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Coleman Talley Welcomes Exceptional Group of 8 Summer Associates

Immersive Summer Experience Begins for Law Students at Coleman Talley Welcoming the 2024 Summer Associate Class Coleman Talley LLP welcomes 2024 summer associates! Over the next few months, these talented law students will be immersed in valuable real-world experience and comprehensive training under the guidance of our partner and associate mentors. In addition to substantive legal…

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RISE Breaks Ground on Luxury 55+ Community in Jacksonville with Help from CT Legal Team

We are delighted to have worked alongside RISE in their latest groundbreaking for the RISE at Glen Kernan Park community in Jacksonville, FL. The CT team of Justin S. Scott, Edward Cochran, Hannah Anderson, and Krissy Hosman joined RISE executives and partners to commemorate the start of construction on this premier 55+ active living development. RISE at Glen Kernan Park…

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Coleman Talley Attorney Enlightens Students at Valwood Private School Career Day

Mary Margaret Williams, partner at Coleman Talley LLP, had the honor of speaking at Valwood Private School’s Career Day in Valdosta, Georgia. As an experienced attorney, she provided valuable insights into the legal profession to the inquisitive students. During her presentation, Mary Margaret Williams discussed the various responsibilities and daily activities of attorneys. She emphasized…

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Coleman Talley Competes in 13th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy to Fight Hunger

This week kicks off the 13th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy! The #GALFF is an annual two-week food and fundraising competition among Georgia’s lawyers created in partnership with Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, the State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division State Bar of Georgia, and the Georgia Food Bank Association. Coleman Talley LLP is competing for…

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Coleman Talley Hosts Successful Mastermind Event in Valdosta

Attorneys William (Billy) Steinberg Bart Davis Roquelle G. Bradford, Esq. and Drew Davidow, Esq. would like to express their appreciation to all that joined us for Coleman Talley LLPs VIP Mastermind event. We were honored to host the talented Nick Waldner and members of the South Georgia real estate community. The event was a memorable and engaging experience from beginning to end. Nick…

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Coleman Talley Legal Team Represents Firm at 2024 RISE Real Estate Leadership Event

Attorneys Justin S. Scott , Edward Cochran, Brett McNeill, Emily Macheski-Preston, Hannah Anderson, and Krissy Hosman represented Coleman Talley at the 2024 RISE A Real Estate Company’s Leadership Conference. Coleman Talley was a diamond sponsor and proud to support RISE and its commitment to the communities it serves.

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Coleman Talley Team Attends Georgia Affordable Housing Conference

Last week partners Mary Margaret Williams, Gregory Clark, Edward Cochran, Emily Macheski-Preston, Brett McNeill and Cassie Brown, alongside associates Roquelle G. Bradford, Esq. and Rainsford Reel represented Coleman Talley at the 27th Annual Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition (GAHC) Conference and Trade Show. The GAHC has served as the premier trade association for Georgia’s affordable and multi-family housing sector since its establishment in 1996. As a vital…

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Coleman Talley’s Russ Henry Advises Chemical Execs on Tax Planning Ahead of 2025 Changes

Russ Henry was recently invited to speak to the CHEMICAL AND SPECIALTIES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL. He provided insights on the 2025 sunset of certain tax provisions and the interplay with estate planning. During the session, Russ shared strategies on various gifting techniques and Generation Skipping Transfer Tax planning. Thank you to CJB Industries, Inc. for inviting us to share with this…

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Coleman Talley’s Bill Holland Helps Launch Second Harvest of South Georgia’s Expanded Facility

Partner Bill Holland had the privilege of participating in the Foundation Celebration for the new location of Second Harvest of South Georgia. In his capacity as a member of the Board of Directors, Bill took part in the inaugural walk-through and beam blessing ceremony. This event served as a poignant reminder of the collective impact we can have.…

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Coleman Talley Partner Celebrates New Second Harvest HQ, Supporting The Fight Against Hunger

Partner Bill Holland had the privilege of participating in the Foundation Celebration for the new location of Second Harvest of South Georgia. In his capacity as a member of the Board of Directors, Bill took part in the inaugural walk-through and beam blessing ceremony. This event served as a poignant reminder of the collective impact we can have.…

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Coleman Talley LLP Named ‘Best Law Office’ in South Georgia for 6th Straight Year

Thank you, South Georgia! For the 6th year in a row, Coleman Talley LLP has been voted the Best Law Office in South Georgia. We’re honored to serve our community and provide trusted legal services to businesses, individuals, and government. Here’s to our vibrant future together! #BestLawOffice #SouthGeorgia #CommunityAppreciation #ColemanTalley

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Coleman Talley Team Wins Big at Jacksonville Bar Chili Cook-Off, Supporting Local Charities

The Coleman Talley Team reigned supreme and took the grand prize award for Best Overall Chili out of 34 teams at the Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Chili Cook-Off! Proceeds for this year’s competition supported GameFace 4:13 Training Academy and the JBA/YLS Ribault Future Lawyers Program. Our team, complete with our adorable mascot, had a blast! #ChiliCookOff #CommunitySupport #GameFace413 #FutureLawyersProgram #YLSChiliCookoff

JAX Legal Team Connects with Affordable Housing Community at Jacksonville Galentines Gathering

Our attorneys Cassie Brown, Hannah Anderson, and Drew Davidow, Esq. tuned into their creative sides at the Florida Women’s Affordable Housing Network‘s Galentines Day event in Jacksonville. 🎨 Alongside crafting and snacking, they connected with their fellow colleagues in the affordable housing space. Events like these are invaluable for engaging with our community and collaborating!

Cooksey Iron & Metal Acquired by Reliance with Counsel from Coleman Talley

Coleman Talley LLP extends congratulations to COOKSEY IRON & METAL CO INC and the Cooksey family on the successful sale of their 107-year-old business to Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE: RS). Our deal team was led by Cullen Byrne and Lake Jordan and included Darshini Nair and Kellsie Davis Ruane. The Cooksey’s have been long-term clients of our family office services practice, led by attorney Russ Henry. We…

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IDP Properties, Valdosta Housing Authority, and City Celebrate Start of Harvest Station Apartments Construction

Congratulations to IDP Properties, the Housing Authority of the City of Valdosta, and the City of Valdosta on today’s groundbreaking of Harvest Station Apartments. This new multifamily community will provide 80 units of affordable housing to Lowndes County and will make a significant impact on the housing needs in Valdosta, GA. The collaborative efforts between IDP Properties, the Valdosta…

Cassie Brown Named New Partner at Coleman Talley LLP

Coleman Talley LLP, a leading Southeast law firm, is thrilled to announce Cassie Brown’s promotion to Partner effective January 1, 2024. “Cassie has significantly contributed to our firm’s growth in Jacksonville’s real estate market,” said Managing Partner Justin Scott. “Her leadership in affordable housing and commercial real estate has played a key role in our…

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Hannah Anderson Reigns Supreme in Jacksonville Office’s Tacky Holiday Sweater Competition, Spreading Laughter and Festive Cheer!

Attorney Hannah Anderson takes the crown in our Jacksonville office’s Tacky Holiday Sweater Competition! What a day of laughs and festive fun – Hannah’s winning sweater had us all in stitches! Swipe for the winning masterpiece and a glimpse of the fun that filled our office. #TackySweaterChamp #OfficeFun #HolidayLaughs

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Coleman Talley Expands Legal Team with New Associate, David Hasenauer, Focused on Commercial Real Estate and Government Affairs

We’re pleased to welcome David Hasenauer as our newest Associate Attorney in the Valdosta office. David’s practice will focus on commercial real estate, government affairs, environmental law, zoning, and regulatory matters. David’s background is in regulated industries, legislation, and real estate development. A military veteran, David served as an infantryman in the Army for four years before…

Spreading Holiday Joy: Coleman Talley LLP Sponsors Christmas Wish Lists for Angelwood, Inc. for the Third Consecutive Year

For the third year in a row, Coleman Talley LLP’s Jacksonville office has had the opportunity to sponsor Christmas wish lists at Angelwood, Inc. This year, Coleman Talley was able to fulfill three wish lists for Angelwood residents – our team had a wonderful time shopping for each of the individuals. Through various services and programs, Angelwood serves…

Cheers to New Beginnings: Drew Davidow, Krissy Hosman, Jordan Stone, and Kellsie Davis Ruane Sworn In as Practicing Attorneys!

Join us in congratulating associates, Drew Davidow, Esq. , Krissy Hosman, Jordan Stone, and Kellsie Davis Ruane , as they have all been officially sworn in to practice law!

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Building More Than Properties, Constructing Dreams with Habitat for Humanity in Jacksonville, Florida

Coleman Talley’s passion for housing and real estate goes beyond the development of commercial property transactions to the building of residential dreams with Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Florida. We’re proud to be part of a team that actively gives back to our community.

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Preserving History, Embracing the Future: Celebrating 5 Years in the Heart of Downtown Valdosta with Historic Transformation

Celebrating 5 Years in the Heart of Downtown Valdosta! In April 2017, we began the journey to transform the Historic Southern Salvage building, and by October 2018, our dream became a reality. We proudly mark our 5th anniversary! From groundbreaking to completion, every moment echoes our commitment to preserving the past and embracing the future.…

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Coleman Talley LLP Shoots for Success at ULI’s 2nd Annual Sport Clay Shoot as Proud Lunch Sponsor

Attorneys Gregory Clark and Cassie Klusmeyer Brown represented Coleman Talley LLP at the Urban Land Institute‘s 2nd Annual Sport Clay Shoot. We were also honored to serve as the Lunch Sponsor! Coleman Talley is committed to supporting the community and fostering industry connections, and this event was the perfect blend of competition and camaraderie. Thanks to the Urban Land Institute and all the participants…

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Coleman Talley Attorneys Attend the 2023 Bar President’s Award for Leading Fundraising for Georgia Legal Food Frenzy

We are thrilled to share that we have been honored with the 2023 Bar President’s Award for top fundraising during this year’s Georgia Legal Food Frenzy. Partners Harrison Coleman and Ryan Spell represented us at the Awards Luncheon, where we were recognized for our impactful efforts to fight hunger and feed Georgia. Thank you for your support!

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Coleman Talley Second Annual Dip Day

Second Annual Dip Day: The Coleman Talley Jacksonville office had an office tailgate to gear up and rep their teams for this weekend’s epic Georgia vs. Florida Football showdown. The tailgate was complete with everyone’s favorite dip and chips!

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Coleman Talley Is a Proud Supporter of the Valdosta State University Alumni Association

Coleman Talley LLP was proud to support the Valdosta State University Alumni Association Homecoming Golf Tournament on Friday at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club. Coleman Talley partners Bart Davis (left) and Justin S. Scott (right) and Coleman Talley Strategies LLC principal John Crawford (center) joined Visit Valdosta president and CEO David J. DiSalvo (not pictured) for a day of fun and fellowship on the course.  

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Attorney Bart Davis Makes a Splash!

Attorney Bart Davis made a splash at the Patterson Group Southern Classic Realtors Fall Festival! He volunteered for the dunking booth, adding some watery fun to the event. Good times for all! #ColemanTalley #CT #FallFestival #BartDavis #PattersonGroup   IMG_108

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Coleman Talley Associates Pass Georgia Bar Exam

Please join us in congratulating Jordan Stone and Kellsie Davis Ruane on passing the Georgia Bar exam. We applaud their outstanding achievements and warmly welcome them as our newest Associates in the Valdosta and Atlanta offices.  #GeorgiaBar #Success #ColemanTalley  

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Coleman Talley Team Battle of The Brains

Team members from Coleman Talley enjoyed a night of trivial pursuit at the Winnersville Battle of The Brains Trivia night. Everyone had a fantastic time!  

