Matthew Goings, Esq.

Matthew Goings, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Smyrna
Georgia
Licensed in
GA
Georgia State University College of Law

"Got the job done!"

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About
Goings Legal helps entrepreneurs legally launch, grow, and protect their ideas. We focus on business entity formation, governing documents, and trademark protection so founders can focus on building a successful business.

Matthew built Goings Legal on his a lifelong affinity for music, a fascination with technology and coding through the UGA New Media Institute, and a love for interpreting the law and helping others. Now, let Matthew use his passions to help you pursue yours.
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"Matt was very professional and made sure we understood everything regarding the trademark process. He took time to answer all of our questions, and helped guide us in the right direction. We would highly recommend him to anyone!"

Georgia trademark registration
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"Matt was knowledgeable and effective at helping secure my LLC and EIN. Having said that, he could have been more proactive in communicating updates and needs to focus on improving his customer service. On one occasion, until I pushed back, he had expected me to call the IRS Dept of Treasury because he didn’t want to call back and wait on the line again because they had detected an error related to a “Sr.” name designation the was omitted from the registration form."

Form LLC
Posted on Sep 9, 2021
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"Matthew helped me form an LLC for some consulting work. He was efficient and saved me from going through a web-based service. I would definitely recommend him and would use him again. Matthew was the most user-friendly of the people with whom I discussed my needs."

Form LLC
Posted on Sep 8, 2021
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"Matthew handled everything I asked for quickly and professionally, even when I had a family emergency and could not meet as planned. I couldn't have wished for better support! He was very organized and utilized digital client management tools to make everything smooth and efficient, no time was wasted getting to the point of the job. I plan to Mathew for any and all future legal needs. Thanks again!"

Assist with Other Business Formation Matter
Posted on Sep 7, 2021
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Assist with Other Business Formation Matter
Posted on Aug 12, 2021
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"We had an ex member attempt to fraudulent trademark our business logo and after interviewing 6 additional attorneys we hired Matthew. From the beginning to the end, Matthew was wonderful, professional, knowledgeable and aggressive concerning our needs. He got us results in a timely manner."

Trademark Infringement Consultation
Posted on May 29, 2021

Work History

Goings Legal

Founder

May 2016 - Present

General business advising, business entity formation, and governing documents for early stage startups and small businesses.
Trademark advising and registration.
Intellectual property enforcement and dispute resolution.

May 2016 - Present

Georgia Layers for the Arts

Director of Operations

Feb 2017 - Dec 2019

Handled operational aspects of nonprofit.
Maintained CRM system.
Improve efficiency of processes.
Provided in-house legal counsel for pro bono clients.
Managed law student externs and oversaw content creation.

Feb 2017 - Dec 2019

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts

Senior Legal Fellow

Mar 2016 - Feb 2017

Conduct client intake interviews. Review contracts, conduct research, and draft letters for in-house cases. Facilitate case placement with pro bono attorneys.

Mar 2016 - Feb 2017

Founders Legal

Of Cousel

Apr 2016 - Sep 2016

Drafted, reviewed, and revised various licensing, SaaS, and sales agreements.
Assisted with research for patent and trademark enforcement.
Filed takedown notices on behalf of patent and trademark clients.
Advised client on trademark registrations.

Apr 2016 - Sep 2016

Georgia-Pacific LLC

Legal Intern

Feb 2015 - Dec 2015

Managed and transitioned company-wide global trademark portfolio to digital medium

Feb 2015 - Dec 2015

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts

Legal Student Intern

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Conducted intake interviews and issue spotting for pro bono clients.
Facilitated case placement with pro bono attorneys.
Researched and drafted memos on various intellectual property topics.

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Polk County District Attorney's Office

Intern

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Performed legal research for Assistant District Attorneys. Researched and drafted memo that secured guilty plea in juvenile burglary case. Researched and drafted appellate brief on constitutional issue for successful appeal. Entered plea misdemeanor and felony pleas in Juvenile and Superior Courts.

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Lovett & Myers, LLC

Summer Associate

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Researched and drafted multiple memoranda and letters on various legal topics.
Researched and drafted motions for summary judgment.

May 2013 - Aug 2013

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