In a digital age where state-of-the-art technologies interface daily with brick and mortar, speed, efficiency, expertise, and strong personal relationships are, more than ever, the cornerstone of corporate and personal success. Townsend & Lockett, LLC (“Townsend Lockett”) is positioned to meet the demands facing the many companies and individuals of the digital era. Through careful structuring, Townsend Lockett is able to offer top-end, premium legal expertise in virtually every area of business or personal need while maintaining an aggressive price point. While offering full-service expertise that is both high-quality and budget-conscious is a significant challenge in the current economy, Townsend Lockett is able to do so by using a model that leverages low overhead, creativity, flexibility and uncompromising legal services. As clients have become increasingly strategic in developing legal budgets, Townsend Lockett presents a premiere option for the savvy client.
Townsend Lockett is able to deliver affordable legal services to the broadest cross-section of clientele without compromising skill, expertise or capability. By using the latest technological innovations, Townsend Lockett incorporates a streamlined infrastructure that eliminates the need to pass excess costs to clients. Townsend Lockett combines advanced understanding of practice tools with experienced legal specialists to give clients reasonably priced options without compromise.
Townsend Lockett’s most important resource is its attorneys, whom hail from top-tier law schools and have spent numerous years developing their practice at the nation’s most prestigious large law firms. The attorneys at Townsend Lockett have serviced Fortune 100 companies in complex deals, litigated multi-million dollar law suits, and worked for the most influential people and companies in the world. Townsend Lockett is ready and able to bring our know-how to bear on behalf of individuals and businesses, and will help you level the playing field.
If you want 360 degrees of service, from the beginning of your journey until the end, Townsend Lockett is your firm of choice.
Travis Townsend is Townsend & Lockett's Managing Partner and is a seasoned business attorney. Travis has successfully developed a service-driven practice focused on helping his clients grow and maintain efficient operations, while providing dedicated service to a number of Atlanta-area community organizations.
Travis’ experience includes organizing, financing and growing businesses; representing public and private companies in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and reorganizations; and preparing business relationship arrangements such as distribution agreements, employment agreements, consulting agreements, settlement agreements, and noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements. He has prepared securities offerings, and drafted SEC periodic filings, private placement memorandums, proxy statements, warrants, options and shareholder agreements. Travis has counseled the conduct of annual and special shareholder meetings and acted as corporate governance and corporate action counsel. Travis’ experience also includes asset-based lending, institutional finance and U.S. Small Business Administration loan counsel. He has negotiated loan agreements, promissory notes, security agreements as well as collateral assignments. Counseling clients through debt management, Travis services businesses and individuals looking to leverage the United States Bankruptcy Laws to reorganize & negotiate payment plans via Chapters 11 and 13 or to liquidate via Chapter 7, allowing them to reset and move forward in their business and personal lives. Able to provide full-service to business clients, Travis leads the firm’s residential and commercial real estate practice executing closings, performing title and lien searches, negotiating mortgage financing, and lease and purchase arrangements.
When not in the office, Travis is committed to community service. He serves as a Big Brother to a young boy through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlanta and is on the Board of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals. Travis is a member of the 100 Black Men of DeKalb County. Travis has been recognized by the New Leaders Council as Top 40 Under 40 for Entrepreneurship, the University of Michigan Alumni Association as an “Outstanding 5 Under 10” for his professional and community service accomplishments, and honored by the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta Tribune the Magazine, and Outstanding Atlanta, among others.
Born in Muskegon Heights, Michigan, Travis attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and earned his B.A. in Psychology in April 2000. In college, Travis served as the Chapter Secretary and Director of Chapter Intake for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Epsilon Chapter, Travis is a 2003 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Law, where he served as Executive Notes Editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. Travis was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2003. He is an active member of both the American Bar Association Business Law Section and the National Bar Association.
Travis is a co-author of the When the Cops Come Knockin’: An Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law criminal literacy and crime prevention series, the mission of which is to empower high-risk individuals to live more law-abiding lives with an ultimate goal of decreasing the over-criminalization of individuals in low socio-economic environments. In his spare time, Travis delivers primers on criminal law to youths and young adults in underserved communities and at college universities.