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ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of awards given by the national organization and it recognizes outstanding achievement in promoting NFPA’s paralegal certification exams. Janet, your hard work and dedication to mentoring paralegals and to enriching paralegal education are greatly appreciated by our firm.    
Janet currently serves as an officer of the Georgia Association of Paralegals (GAP). She has also worked extensively in mentoring and educating candidates seeking their paralegal certification. Janet is also active in recruiting new members and making them feel a part of the paralegal profession.

Posted October 8, 2014 by mdukes2014 in In the News, Real Estate

Tom Andersen Again Named a “Best Lawyer”

1682474_1Thomas J. Andersen was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 in the field of real estate (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) for the 8th time.

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.”

Posted October 6, 2014 by Amy Bray in In the News, Real Estate

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Interview by Daily Report; Matt Reeves and Robert Thomas successfully defend against appeal…   Leave a comment

R. Matthew Reeves

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.

Read more:

http://www.dailyreportonline.com/PubArticleDRO.jsp?id=1202628794506&Panel_Parties_Appeal_Over_Loss_of_Lawyer_is_Premature#ixzz2l9Bx9Ho7

- photos and summary courtesy of the Daily Report (Nov. 19, 2013).

 

Tom Andersen Named to Best Lawyers List for 7th Time   Leave a comment

1682474_1Thomas 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.”

Posted September 13, 2013 by Amy Bray in Banking, In the News, Real Estate

Condemnation Talk with the Oconee County Rotary Club   Leave a comment

 

Oconee County courthouse in Watkinsville, Georgia

Oconee County courthouse in Watkinsville, Georgia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ATC Partner Matt Reeves addressed the Oconee County Rotary Club in Watkinsville on March 20, 2012, on the topic of Condemnation/Eminent Domain.  Firm corporate attorney Eadaoin Waller is a member of the club.  Property owners in fast-growing counties such as Oconee County, Gwinnett County, and surrounding counties frequently encounter condemnation, and Matt and several other ATC attorneys including managing partner Tom Tate and Jim Joedecke have tried many condemnation cases to verdict in recent years.  Matt spoke to the club about legal issues concerning condemnation, the Landowners Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s Kelo decision.  Reeves answered questions from Rotarians, and the club made a donation to the “Oconee Wee Read” program in Matt’s honor following the presentation. 

Tom Andersen Named on Best Lawyers List for Fifth Time   Leave a comment

Thomas J. Andersen was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of real estate (Copyright 2011 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.”

Georgia Poised to Gain Transfer Fee Prohibition   1 comment

Georgia may soon be the newest state to adopt legislation regarding transfer fees that are payable to third parties (such as developers, community associations, and nonprofit foundations).  HB 129 has been adopted by the Georgia House of Representatives and has crossed over to the Georgia Senate for consideration. 

This particular iteration, as approved by the Georgia House of Representatives, permits transfer fees payable to condominium associations, associations that are subject to the Georgia Property Owners Association Act, and associations formed for the purpose of acting as a property owners’ association (as described in the bill), but otherwise prohibits all other transfer fees. 

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