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  H. Eric Hilton
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Direct Dial: 770.951.7333
Fax: 770.937.9960
ehilton@fmglaw.com
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H. Eric Hilton is a Partner in the Construction, CGL and Business Liability, Government Affairs, and Labor and Employment practices at Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP, and represents a variety of business types including construction general contractors, engineering firms, retail companies, property owners, property management firms, real estate development companies and hospitality industry clients. Mr. Hilton has successfully tried cases in both state and federal courts and has appeared in numerous multi-party arbitration proceedings and mediations.

Mr. Hilton handles a wide range of construction related matters to include defect, payment claims, delay and schedule, performance, and contract disputes. He also drafts and negotiates construction contracts and various business agreements. Mr. Hilton also represents property owners and managers in cases involving mold and toxic substance exposure, negligent security, wrongful death, personal injury and premises liability.

Mr. Hilton also has significant experience in labor and employment law, handling claims under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA and various state laws. He handles labor matters with a particular focus on the hospitality industry.

Additionally, Mr. Hilton serves as outside general counsel for a number of his clients. In his role, he assists clients with the day-to-day legal needs of the organization, to include general legal advice, contracts, human resources matters and corporate governance.

Mr. Hilton also serves on the Board of Directors for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Inc. and the Latin American Association, is a member of 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc., a 2012 Alumnus of Leadership Atlanta, and also serves on Fernbank Museum’s Corporate Leadership Council.  He received his B.S. degree from Hampton University and his law degree from the George Washington University Law School.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hilton served for ten years as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for a national multifaceted construction, real estate development and property management firm. He also oversaw the legal affairs of the company’s affiliates, to include its airport concessions, restaurant and hotel interests. In 2012, Eric received the Outstanding General Counsel Award (solo) from the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Association of Corporate Counsel, Georgia Chapter.

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