We had the good fortune of connecting with Donovan Potter and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Donovan, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
The idea of starting my own business was birthed when I was in undergrad when I majored in business management and led my undergraduate chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. as president. I always knew that I had the skillset and desire to be my own boss. So after years of experience as a practicing attorney in Atlanta, I knew that it was time to start my own law firm. Atlanta has a very rich history of many black owned businesses and law firms. In addition, we saw a significant rise in people starting their own businesses during the pandemic. Potter Law was created for such a time as this. We provide legal counsel and services to small business, brands, entrepreneurs, athletes and those in the entertainment industry in multiple facets.
What should our readers know about your business?
I not only have practical experience as an attorney, but I have been in the shoes of a Division 1 collegiate athlete, I have been a music artist’s manager before, and, outside of my law firm, I have started and operated a real estate business before. Additionally, as a business attorney, most of my competitors do not have extensive litigation experience which provides valuable insight into how to set up a business for success and avoid potential issues that can lead to litigation on the front end.
My law firm is here to help those that desire to run and operate a business, whether that is with others or by themselves. In every industry, there are rules and regulations that can dictate how a company operates. My firm is here to serve as legal counsel to businesses (no matter the size), start-ups, entrepreneurs, athletes/entertainers, etc. in the vast areas that operating a business and brand calls for.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The city has so much to offer. Each neighborhood has it’s own vibe and it really comes down to what you have a preference for. If I have friends in town and if they like the outdoors, I’d take them to the Beltline and Westside Reservoir Park. Some restaurants I would take them to are Two Urban Licks, Taqueria Del Sol, and probably Ponce City Market/Krog Street so that they can have their pick. For drinks, I would take them to The Regent or St. Julep in Buckhead; or The Works, Bellyard, Twisted Soul or Bold Monk Brewery on the Westside of the city.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for setting the framework and building my foundation so that I can be successful and have a seamless transition into running my own law firm.