We’ve changed our name, but not our identity!

We are excited to announce that effective August 9, 2021, our name has changed to Thompson, O’Brien, Kappler & Nasuti, P.C.  We adopted this new name to recognize the evolution of our firm.  We are proud to highlight the service and expertise that makes our firm distinctive by refreshing our brand.  What hasn’t changed is our commitment to our clients, who remain our top priority, and our commitment to deliver on our promise of providing direct access to experienced hands-on lawyers.   Rest assured, while we have updated our name, TOKN remains the same.

Team Member Spotlight: Barry Smith

Get to Know Barry Smith

Barry Smith is a vital member of our team. In fact, he is a valuable asset to every core practice group within TOKN. Barry has been with TOKN since December of 2012. He is well known for his positive attitude, easy laugh, and reputation for going above and beyond. Furthermore, his work ethic, customer service, and patience are remarkable. Barry fulfills a lot of roles for the firm from support of the legal staff to assisting with office events among others. No matter how small or large the task at hand, he completes each one quickly with a smile on his face.

Barry Smith

“Barry is always upbeat, professional, and polite. He fills many roles within the firm and accepts every task with a smile!” – Diane Beams, Firm Administrator

Team Member Spotlight Q&A:

Q:        What are three random facts people might not know about you?
A:        I like to travel (so far I have traveled to 10 states and 7 countries), binge watch my favorite shows, and play basketball.

Q:        Where are you from?
A:        I’m from a small town in South Georgia called Alapaha.

Q:        What do you like most about your job?
A:        Interacting with everyone.

WE ARE GROWING… New Office in Savannah, Georgia

Map showing stars representing the Metro Atlanta office and the new office in Savannah, Georgia.

We are very excited to announce the opening of our new Savannah, Georgia office!

Our Savannah, Georgia address is:
2 E. Bryan Street, Suite 442
Savannah, Georgia 31401

You may reach us by phone at 912-348-1776.

We look forward to better serving our coastal Georgia clients!

To find out more about our practice areas, click here.

Team Member Spotlight: April Phillips

April Phillips is standing at her desk.

April Phillips is a valuable member of our team. Her ability to provide exceptional customer service through every situation is remarkable. Her smile is the first and last thing you see when visiting us and she is often the first voice you hear when contacting us.

April Phillips began as TOKN’s receptionist in November 2016. Her positivity, optimism, and ability to laugh make her a joy to work with for both employees and clients of TOKN. Additionally, April constantly goes above and beyond. She is quick to assist anyone in need of help, no matter what the task.

Team Member Spotlight Q&A:

Q: What are three random facts people might not know about you?
A: I like to go camping. I am ALWAYS up for a road trip, ALWAYS. Also, I am a Bananagram junkie.

Q: Where are you from?
A: I was born in Rochester, NY, but I was raised in Knoxville, TN. I am a Southerner.

Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like to assist others when they need help. Such as, helping with the deposit, entering payment, proof-reading, data entry, etc. I also really like to say hello to so many people!

TOKN Nominated for Best of Gwinnett 2019

We are excited to announce that we have been nominated for Best of Gwinnett! Now, Guide to Gwinnett wants to hear from YOU. If you would like to vote for our firm, please click on the photo below:

TOKN has been nominated for Best of Gwinnett. Click on this photo to vote for TOKN.

We love being a part of this wonderful community! To learn more about us and what we do, please look through our website or contact us at info@tokn.com.

Attorney Spotlight

Viraj Deshmukh

Viraj Deshmukh

Viraj Deshmukh is an associate at TOKN. He focuses his practice on civil litigation, entrepreneurial services, outside general counsel, and intellectual property protection.

A Little About Viraj Professionally

Viraj has been practicing law for almost 5 years and has been with TOKN for a year and a half. Already, he has become a vital member of our team. During his time at TOKN, Viraj has successfully litigated a wide range of cases involving multiple state and federal laws. Specifically, he has brought and defended claims ranging from contract and real estate disputes to business torts and more.

Additionally, due to his attention to detail, experience in litigation, and knowledge of contract law, he has become a leader in TOKN’s entrepreneurial services and outside general counsel practices. In these practices, Viraj takes a cradle-to-grave approach with companies, advising them from inception, through protecting their intellectual property rights, contract reviews, and employment issues, all the way to dissolution.

In addition to his legal practice, Viraj is a member of the Steering Committee for the Atlanta Council District 12 – Neighborhood Blueprint Plan.

Getting to Know Viraj

Presently, Viraj is on a quest to visit every national park with his wife, Lindsey. However, you can usually find him playing his banjo (or attempting to at least), watching every Atlanta United and Chelsea Football Club match in existence, or reading through all of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s works.

Want to Learn More?

To learn more about Viraj, or to contact him, please visit his profile here or find his LinkedIn here.

Lunch and Learn: Limit Your Liability

Lunch and Learn: Limit Your Liability

A primary reason that businesses incorporate is to limit the liability of their owners.  That limitation of liability is called the “Corporate Veil.”  The Corporate Veil is a necessary yet delicate aspect of every company. While the Veil is established to protect owners, officers, directors, shareholders, and members, what you do not know can hurt you.

During this lunch and learn Aaron Kappler will discuss common pitfalls in liability for small and/or start-up businesses. Specifically:

  • ​the importance of corporate formalities;​
  • overall risk management and asset protection, contract rights, the basic legal requirements to create the corporate veil;
  • best practices of general corporate governance; and
  • best practices to limit the liability of the owners and directors.

Please Join us at the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce for this lunch and learn on June 26, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Click here to register. The cost is $10.00 for non-members and free for member of the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber if registered by noon June 25, 2019.

Please contact us at info@tokn.com with any questions.