Gerardo M. Balboni, II

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Krevolin & Horst, LLC
 | One Atlantic Center, Suite 3250, 1201 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-812-3111
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009, 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (30%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (30%)
Attorney Profile

Gerry Balboni is a partner of Krevolin & Horst LLC, a business and corporate law firm in Atlanta, Georgia.  Mr. Balboni represents entrepreneurs, growth companies, and the individuals and entities that buy, sell, and invest in growth companies.  For more than twenty-five years Mr. Balboni has guided growing companies and investors in the organization and formation of new businesses, the creation and protection of technology, the development and implementation of business models, and the growth, financing, and sale of businesses.

As “outside” general counsel for growing technology companies, Mr. Balboni advises clients in corporate law matters such as venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, corporate reorganizations, software licensing, software as a service licensing, cloud services, ecommerce, privacy and data security, software and technology distribution, equity incentive and stock option programs, shareholder agreements, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-disclosure agreements, identification and protection of trade secrets, copyrights, and other intellectual property, and development and implementation of business strategy.

Mr. Balboni assists lenders and borrowers to structure, negotiate, and implement secured and unsecured credit facilities, including revolving lines of credit, term loans, and bridge loans and has advised clients in the acquisition of defaulted debt instruments secured by first priority security interests in valuable technology assets and foreclosure on those assets. 

Mr. Balboni also advises public and private companies in connection with Exchange Act reporting and private and public offerings of equity and debt securities. 

Mr. Balboni is a frequent speaker and author on topics such as start-ups, software licensing, software distribution, acquisition of technology, venture capital, securities, taxation, stock options and restricted stock, and controlling legal costs in corporate finance transactions. Mr. Balboni lectures at the School of Business at Georgia State University and is an active participant in the Southern Capital Forum, the Technology Alliance of Georgia, and the Computer Law Association, and serves on the committees for the Law of Cyberspace, Small Business, Venture Capital, and Negotiated Acquisitions of the Business and Banking Law section of the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Technology section of the State Bar of Georgia.

After graduating from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Mr. Balboni earned an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business of Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.  He received his law degree cum laude from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.

Between business school and law school, Mr. Balboni sold computer systems and manufacturing software applications for the CI-MEG group of NCR Corporation. 

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business/Corporate (40%)

Securities & Corporate Finance (30%)

Mergers & Acquisitions (30%)

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Super Lawyers: 2009, 2014 - 2017

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White Papers

  • Raising Private Capital: A Road Map for Entrepreneurs (2012) - Start up, development stage, and “expansion stage” companies often need external financing and often face difficulties in obtaining capital.  Banks, insurance companies, and other sources of debt and equity capital generally may not make loans or equity investments in these companies, and in almost all cases, the public capital markets are closed to these companies.  Nonetheless, these companies can, and in many cases do, obtain capital from sources such as personal funds or credit of the founders and management (including personal credit cards), their relatives, and friends, wealthy individuals with a enchant for investing in development and early stage enterprises, and venture capital funds.

  • About Gerardo Balboni, II

    Admitted 1984, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: http://www.khlawfirm.com/attorney/gerardo-m-balboni-ii

    Honors and Awards:

    • AV Preeminent Top Rated Lawyer: Technology Law, 2013
    • Georgia Trend's Legal Elite, 2012

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Technology Association of Georgia
    • Member, MIT Forum
    • Member, Atlanta Bar Association (Business Section)
    • Member, State Bar of Georgia (Sections on Business, Technology)
    • Member, American Bar Association (Committees on Cyberlaw, Small Business, Venture Capital, Private Mergers & Acquistions, Securities; Sections on Business, Law Practice Management)
    • Member, Southern Capital Forum
    • Member, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • Co-presented a 90-minute live webinar entitled “Drafting IT Master Services Agreements: Guidance for Purchaser and Vendor Counsel.”, Drafting IT Master Services Agreements, Strafford, 2016

    Transactions:

    • Represented enterprise software company in venture capital down round and recapitalization, 2012
    • Represented software as a service company in a private equity recapitalization, 2012
    • Represented non-profit housing corporation in tax-exempt bond financing; Outcome:  Closing of $147 million in tax exempt resource bonds, 2012
    • Licensing:  Prepared suite of click wrap and Master Application Service Agreements; Outcome:  Reduced friction in contracting process, 2012
    • Venture Capital: Represented technology company in Series B financing; Outcome:  Financing obtained, 2012

    Representative Clients:

    • NetRoadshow, Inc.
    • AuctionOS, LLC
    • BidReady, LLC
    • Excel Health Services, LLC
    • Hotel Systems Pro, LLC
    • The Rainmaker Group Ventures, LLC
    • Skyworks Ventures, Inc.
    • Metabolic Testing Services, Inc.
    • Knoa Software, Inc.
    • VersionOne, Inc.

    Video:

    • With over 20 years  of legal experience helping public and private companies and investment funds with their corporate needs at every stage of development, I  passionately and diligently pursue your goals and objectives  with a creative problem solving approach that values practical solutions.  I know what works and what doesn’t - so I can reduce the friction in your next transaction.  I value the opportunity to work for you., Growing Middle Market & Technology Companies, Corporate, Technology, 2011

    Educational Background:

    • The Graduate School of Business of Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, M.B.A., 1977
    • University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, B.A. in English, 1975

    Industry Groups

  • Private Equity
  • Securities
  • Software And Web Services
  • Venture Capital
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    Office Location for Gerardo M. Balboni, II

    One Atlantic Center, Suite 3250
    1201 West Peachtree Street NW
    Atlanta, GA 30309

    Phone: 404-812-3111

     

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