Matthew Goings, Esq.

Matthew Goings, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Smyrna
Georgia
Licensed in
GA
Georgia State University College of Law
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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 is very professional, and even when we miss his emails during busy seasons he is sure to contact us to follow up and stay on top of everything. His pricing is fair, and he's empathetic towards small business needs. We've been very happy with his work!"

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"Even though I have known Matthew for over a decade, this post is about how he came to my rescue when I felt defenseless. In 2018, I found myself in over my head with a previous employer (a large paper conglomerate) in trying to settle a dispute over items needing to be sent to me after an involuntary severance from the company due to layoffs. This HR department started to take weeks to respond to a single email, asked for proof of purchase for items that were gifts, and accused me of claiming inflated prices on my lost things. Why this might not be his everyday practice, once he heard my story, it seemed that he new he needed to help. Looooong story short, Goings Legal put in the hard yards of following through and coming to my defense when being bullied by this HR department, to which I am sure they were hoping I would eventually surrender and "go away." I can attest that he is on a short list of individuals that I turn to when I need solid, sound advice. He is methodical and meticulous in how he works and the attention he brings to each situation is the epitome of professionalism. He stepped up for me and helped me move the needle to actually gain closure and compensation for this incident. I know that when the time comes I will be in touch with him again. I have no reason to doubt his ability and his intuition."

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"Goings Legal is nothing short of a Godsend. This firm is helpful, accessible, efficient, and (believe it or not) honest. I would recommend this firm to any and every business looking to protect their property, brand, and people."

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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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