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FMG Announces Addition of New Partner, Managing Director


Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of the firm’s government and regulatory practices with the addition of Dan Lee and Allan Hayes, principals of Piedmont Public Affairs.

Dan Lee, who joins the firm as a Partner, is a former Georgia State Senator who served as Senior Administrative Floor Leader for former Governor Sonny Perdue.  He also served on the transition team of Governor Nathan Deal. Mr. Lee has an extensive background in municipal and county government and has represented more than 30 Georgia counties and cities. He is a graduate of LaGrange College and the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.

Allan Hayes, who joins the firm as a Managing Director, is a recognized authority on insurance compliance issues. He is a former Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, Deputy Fire Safety Commissioner and Deputy Industrial Loan Commissioner in the office of Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire.   Prior to that, he served as district director for former United States Congressman John Linder. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and received his Masters in Business Administration from Mercer University.

“Our firm’s clients will benefit from Dan and Allan’s experience with the local, state and federal government, as well as their unique perspectives on both legislative and regulatory advocacy issues,” commented Managing Partner, Ben Mathis.  “We are excited about what Dan and Allan bring to our firm, in particular our local government and insurance practice areas. They add legislative advocacy and regulatory capabilities to our existing government litigation team. We are now able to offer our corporate and governmental clients an unparalleled array of legal services in their interaction with all levels of government.

Mr. Lee and Mr. Hayes joined FMG in the Atlanta office effective January 1, 2017.