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CURRENT STAFF

MATTHEW H. MICHAUD, ESQ. GEORGIA FAMILY LAW, IMMIGRATION, CRIMINAL DEFENCE, AND PROBATE

In 2020, Matthew Michaud, alongside his wife Simone Michaud, founded Chain Breaker Law Firm. The inception of the firm stemmed from his deep dissatisfaction with the treatment of minorities within the justice system. Matthew Michaud, Esq., is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation since its establishment in 1859.

 

He stands as one of the school's accomplished, nationally acclaimed, and internationally renowned scholars. Proudly counted among the approximately 11,000 living graduates of the University of Georgia School of Law, Matthew is dedicated to leading figures in law, business, and public service around the globe.

Connecting his clients to available resources and opportunities to resolve legal matters lies at the core of Matthew's mission. With a Master's Degree (Summa Cum Laude) in English Literature, focusing on literary criticism, modernism, and medieval poetry, Matthew's academic journey began at Auburn University. There, he garnered multiple awards for his outstanding scholarship en route to earning his Bachelor's Degree in English (Magna Cum Laude), with double minors in History and Philosophy.

EDUCATION

Bachelor's Degree, Auburn University, 1990

Master's Degree, Auburn University, 1992

Juris Doctorate, University of Georgia 1998

BAR LOCATION: GEORGIA

Admittance: 11/17/1998

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SIMONE N. MICHAUD, CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER AND INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CONSULTANT

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In 2020, Simone Michaud, alongside her husband Matthew Michaud, started Chain Breaker Law Firm. The inception of the firm stemmed from the couple's dissatisfaction with the treatment of clients within the justice system, prompting Simone––with her extensive background in business development, marketing, and paralegal work, to take action. Utilising her expertise, Simone spearheaded the company's registration process, website creation, and initiated a compelling marketing campaign. This strategic approach catapulted the firm from a single office in Georgia to an international entity, with offices currently being established in the UK and the Caribbean.

In addition to their professional endeavours, Simone and Matthew are blessed with four wonderful children: Christopher, Emily, Avery, and Dylan. They cherish their time together, nurturing their shared love for family and music while navigating the complexities of their respective careers.

In 2004, Simone ventured into new professional endeavors, joining Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPA as a forensic analyst briefly before assuming the role of paralegal at Topkin & Partlow in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to this, Simone contributed significantly to Reliant Enterprise Communications in the Caribbean, where she served on the board of Directors as a Senior Executive Marketing Manager. Her tenure there facilitated the company's successful entry into the Caribbean market.

Drawing upon her profound understanding of cross-border corporate governance regulations and practices across various jurisdictions (WI, US, JAP, UK), Simone specializes in providing tailored services to ensure seamless and compliant transitions between markets. From regulatory compliance assessments to board advisory services, Simone offers expert guidance and support to establish robust governance frameworks and effectively mitigate risks.

At Chain Breaker Law Firm, our team of seasoned consultants is dedicated to delivering practical solutions that align with the unique needs and objectives of your firm. Whether you're establishing a new entity, navigating regulatory landscapes, or enhancing board effectiveness, we stand ready to assist you at every stage of the process.


EDUCATION:
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Western Governors University, 2024

Master in Christian Counselling (MAS), 2022
Criminal Justice (BS)

University of Maryland, 2022

Paralegal Certification, 2013

Purdue University


AFFILIATION:
Membership: UNITED KINGDOM WOMEN'S PARLIAMENT (UK)
Civic Activity: Women's Parliament Key Note Speaker

H. SCOTT BASHAM, ESQ, OF COUNSEL,
GEORGIA
 FAMILY LAW, IMMIGRATION, CRIMINAL DEFENCE, AND PROBATE

As a distinguished attorney, Scott brings a wealth of experience and a remarkable academic background to our team. A 1995 graduate of the University of Georgia, Scott's academic journey laid the foundation for his passion for the pursuit of justice. Fluent in both Spanish and French, his linguistic abilities have proven to be invaluable in representing and connecting with a diverse range of clients from different backgrounds.

After earning his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1998, Scott Basham embarked on a fulfilling legal career. Having spent years honing his skills and gaining valuable experience, he joined Chain Breaker Law Firm, an esteemed legal institution known for its commitment to upholding the rights of its clients.


EDUCATION
Degree, University of Georgia, 1995
Degree, Juris Doctorate degree, 1998
BAR LOCATION: GEORGIA
Admittance: 10/28/1998

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NILISHA KATHURUSINGHE, ATTORNEY AT LAW (Sri Lanka), CORPORATE CONSULTANT

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As a new member of the Chain Breaker Law Firm team, Nilisha Anudini Kathurusinghe brings a wealth of legal expertise and a passion for providing top-tier consultancy services. With a robust educational background including a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of London and specialised training in areas such as commercial arbitration and criminal defense in Sri Lanka, Nilisha is committed to delivering exceptional results for our clients.

In addition to her dedication to the legal profession, Nilisha offers consultancy services in banking regulatory compliance and business account management. Drawing upon her extensive knowledge of legal frameworks and regulatory standards, she provides invaluable guidance to businesses navigating the complexities of banking regulations and ensuring compliance with industry requirements.

Nilisha's unique blend of legal acumen and consultancy services significantly enhances our firm's capabilities, allowing us to offer comprehensive solutions to our clients' diverse needs. Her commitment to excellence and unwavering dedication to client satisfaction make her an invaluable asset to the Chain Breaker Law Firm team.

With Nilisha on board, we are proud to uphold our reputation for providing top-quality legal services and consultancy expertise in Sri Lanka to our diverse client base, ensuring that our clients receive the support and guidance they need to navigate legal complexities with confidence.


EDUCATION
Studies, University of Buckingham, 2023

University of London UK, 2009
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 
BAR LOCATION: SRI LANKA
Admittance: 2011

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