Areas of Focus
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Real Estate Litigation
, Emory University School of Law
, with honors
, University of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2012
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2013
Georgia Court of Appeals, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2017
Supreme Court of Georgia, 2016
Alex Bartko takes pride in bringing an assertive and strategic brand of representation to clients as a member of Polsinelli’s litigation team. His practice focuses on litigating real estate, business tort, contract, and partnership disputes, which often present multi-faceted problems that require creativity and persistence. Whether representing a concessionaire in a multi-billion dollar airport procurement dispute or helping a business navigate a complex lease provision, Alex strives to use an innovative approach to effectively help clients meet their business objectives.
2015 Graduate of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia Leadership Academy
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
State Bar of Georgia
General Practice & Trial Law Section, 2011-present
Business Law Committee, Co-Chair, 2015-2017
Atlanta Bar Association
Litigation Section, 2011-present
Obtained dismissal on behalf of former executive of housing authority on claims brought by municipality for fraud, unjust enrichment, and violations of state RICO statute, among others, related to the development of and contracts for certain affordable housing projects.
Obtained favorable pre-litigation settlement on behalf of developer on claims brought by builder under construction contract.
Obtained a complete defense verdict following a successful motion for summary judgment and a five-day jury trial on behalf of a law firm in suit alleging claims for breach of contract and quantum meruit.
Obtained a judgment on behalf of bank against debtor following successful motion for summary judgment, including compensatory damages and attorney’s fees.
Successfully defended business against dispossessory action filed by landlord.
Obtained defense verdict following a successful motion for summary judgment on behalf of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise in action brought by former independent contractor alleging quantum meruit, fraud, and breach of contract.
Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of investor on claims for breach of contract and fraud against a former business partner who purported to sell receivables to the investor when such receivables had already been sold to third-party.
Obtained successful resolution on behalf of landlord of unlawful detainer action against tenant for tenant’s failure to pay rent.
Obtained defense verdict following a successful motion for summary judgment on behalf of car manufacturer in products liability action.
Represented frustrated bidder in its challenge of a municipality’s multi-billion dollar procurement of restaurateurs for terminals in world’s largest airport.
Obtained a defense verdict for criminal defendant after bench trial where the defendant was accused of violating a county ordinance by shouting obscenities at police pursuant to her First Amendment Rights.
Minimizing the Risk of Litigation: Acquisitions
Reasonable Minds Differ - Circuit Split on Preliminary Injunctive Relief for Parties to Arbitration Agreements
October 4, 2017
Know Your State: New Businesses or Product Lines May Face Stricter Bar for Recovery of Lost Profits
State Regulators’ Claims Defeated; Company Returns to Lawful Marketing Practices
September 8, 2016
Publications & Presentations
Years Later, How Effective Is the Statute of Repose, 9 In-House Def. Q. 25
DRI In-House Defense Quarterly
Publications & Presentations
It Is Seldom a Simple Contract
Calendar Call, Vol. XVII No. 2
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