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Daniel Melchi Appointed to Bench and Bar Committee for United States Bankruptcy Court

On January 9, 2018, Daniel Melchi was appointed to a seat on the Bench and Bar Committee for United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia as an attorney representative. The Bench and Bar Committee was established in 2013 to promote effective communication about Court procedures, local rules and other issues that affect members of the bankruptcy community in the Northern District of Georgia. The current composition of the board includes the Clerk of Court, Chief Deputy...

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Elina Brim, Stephen Finamore and Brendan Hunter win in the Court of Appeals

The Association sued a corporate owner for unpaid assessments which accrued after a tax sale. In response, the corporate owner countersued for the Association in excess of $430,000.00. The corporate owner asserted that the Association was negligent, breached the Bylaws, and breached its fiduciary duty to it by selling a judgment lien on the corporate owner’s property to a creditor. Specifically, the corporate owner argued that its property was sold at a tax sale, and a third party creditor...

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Community Matters – Fall 2017 Edition

The Fall 2017 edition features an article about important new bankruptcy rules, forms and deadlines (by Daniel Melchi), an article discussing the practical approach to enforcing covenant violations (by John Lueder), and an article on a bankruptcy's effect on covenant enforcement and collection efforts (by Andrew Grattan). Community Matters is published on our website on a quarterly basis, and if you would like hard copies, we can make those available for you as well.  Thank you! Download...

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2017 Board Boot Camp – November Session

Come join us at the 2017 Board Boot Camp!  Session 2 is on Saturday, November 11, 2017.  Board Boot Camp is a complimentary community association seminar. The event is three hours, and includes CE credits. Featuring sessions on: “Association!” – The Community Association Game Show, with topics on: POA v. COA v. HOA Managing Vendor Contracts The Fair Housing Act Understanding the Bylaws Amending the Governing Documents What does Leasing in an HOA or Condo...

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Thua G. Barlay named to the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2018

Thua G. Barlay, a partner at the firm’s Conyers office, has been named to the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2018, one of the nation’s oldest and most sustained community leadership programs for business, civic, and community leaders. Barlay is one of 86 participants selected for the program from close to 500 applications received from across metro Atlanta. Representing all sectors of Atlanta – education, law, nonprofit, technology, media, health care, and government, Leadership Atlanta...

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