Our team provides a blend of legal, tax/accounting, corporate finance and brokerage experience designed to:
Jim Comerford. Jim Comerford’s career has focused on matters relating to finance, economic development, and the interaction between the private sector and government. He is a former partner in one of the nation’s largest law firms.
His involvement with growing the entertainment production industry in Georgia began during his service on Governor Perdue’s transition team in 2002.
Among his accomplishments in the areas of finance is service as underwriter’s or bond counsel in transportation, housing and economic development bond issues exceeding $1 billion in value. Jim also served as outside counsel to the Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) in the creation of a State Infrastructure Bank.
Among his accomplishments in economic development are representations of Fortune 500 companies in economic development matters valued in excess of $600 million and obtaining public appropriations on behalf of clients in excess of $500 million.
He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Georgia’s Law School.
Don Mandrik. Don Mandrik’s career has focused on providing counsel to film, television and video-game production companies with respect to financing strategies, as well as their usage and monetization of various state and Federal production tax incentive programs.
He has represented a wide array of clients involved in all facets of film production and finance, as well as numerous production companies in their usage of the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act, ranging from small, regionally based independent production companies to public companies such as Viacom.
Don has also served as a producer on a number of feature films, most notably on the Georgia-based productions “Get Low,” “96 Minutes,” and “CBGB.” He is a member of the Producers Guild of America.
He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and The Georgia State University College of Law.
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Rob Crabb. Rob Crabb is a former state tax director for a Fortune 500 company. He has over 30 years of experience in state tax compliance, audit, planning, incentives, and advocacy. He served as an active participant in COST (Council on State Taxation), president of the Western Michigan Chapter of Tax Executives Institute, chair of the Tax Policy Committee of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and as an a member of the advisory board of the Vanderbilt University Law School Paul J. Hartman State and Local Tax Forum. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University.
Judson Hill. Judson Hill is an attorney and member of the Georgia State Senate. As a member of the Senate since 2005, he has been active in economic development issues and serves as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. An experienced transactional attorney, he is a graduate of Emory University and Mercer University’s Law School.