Greg Cinnamon focuses his practice on domestic and cross border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, investments, commercial transactions, fintech, and business operations.

Prior to entering law school, he was an internal auditor with RJR/Nabisco. In 1991 and 1992, Mr. Cinnamon was on assignment to a leading Tokyo law firm where he had significant responsibility in a number of transactions involving cross-border investment and business operations, international finance, and international securities.

Mr. Cinnamon was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in 2018 and the nine years immediately preceding for Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law. He was recommended in 2011 by Legal 500 US in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions and Buyouts. Mr. Cinnamon was also named as one of Georgia Trend's 2008 "Legal Elite" for Business Law. He was recognized as a 2008 Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the areas of International and Mergers & Acquisitions law by Super Lawyers magazine and was named as a top "Dealmaker" of 2008 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Mr. Cinnamon is a recipient of the prestigious 2013 Meritorious Service Award by the Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG), the global organization focused on driving middle-market growth. He received this honor for providing distinguished volunteer service and leadership. Mr. Cinnamon is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.* He is proficient in Japanese.

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Member

Association for Corporate Growth, Atlanta Chapter Board of Directors, President

British American Business Group, Board Member

International Bar Association, Member

State Bar of Georgia, International Law Section, Chairperson

University of Louisville School of Law Alumni Council, President


  • University of Louisville, J.D. (1986)
    cum laude
  • Emory University, LL.M., Taxation (1994)
  • University of Kentucky, B.S., Accounting (1981)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia (1993)
  • Georgia (1986)

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
t +1 404.815.6162
f +1 404.541.3157

Gregory K. Cinnamon

Experience Highlights

Acquisition of grocery stores in 363 bankruptcy sale
Representation of Bi-Lo LLC and Southern Family Markets in acquiring grocery stores from Winn-Dixie in a 363 bankruptcy sale. Transaction valued in more
Vehicle service contracts company leveraged buy-out from an international automaker
Represented management of a vehicle service contracts company in connection with leveraged buy-out from an international automaker. more
Joint venture relating to agri-chemicals for multinational partner
Advised on formation of global agri-chemicals joint venture with a listed partner with operations in the United States, Europe and South America. more
Acquisition of global metal polymers company for NYSE-listed company
Represented NYSE-listed company in acquisition of global metal polymers company with operations in Brazil, Eastern Europe, France and the United more