Michael D. Cross, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Alpharetta, GA

Briskin, Cross & Sanford, LLC
 | 1001 Cambridge Square, Suite D
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Phone: 770-410-1555
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (60%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (20%),
  • Tax (20%)
Attorney Profile

Michael D. Cross Jr. is a member of Briskin, Cross & Sanford, LLC, located in Alpharetta, Georgia. Focusing his practice on business law, commercial real estate, employment law and tax matters, he handles transactions and provides general advice and counsel to technology firms and other businesses located in the developing Georgia 400 corridor.

Before pursuing his legal education, Mr. Cross received his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Anderson University in 1997. He then went on to attend Emory University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2000. In order to enrich his legal knowledge, he then obtained his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2007.

His solid legal skills have earned Mr. Cross recognition from his peers and clients alike. As a measure of the esteem in which he is held by his fellow professionals, he has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. Admitted to practice in Georgia and Indiana, Mr. Cross is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the United States Tax Court.

Often asked to give presentations before groups of fellow attorneys, Mr. Cross has lectured frequently on business and tax law topics at continuing legal education seminars. He also served for several years as an adjunct professor at Reinhardt University, and he has written articles on entity formation and mergers and acquisitions, among other topics. Active in his community, Mr. Cross is a member of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business/Corporate (60%)

Mergers & Acquisitions (20%)

Tax (20%)

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014

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About Michael Cross, Jr.

Admitted: 2000, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.briskinlaw.com/Attorneys/Michael-D-Cross-Jr.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Robert Fuller Access to Justice Award, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, 2008
  • Chamber of Commerce's prestigious Harry Rucker Volunteer of the Year award, 2005
  • Nominated in 2009 for GNFCC Small Business Person of the Year
  • Selected as one of four finalists in 2010 for GNFCC Small Business Person of the Year
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 / 10.0
  • Published in the “Rising Stars” listing for the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Editions of Georgia Super Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • LL.M. (Taxation), with honors, University of Alabama School of Law, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • North Fulton Bar Association
  • Member of the Bar of the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • Member, Indiana State Bar
  • Member of the Bar, United States Tax Court
  • Member of the Bar of the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Member of the Bar of the United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member of the Bar, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Member of the Bar, Georgia Supreme Court
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Student member of the American Bar Association, Emory University School of Law
  • Committee for a Better Atlanta, Member
  • Smyrna Public Safety Foundation, Inc., Smyrna, Georgia, Director and General Counsel
  • 400 Technology Connection, Founder, Steering Committee Member
  • Director, Corporate Secretary, and General Counsel, Officer and director of the Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation, Inc.
  • Member, Small Business Committee, GNFCC 
  • Member, Board of Directors & Chairman’s Circle, Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
  • City Council Liaison to Finance Department and to the Alpharetta technology community
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • President's Advisory Board for Reinhardt College's North Fulton Center
  • Member of the board of directors of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the advisory board of then Fulton County Commissioner and now State Representative Lynne Riley since 2004
  • Advisory Council for Georgia Congressman Tom Price, Chairman of the Business and Finance Subcommittee in 2006
  • Elected chairman of the Development Authority of the City of Alpharetta in 2010 and 2011
  • Served on the Alpharetta City Council
  • Board of directors of the Development Authority of the City of Alpharetta
  • Indiana
  • Georgia

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Georgia Lawyers for the Arts and ProBono Partnership Atlanta, 2004
  • Fulton County Vote Review Panel, Member
  • Rotary Club of Alpharetta, Member
  • President and director of the community homeowners' association
  • Fulton County Commission, Member
  • Georgia's Secretary of State, Volunteer
  • U.S. Congressman for Georgia's 6th Congressional District

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Nuts and Bolts, Continuing Legal Education Seminar presented by National Business Institute. Featured speaker and co-author of written materials. October 8, 2010.
  • Drafting Buy-Sell Agreements, Continuing Legal Education Seminar presented by Strafford Publications, Inc. Featured speaker. January 26, 2010.
  • Limited Liability Companies: Series LLC and Tax Issues, Continuing Legal Education National Teleconference and Webinar presented by National Business Institute. Sole speaker and author of written materials. December 3, 2009.
  • Advanced Taxation of LLCs and LLPs, Continuing Legal Education Seminar presented by National Business Institute. Featured speaker and co-author of written materials. December 16, 2008.
  • LLC Trends and Developments, Continuing Legal Education Seminar presented by National Business Institute. Featured speaker and co-author of written materials. December 11, 2007.
  • Buy-Sell Agreements, Certified Life Underwriter’s Training Courses presented by New York Life Insurance Company. Featured speaker and author of written materials. 2001 through 2004.
  • The Georgia Paralegal’s Role in Corporate Maintenance, Continuing Education Seminar presented by Institute for Paralegal Education. Featured speaker and co-author of written materials. October 2004.
  • The Law and Ethics of Leadership, Reinhardt University. Capstone course for organizational leadership and public safety leadership degree. January 2007 to present.
  • Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, Panelist and Team Leader for first year law students at Emory University School of Law. August 2005 to present (twice annual).
  • Your Guide to Georgia LLCs, Continuing Legal Education Seminar presented by National Business Institute. Featured speaker and co-author of written materials. June 19, 2007.
  • Limited Liability Companies, Continuing Legal Education Seminar presented by National Business Institute. Featured speaker and co-author of written materials. June 23, 2008.
  • Liquidations and Dissolutions, Continuing Legal Education Seminar presented by Strafford Publications, Inc. Featured speaker. January 6, 2010.
  • Drafting LLC Agreements, Continuing Legal Education Seminar presented by National Business Institute. Featured speaker and co-author of written materials. February 4, 2010.
  • Accounting 101 for Attorneys, Continuing Legal Education Seminar presented by National Business Institute. Featured speaker and co-author of written materials. September 15, 2010 and September 13, 2011.
  • LLC or Inc.? Entity Selection for Small to Medium Sized Business, Continuing Legal Education Seminar presented by National Business Institute. Featured speaker and co-author of written materials. December 15, 2010 and December 5, 2011.
  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, J.D., May 2000, Seminar Paper. Internat’l Tax Implications Affecting U.S. Subsidiaries of German Corporations
  • McCamish School of Business, Adjunct Professor, courses for business and communication students, including Legal and Ethical Considerations of Business, Media Law, Entrepreneurial Law, and the Law and Ethics of Leadership
  • Guest speaker Emory University School of Law for various courses and seminars
  • Adjunct professor of business law, ethics, media law, entrepreneurial law and organizational leadership at Reinhardt University
  • Buy/Sell Agreements, CLUTC, New York Life Insurance Company, 2002 - 2005
  • Media Law, Reinhardt College, 2002 - 2004
  • Ethics, Values and the Law, Reinhardt College, 2008
  • The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Reinhardt College, 2001
  • The Georgia Paralegal's Role in Corporate Maintenance, NBI's Institute for Paralegal Education, September 2004
  • Advanced LLCs and LLPs, NBI's Institute for Paralegal Education, April 2005
  • Is an LLC Right for You?, National Business Institute, November 2006
  • Your Guide to Georgia LLCs, National Business Institute, 2007
  • Trends and Developments in LLCs, National Business Institute, 2007
  • Taxation of LLCs and LLPs, National Business Institute, 2008
  • Limited Liability Companies, National Business Institute, 2009

Educational Background:

  • LL.M. (Taxation), With Honors, The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2007
  • Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana B.A. - 1997, Major: Political Science

Industry Groups

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investors
  • Privately Held Companies
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    1001 Cambridge Square
    Suite D
    Alpharetta, GA 30009

    Phone: 770-410-1555

     

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