A. Todd Merolla is a principal at Merolla & Gold, LLP. He is a general business practitioner, primarily focused on commercial, real estate, and intellectual property litigation. He also practices in corporate law, consisting of corporate formation, corporate governance, and securities regulation matters related to the Securities Act, Securities Exchange Act, and local “blue sky” regulations.
He regularly practices in the state and federal courts of Georgia, Florida, and New York.
- Lead counsel in successful litigation, FINRA and AAA arbitrations that yielded significant recoveries against private and publicly traded companies.
- Successfully assisted numerous commercial and residential developers, builders, and homeowners defend claims initiated after the 2008 real estate crash, including those asserted by Lennar Corporation/Rialto Capital Advisors, the FDIC, and successors to failed banks.
- Effectively assisted an individual debtor immersed in large and complex bankruptcy proceedings to receive summary judgment on certain claims by the Bankruptcy Trustee objecting to a discharge, who was ultimately conferred a “fresh start” by a full and complete bankruptcy discharge.
- Successfully defended businessmen from claims of fraud and racketeering by former disgruntled employees.
- Successfully overturned a trial court decision to disqualify where serving as lead counsel, in the first case interpreting Rule 3.7 of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct – Lawyer as Witness. Clough v. Richelo, 274 Ga. App. 129 (2005).
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
- Georgia (all State Courts and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia)
- Florida (all State and Federal Courts)
- New York (all State Courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York)
- Supreme Court of the United States, and the Eleventh and Second Circuit Courts of Appeal
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