Halsey G. Knapp, Jr.

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Krevolin & Horst, LLC
 | One Atlantic Center, Suite 3250, 1201 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-888-9700
Fax: 404-888-9577
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Closely Held Business (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Halsey G. Knapp Jr. is a partner with Krevolin & Horst, LLC, located in Atlanta, Georgia. With his practice focused primarily on business divorces and corporate governance, he represents business clients on a wide range of matters, including employment disputes, data breaches, trade secrets, restrictive covenants and business torts. Mr. Knapp also provides advice and counsel concerning business formation and structure, compensation negotiations and regulatory compliance.

    After graduating from Cornell University with a bachelor's degree, Mr. Knapp went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 1980. While in law school, he was awarded the Best Brief Award in the Law Day Competition and served as the Student Bar Association's president. Mr. Knapp is admitted to practice in the state of Georgia.

    Asked to share his experience and insight on crisis management and complex commercial litigation strategy, Mr. Knapp is a frequent speaker. In recognition of his record and ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Knapp its AV-Preeminent* rating.

    Dedicated to keeping abreast of developments in his field, Mr. Knapp is an active participant in several professional organizations. He has held several leadership positions with the Lamar American Inn of Court, including President, Master and member of the Executive Committee, as well as with the Eleventh Circuit Historical Society. Mr. Knapp is also a member of the American and Atlanta bar associations, the State Bar of Georgia and the Superior Court of Fulton County Business Court Committee.

    *AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Business Litigation
    • 30%Closely Held Business
    • 20%Estate & Trust Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


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    Admitted: 1980, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: http://www.khlawfirm.com/attorney/halsey-g-knapp-jr


    • Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Knapp its AV-Preeminent* Rating
    • Received the Best Brief Award in the Law Day Competition
    • America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Board of Directors, Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation Section, 1998 - 2001
    • Secretary, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, 1989 - 1990
    • Member, Computer Law, Litigation, Corporate, Banking and Business Law Sections, State Bar of Georgia
    • Georgia, 1980
    • President, Lamar American Inn of Court, 2001 - 2004
    • Secretary, Eleventh Circuit Historical Society
    • Member, Board of Directors, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, 1988 - 1990
    • District Representative for Georgia and Alabama, Younger Lawyers Division, American Bar Association, 1990 - 1991
    • Fulton County Business Court Committee
    • Master, Lamar American Inn of Court, 1992 - Present
    • President, Student Bar Association
    • Chairman, Subcommittee on Minority Business Development, 1988 - 1990
    • Executive Committee, Lawyers Club of Atlanta, 2002 - 2004
    • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
    • Lamar American Inn of Court, Executive Committee, 2000

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • President, Paces Civic Association, 2013
    • Emory University, Board of Law Advisors, 2011
    • Trinity Presbyterian Church, Chair, Personnel Committee, former Chair and current member of Finance Committee, former Annual Stewartship Co-Chair, Member of several Pastor Nominating Committees

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Suit: Builder not as good as its word." Daily Report
    • Gerry Balboni and Halsey Knapp presented “A Holistic Approach to Representing the Client with Compromised Consumer Data” at the Primerus Dallas Regional Meeting.  , Speaker, A Holistic Approach to Representing the Client with Compromised Consumer Data, 2016
    • Speaker, "Presenting the complex case to the Georgia jury outline", NBI Seminar, Dec. 19, 2000
    • "Fox Insurance's $3M Award Over Lost CMS Contract Stands"
    • "Power Point in the Courtroom," ICLE Seminar, May 2002 - 2003
    • Speaker, Business Divorces and Disputes, Atlanta Bar Litigation and Dispute Resolution Sections-January 9, 2015
    • Crisis of the Week: Subway Served With a Pitchman Problem, The Wall Street Journal Risk & Compliance Journal-July 13, 2015
    • Amazon Japan's Child Porn Problem, The Wall Street Journal Risk & Compliance Journal-February 2, 2015
    • FIFA Shows How Not To Handle an Internal Probe, The Wall Street Journal Risk & Compliance Journal-December 15, 2014
    • Evaluating Takata's Airbag Response, The Wall Street Journal Risk & Compliance Journal-November 3, 2014
    • Speaker, Data Breach: A Holistic Approach To Representing the Client With Compromised Data, ICLE Cancun Seminar-February 13, 2015
    • Speaker, Avoid Being the Next Data Breach Headline, Primerus Business Law Institute Symposium, Fort Worth,Texas-June 11, 2015
    • Speaker, LLCs: Time Bombs for Lawyers and Early Stage Entrepreneurs?, Atlanta Bar Litigation Section-February, 2014
    • Speaker, Preferences and Peeves in the Trial Courts from Judges and Attorneys, Atlanta Bar Litigation Section-February 20, 2015
    • Speaker, Preparing Your Client for A Successful Mediation, Atlanta Bar Litigation and Dispute Resolution Sections-January, 2013


