fund sued by a developer over a property right dispute in connection with acquisition of a multimillion-dollar student housing development; affirmed on appeal by Georgia Court of Appeals.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Won declaratory judgment and attorney's fee award for a commercial real estate private equity fund in Delaware Chancery Court expedited proceeding in intra-LLC dispute over management of major hotel and convention center renovation.

Won final summary judgment for a private equity fund and its officers in long-running Georgia state court lawsuit in which plaintiff sought multi-million dollar punitive damages award arising from fund's $470 million acquisition of portfolio company.

Won jury trial on behalf of a private equity fund sued by a developer over a property right dispute in connection with acquisition of a multimillion-dollar student housing development; affirmed on appeal by Georgia Court of Appeals.

Won final summary judgment for an AM Law 100 law firm in federal court lawsuit brought by receiver alleging malpractice arising from Georgia bank failure.

Won bench trial in case filed by a Georgia municipality in litigation relating to long-term $40 million water supply agreement; obtained order affirming validity of underlying agreement, affirmance by the Georgia Court of Appeals, and denial of petition for certiorari by the Georgia Supreme Court.

Obtained multimillion-dollar award for a publicly traded corporation in purchase price escrow dispute with former shareholders of acquired telecommunications company.

Represented a special servicer in lawsuit against replacement special servicer for recovery of multimillion-dollar liquidation fee arising out of $4 billion bankruptcy of commercial real estate mortgage-backed security provider.

Represented a financial services institution and broker in defense of $100 million claim before a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration panel arising from sale of preferred securities to state chartered banks.

Prepared independent counsel report for a special litigation committee of a corporate board on responding to shareholder demands for institution of breach of fiduciary duty litigation against directors relating to prior corporate acquisitions.

Conducted independent investigation for a board of a publicly traded pharmaceutical corporation in response to demands from two board members for review of prior corporate transactions; issued a substantial report to the board, which was unanimously accepted by the board, including by the dissenting board members.

Represented a software purchaser in litigation against a software development company and obtained jury verdict awarding all damages sought.

Represented a national court reporting company in defense of multiple statewide consumer class actions relating to billing practices, resulting in two orders denying class certification under California and Florida consumer protection statutes and voluntary dismissals of all related cases. See In Re: Motions to Certify Classes Against Court Reporting Firms, 715 F. Supp. 2d 1265 (S.D. Fla. 2010) (aff’d by 11th Cir.); Colapinto v. Esquire Deposition Services, LLC, 2011 WL 913251 (C.D. Cal. 2011).

Represented a telecommunications company in defense of a class action lawsuit under California’s call-recording statue and obtained less-than-cost-of-defense settlement.

Represented a national Internet service provider in defense of consumer class action relating to billing practices and related false advertising claims; obtained order compelling arbitration and subsequent favorable settlement and dismissal of claims.

Represented a national Internet service provider in defense of nationwide class action relating to early termination fees; obtained order dismissing damages claims based on voluntary payment doctrine.

Represented a healthcare insurance company in defense of multiple consumer and public interest class actions challenging company’s conversion from nonprofit to for-profit status.

Managed and coordinated defense leading to defeat of class certification in multiple consumer class actions challenging Internet product marketing, customer acquisitions, price changes and consumer billing practices.

Representing a national law firm and an individually named lawyer in defense of RICO and business tort claims asserted against law firm by third party relating to client's activities.

Representing a national law firm and individually named lawyers in defense of legal malpractice claims asserted by receiver on behalf of creditors of former regional bank client.

Represented a regional law firm in connection with favorable resolution of legal malpractice claims asserted by bankruptcy trustee on behalf of estate of firm’s former real estate developer client.

Represented a local law firm in connection with favorable resolution of contribution and malpractice claims arising from damages awarded against former client for fraud in prior lawsuit.

Represented individual Georgia lawyers in fee arbitration matters and responses to bar grievances before the State Bar of Georgia.

Credentials

J.D., University of Chicago, with honors

B.A., University of South Carolina, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Court of Appeals of Georgia

Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Peer Rated AV® Preeminent™


Martindale-Hubbell

2015 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing


"Interlocutory Appeal of Class Certification Decisions Under Rule 23(f)”

Icon close

Close

Recognition

Peer Rated AV® Preeminent™


Martindale-Hubbell

2015 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing


"Interlocutory Appeal of Class Certification Decisions Under Rule 23(f)”