Jeff is an attorney in Metro Atlanta, Georgia, where his practice focuses on providing outside General Counsel services to both public and private start-up, emerging and mid-size entities, investment advisors, investment companies, and entrepreneurs. Jeff also has extensive experience in the areas of public and private corporate financing, including securities transactions and compliance. Jeff is the principal of Hatchew & Associates, LLC. Prior to practicing law Jeff was a law enforcement officer where he served as the Criminal Intelligence Officer for a North Carolina Police Department and as a Detective for a Sheriff's Office. Jeff was awarded the Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate by both the North Carolina Criminal Justice Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriff's Standards Commission. Jeff was certified as a Criminal Investigator by the North Carolina Justice Academy.
Jeff earned his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts, with a double major in criminal justice and political science, from the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice. Jeff is involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation, and serves as a Captain in the Georgia State Defense Force as the Commander of the Force Protection Company.