Company: Bouhan Falligant, LLP
• Managing the successful merger of two law firms
• Growing and developing a robust commercial litigation practice
• Named as a Georgia Rising Star
• Named as a Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite
• Elected to the management committee of the firm
Top philanthropic leadership roles
• Cabinet member of the United Way of the Coastal Empire Campaign
• Chair of the Savannah Emory Care’s Day
Q. As a proven local leader, please share your vision of Savannah’s future.
A. By the end of 2013? I see continued growth through the expansion of the port and logistics related industry as well as increased tourism.
A. By the year 2020? I anticipate additional mid-sized companies utilizing Savannah as a headquarters to take advantage of an increasingly employable labor market coupled with logistical advantages
A. By the year 2030? I would anticipate continued growth in both the labor market and population.
Q. How will you do business differently in the coming year or decade?
A. The practice of law, like any other industry or profession, will seek to become more efficient by utilizing alternative billing arrangements and creating practice efficiencies within Firm organizations.
Q. What qualities or assets will distinguish Savannah and preserve/advance our local economy?
A. Without question, the pure natural beauty of Savannah will always distinguish it from other cities.
Q. What economic drivers and business sectors promise the most growth in the next year or decade and why?
A. The continued expansion of the Port and related transportation/logistic businesses
Q. What college degrees will be the most in-demand in the Savannah area and why?
A. Computer-related degrees and accounting because both could be useful in a variety of professions.
Q. What advice do you have for other Savannah leaders?
A. Continue to protect and cherish what has separated Savannah from any other city in America.
Q. What innovations do you hope will be remembered by future generations?
A. I just hope to be remembered for working hard and practicing with a sense of professionalism.