Todd Baiad is a partner with Bouhan Falligant’s litigation department. Baiad joined the firm in 2000 upon his graduation from the Emory Law School.
Baiad focuses his practice on helping clients to solve their most complex and challenging legal problems. He has represented clients in a myriad of subject areas, including business litigation, professional malpractice, construction, employment, class actions and admiralty and maritime matters. Baiad routinely advises and counsels financial institutions, business organizations, professional services firms and non-profit organizations on risk management, compliance and litigation related issues.
Baiad’s broad-based commercial and complex litigation practice has enabled him to handle matters at the local, state and federal level. He has been admitted to practice in multiple jurisdictions and has handled matters on behalf of clients in and among the following cities and jurisdictions: Chicago, San Francisco, Charleston, New York and Miami.
Baiad is fiercely committed to pro bono service and has represented multiple pro bono clients including the Savannah Book Foundation and the Girl Scouts of America. Baiad previously chaired Emory University’s annual Savannah CARE project and has also served as a cabinet member for the United Way of the Coastal Empire. Baiad currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce where he sits on the law and judiciary committee.
Baiad received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a minor in economics from the University of Georgia in 1997. While an undergraduate, he was inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, an honors fraternity for political science majors.
Baiad received his Juris Doctor degree from the Emory University School of Law in 2000. As a law student at Emory, he clerked for the Federal Trade Commission specializing in anti-trust litigation.
Baiad has been selected as a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers from 2006-2010, and 2012 in the areas of business litigation and transportation law. Only 5 percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion. He has likewise been included for selection in Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite in the area of business litigation. In 2013, Baiad was selected as a Rising Star of Business by Savannah Magazine and Business in Savannah.
Baiad is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Georgia. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Maritime Law Association, and is a port director for the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute. Baiad’s reported decisions include the following:
Coach, Inc. v. Hubert Keller, Inc., 911 F. Supp. 2d 1303 (S.D. Ga. 2012); Scruggs v. International Paper Co., 2012 WL 1899414 (S.D. Ga. 2012): Triad Health Management of Georgia, III, LLC v. Johnson, 298 Ga. App. 204, 679 S.E.2d 785 (2009); Barnette v. Coastal Hematology & Oncology, PC, 294 Ga. App. 733, 670 S.E.2d 217 (2008); Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. v. Camp Systems Intern., Inc., 428 F.Supp.2d 1369 (S.D. Ga. 2006); Sweeney v. Branigar Properties, Inc. 277 Ga. App. 677, 627 S.E.2d 409 (2006); Blige v. M/V Geechee Girl, 180 F.Supp.2d 1349 (S.D. Ga. 2001).