Justin Kerenyi

191 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30303-1775

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 ranging from large corporations and their insurers, to small businesses and individuals. He has practiced extensively in state and federal courts litigating a wide array of general liability, aviation, medical malpractice and business and commercial claims of all levels of exposure.  Mr. Kerenyi has also developed a significant transactional and intellectual property practice advising on business ventures across a variety of industries, including 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 made the Dean’s List. He then enjoyed a couple years as a music publicist while playing original music in a rock n’ roll band before attending Georgia State University College of Law.  He won awards with the Moot Court team and had the privilege of clerking for the Honorable Justice Harris Hines of The Supreme Court of Georgia before obtaining his Juris Doctorate in 2000. In 2007, Mr. Kerenyi helped create Songs For Kids Foundation, Inc., an Atlanta based non-profit that serves kids battling serious illness through music programs in children’s hospitals and elsewhere across 5 states. Previously the Foundation’s Vice President, he currently serves as both its Secretary and General Counsel.

EXPERIENCE

  • Litigated and tried numerous liability cases, including medical malpractice and general liability, to verdict and/or other resolution over the past two decades
  • Briefed and argued an appeal before the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Conducted numerous pre-suit investigations and dispute resolutions in various employment, general liability and commercial matters
  • Litigated and successfully resolved a tri-party commercial dispute pending in both arbitration in one state and federal court in another
  • Developed specialized expertise with general liability – aviation claims through nearly a decade of representing a publicly held Fortune 500 corporation (and/or it’s subsidiary) which is a leading aviation industry support vendor serving over 50 airports, throughout the U.S. and U.K.
  • Represented foreign based clients in the UK, the European Union, and Canada, and worked with clients in the London insurance market
  • Supervised intellectual property due diligence in a multi-million dollar commercial merger and acquisition
  • Represented a municipality in assessing and protecting all of its intellectual property
  • Counseled numerous individuals, start-ups and entrepreneurs in intellectual property and transactional matters
  • Have handled hundreds of trademark and copyright matters

ADMITTED

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

EDUCATION

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

PUBLICATIONS

  • For the Record: Copyright Protection and The Internet
  • Fulton County Daily Report, “Why I…Help Kids Find Their Inner Rock Star”, April 2014

MEMBERSHIPS

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

PRESENTATIONS

  • Panel presentation at Georgia State University on Intellectual Property, February 17, 2016; March 8, 2017; and October 10, 2018.
Written by: Karl Braun, Esq., Justin Kerenyi, Esq., Daniel Miller, Esq., and Rodney Miller, Esq. The United States Patent and Trademark Office is giving small businesses and micro entities priority
Written by: Karl Braun, Esq., Justin Kerenyi, Esq., Daniel Miller, Esq., and Rodney Miller, Esq. The U.S. Supreme Court sided with apparel maker Lucky Brand on
The Daily Report recently featured HBS attorney Justin Kerenyi in their Why I…Do What I Do section. Justin helped found the nonprofit Songs for Kids
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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 ranging from large corporations and their insurers, to small businesses and individuals. He has practiced extensively in state and federal courts litigating a wide array of general liability, aviation, medical malpractice and business and commercial claims of all levels of exposure.  Mr. Kerenyi has also developed a significant transactional and intellectual property practice advising on business ventures across a variety of industries, including 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 made the Dean’s List. He then enjoyed a couple years as a music publicist while playing original music in a rock n’ roll band before attending Georgia State University College of Law.  He won awards with the Moot Court team and had the privilege of clerking for the Honorable Justice Harris Hines of The Supreme Court of Georgia before obtaining his Juris Doctorate in 2000. In 2007, Mr. Kerenyi helped create Songs For Kids Foundation, Inc., an Atlanta based non-profit that serves kids battling serious illness through music programs in children’s hospitals and elsewhere across 5 states. Previously the Foundation’s Vice President, he currently serves as both its Secretary and General Counsel.

EXPERIENCE

  • Litigated and tried numerous liability cases, including medical malpractice and general liability, to verdict and/or other resolution over the past two decades
  • Briefed and argued an appeal before the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Conducted numerous pre-suit investigations and dispute resolutions in various employment, general liability and commercial matters
  • Litigated and successfully resolved a tri-party commercial dispute pending in both arbitration in one state and federal court in another
  • Developed specialized expertise with general liability – aviation claims through nearly a decade of representing a publicly held Fortune 500 corporation (and/or it’s subsidiary) which is a leading aviation industry support vendor serving over 50 airports, throughout the U.S. and U.K.
  • Represented foreign based clients in the UK, the European Union, and Canada, and worked with clients in the London insurance market
  • Supervised intellectual property due diligence in a multi-million dollar commercial merger and acquisition
  • Represented a municipality in assessing and protecting all of its intellectual property
  • Counseled numerous individuals, start-ups and entrepreneurs in intellectual property and transactional matters
  • Have handled hundreds of trademark and copyright matters

ADMITTED

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

EDUCATION

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

PUBLICATIONS

  • For the Record: Copyright Protection and The Internet
  • Fulton County Daily Report, “Why I…Help Kids Find Their Inner Rock Star”, April 2014

MEMBERSHIPS

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

PRESENTATIONS

  • Panel presentation at Georgia State University on Intellectual Property, February 17, 2016; March 8, 2017; and October 10, 2018.
Written by: Karl Braun, Esq., Justin Kerenyi, Esq., Daniel Miller, Esq., and Rodney Miller, Esq. The United States Patent and Trademark Office is giving small businesses and micro entities priority
Written by: Karl Braun, Esq., Justin Kerenyi, Esq., Daniel Miller, Esq., and Rodney Miller, Esq. The U.S. Supreme Court sided with apparel maker Lucky Brand on
The Daily Report recently featured HBS attorney Justin Kerenyi in their Why I…Do What I Do section. Justin helped found the nonprofit Songs for Kids
Practice Specific Experience
Related Industries