Local Attorney Joins Atlanta Police Foundation with Fellow Atlanta Business Leaders

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Attorney Simon Bloom, founder and partner with Bloom Sugarman LLP, has been appointed to the Atlanta Police Foundation Board of Trustees. This appointment comes shortly after Bloom’s recent appointment to serve on Teach for America’s Metro-Atlanta Advisory Board. Bloom has held numerous leadership positions with nonprofit groups, including The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, chairing the State Board of the Department of Community Affairs, and the Marcus Autism Center. He is a youth development activist who recently founded the nonprofit group Hope+Access, which empowers the communities of two of Atlanta’s historic African-American churches to improve life outcomes for their children.
The APF was established in 2003 to provide support to the mayor, the chief of police and the Atlanta Police Department. Since the organization was created, Atlanta has experienced a 58 percent reduction in violent crime and a 41 percent reduction in crime overall. The organization’s vision includes making Atlanta the safest large city in the United States.
“I am honored to be a member of the board, working alongside some of the city’s most devoted professionals,” Bloom said. “I am grateful to be a part of a team that assists those who put their lives at risk every day to reduce crime in Atlanta and help our citizens feel safer. Supporting our men and women in uniform is one of the most worthy causes I can think of.”
The APF Board of Trustees includes influential members of the city’s business community, including Walt Ehmer, CEO of Waffle House; Joseph Folz, general counsel at Porsche Cars North America; Mitch Graul, Wells Fargo area president; Beatriz Perez, chief sustainability officer at The Coca-Cola Company; Tad Hutcheson, vice president of community and public affairs at Delta Air Lines; Myron Gray, president of U.S. operations for UPS; and Ernest Greer, managing shareholder at Greenberg Traurig.
Bloom focuses his practice on high stakes civil litigation with an emphasis on the real estate industry. He provides advice, counsel and litigation support for complex matters to clients including developers, builders, property owners and brokers throughout the United States. He tries cases throughout the country in areas such as contract disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, partnership disputes, land use, eminent domain, loan workout, lender liability, and trade secret litigation.
Bloom earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He clerked for two U.S. District Court judges in the Northern District of Alabama.