Miles Finishes 3rd in 2017 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy
Atlanta law firms and legal organizations raised more than $190,000 online donations over the course of two weeks for the 6th annual Legal Food Frenzy. The competition ran April 17-28. For the past six years, the Attorney General and the State Bar have partnered with Georgia’s eight regional food banks to host the Legal Food Frenzy, a food and fund drive competition among all of Georgia’s law firms and legal organizations to see who can have the biggest impact on hunger.
Miles finished third in this year’s competition behind King & Spalding and Alston & Bird. Other top law firms include Troutman Sanders, Serta Simmons Bedding Legal Department, Taylor English, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, Kutak Rock, Jenkins & Roberts, and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.
Although this was the first year Miles participated in the Frenzy, our panel of neutrals embraced the challenge of hitting our initial online donation goal of $5,000. Not only did our neutrals surpass the $5k mark, but they rallied clients and friends to donate as well, which enabled us to raise our goal to $10,000. Mediator Parag Shah was the highest contributor at Miles, with a generous donation of $1,000. Parag’s early contribution enabled Miles to maintain the top spot for most of the competition’s first week.
Another highlight of our campaign was the unexpected donation on behalf of Attorney Tarek Aleem, of the law firm Joseph, Aleem & Slowik. Mr. Aleem donated $2,500 to catapult Miles into 3rd place on the final day of the competition. When we reached out to Joseph, Aleem & Slowik to offer gratitude, they responded:
“Philanthropy is a core part being for us over at the Aleem firm. Whether it’s helping the hungry or representing the underprivileged, I’ve always found it necessary to protect the rights of the less fortunate. We donate to orphanages, schools, and food banks across the Country and world and are humbled that we were allowed to participate in this cause.”
Everyone at Miles is grateful for the generosity of the law firm Joseph, Aleem & Slowik, our clients and friends. Additionally, we appreciate the opportunity to participate in this year’s Food Frenzy. We are inspired by the vision of the Atlanta Community Food Bank; Attorney General, Chris Carr; and all of the hard-working attorneys, staff, and volunteers who make this fundraiser possible every year.
For more information about Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, click here.