J. Timothy Mast has over 25 years of experience litigating complex business disputes in state and federal courts across the country. He regularly represents companies and their officers and directors in litigation arising out of public disclosures, securities offerings, financing transactions and mergers and acquisitions, including securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, ERISA class actions and post-closing disputes related to working capital adjustments, earn-outs and breaches of representations and warranties.
Tim also has substantial experience in planning and performing internal investigations into alleged corporate misconduct, including investigations into complex financial and accounting fraud, and he regularly advises boards of directors, as well as special committees and individual directors and officers in corporate governance issues, risk management and other related matters.
Representative Matters :
- Obtained pre-discovery dismissal of multiple securities fraud class actions asserting claims under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 against financial holding company and individual officers and directors.
- Defeated preliminary injunction motions and secured dismissal of securities claims against former CEO and Chairman of national home improvement retailer in state and federal litigation arising from the Company’s stock option dating practices, return-to-vendor practices and executive compensation.
- Defeated preliminary injunction motions in multiple cases challenging merger transactions and alleging various breaches of fiduciary duty and violations of federal securities laws.
- Represent private investment firm in claims for state and federal securities fraud and breaches of representations and warranties in connection with a go-private merger transaction with a company listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.
- Obtained pre-discovery dismissal of ERISA class action against a former corporate director and officer
- Obtained pre-discovery dismissal of ERISA class action asserting breach of fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction claims against counsel to the ESOP Plan
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of telecommunications company and individual officers and directors in putative securities fraud class action asserting claims under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
- University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1993
- Appalachian State University, B.A., 1989
BAR ADMISSIONS : Georgia
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
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