Coleman Talley Welcomes New Law Graduates to Legal Team

We’re excited to announce the welcome of four new law graduates to our legal team at Coleman Talley LLP, demonstrating our commitment to nurturing young talent in the legal profession. Our firm’s ongoing dedication to growth is exemplified by the addition of four new law graduates: Kellsie Davis Ruane, Jordan Stone, Drew Davidow, and Kristine Krissy Hosman. Kellsie…

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Coleman Talley LLP Provides Live Local Act Updates

We continue to monitor the progress and implementation of the Florida Live Local Act (SB 102). A couple of updates that we are tracking include: 1. For properties currently zoned mixed-use residential, commercial, or industrial – the Live Local Act provides for administrative approval of certain affordable multifamily housing projects. As it relates to tax…

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Coleman Talley Contributes to The Greater Valdosta United Way

Coleman Talley LLP presented a check to The GREATER VALDOSTA UNITED WAY INC as a part of continued support in finding solutions focused on Education, Income Stability, and Health and Wellness in our community. The donation is being earmarked for Lowndes Associated Ministries to People, Inc. (LAMP) and concludes a summer initiative by Coleman Talley’s…

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Recapping the Coleman Talley Summer Clerkship Program: A Season of Hard Work, Learning, and Fun

As the summer winds down, we would like to share a few highlights of our #SummerClerkshipProgram! The summer was spent working hard, attending industry events and educational lunch and learns as well as letting loose and enjoying some fun outings. We extend our sincere appreciation to our summer clerks.

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Coleman Talley Attorney Appointed to United Way Board of Directors

Coleman Talley LLP would like to congratulate Attorney Annika Register on her recent appointment to the GREATER VALDOSTA UNITED WAY INC Board of Directors. Annika has been appointed to the Campaign Committee, where she will assist with the development and organization of the annual campaign. She will also serve as attorney on the Endowment Committee. “I am excited for the…

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Coleman Talley LLP Expands Presence with New Office Location in Jacksonville

We proudly announce the opening of its newest office in Jacksonville, Florida.  This expansion reflects the firm’s dedication to better serving its clients and its communities. Conveniently located in the Deerwood Park area of Jacksonville’s Southside, the new office occupies the third floor of suite 310 at 10161 Centurion Parkway. Coleman Talley LLP continues to…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Annual People’s Choice Photo Contest

This week CT Attorney Bart Davis had the opportunity to present awards for the 15th Annual People’s Choice Photo Contest. The contest, hosted at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts in collaboration with The City of Valdosta, featured photographs taken from around our vibrant community. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue to…

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Attorneys and Summer Associates Attend Annual CT Summer Soiree

Last night’s Coleman Talley Summer Soiree was a blast! Our summer clerks, lawyers, and friends mingled under the stars, enjoyed delicious paella, sangria, and great music.

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Coleman Talley Represented at JWLA Leaders Conference

Coleman Talley LLP Attorney Hannah Anderson represented the JACKSONVILLE WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION INC at the Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. This event provided members with leadership training and tips for recruiting and maintaining members in their voluntary bar associations.  

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Coleman Talley Lawyers and Summer Associates Bond over Food and Lively Conversations

Delicious food and lively conversations made for an unforgettable night! Our Summer Low Country Boil brought CT lawyers and summer associates together for an evening of camaraderie.

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Coleman Talley Attorneys and Summer Associates Attend the 2023 Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Judicial Reception

Coleman Talley LLP proudly sponsored the 2023 JACKSONVILLE WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION INC Judicial Reception, where our team members, Hannah Anderson, Cassandra Klusmeyer Brown, Brennan Philip Monaco, Esq., and Summer Associate Julia Randolph, attended. Held at the TIAA Bank Field, the event gathered over 600 attendees, including members of the judiciary, local attorneys, and businesses, all united to celebrate and support the Jacksonville Women…

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Coleman Talley Attorneys Commemorate Law Day

Jacksonville, FL – In a vibrant celebration of the legal profession, Coleman Talley LLP attorneys Roquelle G. Bradford, Hannah Anderson, and Haley Yackee, Esq., recently attended the Edward & Ragatz Law Day Gala. The event, held in the enchanting garden of the esteemed Epping Forest Yacht Club, embraced a captivating Havana nights theme. Not only…

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Summer Associates and Attorneys Enjoy an Evening Networking In Downtown Jacksonville

Yesterday, CT attorneys and clerks enjoyed an evening of fellowship at the Black Sheep Restaurant in downtown Jacksonville. The night was filled with laughter, networking, and fun.

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Lawyers and Summer Associates Cheer on the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

We traded our legal briefs for baseball caps and had a blast yesterday cheering on the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp! Our Jacksonville clerks and attorneys enjoyed connecting, bonding, and celebrating our hard work together. #ColemanTalley #CT #CTLawClerks #JumboShrimpGameNight #WorkHardPlayHard #BuildingConnections #Teamwork

Georgia Attorney General Honors Coleman Talley LLP as Grand Prize Winner of Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, Raising $56K for Second Harvest!

This week Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced Coleman Talley LLP as the Grand Prize Bar President’s Award Winner of the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, an annual statewide effort among the legal community to raise money for Georgia’s food banks. This year, Coleman Talley raised $56K for Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc., which is…

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Exciting Summer Ahead: Coleman Talley Welcomes New and Returning Law Clerks for Summer Clerkship Program

Welcoming our summer law clerks is something we look forward to every year. We recruit students from law schools across the southeast to participate in our Summer Clerkship Program. In addition to the new law clerks, we are also proud to share that we have a few familiar faces returning for a second summer. Our…

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Attorney Haley Yackee Sworn Into The Georgia State Bar

Coleman Talley LLP is pleased to share that attorney Haley Yackee, Esq. has passed the Georgia Bar. She is now a member of the Georgia and Florida Bars. Congratulations Haley! Please join us in celebrating , as she was sworn into the State Bar of Georgia ! We are proud to share this momentous occasion, marking a significant…

Coleman Talley Attorneys Attend Jacksonville Women Lawyers Associations Monthly Luncheon

Jacksonville Partners Russ Henry and Mark Gilbert  ,as well as Associates Brennan Philip Monaco, Esq. , Haley Yackee, Esq. , Roquelle G. Bradford, Esq. , and Hannah Anderson attended the JACKSONVILLE WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION INC Monthly Luncheon where they were able to hear Elise Holtzman, JD, PCC’s presentation titled “Grow in your Career: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.” The Jacksonville attorneys are pictured below with Elize,…

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Partner Mark Gilbert Featured on The Horses Mouth Talk Show

Coleman Talley LLP Partner, Mark Gilbert , recently had the opportunity to pull up a seat at the bar with Jacksonville Jaguars great, Tom McManus, on the former player’s “The Horse’s Mouth”  talk show. As part of the show, Tom invites guests to his in-studio pub to share about their business in a relaxed, informal…

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Coleman Talley Florida Affordable Housing Update

On March 24, 2023, Governor DeSantis signed into law HB 837 which represents extensive tort reform in Florida. While the bill is far-reaching, a portion of the legislation affects Florida’s multifamily property owners and operators. Specifically, where multifamily property owners and operators implement certain security measures at their properties, the bill serves to shift the…

Coleman Talley LLP Congratulates IFCO Seedling On Recent Merger

Coleman Talley would like to congratulate IFCO Seedlings and the Mobley family for a successful merger of its SE operations into PRT Growing Services Ltd., allowing them to expand their reach across the US and Canada. Read more about this recent acquisition — https://lnkd.in/gwH88J2a – https://lnkd.in/gmc6JRQV

Coleman Talley Serves As Counsel For Client In Acquisition of Derby Row

Coleman Talley LLP served as counsel for longstanding client Student Quarters in the acquisition of Derby Row (formerly The Bellamy) a 640-bed student housing community in Louisville, Kentucky. Read more about this recent acquisition and renovation — https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/student-quarters-kickin-kentucky-student-quarters/?trackingId=r5iwuilUFQFqfecSSwClnw%3D%3D  

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Coleman Talley Welcomes Associate Rob Pratt to The Atlanta Office

Coleman Talley is pleased to welcome associate attorney Rob Pratt to the firm’s Atlanta office. Rob joins Coleman Talley’s transactional practice where he will focus on taxation, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. “We are excited to welcome Rob to our corporate practice. His advanced technical knowledge and his thoughtful and congenial approach will…

Coleman Talley Crowned Most Spirited at YLS Chili Cookoff

For the third year in a row, the Jacksonville office of Coleman Talley participated in the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Chili Cook-Off and took home an award for the “Most Team Spirit.” Each year, the Young Lawyer’s Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association hosts the competition, and the proceeds from entry fees and donations are donated…

Coleman Talley Associates attend Old Republic National Title Company Seminar in Atlanta

Coleman Talley Associates Rainsford Reel , Darshini Nair , and Roquelle G. Bradford, Esq. attended a CLE hosted by Old Republic National Title Company in Atlanta, GA. Our attorneys had the chance to learn about market trends and outlooks, professionalism, and common liens and their solutions.

Coleman Talley Participates in Read Across America Day

To kick off National Read Across America Day, Coleman Talley Attorneys and Staff collaborated with the Read with Malcolm – Share the Magic Foundation for a reading day at elementary schools in Valdosta and Atlanta, GA, and Jacksonville, FL. Our team had the opportunity to read to the students and share our stories about why…

Partners Harrison Coleman and Ryan Spell Attend 8th Annual Build-to-Rent, Land & Homebuilding Forum

Coleman Talley LLP Partners Harrison Coleman and Ryan Spell are at the Information Management Network (IMN)‘s 8th Annual Build-to-Rent, Land & Homebuilding Forum this week. Our attorneys are looking forward to examining the latest investment opportunities, strategies and trends in the homebuilders, developers, private equity, and real estate industries.  

Partner Russ Henry to Speak at Estate Planning Institute

Russ Henry, partner and member of the firm’s private wealth and advisory team, will be presenting “Estate Planning For Timber and Farms” at the Estate Planning Institute on Thursday February 2nd at The University of Georgia’s Center for Continuing Education and Hotel in Athens, GA. Russ will discuss the many important factors for ag and forest…

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How Will Your Business Continue To Thrive?

Having a business succession plan in place is essential to the longevity of a family business. A succession plan provides clarity to future generations about how the company will run and who will succeed the current owner. Coleman Talley attorneys have decades of experience counseling clients in succession planning by balancing both business and family…

Coleman Talley 85th Year Fall Festival

Coleman Talley staff celebrated its 85th year on Saturday at our family fall festival. Families traveled from Atlanta and Jacksonville to enjoy a day of music, food, games and fun. #colemantalley #BestPeopleToWorkWith #bestplacestowork #fall2022 #85Years

Coleman Talley Lead Sponsor of CREW Jacksonville

Coleman Talley is proud to be a 2022 Lead sponsor of CREW Jacksonville. CREW Jacksonville is dedicated to transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. CREW Network’s membership of 12,000 professionals in over 75 major global markets represents all aspects of commercial real estate—providing members with direct access to real estate professionals across…

Coleman Talley Attorney Attends The Georgia Initiative for Community Housing 2022

Coleman Talley LLP Partner Russ Henry attended the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing 2022 Fall Retreat. Russ had the opportunity to share industry insight with long-time developer clients Jerry Braden, who also serves on the Chattooga County GICH Committee, Mitchell Davenport with Clément & Company and Joe Collums from Paladin/ Georgia Communities, Inc. During the event, our client, the City of Adel was recognized by Larry Hanson, Georgia…

Coleman Talley Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Out Day

Coleman Talley hosted a Pink Out day in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Our teams in Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Valdosta wore pink to raise awareness and honor those who have been impacted by the disease. Learn more by visiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.  

