On January 31, 2011, the national law firm of Gordon & Rees continued the expansion of its national platform with the opening of an office in Atlanta, Georgia, the firm's 18th office. The office was opened by two partners,
C. Anthony Mulrain and Donald M. Woodard, both nationally recognized attorneys named among "The 100 Most Influential People in Entertainment" by Rolling Out magazine and recipients of "Top 40 Under Forty" achievement awards. Mr. Mulrain serves as the Office Managing Partner and also leads the firm's new Sports, Media, and Entertainment Law practice. Their clients include athletes, sports agents, actors, writers, producers, directors in the motion picture and television business, recording artists, record producers, songwriters in the music business and authors, on-air television hosts and radio station personalities, as well as publicly-traded, multinational media and telecommunications entities. They also assist individual and institutional investors involved in the music and motion picture industries.
"Last year we formally entered the southeast market when we opened in Miami, and the success of that office facilitated our rapid expansion into Atlanta. Serving our clients' needs in the southeast has always been a key component of our strategic business plan, and Tony and Donald are the perfect people at the right time to open, manage, and grow the Gordon & Rees brand throughout this region," explains Firm Managing Partner Dion Cominos. In only 36 years, Gordon & Rees has grown to a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 400 lawyers in 18 offices throughout the United States. Every year, the firm has advanced in the AmLaw 200 and NLJ 250 rankings, and is currently ranked #154 in the AmLaw 200 and #122 in the NLJ 250.
"Joining Gordon & Rees is an exciting opportunity to open the local office of a national firm and grow it into a strategic regional presence. Gordon & Rees is the type of law firm my clients are looking for - a reliable, well run, fiscally conservative enterprise that delivers impressive results at a very reasonable price. The legal services marketplace is undergoing fundamental shifts, and Gordon & Rees has the business model that is essential for success," notes Anthony Mulrain, Managing Partner of the Atlanta office.
"Tony and I have worked together for many years and we have achieved numerous innovative 'firsts' in the work we do for our clients. Opening the Atlanta office of Gordon & Rees will be another significant 'first' we complete together and I look forward to leveraging the national scope of Gordon & Rees to expand the range of legal services we provide to our clients. I am also very excited about new client opportunities that will come our way by becoming part of Gordon & Rees's national network," says Atlanta office Partner Donald Woodard.