Features Region: Southeast

Jeff Sprain – Preferred Apartment Communities Inc.

In the middle of the recession that gutted the housing market in 2009, John A. Williams had a hunch. He believed multi-family housing properties would be the first area of recovery so with his co-founder, Lenny Silverstein, he formed Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. “We had a visionary CEO and he was 100 percent right,” says […]

Stephen Berry – Builders Insurance Group

A tactical and practical approach has taken Stephen Berry far, even if it is not along a path he imagined as a younger man. Now a senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for Builders Insurance Group, Berry once aspired to be a historian. Instead of academia, he has mastered the complex and perhaps […]

Whitney Walters-Sachs – Pine Crest School

In the world of Whitney Walters-Sachs, it’s dangerous territory to never say never—because you might just end up where you least expected to. That was her experience, anyway. Visiting her parents years ago as a young lawyer, her folks thought she should leave her high-profile job as a corporate attorney in New York City to […]

Charlie Bingham – Microsoft

Legal ninja, blue sky visionary, trusted business advisor, contractual gunslinger and out-of-the box thinker. These are just some of the titles Charlie Bingham, attorney at the American multinational technology giant Microsoft prefers. Working from a field office in Atlanta, he provides innovative legal support for a billion-dollar sales team in a territory that covers half […]

Jorge Gómez-Möller – Driftwood Acquisitions & Development

It’s an exciting time, says Jorge Gomez-Moller, to be at the center of what he refers to as the democratization of commercial real estate investment. As the general counsel of the hospitality private equity group Driftwood Acquisitions & Development [DAD] tells Vanguard, as recently as a couple of years ago, opportunities were limited for middle-class […]

Joshua Frank – STG Logistics

What was your LSAT score? Where did you earn your degree? What was your graduation percentile? What judges have you clerked for? It’s a fallacy, says Joshua Frank, to take the above factors, combine them with an IQ score, mix it all up and— voila!—out comes the best lawyer. An essential component that’s often left […]

Steve Forsythe – RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation

No doubt, the mortgage industry has undergone dramatic changes since the onset of the Great Recession in 2008. And while there has been significant roll up, consolidation and closure of many companies, RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation has grown rapidly and, as Steve Forsythe puts it, “in the right way.” That is: The company is emphasizing […]

James Napoli – Medliminal

It’s been a fast and furious few months for James Napoli, but with any luck he’ll have a chance to sit down at a Washington Redskins game with his sons and check out the fruits of his labors sometime soon. This general counsel-turned-CEO came to work for Virginia-based Medliminal 3 years ago as a consultant […]

Doug Sandberg – FirstView Financial

If you’ve watched even an hour of television in the last decade, you’re probably familiar with the formula for pharmaceutical ads: 10 seconds to tell you how great the drug is; another 40 to run through the side effects; and 10 more to say you might be eligible for subsidized coverage. According to Doug Sandberg, […]

William ‘Mac’ McAllister – Terminix

There really shouldn’t be much categorization of any problem a business may face. Legal, business, personnel, financial—a problem is a problem is a problem. Deal with it early and it can be put to rest before it metastasizes into a more costly problem affecting multiple areas. So notes William McAllister in late August as he […]

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