Coleman Talley Participates In United Way’s Annual Day of Caring

Today we were honored to be a part of the 2022 GREATER VALDOSTA UNITED WAY INC Day of Caring. Coleman Talley was hard at work at CAMP ROCK OF GEORGIA INC Foster Agency. Camp Rock’s goal is to recruit, train, encourage, and support foster families by guiding them through the fostering process. We are thankful for the opportunity to…

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Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority CTAE Education Tour Visits Coleman Talley

Coleman Talley LLP had the pleasure of hosting the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority CTAE Education and Industry Tour. Teachers from Valdosta, Lowndes, Berrien, Brooks, Clinch, Echols, and Lanier county school systems participated in a round table session to discuss the economic importance of manufacturing in Valdosta and Lowndes County, where more than 4,200 people are employed in the…

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Coleman Talley Welcomes Attorneys Brennan Monaco and Gregory Ohl to the Firm’s Jacksonville Office

Coleman Talley is pleased to welcome associate attorneys Brennan Monaco and Gregory Ohl to its Jacksonville office. Brennan and Gregory join the firm’s dynamic team of transactional attorneys with a focus on affordable housing and commercial transactions. About Brennan Monaco Brennan, a native of Jensen Beach, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida…

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Coleman Talley Launches New Government Affairs Division with Hiring of John Crawford

Coleman Talley is proud to announce the launch of a new Government Affairs service line, available to clients in all markets beginning in early September. The Government Affairs division will operate under Coleman Talley Strategies, LLC, (CTS), an affiliate of Coleman Talley LLP. John Crawford, who will join the firm on September 6th, will be…

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Annika Register Named Secretary of the Valdosta Chapter of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers

Coleman Talley Attorney Annika Register has been named Secretary of the Valdosta Chapter of the GAWL – Georgia Association for Women Lawyers. Annika will assist in the formulation and planning of events, keep minutes for chapter meetings, and maintain records and membership information. GAWL is a statewide organization that proudly serves the diverse interests of…

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Coleman Talley Partners Converse Bright, George Talley, Brett McNeill, and Ryan Pulver recognized in the 2023 editions of Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Best Lawyers® has recognized Coleman Talley Partners Converse Bright, George Talley, Brett McNeill, and Ryan Pulver in the 2023 editions of Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. These comprehensive lists highlight outstanding professional excellence for attorneys across the United States. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based solely on peer review.  This methodology ensures that nominations and…

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Attorneys Cassandra Brown and Hannah Anderson named Members of the Florida Affordable Women’s Affordable Housing Network Steering Committee

Jacksonville attorneys Cassie Brown and Hannah Anderson represent Coleman Talley as members of the steering committee for the Florida Women’s Affordable Housing Network. As members of the steering committee, Cassie and Hannah assist with drafting corporate documents and collaborating with other industry professionals in order to formally launch WAHN-Florida. The two Coleman Talley attorneys will…

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Associate Haley Yackee Appointed Treasurer for the Beaches Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals

Coleman Talley is proud to congratulate Associate Haley Yackee on her recent appointment as Treasurer for the Beaches Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals. Haley will oversee the management of the financial affairs of HYP and their fundraising efforts. She will also be tasked with ensuring the organization has adequate funding for upcoming events. Throughout the…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors 14th Annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest

  Coleman Talley is proud to continue its sponsorship of the 14th annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest at the Turner Center for the Arts. A reception to announce the winners will be held at the Turner Center on July 25 at 5:00 PM. The public can view and vote for their favorite photo entries at…

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Coleman Talley To Sponsor Barnes Drug Store 100 Year Annual 5K Fun Run

Coleman Talley is pleased to provide a silver sponsorship for the Barnes Drug Store 100 Year Annual 5K Fun Run. Since 2009, Barnes Drug Store has raised and donated close to $300,000 for the Valdosta community through their annual 5k event. Thanks to the support of our community partners, Barnes raised $85,000 in 2021 for…

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Coleman Talley Surpasses Goal to raise a Record $57K for Food Bank During 2022 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy

  Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced that Coleman Talley LLP won the medium firm size category in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy competition, an annual statewide effort among the legal community to raise money for Georgia’s food banks.  Coleman Talley raised $57,001.00 for Second Harvest of South Georgia, which is the equivalent of 228,004…

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Hannah Anderson Represents Coleman Talley at the 2022 Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Judicial Reception

Attorney Hannah Anderson will be representing Coleman Talley today at the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) Annual Judicial Reception at TIAA Bank Field. We are proud sponsors of the JWLA and congratulate them on forging forward for forty years! The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) was founded in 1982 to provide support and networking for women…

Coleman Talley Celebrates 85 Years of Service

This year, Coleman Talley is proud to celebrate our 85th year in business! Over the past eight-and-a-half decades, we’ve evolved into one of Southeast’s premiere mid-sized law firms with 40 attorneys serving clients across a wide variety of practice areas, from our offices in Valdosta and Atlanta GA, and Jacksonville, FL. We would like to…

Coleman Talley Welcomes Attorney Tanner Herrington to Valdosta Office

Coleman Talley LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Associate Tanner Herrington to the firm’s Valdosta office.  Tanner will help to strengthen the firm’s litigation practice in Georgia, focusing on professional negligence, medical malpractice defense, insurance defense and defense of municipalities. We are enthusiastic to have Tanner join our growing team of attorneys! About…

Coleman Talley Jacksonville Takes Home a Win at local Chili Cook-Off

The Jacksonville office of Coleman Talley joined in the 12th annual Charity Chili Cook-Off sponsored by the Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section on Saturday, February 19 at the Riverside Arts Market.  Attorneys Greg Clark, Russ Henry, Hannah Anderson, Roquelle Bradford, Cassie Brown, Kevin Kane, and Haley Yackee, along with legal assistant Melissa Harvey, represented…

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Partner Greg Talley Named One of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators®

Coleman Talley is pleased to announce that Partner Greg Talley has been named one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators®. Selection is by invitation only and is reserved to identify some of the most exceptional Civil Defense Litigators throughout the nation. Candidates are carefully screened through comprehensive analysis based on a broad array of…

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Coleman Talley Welcomes Attorney Haley Yackee to Jacksonville

Coleman Talley LLP is excited to welcome Haley Yackee as associate attorney in the firm’s Jacksonville office. “We are enthusiastic to have Haley joining our growing team of attorneys,” said Justin Scott, Managing Partner. “Her knowledge and experience in estate planning and taxation will be a great asset to our clients, and we are eager…

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Coleman Talley LLP Welcomes Attorney Roquelle Bradford

Coleman Talley LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Roquelle Bradford as associate attorney in the firm’s Jacksonville office. “We are thrilled to welcome Roquelle as the newest member of our team,” said Justin Scott, Managing Partner. “She is an experienced transactional lawyer who will bring great value and perspective to the firm.” Roquelle’s…

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Coleman Talley Attorney J. Cullen Byrne Named Partner

Coleman Talley LLP is pleased to announce that attorney J. Cullen Byrne has been named a Partner of the firm, effective January 1, 2022. Cullen previously served as Of Counsel to the firm and will continue to work in its Atlanta office in his new role. “Since he began working with Coleman Talley, Cullen has…

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Partner Tim Tanner Teaches About Downtown Development Authorities at GMA Fall Training

Coleman Talley Partner Tim Tanner served as the instructor for a course on Downtown Development Authorities on October 28 in Athens, Georgia. The class was hosted by the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government in partnership with the Georgia Municipal Association at GMA’s Fall Training. Tim is a frequent speaker on the topic, who brings over…

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Coleman Talley Welcomes Attorneys Darshini Nair and Luke Hoover to Atlanta Office

Coleman Talley is pleased to welcome associate attorneys Darshini Nair and Luke Hoover to the firm’s Atlanta office. Darshini and Luke join the dynamic team of transactional attorneys with a focus on affordable housing, commercial transactions, and wealth planning. About Darsh A native of Malaysia, Darsh graduated with honors from Cardiff University in Wales, United…

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Coleman Talley to Participate in Northeast Florida Fall Hiring Fair

Coleman Talley LLP is seeking qualified paralegal candidates in Jacksonville, Florida for interviews during the upcoming Northeast Florida Fall Hiring Fair. The virtual event, co-hosted by CareerSource Northeast Florida and Florida State College at Jacksonville, will be held on October 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interested job seekers should register at online here.…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Berrien and Adel-Cook County Chamber Golf Tournament

Coleman Talley sponsored the 1st annual Battle of the Border Golf Tournament hosted by the Berrien County Chamber of Commerce and the Adel-Cook County Chamber of Commerce. The event was held Thursday, October 7 at Circlestone Country Club in Adel, Georgia. Proceeds from the event will support both chambers in the promotion and development of…

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Coleman Talley Associates Attend Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association Gala

Coleman Talley associate Darshini Nair attended the 7th annual Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA) Gala on Thursday, September 30 at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Honors for the evening included the Women’s Leadership Award, Diversity Champion Award, Judge Alvin T. Wong Pioneer Award, and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation…

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Coleman Talley Provides Sponsorship for Southern Conservation Trust’s Celebration of Conservation Benefit and Auction

Coleman Talley provided a sponsorship for the 3rd annual Celebration of Conservation Benefit and Auction held by the Southern Conservation Trust on September 25. The 2021 event was held virtually and featured both a live and silent auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit the trust’s environmental education initiatives, public nature preserves, and conservation in…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen’s Dinner

Coleman Talley provided a top sponsorship for the 2021 South Georgia Council Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen’s Dinner held September 23 at Rainwater Conference Center. Ben Copeland, Sr. was honored with the Distinguished Citizen’s Award, presented to individuals who provide outstanding civil service to the community. Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black served as guest speaker. The…

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Coleman Talley Welcomes Attorney Kevin Kane to Jacksonville Office

Coleman Talley is pleased to welcome Associate Attorney Kevin Kane to the firm’s Jacksonville office. Kevin will join the growing Coleman Talley team in downtown Jacksonville where his practice will include affordable housing and commercial transactions. About Kevin A native of Clarksville, Tennessee, Kevin graduated from Eckerd College in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts…

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Coleman Talley Supports LAMP with Changing Lives Dinner Sponsorship

Coleman Talley provided a top sponsorship for the Lowndes Associated Ministries to People (LAMP) 2021 Changing Lives Dinner. The annual event was held at the Patterson in Downtown Valdosta featuring guest speaker Charlie Ward, Jr. Proceeds will go towards operating costs to support LAMP residents including food, access to computers, and case management services. LAMP…

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Coleman Talley Participates in Golf Tournament Benefiting Valdosta High Wrestling Program

Coleman Talley provided a silver sponsorship for the 5th annual Valdosta Takedown Club golf tournament held Saturday, August 28 at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club. Partners Bart Davis and Lake Jordan participated in the tournament. All proceeds from the event will benefit local student-athletes in the Valdosta High School Wrestling Program.

