Matthew Goings, Esq.

Matthew Goings, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Smyrna
Georgia
Licensed in
GA
Georgia State University College of Law

"Super professional!!!"

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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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"Matthew Goings is my favorite lawyer! Super easy to work with and never says anything negative towards my crazy ideas."

Business Consultation + Formation
Posted on Apr 27, 2022
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"Very Reliable !!! Will use his services again."

Form Non-Profit
Posted on Dec 16, 2021
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"Super professional!!!"

Form Non-Profit
Posted on Dec 10, 2021
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"Very professional, insightful, and provided a significant amount of value while fully covering all of the legal services agreed upon to be provided."

Assist with Other Trademark & Copyright Matter
Posted on Dec 2, 2021
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"I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Matthew was very knowledgeable and kept me in the loop each step of the way. I will definitely be calling on Matthew in the future. Thank you!"

Assist with Other Business Formation Matter
Posted on Nov 8, 2021
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"It was a pleasure working with Matthew. He was very attentive needs. He took the time to review the document with us and answer any questions we had."

Draft Operating Agreement
Posted on Oct 28, 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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