Jim Hughes – Of Counsel

Jim Hughes
Of Counsel
270 Carpenter Drive, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30328

Mr. Hughes represents public and private companies and tax-exempt organizations in complex employment and executive compensation matters.  He negotiates individual employment and severance agreements, separation and change-in-control agreements, and retention and bonus programs. He also designs, drafts and oversees retirement and welfare plans, deferred compensation and stock options. In addition, Mr. Hughes counsels companies on human resources concerns such as management training, OSHA compliance, and immigration matters including worksite enforcement. He also conducts internal employment audits.

Mr. Hughes has a long history of civic involvement with a focus on initiatives to help young people succeed.  He was on the Board of the Student Finance Foundation of Georgia (SFFG).  Through its REACH program, SFFG provides financing through the State of Georgia to provide low-income students access to scholarships and low interest loans. A former AAU basketball coach, he has also coached soccer and softball.  He was a former director of the North American Baptist Education Foundation and now leads Bible studies at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church and in the community.


  • Lambuth College
    • Magna Cum Laude
  • Vanderbilt Law School
    • Executive Editor of Vanderbilt Law Review