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Partner Tim Tanner Instructs City Officials on Downtown Development Authorities at GDA Conference

Coleman Talley Partner Tim Tanner served as the instructor for a Downtown Development Authority training course on August 20 in Brasstown Bald, Georgia. The class was hosted by the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government in partnership with the Georgia Municipal Association at the 2021 Georgia Downtown Association Conference. Tim is a frequent…

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Four Coleman Talley Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® for 2022

Best Lawyers® announced today that Coleman Talley Partners Converse Bright, George Talley, Brett McNeill, and Ryan Pulver were recognized in the 2022 editions of Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers Ones to Watch. The lists highlight outstanding professional excellence for attorneys across the United States. Both recognitions are earned based on a peer review methodology that…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Home Builders Association of South Georgia Casino Night

Coleman Talley provided a top sponsorship for the Home Builders Association of South Georgia (HBASG) 11th annual Casino Night on August 6. The 2021 fundraising event will benefit the association, along with the South Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America and the American Red Cross of South Georgia. The HBASG is a not-for-profit trade organization…

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Coleman Talley Provides Sponsorship for Georgia Municipal Association Annual Convention

Coleman Talley is a bronze sponsor of the Georgia Municipal Association Annual Convention to be held August 6-10 in Savannah, Georgia. The event will feature training sessions, policy committee meetings, and presentations on hot topics in local government including transportation, community development, public safety, and equity and inclusion. Based in Atlanta, GMA is a non-profit…

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Young Professionals Invited to Share a Coke with Coleman Talley at VYP Event

Coleman Talley is pleased to host the upcoming Valdosta Young Professionals (VYP) August Networking event at our office at 109 South Ashley Street in Downtown Valdosta. The reception will be held Tuesday, August 24 from 5:30-7:30pm. Community members between the ages of 21-40 are invited to “Share a Coke with Coleman Talley” as we spotlight…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Georgia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (GaRID) Conference

Coleman Talley provided a platinum sponsorship for the Georgia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (GaRID) Conference held July 24-25 at Valdosta State University. The event offered sign language interpreters the opportunity to develop and maintain their skills by interacting with the Deaf community and attending specialized trainings. GaRID is a non-profit organization that supports…

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Coleman Talley Named Corporation of the Quarter by Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber

The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce, with the support of Renasant Bank, is excited to announce Coleman Talley LLP as the second esteemed winner of the Corporation of the Quarter Award. The Corporation of the Quarter (COQ) award recognizes larger businesses with 36 or more employees who excel in community involvement and truly value their employees.…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Barnes Drug Store Annual 5K Fun Run in Downtown Valdosta

Coleman Talley is pleased to provide a silver sponsorship for the Barnes Drug Store 13th Annual 5K Fun Run. The event will be held Saturday, July 10 in Downtown Valdosta. All proceeds from the event will be matched and donated to Living Bridges Ministry, a non-profit that seeks to build bridges in the community through…

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Partner Tim Tanner Teaches Course on Downtown Development Authorities

Coleman Talley Partner Tim Tanner served as the instructor for a virtual Downtown Development Authority training course on June 22. The interactive online class was hosted by the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government in partnership with the Georgia Municipal Association. Tim is a regular speaker on the topic, presenting for the fourth…

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Coleman Talley Participates in Valwood Football Program Golf Tournament

Coleman Talley participated in the 11th Annual Season Kickoff Golf Tournament benefiting the Valwood Valiants football team. The 2021 event was held Friday, June 18th at the Valdosta Country Club. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the program and facilities by funding projects such as uniforms, film equipment, and coaching clinics.

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Boys and Girls Club Valdosta Open Tournament

Coleman Talley provided a hole sponsorship for the Boys & Girls Club Valdosta Open golf tournament held June 12-13 at the Valdosta Country Club. The firm has been a longstanding sponsor of this event celebrating its 59th year in 2021. Proceeds from the tournament go directly to the Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta, serving…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Titletown Throwdown Pickleball Tournament

Coleman Talley provided a sponsorship for the 1st annual Titletown Throwdown Pickleball Tournament to be held June 12 and 13 in Valdosta. The event is hosted by the Titletown Pickleball Club at the Harry B. Anderson Tennis Center. For more information, visit the Pickleball Brackets website

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Coleman Talley Raises Record $55K for Food Bank During Georgia Legal Food Frenzy

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced today that Coleman Talley LLP won the medium firm category in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy competition, an annual statewide effort among the legal community to raise money for Georgia’s food banks. Coleman Talley raised $54,750 for Second Harvest of South Georgia, which is the equivalent of 440,000 meals.…

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Coleman Talley Provides Sponsorship for Southeast Georgia FCA Spring Banquet

Coleman Talley was a proud sponsor of the Southeast Georgia Fellowship of Christian Athletes Annual Spring Banquet held Saturday, June 5. The event was held at the Lowndes High School cafetorium and featured guest speaker Benjamin Watson, former Georgia Bulldog and NFL tight end. To learn more about the local chapter of FCA, please visit…

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Coleman Talley Attends Grand Opening of The Ashbury Senior Affordable Housing Development

Coleman Talley was proud to support the grand opening celebration for The Ashbury Apartments yesterday in Valdosta, Georgia. The firm’s Affordable Housing practice group represented developer IDP Properties, LP in facilitating the 76-unit senior affordable housing development utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Pictured at the grand opening are Coleman Talley Partner Edward Cochran and…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Rotary Club of Valdosta Golf Tournament

Coleman Talley provided a sponsorship for the Rotary Club of Valdosta Golf Tournament held June 3. The annual event took place at the Valdosta Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Georgia Rotary Student Program, which provides scholarships to advance cultural understanding and social experiences, develops potential global leaders, and expands the ideals of…

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Coleman Talley Attends Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Annual Judicial Reception

Coleman Talley attorneys Mark Gilbert and Hannah Anderson, along with summer associates Greg Ohl and Ryan Wiele, attended the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) Annual Judicial Reception on June 2. The reception celebrated the hard work and dedication of Judges, Magistrates, Hearing Officers, and Judicial Assistants with the theme “Leading Beyond Limits.” The event was…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Down Syndrome Association of South Georgia Golf Tournament

Coleman Talley provided a bronze sponsorship for the “Golfing Fore Down Syndrome” event held May 27 at Stone Creek Golf Club in Valdosta. The tournament was presented by the Mayor’s Council on Individuals with Disabilities and the Down Syndrome Association of South Georgia. Proceeds will benefit the organization’s purchase of a zero-impediment apparatus for the…

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Coleman Talley Provides Sponsorship for Atlanta State of the BeltLine

Coleman Talley is a sponsor of the upcoming State of the BeltLine on May 19 hosted by the Council for Quality Growth. The event will take place virtually on May 19 from 9:30-10:30am. The Atlanta BeltLine is a large urban redevelopment program in the City of Atlanta that will connect neighborhoods with trails, streetcars, and…

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Coleman Talley Welcomes J. Cullen Byrne to Atlanta Office

Coleman Talley LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Cullen Byrne to the firm as Of Counsel in its Atlanta office. Cullen will concentrate his practice in mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, banking and finance, and private equity. “We are delighted to welcome Cullen to the firm,” said Justin Scott, Managing Partner. “Cullen is…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Home Builders Association Golf Tournament on May 6

Coleman Talley provided a sponsorship for the 2021 Home Builders Association of South Georgia (HBASG) golf tournament. The 32nd annual event was held May 6 at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club. All money raised will benefit the HBASG, a not-for-profit trade association that advocates for the area’s housing and building industry, as well as their charitable…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Downtown Valdosta Brown Bag Concert Series for National Historic Preservation Month

Coleman Talley is providing a sponsorship for the 2021 Brown Bag Concert Series to be held in Downtown Valdosta on May 3-7 from 11:30am-1:30pm each day. The annual event on the Lowndes County Courthouse lawn is hosted by Valdosta Main Street in observance of National Historic Preservation month. Attendees will be treated to live music…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors SAHMA Virtual Conference for Affordable Housing

Coleman Talley provided a sponsorship for the Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association (SAHMA) Conference held virtually from April 20-21. Partner Emily Macheski-Preston introduced the Fair Housing session at the event. Industry experts provided updates on a variety of hot topics, including featured speakers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture…

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Coleman Talley LLP Renews Support for Non-Profit Relief Effort During COVID-19

Coleman Talley will be making contributions to Second Harvest of South Georgia and Greater Valdosta United Way during the next four weeks as a part of ongoing COVID-19 relief. For every residential closing transaction beginning April 19, Coleman Talley will donate $100, which will be split evenly and donated to benefit the work of the…

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Coleman Talley Welcomes Attorney Alex Risman to Atlanta Office

Coleman Talley is pleased to welcome Associate Attorney Alex Risman to the firm’s Atlanta office. Alex’s practice will focus on taxation, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, and affordable housing. He previously served as Senior Tax Associate at Ernst & Young where he provided state and local tax due diligence with respect to mergers, acquisitions, and…

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Coleman Talley LLP Supports Cities Through GMA Participation

ATLANTA — The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) announced that Coleman Talley LLP continues to demonstrate its commitment to Georgia’s 537 cities as a 2021 GMA Business Alliance Program (BAP) participating company. The BAP connects companies with municipal leaders to share knowledge and expertise to strengthen Georgia’s cities and support the mission of GMA. Coleman Talley…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Leadership Lowndes 2021 Program Day

Coleman Talley provided a sponsorship for the Leadership Lowndes Class of 2021 Program Day held on Thursday, March 25. The group of thirty community leaders learned about highlights of Valdosta and Lowndes County’s “Quality of Life”, including visits to Wild Adventures Theme Park, Georgia Beer Company, Freedom Park, and the Turner Center for the Arts.…

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Partner Harrison Coleman Represents Atlanta Homebuilder in $50.75MM Sale

Coleman Talley partner Harrison Coleman recently represented Atlanta developer and homebuilder Jim Chapman Communities in the sale of a residential community in Athens, Georgia. The Cottages at Ridge Pointe is Athens’ first-of-its-kind horizontal apartment community, featuring single level ranch-style cottages. J.P. Morgan, a multinational investment bank and financial holding company, purchased The Cottages at Ridge…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Berrien County Cotton Blossom Roundup Rodeo

Coleman Talley is pleased to sponsor the 12th annual Berrien County Cotton Blossom Roundup Rodeo on March 19 and 20 at the Berrien County Saddle Club in Nashville, Georgia. The annual rodeo event is organized by the Berrien County Chamber of Commerce and the Berrien County Development Authority. It features community vendors providing food and…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Boy Scouts Building Leaders Campaign

Coleman Talley provided a sponsorship for the Boy Scouts of America South Georgia Council’s 2021 Building Leaders Dinner. The annual event was held on March 11 in a hybrid format, both online and at Rainwater Conference Center, featuring guest speaker Ken Kington. It is the primary fundraiser in the region to support the scouting program.…

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Coleman Talley Hosts Successful Blood Drive to Fight Shortage

Coleman Talley LLP hosted its first annual blood drive on Friday, March 12 in partnership with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, blood donations are in short supply, while the need for blood is urgent. Collections took place in LifeSouth’s bloodmobile parked outside of the firm’s office at 109 South Ashley…

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Partner Tim Tanner Teaches Downtown Development Authority Training Course

Coleman Talley Partner Tim Tanner served as the instructor for a virtual Downtown Development Authority training course on March 9. The interactive online class was hosted by the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government in partnership with the Georgia Municipal Association. Tim is a regular speaker on the topic, presenting for the third…

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Coleman Talley Welcomes Attorney Annika Register to Valdosta Office

