Hamraie, James

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Practice Areas:

  • Business Law
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Non-Profit & Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Estate Planning
  • Taxation
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Biography:

With a practice focused on fast-paced commercial transactions and personalized legal counsel, Attorney James Hamraie (pronounced “Hammer-Eye”) understands the weight of being a business owner and the need for concrete legal certainty. James utilizes his expertise in the areas of commercial transactions, compliance, business formation and nonprofit law, private equity transactions, and intellectual property. What James enjoys best about practicing law is establishing meaningful relationships with clients to help serve not only as legal counsel, but as a strategic advisor on their business operations.

James received his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law. Following James’ graduation, he developed a deep passion for assisting local nonprofits and community organizations. Since 2014 James has been involved with Douglasville’s very own community nonprofit F.I.T. For the Future, which teams up every year to fund food-drives, youth mentoring programs, scholarships, and other services in Douglas County. Attorney Hamraie is also a member of Leadership Douglas’ upcoming Class of 2022-2023 and Chapel Hills/Mirror Lakes Golf Club.

Education:

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D.
  • Emory University, Georgia
    • B.A.

Bar Admission:

  • Georgia
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, pro hac vice

Professional Associations:

  • Leadership Douglas
  • Douglas County Chamber of Commerce
  • Corporate Counsel Division, Federal Bar Association
  • Section on Taxation, Federal Bar Association
  • Nonprofit Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Intellectual Property Section, State Bar of Georgia

Representative Cases:

  • Trademark licensing agreement for the nation's largest Black-owned watch-making and design company to support a new expanded line of luxury watches.
  • Stock purchase agreement for a private equity transaction involving a growing Georgia engineering consulting firm selling a large minority stake in their company to a prominent out-of-state investment firm.
  • Successfully negotiated a multi-year $20,000 inter-state dispute between a manufacturer and a web-services company by demonstrating contract noncompliance and violations of federal statute.
  • Assisted struggling franchise owners to navigate their complicated and one-sided franchise agreement with a national chain and produced a plan for exit after years of struggling business.
  • Organized a corporate conversion for a very profitable nation-wide transportation and trucking company planning to take on investors.
  • Assisted a growing music and entertainment label with a tailoring a complex partnership agreement to successfully achieve unique business goals.