Atlanta lawyers Matt Stone and Shawn Kalfus have launched a civil defense law firm, Stone Kalfus, in Buckhead.

Stone Kalfus represents top-rated insurance companies, Fortune 500 companies and closely held businesses in the transportation, trucking and automotive industries. The firm focuses on resolving claims against motor carriers, bus lines, motor coaches, crane and lift companies, medical transportation providers, and automobile and truck dealerships — areas in which Stone and Kalfus have extensive experience.

While the two name partners have practiced law together for nearly a decade at other Atlanta-area firms, this is their first independent venture.

“We decided it was time to control our own destiny, to be able to hire the lawyers and staff we need, when we need them, to best serve our clients,” Stone said.

Stone Kalfus maintains a team ready to provide a rapid response 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The firm’s lawyers also defend product, premises and general liability claims.

Stone Kalfus is online at www.StoneKalfus.com.

Ex-Imax Exec Morris Joins Barstool

Atlanta native Peter Morris, a former executive at Imax and Funny or Die, has joined online Barstool Sports to lead partnerships, distribution and business affairs.

Morris is charged with expanding audiences for podcasts, video and branded content.

He most recently was the executive vice president of entertainment at Imax. Before that, he was the general counsel and head of business affairs and strategy at Funny or Die.

Morris is the son of Bruce and JacLynn Morris of Sandy Springs.