Coleman Talley is pleased to announce the addition of Annika Register to the firm’s Valdosta office. Annika will join the firm’s litigation group as an Associate and concentrate her practice in governmental law and other litigation matters. About Annika A native of Jacksonville, Annika graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2011 with a…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors 13th Annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest

Coleman Talley is proud to continue its sponsorship of the Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest, partnering with the City of Valdosta, the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, and Valdosta Main Street for the 13th annual event. The local tradition invites people to capture the beauty of Valdosta on camera. The 2021 contest categories…

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Coleman Talley LLP Named Best Law Firm in 2021 Best of South Georgia Competition

Coleman Talley was recently recognized as a winner in the 2021 Best of South Georgia contest for Best Law Office. The award was presented to the firm for the third consecutive year. The annual competition was hosted by the Valdosta Daily Times to give readers an opportunity to recognize their favorite local businesses in various…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors UNNOTICED Community Suicide Awareness Event

Coleman Talley is providing a sponsorship for UNNOTICED, a community suicide awareness event held in Valdosta on Wednesday, February 24. The hybrid event will be held at Lowndes High School’s Martin Stadium and broadcast online at Event Point HQ’s website from 7:00-9:00pm. The program aims to equip attendees on mental health struggles and how to…

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Three Coleman Talley Partners Selected as 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers

Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized Coleman Talley Partners Wade Coleman, Greg Talley, and Converse Bright as 2021 Super Lawyers. Each year, Super Lawyers gathers a comprehensive and diverse listing of attorneys to be used as a reference for those searching for legal counsel in all fifty states. The selection process includes peer nominations, independent…

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Partner Tim Tanner Trains City Officials on Downtown Development Authorities

Coleman Talley Partner Tim Tanner served as the instructor for a virtual Downtown Development Authority training course on January 27. The interactive online class was hosted by the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government in partnership with the Georgia Municipal Association. Attendees included statewide city officials and citizens that serve on downtown development…

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Coleman Talley to Host Downtown Valdosta Blood Drive on March 12

Coleman Talley will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with LifeSouth on Friday, March 12 from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The donation event will take place in the public parking lot adjacent to the firm’s office at 109 South Ashley Street and is open to anyone who would like to participate. Interested donors may register…

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Coleman Talley LLP Nominated for Best Law Firm in 2021 Best of South Georgia Competition

Coleman Talley was recently named a finalist in the 2021 Best of South Georgia awards for Best Law Office. The annual competition is hosted by the Valdosta Daily Times to give readers an opportunity to recognize their favorite local businesses in various categories. Voting opened on Sunday, January 24 and runs through Sunday, January 31.…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Valdosta MLK Commemoration Program

Coleman Talley has provided a sponsorship for the Valdosta-Lowndes Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Association program to be held virtually on January 17, 2021. The 36th annual event will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. Donations to the association help promote, encourage,…

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Attorney Hannah Anderson Co-Authors Article for Jax Daily Record Bar Bulletin

Coleman Talley Attorney Hannah Anderson co-wrote an article for the Jax Daily Record Bar Bulletin in January 2021. The piece was entitled “Happy New Year from the Young Lawyers Section” and reflected on challenges that young lawyers faced in 2020 and takeaways that can be viewed as valuable learning experience. Hannah is an active member…

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Coleman Talley Associates Brett McNeill and Ryan Pulver Elected to Partnership

Coleman Talley LLP is pleased to announce that associate attorneys Brett McNeill and Ryan Pulver have been elected to the partnership effective January 1, 2021. “We are proud to name our two newest partners, both of whom represent our firm’s dedication to client service and vision for the future,” said Justin Scott, Managing Partner. “We…

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Coleman Talley LLP Welcomes Attorney Rainsford Reel to Atlanta Office

Coleman Talley is pleased to announce the addition of Associate Attorney Rainsford Reel to the firm’s Atlanta office. Rainsford will practice in the areas of commercial transactions, affordable housing, and real estate. About Rainsford A native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Rainsford graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in…

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Coleman Talley Shares Virtual Holiday Greeting

The attorneys and staff of Coleman Talley send our best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season! Please enjoy our virtual greeting card for 2020.

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Attorney Hannah Anderson Highlighted in Attorney at Law Magazine with Jacksonville Women Lawyers

Coleman Talley attorney Hannah Anderson was featured in Attorney at Law magazine as a board member of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA). The article spotlighted the JWLA organization and its mission to promote gender equality in leadership, as well as diversity, civic involvement, and advancement of women in the legal profession. Hannah serves as…

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Coleman Talley Mourns Loss of Judge Vernita Bender

Coleman Talley is deeply saddened at the sudden passing of Valdosta Municipal Court Judge Vernita Bender. “Valdosta has suffered a tremendous loss,” said Partner Tim Tanner. “I have personally worked with Judge Bender on thousands of cases for nearly 20 years. Not only was Judge Bender a colleague; she was a friend who will be…

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Coleman Talley Supports Lowndes Associated Ministries to People (LAMP) with Holiday Donation

Coleman Talley attorneys provided a charitable gift to Lowndes Associated Ministries to People (LAMP) to assist with the increased need for homeless services during the holiday season. LAMP is a non-profit organization that offers temporary emergency shelter to men, women, and families in Lowndes and surrounding counties. Donations will support LAMP’s Homeless Shelter, Day Center,…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Georgia Municipal Association Fall District Meetings

Coleman Talley provided a sponsorship for the Georgia Municipal Association’s 2020 Fall District Meetings for Districts 3 and 11, encompassing the cities of Atlanta and Valdosta. The annual meetings of local government officials were moved to a virtual “Coffee & Conversations” format due to the ongoing pandemic. Attorneys Tim Tanner, Anamaria Hazard, and Jeremy Baker…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Home Builders Association Sporting Clays Tournament

Coleman Talley provided a sponsorship for the 2020 Home Builders Association of South Georgia (HBASG) Sporting Clays Tournament held on Thursday, November 19. The annual event was held at Southwind Sporting Clays in Quitman, Georgia. Funds raised will benefit the HBASG, a not-for-profit trade association that advocates for the area’s housing and building industry.

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Greater Valdosta United Way Golf Tournament

Coleman Talley provided a sponsorship for the 5th annual Greater Valdosta United Way (GVUW) Charity Golf Tournament held Tuesday, November 17 at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club. The corporate contribution will support the GVUW and its twenty partner agencies providing services in Berrien, Brooks, Echols, Lanier, and Lowndes counties.

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Partner Tim Tanner Serves as Instructor for Downtown Development Authority Training Course

Coleman Talley Partner Tim Tanner facilitated a virtual training course on November 17 on the topic of Downtown Development Authorities. The program was hosted by the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government in partnership with the Georgia Municipal Association. Attendees included statewide city officials and those that serve on downtown development authorities. In…

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Attorney Anamaria Hazard Presents on American Bar Association Land Use Panel

Anamaria Hazard participated in an American Bar Association virtual panel discussion on November 13 regarding zoning and land use. The Land Use Subcommittee of the ABA’s State and Local Law Section covered the Rise of Container Construction for Commercial and Residential Structures during the semi-monthly meeting. Anamaria discussed the current regulations that affect container development…

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Partner Converse Bright Serves as Judge in National Moot Court Competition

Coleman Talley Partner Converse Bright was selected as a judge for the regional rounds of the 71st Annual National Moot Court Competition held November 5-7. The event, sponsored by the New York City Bar Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers, is a competition among U.S. law schools designed to “promote the art of…

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Coleman Talley Participates in 2020 Southeastern Minority Job Fair

Coleman Talley attorneys Russ Henry, Darby Findley, Jeremy Baker, and Cassie Brown took part in the 2020 Southeastern Minority Job Fair held virtually on October 29-30. The annual legal interview program assembles diverse students from fifty law schools in the southeast for meetings with potential employers across the United States. This year’s event was regarded…

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Partner Justin Scott Speaks on Mercer Law Alumni Panel

Coleman Talley Partner Justin Scott was featured as a panelist on a Mercer University School of Law webinar series on October 29. Justin spoke on the topic of law firm management in his capacity as Managing Partner. The series featured various alumni in positions of leadership, including bar associations, firms, corporate counsel, judicial, and government…

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Coleman Talley Volunteers During Greater Valdosta United Way Day of Caring

Coleman Talley participated in the 2020 Day of Caring hosted by the Greater Valdosta United Way (GVUW) on Friday, October 16. Representatives from the firm included attorney Jeremy Baker and legal assistant Brenna Luke. The annual event encompassed more than one hundred volunteers from local businesses and groups performing community service projects for United Way…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors 2020 Georgia Chamber Rural Prosperity Summit

Coleman Talley provided a sponsorship for the 4th annual Rural Prosperity Summit hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce on October 7. Partners Lake Jordan and Tim Tanner attended on behalf of the firm. The 2020 event was a hybrid of both in-person and virtual opportunities to hear from leaders in rural communities with a…

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Attorney Anamaria Hazard Presents at Georgia Planning Association Virtual Conference

Coleman Talley attorney Anamaria Hazard was featured as a guest panelist at the Georgia Planning Association Fall Conference held virtually from September 23-25. Anamaria spoke on the topic of Law and Affordable Housing, including discussions of overcoming legal barriers and boundaries to encourage housing projects and tools to improve economic growth. The conference offered diverse…

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Coleman Talley Partners Featured in Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition Webinar Series

Coleman Talley Partners Greg Clark, Tom Kurrie, Mary Margaret Williams, and Emily Macheski-Preston are excited to serve as guest speakers during a webinar series for the Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition (GAHC) during a two-week period in September. The virtual event was planned in lieu of the traditional statewide housing conference held each spring in Savannah,…

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Coleman Talley Serves as Corporate Sponsor for YoungLife Tifton

Coleman Talley provided a sponsorship for YoungLife Tifton’s annual banquet fundraiser held virtually in the month of September. The yearly event benefits adolescents in Tift County, Georgia as they grow their faith. YoungLife includes programs for middle school, high school, and college students. Organization staff and volunteers work to develop relationships with youth through clubs,…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Golf Tournament Benefiting Valdosta High School Wrestling Program

Coleman Talley provided a silver sponsorship for the 4th annual Valdosta Takedown Club golf tournament held Saturday, September 12 at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club. All proceeds from the event will benefit local student-athletes in the Valdosta High School Wrestling Program.

