Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. is pleased to announce that Amy H. Bray has been named to head up the firm’s residential real estate department. “Amy was the obvious choice to take on this role for the firm, with her attention to detail and legal excellence that is balanced by her skills in client service,” says founding partner, Tom Andersen.
Amy has been part of the Commercial Real Estate & Banking group of Andersen, Tate & Carr since 2001. “I am proud and excited to take on this leadership role at ATC. Given the changing nature of residential real estate practice, I see challenges ahead for those providing closing services. I’m ready to take on that challenge and make sure ATC’s closing practice ranks among the best,” says Ms. Bray.
Amy’s practice focuses on real estate, encompassing both commercial and residential closings and extensive experience in community association law. She is also an experienced mediator, who applies her knowledge to the practical and efficient settlement of real estate-related disputes.
Trinity Hundredmark recently appeared as a legal analyst on Nancy Grace on HLN.
A criminal defense and family law attorney and Partner at Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C., Trinity discussed the case of missing Orlando mother Michelle Parker. At the time of the broadcast, new video was released that showed Michelle Parker’s car, its exterior altered, hours after her cellphone was dumped, and she was last seen alive at the home of her ex-fiancé. In addition, Trinity commented the suspicious disappearance and stunning discovery of the remains of the McStay family in the Mojave Desert. The McStay family had been missing since February 2010.
This week, a motorcyclist riding about 50 yards from a dirt road found two shallow graves containing the skeletons of Joseph and Summer McStay and two children believed to be their young sons, Gianni and Joseph Jr. Dental records confirmed the couple’s identities, and detectives have concluded that all four were homicide victims. No suspects have been identified.
Amy H. Bray, Esq., partner at Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C., has been granted membership in the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL)—of fewer than 150 attorneys nationwide to be admitted to the prestigious organization. Members of the College are among the most respected community association attorneys in the country.
CCAL was established in 1993 by Community Associations Institute (CAI), with membership consisting of attorneys who have distinguished themselves through contributions to the evolution and practice of community association law. CCAL members are also recognized for committing themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct.
Ms. Bray’s practice focuses on real estate, encompassing both commercial and residential closings and extensive experience in community association law. She is also an experienced mediator, who applies her knowledge to the practical and efficient settlement of real estate-related disputes.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. was founded in 1988. In that time the firm has grown from two to almost thirty attorneys and over sixty employees, making it the largest business law firm in Gwinnett County. The firm’s roots in Gwinnett County reach back much further; however, as some of its attorneys have practiced here since the mid-1970s. Andersen, Tate & Carr has become one of the preeminent law firms in suburban Atlanta by offering unparalleled legal representation in a wide variety of practice areas, such as real estate and banking, corporate and business transactions, civil litigation, land use and development, estate planning, criminal defense, and family law.
CCAL provides a forum for the exchange of information among experienced legal professionals working for the advancement of community association governance. Its goals include promoting high standards of professional and ethical responsibility, improving and advancing community association law and practice, and facilitating the development of educational materials and programming pertaining to legal issues.
CAI is a national membership organization dedicated to helping homeowner and condominium associations meet the expectations of their residents. The organization accomplishes this mission by providing information, tools and resources to homeowner volunteer leaders and community managers who govern and manage common-interest communities. By helping its members learn, excel and achieve, CAI strengthens the governance and management of community associations throughout the country, making them better places to live.
More than 62 million Americans live in an estimated 325,000 homeowner and condominium associations, cooperatives and other planned communities.
On November 15, 2013, Thomas J. Andersen, founder of Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. was recognized for his over 25-year history of community involvement by Partnership Gwinnett with their “Influence” award at their Partnership Gwinnett Summit. the Influence award honors extraordinary companies and individuals that have made an impact in the community through volunteerism or organizational participation The award acknowledged Tom for leading a company culture that emphasizes community involvement and investment in Gwinnett County, and his personal and professional participation in numerous community boards including the Gwinnett Chamber, the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation, the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, and the Gwinnett Medical Center Hospital Foundation.
The PG Summit is an annual event that provides a comprehensive review of the successes of the Partnership Gwinnett initiative achieved in the past year and unveils the initiatives’ Annual Report on job growth, education, quality of life and entrepreneurship. The 2013 Summit featured local, regional and national business leaders, and was held at the Gwinnett Technical College
Our very own Render Freeman has been elected to the faculty of the American Association for Justice, an association he has been a member of since 2006. Congratulations Render!
Waterscape, [represented by Andersen, Tate & Carr attorneys R. Matthew Reeves and Robert D. Thomas], [recently asked the] Forsyth County Superior Court Judge David Dickinson to disqualify [attorney George] Butler from representing the [opposing party], on the basis that Butler had been a lawyer for Waterscape.
Waterscape sought dismissal of the appeals, saying that the disqualification order was not a final order, meaning that Butler and his clients had to obtain a certificate of immediate review or follow the application procedures for an interlocutory appeal. Butler’s clients argued that there was a conflict in Georgia case law on whether a disqualification order is directly appealable.
[In reviewing the brief filed by Mr. Reeves and Mr. Thomas], the Nov. 13 opinion by Court of Appeals Judge Lisa Branch, joined by Chief Judge Herbert Phipps and Judge John Ellington…sided with Waterscape, ruling that Butler and his clients could not appeal the disqualification order at this point in the litigation.
The cases are Settendown Public Utility v. Waterscape Utility, No. A13A0830, and Butler v. Waterscape Utility, No. A13A0831.
- photos and summary courtesy of the Daily Report (Nov. 19, 2013).