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Corporate Practice-Focus on the Physician Business Model


Randy L. New is an Atlanta native. He received a BA from Emory University in 1976. After teaching high school in Atlanta for three years, he attended Emory University School of Law, was named as articles editor of the Emory Law Journal, and graduated with a JD with distinction in 1982. New continues his relationship with Emory Law School, serving as adjunct professor, facilitating coursework such as Doing Deals – Corporate Practice Workshop. He is also on the Emory University School of Law Advisory Committee as well as serving on the Board of Visitors.

After graduation, New joined the firm of Lamon, Elrod & Harkleroad where he focused on tax and corporate transactions. He then worked at BellSouth Corporation, rising to the position of vice president of Public Policy where he reported to the vice chairman of the company. His experience at BellSouth as both an executive and a lawyer was wide-ranging, including work in mergers and acquisitions, tax and employee benefits law, corporate law, the customer premises equipment business, government contracting, equipment leasing, and federal and state regulatory issues. New now represents a broad array of individuals and corporations on business issues and continues to represent some of the nation’s largest companies.

Along with law school classmate and lifelong friend Joyce Kitchens, New formed the firm of Kitchens New LLC in 2001. Jeff Cleghorn was added as an equity partner in 2007 to form Kitchens New Cleghorn LLC.

In addition to his professional commitments, New is active in the civic life of Atlanta, having served on the boards of directors of several non-profit entities and sponsoring community based projects ranging from politics to the arts. New has been selected by his peers as one of Georgia Trend’s 2010 Legal Elite.

Education: JD, Emory University School of Law, (with distinction), 1982
BA, Emory University, 1976

Bar Admissions: Georgia

Board of Visitors, Emory University, 2010-2013
Supreme Court of Georgia
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Georgia Bar Association
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Supreme Court of the United States
Lawyers Club of Atlanta