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

Transactional

Mr. Kerenyi has developed a growing transactional practice advising, facilitating and participating in business ventures on behalf of numerous businesses, partnerships and individuals across a wide variety of industries. He has provided professional expertise on a variety of business needs, including forming entities, strategic planning, negotiating, drafting and assisting with enforcement and/or defence of various contractual agreements (e.g. services agreements, licensing agreements, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements), assisting with due diligence, counselling on regulatory matters, and assisting with dispute resolution. Mr. Kerenyi is also the Secretary and one of the four founding board members of Songs For Kids Foundation, Inc., an Atlanta based 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides music programs to kids-in-need in 5 states. 

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)