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Lawrence Kasmen
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Lawrence Kasmen

  • Biography

    Lawrence approaches legal issues from a business person’s perspective. A Shareholder at Berman Fink Van Horn, Lawrence is a corporate and commercial real estate attorney, entrepreneur and (former) business executive.

    His areas of concentration include corporate and commercial real estate law and business finance. As a business lawyer, Lawrence counsels clients on business strategy and risk, corporate governance and corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, management and consulting arrangements and supply, distribution and licensing agreements. In his commercial real estate practice, Lawrence represents private and institutional lenders, property owners, investors, residential, retail and multi-family builders and developers and landlords and tenants of retail, office and industrial properties.

    In addition to practicing law, Lawrence has co-founded two businesses, including an award-winning residential real estate development and construction company and a web-based mobile marketing and text messaging service, which was sold in 2014. He also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Georgia Center for Child Advocacy and volunteers for the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta.

    Lawrence is a cum laude graduate of Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law and a magna cum laude graduate of The George Washington University School of Government and Business Administration. He also completed a portion of his studies overseas at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law in Israel and at City University (undergraduate) in London, England.

    In his spare time, Lawrence enjoys coaching his children’s sports, reading historical non-fiction and watching the Philadelphia Eagles. Lawrence and his wife reside in the city of Milton with their two sons and dog.

  • Credentials

    BAR ADMISSIONS
    • Georgia (1994)
    Education
    • B.B.A., The George Washington University, magna cum laude, 1989
    • J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, cum laude, 1992
    • Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, International Law and Legal Studies, 1990
    • City University London, England, Finance, 1988
    Professional Memberships
    • State Bar of Georgia
    • American Bar Association
    • Atlanta Bar Association
    • Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society for Business, Lifetime Member
  • News & Insights

    Presentations

    • Lawrence co-presented during a BFV “Office Hours” webinar on business operations and real estate. (May 2020)
    • Lawrence co-presented “The Importance of Exit Strategies in Corporations & LLCs – Spotlight on Shareholder and Operating agreements” to clients of WHTCPA, a Georgia CPA firm. (December 2017)
    • Lawrence presented at the Institute of Real Estate Management Georgia Risk Management seminar. (October 27, 2017)
    • “My Operating Agreement Says What?!?” Lawrence co-presented a seminar that provided key insights into operating agreements and employment issues. (July 2017)
    • “Learn from Insiders: What’s Hot in Metro Atlanta Real Estate and How to Take Advantage of it.” Lawrence provided advice on sourcing equity for real estate transactions and structuring operating agreements. (May 2017)
    • Lawrence was a guest speaker to discuss letters of intent in lease transactions at a Lavista Associates, Inc. seminar (April 2017)
    • Lawrence was the keynote speaker at Atlanta AGREE, Association of Georgia Real Estate Exchangors. He spoke about letters of intent for the purchase and sale of real property and default provisions. He also discussed remedies for purchasers and sellers in real property purchase and sale agreements. (April 2017)
    • “Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Training,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section (2014) – Program Chair and Moderator
    • “Attorneys Advocating for Our Children, Stewards of Children Training,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section (2013) – Program Chair and Moderator
    • “Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, Stewards of Children Training,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section (2012) – Program Chair and Moderator
    • “Marketing Effectively in the New Mobile World,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of Georgia, Law Management Section (April 2011)
    • “High-Tech Marketing Techniques for Lawyers,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting (June 2010)
    • “The Simplification of Information Aggregation,” Ignite Atlanta (April 2010)
  • Community

    • Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
      • Board of Directors (Present, 2011- 2015)
      • Chair (Present)
      • Vice Chair (2016 – 2017)
      • Assistant Secretary (2015)
      • Certified “Prevent Now” Trainer (present)
    • Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta (2013– present)
    • State Bar of Georgia
      • Access to Justice Committee (2012-2015) to support the civil legal aid and pro bono community in Georgia
    • City of Atlanta Board of Ethics
      • Board Member (2000-2004)
      • Chair (2004)