About

About

A Note From Nancy B. Goodman

I am licensed to practice law in Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina with extensive experience in business, contract, estate planning, elder law, estate administration and trust matters. I am a member of the Stonewall Bar, the Emory Gift Planning Advisory Board, and the Old 4th Ward Business Association.

I believe that when you need an attorney, it should be an experience that resolves your business or personal matter without adding additional burden to your life.

​I am passionate about excellent client service. I communicate with my clients and return my phone calls. My fees are reasonable and my work is timely. I've been a business owner and managed a family. In short, I am the attorney you can rely on.

Professional Experience

Nancy B. Goodman, P.C.
Jan. 2017 - Present
Atlanta, Georgia

  • Representing clients on a wide variety of business matters including the formation of new corporations and limited liability companies, the revision of corporate governance documents, and the preparation and review of contracts, leases, policies, and business succession planning.
  • Consulting on a health care class action matter. Also working with estate planning clients and drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, deeds, trust funding instructions and health care directives. Administering both simple and complex estates.

Atwood Choate, P.C.
2014 - 2016
St. Simons Island, Georgia

  • Served as outside corporate counsel for a large Department of Defense contractor in the multi- modal, international shipping business. Drafted leases, employment agreements, subcontracts, corporate resolutions, and opinion letters. Advised the corporation on subcontractor disputes, corporate structure, public relations, union relations, customs/commerce regulations, and asset purchase matters.
  • Defended a very large commercial arbitration matter involving a contract dispute over non-competition, trade secrets and liability. Initiated matter in Federal District Court by successfully bringing a motion for a temporary restraining order. Subsequently moved to have matter referred to AAA arbitration before a three-member panel using the Federal Rules of Evidence. Handled counterclaims, depositions, interrogatories, requests for admissions, requests for the production of documents, motions, briefs, and more than 90,000 produced documents.
  • Negotiated a collective bargaining agreement with the ILWU at the Port of Long Beach on behalf of an employer. Managed on-going workplace disputes with the ILWU including breach of safety, wage and hour, discrimination, and wrongful termination matters.

China Direct Imports, LLC
2010 - 2013
Saint Simons Island, Georgia

  • Corporate counsel for a group of domestic and international companies that manufacture products for big box retailers. Drafted corporate resolutions, employment agreements, product manuals, and other documents.
  • Defended product liability matters.
  • Advised on matters of corporate structure, customs, employment, liability, and contractual obligations.

Partner / Attorney
Homesley, Goodman & Wingo, PLLC
2001 - 2010
Mooresville, North Carolina

  • Developed a large and successful estate planning, probate and elder law practice. Clients included individuals with a large net worth and complex tax planning needs as well as those with unique assets.
  • Advised small to medium-size entities and the principals on matters of corporate organization, non-compete agreements, wage and hour laws, and best employment practices. Niche clients included medical professionals and NASCAR.
  • Briefed and argued an employment law matter involving an alleged breach of a non-compete agreement before the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
  • Developed and taught estate planning and probate continuing legal education courses.

Pro Bono Attorney
Legal Aid Society of North Carolina
1999 - 2001
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

  • Pro Bono work included the preparation of social security disability appeals, intake, and landlord tenant matters.

Attorney
South Carolina Senate
1992 - 1995
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Law Clerk and then Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Joint Committee for Judicial Screening and Hunley Commission.
  • Drafted legislation, researched proposed legislative changes, and investigated both judicial candidates and sitting members of the judiciary.
  • Negotiated with the U.S. Navy regarding the raising, ownership and preservation of the CSS H.L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship.
  • Argued a matter before the South Carolina Supreme Court as a first-year law graduate.

Education

J.D., University of South Carolina

Editor, ABA Real Property, Probate & Trust Journal, AmJur Award for Legal Writing.

B.A., Emory University



Pro Bono Service

  • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; 2017 - Ongoing; Member, Gift Planning Advisory Board
  • Stonewall Bar Association, Atlanta, Georgia; 2017-Ongoing; Member, Board of Directors 
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer's Foundation; 2018-Ongoing
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank, Atlanta, Georgia; 2017 - Ongoing; Volunteer
  • Hosea Helps, Atlanta, Georgia; 2017 - Ongoing; Volunteer
  • Crossroads, Atlanta, Georgia; 2017 - Ongoing; Volunteer
  • St. Simons Land Trust, St. Simons Island, Georgia; 2010 - 2016; Member, Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Development Committee
  • Frederica Academy, St. Simons Island, Georgia; 2010 - 2016; Member, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee; Chaired Advancement Committee and Annual Fund
  • Manna House, Brunswick, Georgia; 2010 - 2016; Volunteer
  • Emory College Alumni Board, Atlanta, Georgia; 2010 - 2014; Member
  • Legal Aid Society of North Carolina, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; 1999 - 2001; Volunteer