CONTACTS

Tel: 912.764.9055

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Real Estate Law
Timber & Logging Law
Mergers and Acquisitions
Business & Commercial Law
Contracts
Business Organizations
Closely Held Businesses
Estate Planning
Formation & Business Planning
Land Use & Zoning
Limited Liability Companies
Partnerships
Powers of Attorney and Appointment
Probate & Estate Administration
Secured Transactions
Trusts
Wills

EDUCATION

University of Georgia School of Law
J.D.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi, Order of the Coif, Blue Key, Order of Barristers, Georgia Moot Court – National and Intrastate Teams, Pupil – Lumpkin Inn of Court (1994-1995), Georgia Law Review – Member and Editorial Board (1993-1994)

Florida State University
B.S., 1992
Honors: Lady Scalphunters & Student Alumni Association
Major: Finance

BAR ADMISSIONS

Georgia, 1995
New York, 1996

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS:

  • Georgia Pacific Corporation (Timber/Logging)
  • TC Logging, Inc. (Timber/Logging)
  • Gillis Ag. & Timber, Inc. (Timber/Logging)
  • Industry Buying Group, Inc. (Industry/Health Care)
  • Heritage Bank of the South (Banks)
  • Sea Island Bank (Synovus affiliate) (Banks)
  • Pope Construction Co., Inc. (Commercial Construction)
  • Nesmith Construction, Inc. (Commercial Construction)
  • Numerous lenders and developers (Real Estate)
  • Savannah River Land & Timber Co., Inc. (Timber/Logging)
  • Lamar Construction, Inc. (Residential Construction)
  • The Islands-Statesboro (Student Housing)
  • Blanchard Equipment Company

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary and Real Estate Sections
Member

New York State Bar
Member (Inactive)

Board of Regents, University System of Georgia
2016-Present; Appointed by Governor Nathan Deal in July 2016

Statesboro Service League, Inc., 1998 – Present
1999 – 2001, Fundraising Chairman
2002 – 2004, Treasurer
2000 – 2008, Board Member
2002 – 2004, 2006 – 2008, Executive Committee
2006 – 2007, Vice President
2007 – 2008, President

Statesboro Home Builders Association
2000 – Present, Associate Member

Statesboro Board of Realtors
1998 – Present, Associate Member

Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County, Inc.
2001 – 2003, Director

Bulloch Academy, Inc.
2006 – 2008, 2012-2014, Board of Trustees, Vice Chairman
2014-2016, Chairman

American Heart Association, Bulloch Co. Chapter of SE
Affiliate, 2000 – 2002, Director

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES:

Formed 501 (c)(3) Boys & Girls of Bulloch Co., Inc.-continuing, representation, 2000 – Present
Formed 501 (c)(3) Professional Womens Club of Statesboro, Inc., 1999
Formed 501 (c)(3) Dayspring Walk to Emmaus, 2011
Formed 501 (c)(3) Hearts Matter Conference Ministry, Inc., 2012
Habitat for Humanity real estate closings – ongoing
Representation of Outreach Center, Inc. (center for Nonprofit Entities in Bulloch Co., Georgia) – ongoing
Counsel to Bulloch Academy Inc., private secondary school
Safe Haven for Women, counsel and real estate closings
Counsel to Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County, Inc.
Formed 501 (c)(3) Hudson J. Powell Scholarship Memorial Fund, 2013

HONORS & AWARDS:

Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Award
Voted ” Best Attorney in the Boro”, Statesboro Herald 2002, 2007 & 2010 Readers’ Polls
Business Mentor Award, 2006, Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration

REFERENCES:

Duane Grantham, Executive Director, Industry Buying Group, Inc.
Jeffrey D. Pope, President, Pope Construction Co., Inc.
Keely Fennell, Vice President, Nesmith Construction, Inc.
Jack Conner, Owner, Coldwell Banker Tanner Realty
Paul Newman, Owner, Premier Management Group

LITIGATION:

2% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS:

Lehman Brothers Inc., New York, NY, Investment Banker and Counsel to Capital Markets Group, 1997 – 1998

Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, NY, Associate, 1995 -1997

FRATERNITIES/SORORITIES:

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BIRTH INFORMATION:

October 2, 1970, Savannah, Georgia

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