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“Parham Appointed to Johns Creek Planning Commission,” Georgia Bar Journal

In the 2017 August issue of the Georgia Bar Journal, Bloom Sugarman partner Steve Parham is mentioned for his recent appointment to the Planning Commission for the city of Johns Creek. The article says that in his new role he will review zoning cases and participate in a “recommending body to the mayor and city […]

“Simon Bloom Quoted on President Trump’s Transgender Military Ban,” 11 Alive

In a story aired on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Bloom Sugarman partner Simon Bloom provided insight to 11 Alive on President Trump’s decision to ban transgender people from the military. Reporter Christie Ethridge cited Bloom’s comments that the president has the authority to institute such a ban; however, Bloom said the president’s stated reasoning of […]

“Bloom and Covington: ‘Fire the special counsel? History shows it would be a bad idea,’” The Hill

In an article published on July 2, 2017, on the website of The Hill, partner Simon Bloom and counsel Troy Covington explore the history of the special counsel statute and provide insight as to the potential difficulty that President Donald Trump might encounter if he were to choose to fire Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. Mueller, […]

“Sugarman: Supreme Court Travel Ban Ruling Won’t End Controversy,” 11 Alive

In an article published on June 26, 2017, on, Bloom Sugarman partner Skip Sugarman provides analysis on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to partially uphold President Trump’s executive order creating a travel ban on individuals from six majority Muslim countries. Sugarman explains how the ruling carves out an exception for people with established ties […]

Ask Simon: Structuring Purchase and Sale Agreements Contingent on Rezoning

Q. I am a builder and developer. I recently entered into a purchase and sale agreement for property contingent on rezoning the property to industrial use.  Although the zoning board approved the rezoning, a neighboring property owner appealed, and the ensuing delay caused the seller to back out of our deal as result of my […]

“Bias Suits Against Banks Face Test on Causal Links,” Bloomberg BNA

In an article published on June 19, 2017, in Bloomberg BNA, partner Simon Bloom provides insight about recent lawsuits by cities that allege harm from bank lending bias that arose during the Great Recession.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit is soon expected to address the question as to whether discriminatory lending […]

“Bloom: ‘If Flynn pleads the Fifth, will Congress hold him in contempt?’” The Hill

In an article published on May 22, 2017, on the website of The Hill, partner Simon Bloom provides insight on the Senate intelligence committee’s subpoena to former national security adviser Michael Flynn and the repercussions that Flynn can face by choosing not to comply with it.  Bloom enumerates the many scenarios that could play out.  […]