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Real Estate


With twenty years of experience as a closing attorney, you can be assured that Carl will handle your residential or commercial closing with keen attention to detail and relevant expertise to ensure the closing process moves as smoothly as possible. Our firm represents Old Republic Title Insurance Company as a Title Agent, and is an approved attorney for closings on behalf of all local lenders in White County, as well as most national banks and lenders. We look forward to the opportunity to assist with your next purchase, refinance, 1031 exchange transaction, contract, lease, or other real estate matter.


Business Law


Our firm's business law practice assists with the legal needs of businesses in matters ranging from inception, to continuing operations, to litigation, and succession. We will prepare the necessary documents to form your LLC, Corporation, Partnership or other Georgia business entity, with the documents custom tailored to you and your business.


We emphasize a firm foundation in contract preparation, which provides greater protection of our client's contractural rights prior to litigation. By addressing matters in contractual form before entering a business arrangement, disputes can be avoided, while still protecting your company's rights. However, if litigation does arise we are prepared to assist you in protecting your company's rights and handling the matter expeditiously.


In addition, we assist and advise in the preparation and facilitation of buy-sell agreements, business succession plans, and other instruments to address the death or disability of one of the principals of your business. We also maintain a zealous collections practice trusted by a number of property owners associations, medical and dental practices, and retail supplies in pursuing past due accounts.




To ensure your estate passes in accordance to your wishes upon your death, our estate practice focuses on preparing wills and other ancillary documents. We will personally evaluate your assets and consider your individual circumstances in order to prepare a comprehensive will that also covers contingencies; such as what you would wish to occur should your intended beneficiaries pass before you, or if a testamentary trust should be created in the event minor children are beneficiaries. Our practice can prepare the necessary documents to ensure your executors have the exact powers you wish in the managing of your estate. We also assist in the probate of estates and the administration thereof when our clients are appointed as Executors and Administrators.      


Government Practice


Carl serves as City Attorney for the City of Helen, Georgia, and as attorney for the White County Development Authority. An additional component of our practice includes facilitating applications in other municipal and county venues, including assistance in the application for zoning variances or changes, applications for licenses, approval of planned unit developments and subdivisions, and other matters requiring governmental approval.


Personal Injury


Chris devotes personal attention to your case in an effort to maximize client recovery, with frequent updates and progress reports throughout the case. The practice encompasses personal injury cases from automobile or trucking collisions, wrongful death actions, medical malpractice, defective product injuries, and premise liability (slip and falls and failure to secure property).


Business/Civil Litigation


Our practice assists in the enforcement of contracts and collection of account agreements, construction disputes, real property foreclosures, and homeowner association covenant enforcement. Chris maintains a zealous collections practice which assists a number of property owners associations, medical and dental practices, and retail suppliers in pursuing past due accounts.



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