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Gerald L. Baxter

Jerry Baxter focuses his practice on corporate and securities matters in a variety of industries, including financial services, real estate, high technology and health care. He has been lead counsel in numerous public offerings, venture capital, finance and acquisitions, and divestiture transactions. Prior to joining the firm in 2000, he was general counsel of a Goldman Sachs private equity portfolio start-up company, from initial financing to sale.


  • Corporate finance and securities
  • Corporate and corporate governance
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Venture capital


Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, American Association of Corporate Secretaries
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member, Emory Law School Council
  • Pro Bono Counsel, Caron of Georgia


  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1976
    • Editor, Emory Law Journal
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Economics, cum laude, Albion College, 1973
  • Georgia