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Bond issues aid projects but come at price

...hours he'd spent on the transaction, for which he received a $100,000 fee.While Augusta in years past paid local counsel 0.25 percent of the bond total, Plunkett's fee represented just 0.05 percent of the total, or 0.33 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-29/bond-issues-aid-projects-c
Mobility Transit files procurement lawsuit against Augusta

...recently extended Mobility's termination date to July 31.Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Mobility has retained local counsel Fulcher Hagler LLP since the city notified the firm last year of its need to fix several contract deficiencies related...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-05-21/mobility-transit-files-p
Request for temporary stay on Augusta health care insurance contract denied

...will not sign a contract unless the city has an escape clause to void the contract if Meritain prevails.Meritain's local counsel, Wil liam Keogh, argued that the commission's decision last month to award the contract to Blue Cross Blue Shield...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-11-30/request-temporary-stay
Curses, they're meeting in the john

...When the board issued a $115 million general obligation bond in 2002, Mr. Fletcher received $325,000 in fees as local counsel and gave $85,000 of the work to black Augusta attorney Ben Allen. Or as former interim Mayor Willie Mays might...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/22/cit_48538.shtml
City Ink | Deke Copenhaver | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
X-Mart set to reopen after 8-year fight

...entertainment permit and business license, allowing it to reopen its doors at 1367 Gordon Highway.The Florida company's local counsel, William Sussman, said X-Mart likely would reopen in a few weeks.Commissioners Jimmy Smith, J.R. Hatney...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2010-05-18/x-mart-set-reopen-afte
Crime & courts | Metro | Crime & Courts
Lawyers get fat on bond 'crumbs' worth hundreds of thousands of dollars

...a sentence in his proposal said his firm would be local counsel in bond matters. It didn't sit well with some commissioners...unenforceable or that interest income will become taxable. LOCAL COUNSEL or ISSUERS COUNSEL: The attorney who regularly represents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/11/met_31543.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission | Columbia County Commission | Coliseum Authority
City attorney rebuts talk of excessive fees

...commissioners criticized Mr. Shepard for making $400,000 as local counsel for the city's $160 million utility bond deal. They...for which Mr. Shepard will receive $126,000 as local counsel. That meeting was public, but Mr. Shepard went behind...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/03/met_441689.shtml
Metro | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Augusta Commission goes on the attack

...counselor Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan split their fees with him. So they homed in on the $131,000 he will make as local counsel on the airport issue. Mr. Shepard said he has done nothing wrong - that he followed the pattern for local bond counsel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/23/cit_440681.shtml
City Ink | Lucy C. Laney High School
Shepard finds himself in hot water

...local bond counsel. He says he has done nothing wrong, that this is the way bond issues have always been done, with local counsel splitting legal fees with outside bond counsel. And we think he is correct. As a side note, insiders laughingly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/02/cit_438745.shtml
City Ink | Coliseum Authority
More local attorneys to be used in death penalty cases

...to improve the quality of work, specifically in the Augusta circuit. Chief among them was the new policy of hiring local counsel. He also said a regional office was opening in Athens, similar to those in Tifton and Brunswick, to eliminate excessive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-08-07/more-local-attorneys-b