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Coleman Talley Provides Donation to Local Kindergarten Classes

Coleman Talley Partners Beau Howell, Bart Davis, and Tim Tanner are pictured with the Kindergarten teachers of Sallas Mahone Elementary School Coleman Talley recently contributed funds to the kindergarten classes of Sallas Mahone Elementary School in the Valdosta City School System. Because of COVID precautions, use of playground equipment by children may be restricted.  This…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Home Builders Association of South Georgia Event

Coleman Talley provided a top sponsorship for the Home Builders Association of South Georgia (HBASG) 10th annual Casino Night fundraiser on Friday, August 28. The 2020 event will benefit the association, along with Jacob’s Ladder and Safe Beat charitable organizations. The HBASG is a not-for-profit trade association that advocates for the area’s housing and building…

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Four Coleman Talley Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers®

Coleman Talley attorneys Brett McNeill, Anamaria Hazard, and Ryan Pulver were recently recognized in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch for 2021. This new award distinguishes outstanding professional excellence for attorneys across the United States that have been practicing law for between five and nine years. Best Lawyers also recognized Partner…

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Coleman Talley Hosts Meeting of The Korean Association of North Florida

The Korean Association of North Florida visited the Jacksonville offices of Coleman Talley on Monday, August 17th. Partner Mark Gilbert hosted the quarterly business meeting which included a commemoration of Korean Independence Day called 광복절(Gwangbokjeol), which means ‘Restoration of Light Day’. Its name is made from the Korean characters of ‘광’ (gwang), meaning ‘light’; ‘복’…

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Coleman Talley Provides Gold Sponsorship for Southern Conservation Trust’s Conserving Georgia Auction

Coleman Talley provided a gold sponsorship for the 2nd annual Conserving Georgia Benefit and Auction held by the Southern Conservation Trust on August 15. The 2020 event was held virtually and featured a silent auction, raffle, and sneak peek of the organization’s transformed Nature Center in Fayetteville, Georgia. Proceeds from the event will benefit the…

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The Law Firm of Coleman Talley LLP Announces Relocation to Wells Fargo Center in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida

Coleman Talley is pleased to announce the relocation of its Jacksonville office to the Wells Fargo Center in Downtown Jacksonville. The firm’s office is situated on the 31st floor of the building at 1 Independent Drive, Suite 3130, and overlooks the St. John’s River and scenic views of the downtown waterfront, including the future development…

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Coleman Talley Featured in Webinar on South Carolina State Tax Credit Program

Coleman Talley Partner Greg Clark will present on an upcoming webinar on Friday, June 26 regarding the new South Carolina State Tax Credit program. The webinar, hosted by Sugar Creek Capital and Tiber Hudson, will focus on the Workforce and Senior Affordable Housing Act, which was signed into law in May 2020 to encourage housing…

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Coleman Talley Raises $50,200 for Food Bank During Georgia Legal Food Frenzy

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced today that Coleman Talley LLP won the medium firm category in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy competition, an annual statewide effort to raise money for Georgia’s food banks.  Coleman Talley raised $50,200, the equivalent of more than 440,000 meals, for Second Harvest of South Georgia. The record breaking total…

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Coleman Talley Launches Relief Effort During COVID-19

Coleman Talley will be making donations to the Greater Valdosta United Way and Second Harvest of South Georgia during the month of April. For every residential closing transaction in April, Coleman Talley will donate $100, which will be split evenly at the end of the month and donated to benefit the work of the United…

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Coleman Talley LLP Sponsors 12th Annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest

May 2020 Update: The City of Valdosta and the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts have extended the deadline for the 12th Annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest. Many of us have experienced unexpected changes to our schedules over the last few weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the partnership wants to give…

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Coleman Talley Building Project Highlighted in Georgia Department of Community Affairs Tour with Valdosta Main Street

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs Office of Downtown Development visited the Coleman Talley building project at 109 South Ashley Street on Wednesday, March 4 as a part of the “Mobilize Main Street” tour.  Valdosta was showcased in the workshop of three South Georgia communities that successfully utilize the Main Street Approach.  Partner Russ Henry…

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Coleman Talley Attorneys Attend Lowndes County Bird Supper in Atlanta

Attorneys from Coleman Talley attended the 2020 Lowndes County Bird Supper held on Wednesday, February 26 at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Downtown Atlanta.  Tom Kurrie, Emily Macheski-Preston, Jeremy Baker, Anamaria Hazard, Ryan Pulver, and Kara Hope Hanson attended on behalf of the firm.  The traditional event, sponsored by the City of Valdosta and…

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Coleman Talley Attorneys Participate in Jacksonville Bar Association Charity Chili Cook-Off

The Jacksonville office of Coleman Talley joined in the 11th annual Charity Chili Cook-Off sponsored by the Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section on Saturday, February 15 at the Riverside Arts Market.  Attorneys Greg Clark, Hannah Anderson, and Cassie Brown participated in the free public event on behalf of the firm, where they set up…

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Three Coleman Talley Partners Recognized as Georgia Super Lawyers

Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine has selected Coleman Talley Partners Wade Coleman, Greg Talley, and Converse Bright as 2020 Super Lawyers.  Each year, Super Lawyers compiles a comprehensive and diverse listing of attorneys to be used as a reference for those searching for legal counsel. The selection process includes peer nominations, independent research across 12 key categories, and…

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Coleman Talley Hosts Valdosta Chapter of Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia

Coleman Talley LLP hosted the Valdosta Chapter of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia (MBAG) on Tuesday, February 11 at its office in Downtown Valdosta.  Partners Billy Steinberg and Bart Davis were guest speakers at the event, presenting on topics such as the mechanics of title examination in real estate closings, common title issues, recent…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Council for Quality Growth DeKalb Advisory Committee Breakfast

Coleman Talley provided a sponsorship for the February Council for Quality Growth DeKalb Advisory Committee meeting. Attorneys Tom Kurrie and Anamaria Hazard attended on behalf of the firm. City of Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary and Deputy City Manager Plez Joyner served as the guest speakers for the event. Topics of discussion included economic growth, transportation,…

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Coleman Talley Attorneys Attend Buckhead Business Association Annual Luncheon

Coleman Talley attorneys Harrison Coleman, Ryan Spell, Anamaria Hazard, David Kerman, and Ryan Pulver attended the Buckhead Business Association (BBA) Annual Luncheon on February 6 held at 103 West.  Association members, community and professional leaders, and local media were on hand to hear from keynote speaker Matt Bronfman, CEO of Jamestown Properties. BBA is a…

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Coleman Talley Attorneys Volunteer as Judges in High School Regional Mock Trial Competition

The Valdosta Bar Association sponsored the Regional Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, February 1 at the Lowndes County Judicial Complex.  Coleman Talley attorneys Converse Bright, Beau Howell, Jeremy Baker, and Kayla Barnes volunteered their time to act as judges for the high school competition, with Jeremy and Kayla serving as Regional Coordinators.  Their participation is…

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Attorneys Emily Macheski-Preston and Anamaria Hazard Attend Women’s Affordable Housing Network Luncheon

Coleman Talley attorneys Emily Macheski-Preston and Anamaria Hazard attended the Women’s Affordable Housing Network (WAHN) Winter Luncheon held Tuesday, January 28 at the Lola in Atlanta.  The luncheon featured a panel on Health and Housing with guest speakers from positions across the affordable housing industry. Coleman Talley is proud to be a silver sponsor of…

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Greg Clark Spoke at the 2020 Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) Midyear Meeting

Coleman Talley Partner Greg Clark recently spoke at the 2020 Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) Midyear Meeting held in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Greg is a recurring presenter at CARH events and national conferences, which are regarded as one of the industry’s premier affordable rural housing meetings.  He participated in a panel discussion concerning…

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Partner Harrison Coleman Represents Atlanta-based Home Builder in Closing $32 Million Construction Loan

Coleman Talley Partner Harrison Coleman recently represented Jim Chapman Communities, a metro Atlanta home builder, in obtaining a $32 Million construction loan. The loan serves to finance the completion of The Cottages at Ridge Pointe, a first-of-its-kind deluxe apartment community in west Athens, Georgia.

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Coleman Talley Associates Edward Cochran and Ryan Spell Elected to Partnership

Coleman Talley LLP is pleased to announce that associate attorneys Edward Cochran and Ryan Spell have been elected to the partnership effective January 1, 2020. “Both of these attorneys have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the highest level of client service and continue to cultivate a workplace environment where ideas and people have an opportunity…

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Coleman Talley Represents Atlanta Housing Authority in Closing of Senior Housing Development

Coleman Talley recently represented The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta as the senior lender and co-developer of Herndon Square Senior Apartments, a 97-unit affordable residential housing development, located on Cameron Madison Alexander Boulevard in the City of Atlanta. Attorneys Anamaria Hazard and Tom Kurrie comprised the legal team. The property will be a…

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Attorney Anamaria Hazard Selected for Leadership CREW Atlanta 2020 Class

Coleman Talley Attorney Anamaria Hazard was recently selected for the 2020 class of Leadership Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Atlanta.  Anamaria was chosen as one of 30 members of the upcoming class after displaying a promising degree of community involvement, leadership skill, and individual or professional achievement.  The year-long leadership program will cover subjects such…

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Coleman Talley Hosts Georgia Association for Women Lawyers December Luncheon

Coleman Talley hosted a luncheon for the Valdosta Chapter of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) on Tuesday, December 17. Local female attorneys attended the Lunch & Learn provided by Veritext, a national legal solutions and court reporting company, on the focus of “Data Security Ethics for Law Firms.”  GAWL is a statewide bar…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Council for Quality Growth Atlanta Advisory Committee Breakfast

Coleman Talley provided a sponsorship for the December Council for Quality Growth Atlanta Advisory Committee meeting. Attorneys Tom Kurrie and Anamaria Hazard attended on behalf of the firm. Tim Keane, Commissioner of Planning and Community Development for the City of Atlanta, and Gregory Pace, Director of the City of Atlanta Office of Buildings, served as…

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Coleman Talley LLP Welcomes Attorney Hannah Anderson in Jacksonville Office

Coleman Talley is pleased to announce the addition of Associate Hannah Anderson to the firm’s Jacksonville office.  Hannah will join the robust affordable and multifamily housing and commercial real estate practice areas and contribute to the firm’s emerging presence in the state of Florida. A native of Larimore, North Dakota, Hannah graduated magna cum laude…

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Attorney Darby Findley Admitted to Alabama State Bar

Coleman Talley is pleased to announce that Associate Darby Findley was recently admitted to the Alabama State Bar. Darby’s practice focuses in the areas of affordable housing, commercial real estate, and commercial transactions. In an effort to continue to serve our affordable housing industry clients throughout the Southeastern United States, Darby is now licensed to…

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Florida Firsts for Coleman Talley LLP and Jacksonville Office

Coleman Talley LLP’s Jacksonville Office closed a Florida affordable housing development with two firsts in Florida. The 80-unit Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) community in Dade City, Florida was the first LIHTC development to be approved for income averaging and the first HUD/FHA LIHTC Pilot Program to close in the State of Florida (and one…

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Coleman Talley Welcomes Attorney Kayla Barnes to Valdosta Office

Coleman Talley LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Associate Kayla Barnes to the firm’s Valdosta office.  Kayla will support the firm’s litigation practice in Georgia, focusing on appellate litigation, professional negligence and medical malpractice defense, title insurance and real estate litigation, and insurance defense and coverage disputes. About Kayla A native of Cordele,…

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Coleman Talley Attorneys Attend Georgia Chamber’s 2019 Rural Prosperity Summit

Coleman Talley Partners Tom Kurrie, Russ Henry, Tim Tanner, Lake Jordan, and Mary Margaret Williams attended the third annual Rural Prosperity Summit in Tifton, Georgia last week. The firm provided a sponsorship and set up a marketing table at the Georgia Chamber event. The two-day summit brought together leaders from across the state who are…

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Attorney Anamaria Hazard Participated in Georgia Planning Association Panel Discussion on Single-Family Zoning

Coleman Talley Attorney Anamaria Hazard spoke at the Georgia Planning Association Fall Conference in Athens on October 3.  Anamaria was a panelist on “The Future of Single-Family Zoning in Georgia,” a discussion of the recent adoption of policies to eliminate single-family residential zoning in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the state of Oregon.  The session provided an…

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Coleman Talley LLP Supports Greater Valdosta United Way Annual Giving Campaign

The attorneys and staff of Coleman Talley are proud to have pledged over $13,000 towards the Greater Valdosta United Way’s “65 Years of Caring” Annual Giving Campaign.  The organization has set a goal to raise $750,000 by the end of the year.  The funds will support over 40 social service programs that their 19 partner…