    • On behalf of the founders of an architectural, planning and design firm in Shanghai, China, we recently negotiated the buy-out of the remaining founder. Runzhou Zhang, Craig Studer, HZS USA LLC and ZHP, LLC v. Scott Hosteller, In the Business Court of Fulton County., 2014
    • Halsey Knapp represented the Board of Directors of the Clairmont Place Condominium Association, Inc., a senior living community, in their journey from embracing a beloved, long-tenured manager to releasing him for cause and then renegotiating downward (by millions of dollars) a pre-existing contract between them., 2018
    • In a two day arbitration, Halsey Knapp secured a breach of contract dispute award that included attorneys fees despite admission of the client’s submission of fabricated evidence in unrelated proceeding. (July 2016), 2016
    • On behalf of a member/manager, we defeated by summary judgment a claim under Delaware law that he violated his fiduciary duty by fraudulently inducing his fellow member to invest more capital into a failing business venture. Marsala v. Mayo, 2007 WL 3245434 (E.D. La.), 2007
    • On behalf of a business owner who retained an independent contractor to provide an on-site essential service on an exclusive basis, we defeated a 15 count complaint based on claims of partnership, joint venture and other forms of shared ownership. Sally E. Nichols et al. v. Kimball Hall Events LLC et al. In the Superior Court of Fulton County, affirmed Kimball Hall Events LLC et al. v. Sally E. Nichols et al., Ga. App. Case No. A13A164 , 2013
    • On behalf of a founding member of a very successful software business, we re-established his right to act as a manager of this business after striklng down an amended operating agreement that had replaced him. Charles H. Carroll, III v. Carlos J. Urrutia & Lana Perkins, Arbitration before Judge Gino Brogdon, 2013

    Representative Clients:

    • BKJB Partnership v. Richard Moseman, Civil Action File No. 02-VS-035222; (Judge Brenda Cole, State Court of Fulton County)
    • J. Maxwell Technologies, Inc. and William M. Brander v. Maxwell Chase Technologies, LLC and Michael Walsh, Civil Action No. 2007-CV137120 (Judge Fulton County Superior Court)
    • Massaro Limited Partnership, (Park West Two.) v. Baker & Taylor, Inc., Civil Action No. 00-1234. (U.S.D.C.W. D. Pa. Judge Gary L. Lancaster)
    • Mohegan Tribe Gaming Authority ("MTGA") Claim (2009), Represented an estimating and construction management client in this pre-litigation negotiation
    • The Fiderion Group, LLC and Fiderion Financial Services Group, LLC v. Robert J. Gallagher, Jeffrey L. Campbell and ALPHA XS, LLC, Civil Action No. 2008-CV-149324 (Judge John H. Goger, Fulton County Superior Court)

    Educational Background:

    • Cornell University, B.A.
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    One Atlantic Center, Suite 3250
    1201 West Peachtree Street NW
    Atlanta, GA 30309

    Phone: 404-888-9700

    Fax: 404-888-9577

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