David R. Cook Jr.

Attorney

David practices in the following areas of law.  Click on the appropriate link to view more information about each practice area.

 

Practice Areas

Business, Corporate, and Commercial

Construction and Procurement Law

Cooperative Law and Taxation

Rural Utilities Law

Energy Construction

Education and Credentials

David received his Juris Doctor from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia in May 2005. In law school, David received awards for winning the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants’ national essay contest; achieving the highest grade in Partnership Taxation; and the Dean’s List. David received his Masters of Science in Accounting from Georgia College and State University. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Mercer University. He passed the Georgia C.P.A. Exam, scored 93rd percentile on the National ETS Business Exam, and received the Baptist Student Achievement Award. After law school, David worked for Deloitte Tax L.L.P. as an International Tax Consultant for large multi-national companies.

Professional and Personal Associations

  • Certifications
    • Georgia State Bar, Member
    • Georgia Certified Public Accountant, Inactive Member
  • Associations
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
    • Atlanta Bar Association, Member; Construction Law Section Board Member (2015 – Present) and Secretary (2017 – Present)
    • Electric Cooperative Bar Association, Member and State Liaison for Georgia
    • Georgia EMC Counsel Association, Member and Past President 2015-2016
    • Independent Electrical Contractors, Partner Member
    • Local Government and Construction Sections, Georgia Bar
    • National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives
    • National Telephone Cooperative Association (NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association), Associate Member & Legal Committee Member
  • Court Admissions
    • All Georgia State Courts
    • All Georgia Federal Courts
    • United States Tax Court

David is married with three children.  He enjoys spending time with family and playing and coaching soccer.  He was born and raised in Waycross and is a life-long Georgian.

News Featuring David R. Cook Jr.

IRS Notice 2019-43

Notice 2019-43 updates and clarifies the guidance provided in prior IRS notices regarding the beginning of construction for sections 45 and 48.  Specifically, the notice provides that the Continuity Safe Harbor may be tolled and extended in certain limited circumstances involving significant national security concerns.  One such concern is the route for the proposed transmission

Georgia Supreme Court Addresses Anti-Indemnity Statute

In prior blog posts, we addressed Georgia's anti-indemnity statute. One of the posts addressed the statute in the context of an electric utility easement near an airport. That case made its way to the Supreme Court Georgia, which provided some additional clarity to the statute. Milliken & Co. v. Georgia Power Co., -- Ga. --,