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Coleman Talley Helps Lead the Charge in Favorable Georgia Supreme Court Ruling on Low Income Housing Tax Credits

The Georgia Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling in the case of Heron Lake II Apartments, LP, et al v. Lowndes County Board of Tax Assessors on Monday, deciding that low income housing tax credits (LIHTC) are not “actual income” when valuing a property for property taxes. Former Governor Roy Barnes and Coleman Talley…

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Attorneys Emily Macheski-Preston and Anamaria Hazard Attend International Municipal Lawyers Association Conference

Pictured is the “E-Scooters are Coming to Town” panel at the 84th Annual IMLA Conference featuring Coleman Talley attorney Anamaria Hazard (left) as moderator Attorneys Emily Macheski-Preston and Anamaria Hazard attended the International Municipal Lawyers Association annual conference held September 18-22 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Anamaria served as moderator on a panel discussion concerning how local…

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Coleman Talley Valdosta Building Project Wins Georgia Downtown Association Award

Pictured from left to right: Russ Henry, Partner at Coleman Talley LLP; Ellen Hill, Valdosta Main Street Director; Becky Smyth, President of Georgia Downtown Association The Valdosta office of Coleman Talley received an award from the Georgia Downtown Association (GDA) for its rehabilitation of 109 South Ashley Street in Downtown Valdosta.  The building project was…

Partner Harrison Coleman Serves as Counsel for Toll Brothers, Inc. in Atlanta Acquisition Deal

Coleman Talley Partner Harrison Coleman served as Georgia Real Estate Counsel for Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) in its recent acquisition of Sharp Residential in Atlanta, Georgia. Toll Brothers is one of the largest builders of luxury homes nationwide, operating in 22 states. Alongside Harrison, a team of attorneys from Coleman Talley assisted in the…

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Coleman Talley LLP Welcomes Attorney Cassandra Brown to Jacksonville Office

Coleman Talley LLP is pleased to welcome Associate Cassandra (Cassie) Klusmeyer Brown to the firm’s Jacksonville office. Cassie will complement Coleman Talley’s affordable and multifamily housing and commercial real estate practice areas, as well as contribute to the firm’s upward presence in the Florida market. About Cassie A native of Jacksonville, Cassie graduated cum laude…

Partner Greg Clark Attends the 2019 Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) Annual Meeting and Legislative Conference

Partner Greg Clark attended the 2019 Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) Annual Meeting and Legislative Conference held from June 24-26 in Arlington, Virginia. The yearly event featured industry leaders presenting on current legislative and regulatory news impacting the affordable rural housing industry. The conference highlighted expert panels of agency officials, affordable housing professionals,…

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Coleman Talley LLP was a Silver Sponsor of the 2019 Georgia Municipal Association Annual Convention

Coleman Talley LLP provided a silver sponsorship for the 2019 Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Annual Convention held in Savannah, Georgia from June 21-25.  Attorneys Emily Macheski-Preston and Anamaria Hazard attended on behalf of the firm’s Government and Municipalities practice group.  The convention featured a lunch session for city attorneys to hear presentations focused on current…

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Coleman Talley Hosts Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Luncheon

Coleman Talley hosted a luncheon event for the Valdosta Chapter of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) on Wednesday, June 5.  The guest speaker for the event was the Honorable Elizabeth Gobeil, Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals.  Approximately 20 local women lawyers attended the event, where they were given a tour of…

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Coleman Talley LLP Announces Expansion with Third Office Located in Jacksonville, Florida

Coleman Talley is excited to share its expansion into the state of Florida with a new office in Downtown Jacksonville. Effective June 3, 2019, the firm occupies office space in the Bank of America Tower at 50 N Laura Street, Suite 2500. Partners Greg Clark and Mark Gilbert have relocated their primary physical offices from…

Partner Tom Kurrie Attended the American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing Annual Meeting

Coleman Talley Partner Tom Kurrie attended the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law 2019 Annual Meeting held May 22-24 in Washington, D.C.  Leading industry attorneys from across the United States attended the 28th annual meeting that provided an opportunity to explore and develop innovative policy strategies to address the…

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Coleman Talley Law Firm Wins Outstanding Achievement Award for Historic Preservation in Valdosta

Pictured from left to right: Celine Gladwin, BFB Gladwin Architects; Erin Vaughn, BFB Gladwin Architects; Kara Hope Hanson, Coleman Talley LLP; Becky Pearson, Coleman Talley LLP; Mayor John Gayle, City of Valdosta; Tim Tanner, Coleman Talley LLP Coleman Talley was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award for its rehabilitation of 109 South Ashley Street during the…

Partner Emily Macheski-Preston Speaks at Alabama Affordable Housing Conference

Partner Emily Macheski-Preston was a guest speaker at the annual Alabama Affordable Housing Association (AAHA) Conference held from May 21-24, 2019, in Sandestin, Florida. Emily spoke on the topic of Sexual Harassment and the Fair Housing Act. The AAHA is a non-profit trade organization whose mission is to ensure that all people have access to…

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Coleman Talley LLP Wins 8th Consecutive Georgia Legal Food Frenzy with Record Breaking Point Total

Attorney General Chris Carr announced today that Valdosta-based law firm Coleman Talley LLP won the Grand Prize in the 2019 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Competition, a statewide effort to raise money for Georgia’s food banks.  Coleman Talley received the Bar President’s Award for the third year in a row, having raised $34,250, the equivalent of…

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Coleman Talley LLP Welcomes Two New Attorneys

Coleman Talley is pleased to announce the addition of  Associates Sarah Salzenberg and Ryan C. Pulver to the firm’s Atlanta office. Sarah and Ryan will help the firm further expand its capabilities in the growing Affordable Housing, Commercial Real Estate, and Corporate Tax practice groups. About Sarah Sarah M. Salzenberg focuses her practice on matters…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors 2019 Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series in Downtown Valdosta in Observance of National Historic Preservation Month

Coleman Talley was a sponsor of the 2019 Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series from May 6th to May 10th, held on the Lowndes County Courthouse lawn in Downtown Valdosta.  Concertgoers were treated to live music featuring various local bands as they enjoyed food from downtown restaurants. The free concert series was hosted by Valdosta Main…

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Coleman Talley LLP Hosts “Talk with Tina” with Dr. Tina Anderson of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

On May 9, Coleman Talley hosted “Talk with Tina” in partnership with Dr. Tina Anderson, President of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.  The informational breakfast provided guests an opportunity to connect with Dr. Anderson in a small setting.  She discussed current business at Wiregrass and allowed for feedback and input from those in attendance on how…

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Coleman Talley Sponsors Atlantic Capital Community 5K Supporting Grove Park Foundation

Coleman Talley was a featured sponsor of the inaugural Atlantic Capital Community 5K on Saturday, May 4 in Atlanta, benefiting the Grove Park Foundation.  The Foundation helps families build better lives, and helps children reach their highest potential through a holistic approach to community revitalization that incorporates mixed-income housing, cradle-to-college education, and community wellness.  Coleman…

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Coleman Talley Hosted Wills Clinic in Partnership with Georgia Heirs Property Law Center

On Saturday, April 27, Coleman Talley hosted an Heirs Property Prevention and Wills Clinic in partnership with the Georgia Heirs Property Law Center and the City of Valdosta.  Attorneys Russ Henry, Richard Coleman, Bart Davis, and Brett McNeill volunteered to prepare simple wills at no cost to participants.  Ten City of Valdosta residents participated in…

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Coleman Talley Building Project Wins Statewide Preservation Award from the Georgia Trust

Pictured from left to right: Georgia Schley Ritchie, chair of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation; Céline Gladwin, BFB Gladwin Architects; Tim Tanner, Coleman Talley LLP; Erin Vaughn, BFB Gladwin Architects; Becky Pearson, Coleman Talley LLP; Russ Henry, Coleman Talley LLP; Mark C. Mcdonald, President and CEO of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation The…

Coleman Talley Supports Cities Through Participation in Georgia Municipal Association

ATLANTA – The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) announces that Coleman Talley LLP continues to demonstrate its commitment to Georgia’s 538 cities as a 2019 GMA Business Alliance Program participating company. The BAP connects companies with municipal leaders to share knowledge and expertise, strengthening Georgia’s cities and supporting the mission of GMA. Coleman Talley LLP is…

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Coleman Talley Provided a Platinum Sponsorship for the Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition Annual Conference

Coleman Talley provided a platinum sponsorship for the 22nd Annual Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition (GAHC) Conference and Trade Show held in Savannah, Georgia from March 27-29.  Partner Greg Clark spoke on a panel at the event on technical updates and options for post-year 15 properties. The firm set up an informational booth at the trade show…

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Coleman Talley Welcomes Associate Jeremy Baker in Valdosta Office

Coleman Talley is pleased to welcome new Associate Jeremy Baker in the firm’s Valdosta office.  Jeremy’s practice will focus on Municipal Law, Creditors’ Rights, and Litigation. About Jeremy Baker A native of Valdosta, Jeremy graduated from Valdosta State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and a minor in Political Science. …

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Coleman Talley to Host Heirs Property Prevention and Wills Clinic on April 27

Coleman Talley LLP is partnering with the City of Valdosta and the Georgia Heirs Property Law Center to host an Heirs Property Prevention and Wills Clinic on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00am-3:00pm.  Volunteer attorneys will be preparing simple wills at no cost to participants.  In order to participate in the clinic, you must be a…

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Coleman Talley LLP and Valdosta Main Street Sponsor 11th Annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest

Coleman Talley LLP and Valdosta Main Street are proud to partner with the City of Valdosta and the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts for the 11th Annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest. The local tradition invites people to capture the beauty of Valdosta and Lowndes County on camera. This year, photos entered into…

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Coleman Talley Hosts Business After Hours Reception

Coleman Talley and the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce hosted the March Business After Hours event at the firm’s office at 109 South Ashley Street. The networking reception was well attended with over 215 guests present. Guests were able to tour the firm’s rehabilitated historic buildings, including highlights such as conference room murals, an original…

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Coleman Talley Welcomes New Associate Anamaria Hazard in the Firm’s Atlanta Office

Coleman Talley is pleased to welcome Associate attorney Anamaria Hazard to the firm’s Atlanta office. Anamaria’s practice focuses on governmental law, commercial real estate, and zoning matters. About Anamaria Hazard Anamaria Hazard is an Associate attorney practicing in Coleman Talley’s Atlanta office. Anamaria’s practice focuses on Municipal Law, Commercial Real Estate, and Zoning, Planning, and…

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Coleman Talley Hosts Georgia Initiative for Community Housing Reception

On February 19, Coleman Talley hosted a reception for approximately 150 guests from the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH). The reception was a part of a four day retreat held at the Rainwater Conference Center in Valdosta. City officials, community leaders, and industry professionals from across Georgia participated in a group tour of the…

Coleman Talley Slated to Reveal Expansion Plans

Exciting things are on the horizon at Coleman Talley following the Annual Partners’ Meeting. Stay tuned for an announcement about our expansion plans in Florida!

