Thomas C. Grant is a Partner with Freed Grant LLC where he focuses his practice on commercial litigation, commercial real estate, and insurance defense matters. Tom helps businesspeople handle business problems—avoiding them when possible, resolving them when sensible, and going to the mat to fight when necessary. He is an aggressive litigator who also routinely counsels clients in the areas of contract drafting and negotiation, data breach liability and response, and employment matters including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. In addition, Tom often applies his business litigation skills to disputes in other sectors of the economy, in cases involving fraud, RICO, corporate governance and ownership, dissenter’s rights, unfair competition, and debtor-creditor issues.
In his commercial litigation and commercial real estate practices, Tom represents developers and other businesspeople in matters concerning the purchase, sale, and management of commercial property, landlord-tenant issues, creditors’ rights litigation, foreclosure, confirmation actions to establish deficiency claims, and condemnation. He also represents developers and other business clients in “business divorces” involving the breakup and division of their companies and in fights about the relative rights and obligations of business owners when disputes arise or are at least looming unpleasantly on the horizon.
He partners with his clients to approach difficult and uncertain business situations together, as a team. Tom ensures that his clients understand their legal situations, just like he understands their businesses and the nuanced facts and goals that are entrusted to him. He feels strongly that a lawyer’s job includes making sure each client understands what he or she is facing, what he or she can realistically hope to achieve with all available legal tools, and the strategic options and plans to achieve the best overall result.
Tom frequently attends industry events which provide him with valuable insight to his clients’ business landscape. This dedication includes his more than two years of service on the board of the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association (AiMA—www.atlantaima.org), as well as frequent attendance at other industry groups and presentations.
Tom has extensive experience practicing in federal and state courts in Georgia and throughout the Southeast, as well as in arbitration and mediation.
Areas of Practice
Complex Business & Commercial Litigation
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
Intellectual Property & Technology
Legal Malpractice Defense
Emory University School of Law, Juris Doctor
University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Georgia state trial and appellate courts
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
Member, Board of Directors of Atlanta Interactive Media Association (AiMA), 2011-present
Member, Board of Directors of Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, 2010-present
Awards & Honors
Selected as Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of business litigation by Law and Politics and Atlanta Magazine
Tom enjoys spending time with his wife and their five teenagers. This includes him attempting to play guitar and sing in his band. He also serves his community. Tom is on the board of the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, an invaluable local charity dedicated to the prevention and prosecution of childhood sexual abuse (to which you can contribute by visiting www.georgiacenterforchildadvocacy.org).