Our Real Estate Section, operating from the firm's Athens, Oconee County and Lake Oconee offices, is anchored by attorneys with both commercial and residential real estate experience. A diverse and sophisticated practice with a broad base of experience, our attorneys meet clients’ needs in relation to acquisitions, development, construction, financing, ownership, management, leasing, and dispositions of various types of commercial and residential real estate.
Our real estate attorneys strive to respond to the ever-changing real estate industry and the opportunities and challenges facing our clients by implementing creative and complex strategies. We take a team approach and work closely with attorneys in other practice areas within the firm, as well as other client advisors outside the firm, to give careful consideration to issues incidental to real estate transactions and to best facilitate our clients in effective, practical tactics and solutions for individual transactions as well as strategic planning. We focus on the clients’ goals and interests, while maintaining the highest standards of ethics and integrity and compliance with local, state and federal laws.
We use the latest technology to allow cost-effective transmission of documents, allowing us to complete transactions and communicate with our clients more efficiently. With three offices in the northeast Georgia area, we are also better able to meet our clients’ needs for efficiency and convenience.
Our attorneys are active in the community and are involved in a substantial amount of pro bono work for churches and other organizations and individuals.
Residential Real Estate: As approved attorneys for most residential lenders in the northeast Georgia area, our residential real estate attorneys provide full service representation in the closing of home purchases and refinances. We can assist with every aspect of the transaction including contract negotiation and preparation, examination of the record title of the property, obtaining title insurance, advice regarding surveys, home inspections and financial institutions, and the final closing of the property.
Commercial Real Estate: Our commercial real estate practice entails virtually every area of land use, including zoning, acquisition and development, construction law, shopping center, condominium and apartment, residential and mixed use neighborhoods, office and industrial development, as well as IRC 1031 exchanges and landlord-tenant law. Our attorneys have been instrumental in assisting in the planning and development of many residential and commercial developments throughout the Southeast.