Allan Galis is a partner with HunterMaclean’s litigation group. His practice focuses on commercial disputes, contract matters, real estate disputes, and products liability. Allan also serves as the Firm’s hiring partner.
Originally from Athens, Georgia, Allan graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served as the notes editor for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law and an executive board member for the Georgia Negotiations Competition Team. He earned a B.A., magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University in 2006 where he double-majored in Political Science and Philosophy.
•Ricks v. Handi-House Mfg. Co., Case No. 6:17-CV-89 (S.D. Ga. Mar. 25, 2019)
•PDVSA U.S. Litigation Trust v. Lukoil Pan Americas LLC, - F.Supp.3d -- (2019)
•Ruth, et al. v. Cherokee Funding, LLC, et al., __ S.E.2d __ (Ga. Oct. 22, 2018, No. S17G2021)
•Goldstein, Garber & Salama, LLC v. J.B., 300 Ga. 840 (2017)
•Douglas Asphalt Company v. Martin Marietta Aggregates et al., 339 Ga. App. 435 (2016)
•Horton v. Maersk Line, Ltd., 603 Fed.Appx. 791 (2015)
American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia: Board of Directors
Washington and Lee University Alumni Admissions Program: Savannah-Area Committee Member
Leadership Savannah: Class of 2015-201
Historic Savannah Foundation: 13th Colony
Junior Achievement: Volunteer
Telfair Museum of Art: William Jay Society
GenerationNEXT: Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business, 2018
In their annual GenerationNEXT: Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business competition, Savannah Magazine and Business in Savannah recognize local business and community leaders under the age of 40. The winners are nominated and selected based upon their business accomplishments and humanitarian efforts.
Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rated
The Martindale-Hubbell PEER REVIEW RATINGS are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.
Publications & Presentations
Hands-Free Georgia Act
In his article for Business in Savannah, attorney Allan Galis discusses the new Hands-Free Georgia Act regarding cell phone use and how it affects commercial drivers in the logistics industry.
Protecting Your Client’s Wrongful Death Settlement Proceeds from Medicare
In this article for the American Bar Association publication The Brief, attorney Allan Galis provides practical tips on how to protect a wrongful death settlement of inheritors from Medicare liens.
Business Contracts: Understanding the Ties That Bind
By Allan C. Galis, published on October 19, 2011, in Business in Savannah.
In all industries, from hospitality and manufacturing to exports and retail, contracts define the terms of agreements and, if clearly drafted, minimize potential future disputes.
A contract is typically a written or oral agreement in which the important terms are sufficiently definite to be legally binding and enforceable in a court of law. An effective contract requires a written agreement which includes an unambiguous offer (which should specify terms, conditions, and deadlines) and a valid acceptance, the manner of which may be determined by the terms of the agreement itself or by the conduct or course of dealing of the parties. Performance terms, conditions, and deadlines can be negotiated by either party before final acceptance.
UNESCO Documents and Procedure: The Need to Account for Political Conflict When Designating World Heritage Sites
By Allan C. Galis, published on March 1, 2009, in Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Convention has been called “the most successful global instrument for the protection of cultural and natural heritage,” 1 while also being criticized as “an instrument of ‘foreign domination.’ ” 2 Adopted by the United Nations in 1972, the World Heritage Convention (the Convention) is intended to identify, protect, and preserve cultural and natural heritage sites of “outstanding universal value” around the world. 3 Currently, 890 sites are protected under the Convention, 4 but not all of these listings were accepted without controversy. 5 The most recent controversial listing involves a border dispute between Thailand and Cambodia. The controversy surrounds the Temple of Preah Vihear and its inclusion on the World Heritage List (the List) as a Cambodian site. 6
Fit Test Your Business
How fit is your business? This PowerPoint provides overview information on four important aspects of your business’s legal “fitness”: business structure, employment, agreements and contracts, and business succession.
Videos & Podcasts
Video: HunterMaclean and Junior Achievement: Educating Future Leaders
HunterMaclean partners with Junior Achievement of Savannah to expose K-12 students to business professionals and law careers, as well as educate them for the 21st century workplace. In this award-winning video, HunterMaclean attorneys teach in local classrooms, speak at Career Day, and bring students to the Firm on Job Shadow Day.
SMN: Leadership Savannah graduates 47
HunterMaclean attorney Allan Galis has graduated from Leadership Savannah as a member of the 2015-2016 class.
YLD Golf Tournament Raises $8,000 for Savannah Guardian Ad Litem Program
Litigator Heather Hammonds Lundy organized HunterMaclean’s participation in the YLD charity golf tournament, which raised $8,000 for the Savannah Guardian Ad Litem program.
State Bar of Georgia Leadership Academy: Class of 2013
American Bar Association
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Savannah Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia