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PRACTICE AREAS

GEORGIA LEGAL SERVICES

  • Family Law Services (Divorce, Child Custody, Modification, Settlement, Adoption, etc.)

  • Criminal Defense

  • Civil Litigation Representation

  • Real Estate Transactions and Disputes

  • Estate Planning and Probate Administration

  • Immigration Law Services

  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Matthew Michaud, Esq., our lead Georgia attorney, is a highly regarded family law attorney, with a wealth of experience and expertise in navigating the complexities of family law matters. He earned his Juris Doctor (JD) degree with honors in 1998 from University of Georgia law school, where he gained comprehensive knowledge of the intricacies surrounding issues such as divorce, child custody, adoption, domestic relations, and criminal justice.

With over a decade of experience practicing family law, Matthew has established himself as a trusted advisor and advocate for individuals and families facing challenging legal situations. He has a compassionate and client-focused approach, guiding our clients through the legal process with empathy and understanding while fiercely advocating for their best interests.

Matthew's expertise covers a wide range of legal matters, including divorce proceedings, property division, alimony, child support, and child custody disputes. He is known for his strategic legal counsel, skilful negotiation techniques, and effective courtroom advocacy, consistently achieving favourable outcomes for his clients.

In addition to family law, Matthew has a strong background and extensive experience in real estate and corporate law. He has represented multiple companies in a wide variety of transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, real estate leases and purchases, and corporate formation and governance.

Matthew also is actively involved in the legal community, staying abreast of the latest developments in legislation and case law that may impact his clients. He is committed to providing personalised and responsive service, offering his clients practical solutions and sound legal advice tailored to their unique circumstances.

Matthew Michaud's background and knowledge of Georgia law make him a highly sought-after consultant for individuals and families seeking expert guidance and representation in navigating the complexities of family and corporate legal matters.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

  • Corporate Governance Assessments

  • Corporate Governance Reporting

  • Regulatory Compliance Reviews

  • Board Effectiveness Evaluations

  • Governance Policy Development

  • Board Training and Development

  • Risk Management Consulting

  • Ethics and Compliance Programs

  • Stakeholder Engagement Strategies

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Advisory

  • Board Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

  • Proxy Advisory Services

  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Due Diligence

  • Board Succession Planning

  • Continuous Monitoring and Benchmarking

  • Contract Drafting and Review​

  • Intellectual Property Protection

  • Employment Law Counseling

MARITIME Contract CONSULTANCY

  • Maritime Regulatory Compliance

  • Vessel Registration and Documentation

  • Charter Party Agreements

  • Cargo Claims and Disputes Resolution

  • Marine Insurance and Claims Handling

  • Admiralty Litigation and Arbitration

  • Salvage and Towage Contracts

  • Pollution Prevention and Liability

  • Ship Financing and Mortgages

  • Maritime Labor and Employment Issues

  • International Trade and Shipping Contracts

  • Port and Terminal Operations

  • Maritime Security and Piracy Prevention

  • Environmental Compliance and Sustainability

  • Marine Accident Investigations

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Simone Michaud's journey in the legal field began in 2013 when she earned her Paralegal certification from Purdue University. Since then, Simone has drawn inspiration from a lifetime of valuable friendships and mentorships, including one particularly influential figure, Ambassador Maj. General J Gary Cooper (Ret.). Though his mentorship has undoubtedly contributed to Simone's personal and professional growth, her attributed success is a culmination of diverse experiences and educational pursuits.

Currently pursuing a Master's in Corporate Law and Maritime Trade from the University of Buckingham, Simone is dedicated to expanding her legal expertise to better serve clients in the maritime industry. Her educational journey began with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland Global College, complemented by an MBA from Western Governors University, where she honed her business acumen and strategic management skills.

With a solid foundation in criminal justice, business management, and ongoing legal studies, Simone brings a holistic perspective to her consultancy practice. Her expertise spans corporate governance, maritime law consultancy, business management, and analysis, allowing her to offer comprehensive and strategic advice to clients. Whether advising on governance best practices, navigating legal complexities in the maritime industry, or optimising business operations, Simone is committed to exceeding client expectations.

Inspired by her friendships and mentorships, including her relationship with Ambassador Maj. General J Gary Cooper (Ret.), Simone approaches her work with integrity, empathy, and a genuine desire to make a positive impact. Her dedication to lifelong learning, coupled with her passion for excellence and service, sets her apart as a trusted advisor and invaluable resource to clients.

Guided by the values instilled in her by mentors and inspired by meaningful connections, Simone is poised to make a lasting difference in corporate governance, maritime law consultancy, and business analysis. Simone recently become a member of the women's Parliament in the UK, working with Dr Jocelynne A. Scutt, a UK barrister and Human Rights lawyer, filmmaker, and writer. who's books include: Beauty, Women's Bodies and the Law has become world renowned, together Jocelynne Simone and others, work to further the rights of women around the world. Learn more here As Simone continues to pursue continued educational and professional aspirations, Simone remains committed to empowering clients and driving positive change in her field. Learn more about our services here

BUSINESS MARKET ANALYSIS

  • Strategic Planning

  • Market Research and Analysis

  • Operations Management

  • Financial Analysis and Planning

  • Performance Improvement

  • Organizational Development

  • Change Management

  • Project Management

  • Human Resources Consulting

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Risk Management

  • Business Process Improvement

  • Marketing and Branding Strategies

  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

  • Innovation and Technology Integration

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