Congratulations to our own Tom Andersen, Tom Tate, Jim Joedecke, Amy Bray, Render Freeman, and Liz Clack-Freeman for making the 2014 SuperLawyers list for the State of Georgia. Matt Reeves and Trinity Hundredmark made the SuperLawyers “Rising Stars” list for 2014 as well.
Tom Andersen made the list of Georgia real estate lawyers for SuperLawyers for the eighth time. Tom is the head of our commercial real estate and banking group. His practice focus is on commercial real estate, finance, and banking.
Tom Tate made the list of Georgia SuperLawyers in business litigation for the sixth time. Tom is the head of our litigation department and has a focus in business, eminent domain, intellectual property and title insurance-related disputes. This is Tom’s sixth time being named to this prestigious list of Georgia lawyers.
Jim Joedecke made the list for business litigation SuperLawyers for the second time. His practice is focused in the areas of contract and business litigation, franchising litigation, condemnation and real estate litigation, bankruptcy, tax appeals and landlord/tenant disputes. Mr. Joedecke represents a variety of businesses and individuals in trial and appellate litigation around the country, as well as before local government boards and agencies, and in mediation and arbitration.
Amy H. Bray is making her second appearance on the Georgia real estate SuperLawyer list, after being named five times as a real estate “Rising Star”. She is a partner, heads our residential real estate and construction practice group, and focuses on community association law. Her practice includes both residential and commercial real state closings and representing all parties that may be involved in a community association, from developers, lenders, associations, to home owners and even the mediation of community association related cases. In 2013, she was named a member of the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers, in recognition of her high standards of professional and ethical conduct and contributions to the development of community association law.
Render Freeman is making his first appearance on the SuperLawyers list of litigators. He has dedicated his career to helping injured victims hold wrongdoers financially responsible for their carelessness. As a trial attorney, Mr. Freeman has a broad range of experience in litigating complex disputes, including wrongful death, personal injury, products liability, motor vehicle and trucking collisions, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and malpractice, premises liability, negligent hiring and negligent security. Mr. Freeman has been lead trial counsel in jury trials all over Georgia from Federal District Court in Atlanta to smaller Superior Courts in the remote corners of our State.
Liz Clack-Freeman is making her second appearance on the SuperLaywer list of litigators. Ms. Clack-Freeman has a business and commercial litigation practice focused primarily in the areas of employment law, intellectual property and contract disputes in both federal court and state courts. Ms. Clack-Freeman’s employment practice includes not only litigation matters, but also includes preventative counseling and the drafting and reviewing of employment related documents including employee handbooks, employment agreements, severance agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, confidentiality agreements and other documents related to employment practice and procedure.
This year Matt Reeves and Trinity Hundredmark, both in our litigation department, made appearances on the SuperLawyer Rising Star list.
Matt Reeves has been named to the “Rising Stars” list for the second time. His practice covers a wide range of matters within the areas of real estate litigation, commercial and banking litigation, and probate litigation, including representing private property owners and business owners in eminent domain matters.
Trinity Hundredmark has been named to the list for the third time. She focuses her practice in criminal and family law matters. She counsels and advises clients on a variety of divorce and custody related issues. Ms. Hundredmark’s criminal practice includes both state and federal white-collar and general criminal defense. Ms. Hundredmark is also certified in DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.
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 little Alexa Linboom, a 5-year old Tennessee girl who was forced to guzzle the grape soda and water after she took “one or two grape drinks” that belonged to her stepmother. She was allegedly force-fed so much liquid that it caused the sodium level in her body to go down and caused her brain to swell. She died as a result.
Trinity also discussed a case involving Sick Kids Hospital of Toronto, who allegedly overdosed a teenage boy with 7 drugs in 7 hours. These drugs were nearly life threatening and were given without any prior testing or blood work completed by the hospital and despite objections by the boys’ parents.
Catch her tonight on HLN from 3-6 as she sits on Verdict Watch in the Michael Dunn trial.
Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. is proud to announce that Eadaoin Waller has been elected by the shareholders as a partner in the firm. Brad Carr, head of the firm’s corporate department, said: “Through her career at ATC, Eadaoin has developed expertise in guiding our corporate clients through the spectrum of corporate and non-profit issues, with a strong focus on common sense solutions, efficiency and service. We are excited to welcome her to the ranks of partnership.”
Eadaoin Waller is part of the corporate group of Andersen, Tate & Carr. Her practice focuses on employment law (employee handbooks and contracts; severance agreements; employer policies and procedures; non-compete/non-solicit and confidentiality agreements; intellectual property protection issues), mergers and acquisitions (stock and asset transactions), general corporate law (choice of entity and entity formation; shareholder and partnership agreements; general corporate advice) and non-profit law (including the assistance of charitable entitles in obtaining 501(c)(3) tax exempt status).
Eadaoin serves on the Boards of the Human Resources Management Group at the Gwinnett Co. Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Oconee County and the Oconee County Arts Foundation (OCAF). Born in Ireland, she is a passionate member of Atlanta’s Irish community and of Atlanta’s Irish Chamber of Commerce.
Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. is proud to announce that Melody A. Glouton, an exceptional lawyer with a wealth of experience in litigation matters, with an emphasis in estate litigation, has joined the firm. “We are excited about the addition of Melody and the wealth of experience she brings to our practice. Her strong ties to the community as well as her excellent legal skills made her a natural choice as we continue to grow the firm,” says managing partner Don Swift.
Ms. Glouton will continue her practice as a civil litigation lawyer, including an emphasis on contested estate, trust and probate litigation matters, contested guardianships and conservatorships, as well as providing legal counsel and advice to families of wrongful death and personal injury matters. “I am very excited to join the talented group of lawyers at Andersen Tate, & Carr and look forward to being a part of the firm’s continued success,” says Melody.
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.
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 project was to help transform the courtyard landscaping at the Gwinnett Extended Care facility in Lawrenceville. We assisted with tilling and de-weeding the beds around the perimeter of the courtyard, to make healthy planting areas for a new herb and vegetable garden. We also planted some berry bushes and olive trees. We turned the soil with top soil and other nutrients during the preparation phase. Once all the plantings were in, we covered and mulched the beds, and gave them all a good watering.
It was such a beautiful day for this kind of work, and the facility residents were so happy to see the new courtyard plantings. They also enjoy bird watching and they have many butterfly bushes so they can enjoy the variety of butterflies in the area.
Just a wonderful day, doing good deeds for some very special people. Many thanks to Mary Jane O’Neal for organizing the event for the firm, and to Tom Tate, Melanie O’Dowd, Jenn Leyes, Vea Scollan, Liz Clack-Freeman, Tyler Dillard, and Gray Brantley for putting so much hard work in!
Thomas J. Andersen was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in the field of real estate (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”