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Cory D. Raines

Cory D. Raines

Atlanta attorney practicing personal injury, business and entertainment law!
  • Business Law, Entertainment & Sports Law, Personal Injury
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Attorney Raines has represented individuals and organizations in a variety of business and civil matters. Prior to founding Raines Legal Group, P.C., he worked for two Atlanta area law firms where he focused on litigation and bankruptcy. His current practice primarily consists of representing established and emerging entertainment and sports professionals. He specializes in drafting contracts, business consulting, general representation and has successfully negotiated and closed licensing, management, touring, and record deals for his diverse client list. As a litigator, he has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for his clients through lawsuits involving civil liability and business disputes. He has appeared before federal district court and has practiced in the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia

Attorney Raines earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law and received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in Spanish from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. During his time in law school, he served as a legal intern for the Coca-Cola Company, clerked for several law firms and legal organizations, and served as a Faculty Research Fellow for Professor Matthew I. Hall.

With the creation of Raines Legal Group, he is committed to the practice of law and is dedicated to helping his clients successfully resolve their legal issues. Attorney Raines was born in Atlanta, Georgia and enjoys listening to music, trying new restaurants, and watching sports.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Video Conferencing
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  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations for Personal Injury cases and paid consultations for Business/Entertainment & Sports/Litigation cases.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Hourly rates for Business/Entertainment & Sports /Litigation cases.
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal Injury Cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia Court of Appeals
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Supreme Court of Georgia
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U.S. Bankruptcy Court
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  • English
Professional Experience
Founder & Managing Attorney
Raines Legal Group, P.C.
- Current
The University of Georgia School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Law
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University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
B.B.A. | Marketing and Spanish
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Professional Associations
Georgia Court of Appeals
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Supreme Court of Georgia
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U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
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U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia
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State Bar of Georgia
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Member - Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Court of Appeals
Member - Supreme Court of Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
Member - State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
Member - Northern District of Georgia
United States District Court
Websites & Blogs
Raines Legal Group, P.C. Website
Raines Legal Group, P.C. Blog
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. What happens if you don't file a notice of incorporation when starting a nonprofit?
A: First and foremost, if you are planning on operating a non-profit organization or not-for profit corporation you must file the incorporation documents with the Georgia Secretary of State's Office or your the equivalent in you state. Additionally, you will need to file for the non-profit designation with the IRS via Form 1023 or Form 1023EZ. Just because you claim to be non-profit, does not mean you are and you can only labeled as one through the proper recognition by the IRS. Failure to do so will expose you to unnecessary legal risks that include the following: making serious business mistakes, personal liability exposure, adverse tax consequences, business and securities law liability, criminal liability, and high legal and attorney fees to have a law firm fix the legal mess that you created. It is highly recommended you consult with a business attorney. There is no remedy for bad information and do it yourself legal representation can result in disaster!
Q. If I was injured at Macy’s and my claim includes a loss of consortium, how long do I have to file suit?
A: I agree with attorney Horst and want to add that if the deadline is approaching you most likely need to hire an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your claim(s) will not be barred by the statute of limitations pursuant to O.C.G.A. 9-3-33. Should you need anything further, feel free to reach out.
Q. My daughter was in an accident, 3 weeks ago, her lawyer is stating that medical costs being left open is not a thing.
A: Great question and I am sorry to hear about your daughter. However, her attorney is likely talking about the available insurance equals $130K to be shared by all those injured in the accident by the at fault driver. Should you all choose to settle then each person would receive proceeds from the insurance which is capped at $130K. So her attorney would be correct in what he told her. Regarding medical being left open, there is no possibility of this once settlement proceeds are distributed. Given the severity of her injuries and the prospect of future medical expenses, a lawsuit would be a better course of action because she would be able to sue well over in excess of the $130K insurance cap. Especially it there are some aggravating circumstances (ex: at fault driver left the scene of accident, was under the influence, or driving on suspended licenses) then punitive damages could come into play which would ultimately increase the amount money the jury awards you.
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Contact & Map
Raines Legal Group, P.C.
One Alliance Center
3500 Lenox Road N.E., Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Telephone: (404) 682-9885
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Due the ongoing Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, law firm operations are being performed remotely.
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