Attorney - Brad  Carver

Attorney:

Brad Carver
Partner
Senior Managing Director of Government Affairs
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-954-6967
F: 404-954-5020
E: bcarver@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Brad Carver is the Senior Managing Director of HBS Government Affairs and is a member of the Government Affairs; Energy, Regulatory and Utilities; Environmental, Mass Torts and Land Use; International; and Business Litigation practice groups. Prior to Hall Booth Smith, P.C., Mr. Carver worked for Miller & Martin, Alston & Bird, the Georgia Municipal Association, and Georgia Power Company.

During law school, Mr. Carver deployed with the Army to Tuzla, Bosnia, from May 1996 to January 1997 as the Commander of a Detachment of the 341st Adjutant General Co. and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. In September 2003, Mr. Carver returned to Atlanta from a 14-month tour of duty in Kuwait and Iraq where he supported 3rd Army as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for exceptionally meritorious service during combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Mr. Carver continues to actively serve in the U.S. Army Reserves in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel as the Senior Legal Opinions Attorney for the 213th Legal Support Organization, headquartered in Decatur, Georgia.

Practice Areas

International Business

Mr. Carver specializes in economic development and negotiates tax incentives from state and local governments for clients. He also helps international clients looking to locate their operations in Georgia and the rest of the Southeast and focuses particularly on German clients. He currently serves as the Secretary of the German American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta. Mr. Carver is also a member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association.

Education

A.B. Political Science, cum laude, Duke University, 1994
J.D. and M.B.A., cum laude and honor graduate, University of Georgia, 1999

Admitted

Georgia, 1999

Membership

American Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association
Energy Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta Young Republican
(Life Member)
Buckhead Young Republicans (General Counsel)
Federalist Society
Georgia Chamber of Commerce (Government Affairs Council)
Georgia Economic Developers Association
Georgia Professional Lobbyist Association (Board Member)
Georgia Young Republican (Member/Advisor)
German American Chamber of Commerce (Secretary)
Republican National Lawyers Association
Reserve Officers Association
Southeastern Energy Society

Publications

BUCKHEAD BIDDING FOR NEW CONGRESS DISTRICT: Atlanta Business Chronicle, August 5-11, 2011, Page 3A

A YEAR AFTER RULING, OUR WATER FUTURE IS NOW BRIGHT. Atlanta Journal-Contitution. July 14, 2010. Written by Scott Cole and Brad Carver.

TAPPING THE TENNESSEE RIVER AT GEORGIA'S NORTHWEST CORNER: A Solution to North Georgia's Water Supply Crisis, February 2008.

ELECTRIC LEGALITIES: A LOOK AT THE ELECTRIC INDUSTRY'S TOP LEGAL CONCERNS, Utility Safety Magazine, February 2002, Volume 5, Number 1.

THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA? The Effect of Electric and Gas Deregulation on Georgia's Cities,"August 15, 1997.
Written under the supervision of Professor R. Perry Sentell, Carter Professor of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, in conjunction with the Georgia Municipal Association. Published and provided to GMA member cities and the Georgia Public Service Commission. The paper was also presented at a CLE class in Athens and given to all participating City and County attorneys.

A YEAR AFTER RULING, OUR WATER FUTURE IS NOW BRIGHT. Atlanta Journal-Contitution. July 14, 2010. Written by Scott Cole and Brad Carver.

Activities

213th Legal Support Organization, Major, Senior Legal Opinions Attorney
Atlanta Young Republicans
Buckhead Young Republicans (General Counsel)
Coverdell Leadership Institute (Treasurer 2007)
5th Congressional District Chairman, John McCain for President
5th Congressional District Chairman, Saxby Chambliss for U.S. Senate (2008)
Fulton County Republican Party (Vice-Chairman)
Georgia Republican Party (Board of Governors)
House District 56 (Former Chairman)
International Trade in Legal Services Committee 2008-09 (State Bar of Georgia)
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Bubba McDonald for Public Service Commission (Treasurer, 2008)
Special Executive Counsel to Governor Sonny Perdue on Water Issues

Awards

Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (2)
Army Commendation Medal (2)
Super Lawyers Rising Star (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013)
Selected as one of Twelve On The Rise, under 40 (Fulton Daily Report 2008)
Award For Leadership Excellence, 176th Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course (10/01/2008)
Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite (2009, 2010)
Honor Graduate, Judge Advocate General Officer Advanced Course (2010)
James Magazine Top 4 Rising Star (2010)
Georgia Young Republican Man of The Year (2011)
Georgia Trend Magazine 40 under 40 (2011)
James Magazine #5 Rising Star (2011)

White Paper

Tennessee River White Paper for GWRC Manuscript