Attorney - Justin Kerenyi

Attorney:

Justin Kerenyi
Partner
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-954-6961
F: 404-954-5020
E: jkerenyi@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Justin Kerenyi is a partner in HBS's Atlanta office where his practice encompasses a broad range of litigation, transactional and intellectual property work. 
Since beginning his career at HBS in 2000, Mr. Kerenyi has successfully represented a diverse portfolio of clients including large corporations, small businesses, non-profits and individuals. He has practiced extensively in state and federal courts litigating a wide array of general liability, aviation, medical malpractice and business litigation claims.   Mr. Kerenyi has also developed a significant transactional and intellectual property practice advising on business ventures across a variety of industries, including supervising I.P. due diligence in a multi-million dollar transaction and handling hundreds of trademark and copyright matters.  Mr. Kerenyi also has experience in the areas of corporate formation, entertainment law, and appellate work.   
A native of New York City, Mr. Kerenyi moved to Atlanta in 1995 after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University (where he was named to the Dean's List).  He obtained his Juris Doctorate in 2000 from Georgia State University College of Law. During law school, Mr. Kerenyi was on Moot Court and clerked for the Honorable Justice P. Harris Hines of The Supreme Court of Georgia.  Mr. Kerenyi is also the Secretary and one of four founding board members of Songs For Kids Foundation, Inc., a 10 year old, Atlanta based non-profit that provides thousands of music programs annually to kids-in-need in 5 states. 

Practice Areas

General Liability

Mr. Kerenyi has successfully represented corporations in a wide range of general liability matters on behalf of insurance companies and public / private entities. He has litigation experience in both state and federal courts, handling cases of all levels of exposure, and involving a wide array of allegations and issues, ranging from business disputes to the defence of a wide variety of personal injury claims. In addition to general premises liability, Mr. Kerenyi has developed specialized expertise with aviation industry claims through nearly a decade of representing ABM Aviation, Inc. (f.k.a. Air Serv Corp and a subsidiary of Fortune 500 parent co. ABM Industries, Inc.),  a leading aviation industry support vendor serving over 50 airports, through the U.S. and U.K.

Education

B.A., 1994, Cornell University (Dean's List) 
J.D., 2000, Georgia State University College of Law (Moot Court team, awarded special recognitions) 

Admitted

Georgia, 2000
State and Superior Courts, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Georgia
United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia

Publications

For the Record: Copyright Protection and The Internet

Fulton County Daily Report, “Why I...Help Kids Find Their Inner Rock Star”, April 2014

Activities

Mr. Kerenyi is the lead singer and songwriter in a local Atlanta band playing original music

Presentations

Panel presentation at Georgia State University on Intellectual Property, February 17th, 2016.

Mermbership

State Bar of Georgia
American Bar Association (Entertainment and Sports Law and Health Law Sections)