Hall Booth Smith (HBS), a full-service law firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA, has announced the opening of its office in Tbilisi, Georgia.  Partnering with the Eristavi Law Group, HBS will be the first U.S. law firm in Georgia.
According to the law firm’s officials, HBS’s primary focus of practice will be in International Funding and Financing, International Arbitration and Meditation, Health Care Law, and Corporate Matters.  Matthew C. Allen of Atlanta, GA will be the Managing Attorney of the Tbilisi office. Allen has extensive experience working with Georgian companies on international financing and corporate matters. HBS has strong ties to Georgia through working with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Georgian Supreme and Appellate Courts. Atlanta Partner, John E. Hall, Jr., presently serves as the Honorary Consul to Georgia. HBS currently represents several Georgian and American companies conducting business within Georgia.
HBS is celebrating its 21st year providing the high quality legal services to its clients and maintaining eight regional offices throughout the Southeast. HBS has been ranked as one of Atlanta’s “Best Places to Work for 2010” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.