Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite Recognizes Three Arnall Golden Gregory Attorneys


Georgia Trend magazine’s 2017 Legal Elite, which recognizes top attorneys in Georgia, lists three Arnall Golden Gregory lawyers: R. Michael Barry in Business Law and Healthcare Law, Teri A. Simmons in Immigration Law, and Michael L. Van Cise in Taxes/Estates/Trusts Law.

Mr. Barry’s practice focuses on healthcare transactional and regulatory law, specifically for hospitals, health systems and other institutional providers.  He counsels on Medicare fraud and abuse, including physician self-referral and anti-kickback issues, and on acquisitions and joint venture agreements.  Mr. Barry also advises on divestitures, corporate governance, shareholder agreements, employment agreements and separation arrangements, corporate practice of medicine issues, and other general business and operational matters.  He co-chairs the firm’s Hospitals, Health Systems and Other Institutional Providers Industry Team.

Ms. Simmons is the Director of the firm’s International / Immigration Practice and leader of its German Business Team.  She manages legal services supporting foreign-owned business entities and individuals investing in the United States in the areas of corporate, employment and immigration law.  Ms. Simmons serves on the boards of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeastern U.S., the German American Cultural Foundation, the German School of Atlanta, and Sister Cities International, and formerly chaired the Atlanta Sister Cities Commission.

Mr. Van Cise assists individuals and families with sophisticated wealth transfer planning, federal and state wealth transfer taxation, business succession planning, charitable giving, and probate and estate administration.  He advises on planning vehicles that preserve family wealth, family values, business interests and legacy assets.  Mr. Van Cise has been published in national publications, including Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates and Taxation of Exempts.

For 15 years, Georgia lawyers have nominated their peers for inclusion on the Legal Elite list. 


Arnall Golden Gregory (AGG), an Am Law 200 law firm with 165 attorneys in Atlanta and Washington, DC, takes a “business sensibility” approach when advising clients. AGG provides industry knowledge, attention to detail, transparency and value to help businesses and individuals achieve their definition of success. AGG’s transaction, litigation, regulatory and privacy counselors serve clients in healthcare, real estate, retail, fintech/payment systems, global commerce/global mobility, government investigations, life sciences and logistics and transportation. AGG subscribes to the belief “not if, but how.” Visit us at

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