Two Coleman Talley Partners Recognized as 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers

Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine has selected Coleman Talley Partners Wade Coleman and Greg Talley as 2019 Super Lawyers and designated Coleman Talley as one of the top Medical Malpractice Defense Firms in the state.  Each year, Super Lawyers compiles a comprehensive and diverse listing of attorneys to be used as a reference for those searching for legal…

Greg Clark spoke at the 2019 Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) Midyear Meeting

Partner Greg Clark was a speaker at the 2019 Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) Midyear Meeting in Key Largo, Florida. Greg is a regular presenter at CARH events and discussed the topic of tax-exempt bond financing for affordable housing development. CARH’s national meetings are regarded as the industry’s premier affordable rural housing meetings.…

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Partner Russ Henry Attended 53rd Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

Coleman Talley Partner Russ Henry recently attended the 53rd Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning in Orlando, Florida. The Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning is the leading educational conference for all members of the estate planning team, including attorneys, accountants, insurance advisors, wealth management professionals, educators, and nonprofit advisors. The event offered practical guidance on…

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Partner Mark Gilbert Admitted to The Florida Bar

Coleman Talley Partner Mark Gilbert was recently admitted to The Florida Bar in an effort to expand his practice and represent clients throughout the Sunshine State. Mark has been practicing law in Georgia for 25 years in the areas of Bankruptcy, Creditor’s Rights, Collections, and Civil Trial Practice.  He now represents creditor interests in all State…

Coleman Talley is Saddened to Share the Passing of Partner Lisa Wannamaker

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our partner and friend, Lisa Webb Wannamaker, who passed on December 12, 2018.  Lisa will forever be in our hearts, remembered for her wisdom, beautiful smile, and compassionate ways.  Lisa joined the firm’s Atlanta office in 2005, where she focused her law practice in…

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Partner Russ Henry Elected to Serve on the Board of the Georgia Heirs Property Law Center, Inc.

Coleman Talley Partner Russ Henry was recently elected to serve on the Board of the Georgia Heirs Property Law Center for a three-year term.  Russ will be representing South Georgia with his election to the Board as well as the Resource Development Committee.  The Georgia Heirs Property Law Center is a not-for-profit law firm dedicated…

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Marketing Coordinator Kara Hope Hanson Selected to Leadership Lowndes Class of 2019

Leadership Lowndes recently announced their selections for the Class of 2019, including Coleman Talley Marketing Coordinator, Kara Hope Hanson. After a competitive selection process with over 150 nominations, Kara Hope was selected as one of 30 members of the upcoming class after displaying a promising degree of community involvement, leadership potential, and professional achievement. Each…

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Coleman Talley Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Opening of Rehabilitated Downtown Valdosta Buildings

On November 7, 2018, the Coleman Talley law firm held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Valdosta office at 109 South Ashley Street.  Ambassadors from the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce were in attendance, as well as local officials and community leaders. “We are thrilled with our new office and…

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J. Converse Bright Joins Coleman Talley LLP as Newest Partner

Coleman Talley is pleased to announce that effective November 1, 2018, J. Converse Bright will join the Firm as Partner. Mr. Bright, formerly of Law Offices of Converse Bright, has practiced law in Valdosta, Georgia since 1965.  During a legal career spanning more than 50 years, Mr. Bright has served as lead counsel on many…

Coleman Talley Attorneys Attended 2018 ABA Affordable Housing Fall Boot Camp

Coleman Talley attorneys Russ Henry, Justin Scott, Edward Cochran, David Kerman, and Darby Findley attended the 2018 American Bar Association Affordable Housing Fall Boot Camp on October 4th and 5th in Boston, Massachusetts. The conference was comprised of a combination of workshops, panels, and simulations that focused on the core and emerging areas in affordable…

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Coleman Talley LLP Welcomes New Partner Bart Davis

Coleman Talley is pleased to welcome J. Bart Davis as Partner in the Firm effective October 1, 2018.  Bart, formerly of Moore, Clarke, Duvall, & Rodgers, P.C., has practiced law since 2009, focusing primarily on residential and commercial real estate transactions.  With the addition, Coleman Talley will grow to thirty-five attorneys with offices in Valdosta…

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Coleman Talley LLP Relocates Valdosta Law Office to Renovated Building Downtown on October 15

Effective October 15, 2018, Coleman Talley LLP will be relocating its Valdosta office to 109 S. Ashley Street in Historic Downtown. Following a lengthy rehabilitation to the Southern Salvage building, which began last spring, the 22,000 square-foot building will soon be buzzing with life. The relocation accommodates the firm’s growing client base, as well as…

Attorney Janelle Alleyne Completes GeorgiaForward’s 2018 Young Gamechangers Program

Coleman Talley Attorney Janelle Alleyne was selected in December 2017 to serve as one of 48 young professionals in the GeorgiaForward Young Gamechangers program.  Young Gamechangers is a leadership action program for Georgia’s brightest minds between the ages of 24 and 40.  For the past eight months, the 2018 class has researched Albany’s history, met…

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Coleman Talley Shares Valdosta Office Renovation Photos

The Valdosta office of Coleman Talley will soon be relocating to 109 South Ashley Street in Historic Downtown Valdosta. 

Coleman Talley LLP was a Silver Sponsor of the 2018 Georgia Municipal Association Annual Convention

Coleman Talley LLP provided a silver sponsorship for the 2018 Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Annual Convention held in Savannah, Georgia from June 22-26. Partner Tim Tanner attended on behalf of the firm’s Government and Municipalities practice group. The convention featured a session for city attorneys to hear presentations focused on current legal issues cities may…

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Coleman Talley LLP Makes $1000 Donation to 2018 Valdosta High School Debate Team

Coleman Talley LLP is proud to be a 2018 community sponsor for the Valdosta High School Debate Team. The firm recently presented a $1000 check to team members to be used for entry fees, judging fees, script purchases, and meals for students throughout the competition season. Participation in debate teams encourages civil discourse, critical thinking,…

Partner Greg Clark spoke at the 2018 Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) Annual Meeting and Legislative Conference

Partner Greg Clark was a speaker at the 2018 Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) Annual Meeting and Legislative Conference.  The annual event was held from June 18-20 in Arlington, Virginia, where industry leaders presented current legislative and regulatory news impacting the affordable rural housing industry.  The conference featured expert panels of agency officials,…

Coleman Talley LLP Sponsored the 2018 Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation’s (CAHEC) Partners Conference held June 5-6 in Greensboro, North Carolina

Coleman Talley was a sponsor of the 2018 Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation’s (CAHEC) Partners Conference on June 5-6 at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. Partner Mary Margaret Williams attended the conference on behalf of the firm’s Affordable Housing Practice Group.  The annual Partners Conference provides an opportunity for affordable…

Partners Russ Henry and Tom Kurrie Attended the American Bar Association (ABA) Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Forum in Washington, D.C.

Coleman Talley Partners Russ Henry and Tom Kurrie Attended the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law held May 23-25 in Washington, D.C.  Industry attorneys from across the United States attended the 27th annual meeting that provides an opportunity to discuss effects, challenges, and solutions to the current events in…

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Coleman Talley LLP is Pleased to Announce that Darby Findley has Joined the Firm’s Atlanta Office as an Associate Attorney

Coleman Talley LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Darby Findley as an Associate attorney in the firm’s Atlanta office. About Darby Findley Darby Findley is an Associate practicing in Coleman Talley’s Atlanta office. Darby’s practice focuses on affordable housing and property management. A native of Florence, Alabama, Darby graduated from Emory College of…

Coleman Talley LLP Wins 7th Consecutive Georgia Legal Food Frenzy with 160,305 Pounds of Food

Attorney General Chris Carr announced yesterday that the state’s legal community raised a record breaking $400,325 and 18,809 pounds of food during the 7th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, an annual competition sponsored by the Georgia Food Bank Association, the Young Lawyers Division, and the Attorney General’s office. The two-week event raised the equivalent of…

Coleman Talley Sponsors 2018 Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series in Downtown Valdosta in Observance of National Historic Preservation Month

Coleman Talley was a sponsor of the 2018 Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series from May 7th to May 11th, held on the Lowndes County Courthouse lawn in Downtown Valdosta.  Concertgoers were treated to live music featuring various local bands as they enjoyed food from downtown restaurants. The concert series was held in observance of National…

Partner Lisa Wannamaker Presented at Gateway Managers Conference in Point Clear, Alabama

Coleman Talley LLP Partner Lisa Wannamaker was invited to represent the firm and present at the Annual Managers Conference for Gateway Management Company, LLC.  The event was held from April 16-19 at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama.  Lisa spoke on Fair Housing Essentials and Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications.  The conference host is affiliated…

Coleman Talley LLP Sponsored Lowndes Youth Leadership League Fundraiser

Coleman Talley LLP was a sponsor of “The Haven Chicken Bash” on March 24, a fundraiser organized by a group of students in Lowndes Youth Leadership League. Students raised money with sponsorship donations and the sale of BBQ plates to support the Haven, a non-profit organization that provides shelter and support to victims of domestic…

Coleman Talley was a Platinum Sponsor for the Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition Conference and Trade Show

Coleman Talley provided a platinum sponsorship for the 21st Annual Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition (GAHC) Conference and Trade Show held in Savannah, Georgia from March 19-21.  Two Partners of the firm, Greg Clark and Lisa Wannamaker, presented at the event.  Greg Clark spoke on technical updates for the affordable housing industry, while Lisa Wannamaker presented…

Partner Russ Henry Attended Spring Retreat for the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing

Coleman Talley LLP Partner Russ Henry attended the Spring Retreat for the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, as a member of the Valdosta GICH committee. The Georgia Initiative for Community Housing is an outreach program of the University of Georgia providing technical assistance and cross-community sharing for locally-based housing and…

Attorneys Greg Talley and Brett McNeill Recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine

Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine has selected Coleman Talley attorney Greg Talley as a 2018 Super Lawyer and attorney Brett McNeill as a 2018 Rising Star. Each year, Super Lawyers compiles a comprehensive and diverse listing of attorneys to be used as a reference for those searching for legal counsel. The selection process includes peer nominations,…

Coleman Talley Sponsors 10th Annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest

Coleman Talley LLP is proud to sponsor the 10th Annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest, partnering with the City of Valdosta and the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts. The event invites photographers – whether amateur or professional – to capture in photograph the beauty of life in Valdosta. A 10th Anniversary Opening Reception…

Partner Tim Tanner Named City Attorney for City of Lakeland, Georgia

The Lakeland City Council recently voted to appoint Coleman Talley Partner Tim Tanner as City Attorney.  As a firm, Coleman Talley has been representing local governments since its founding partners began the representation of the City of Valdosta.  In recent years, the firm’s Government and Municipalities practice group has expanded to include representation of various…

Partner Harrison Coleman Appointed to the Executive Committee of Buckhead Coalition

At its annual meeting on January 31st, 2018, Sam Massell, Founding President of Buckhead Coalition Inc., announced the appointment of Coleman Talley LLP Partner Harrison Coleman to the Executive Committee. The Honorable Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta, gave the keynote address at the meeting. The Coalition is an organization of business and civic leaders…

Partner Emily Macheski-Preston Speaks on Alumni Panel at Oglethorpe University

Coleman Talley Partner Emily Macheski-Preston was a panelist at Oglethorpe University’s “Eggs and OU: Alumni Impact Atlanta’s Growth” event held on January 31st.  Emily graduated cum laude from Oglethorpe University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  At the event, Emily spoke on zoning and development and its relationship with the long-term planning and…

Coleman Talley Demonstrates Commitment to Cities through GMA’s Business Alliance Program

ATLANTA – The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) is pleased to announce that Coleman Talley LLP continues to showcase its commitment to the cities of Georgia as a 2018 GMA Business Alliance Program participating company. The program is intended to connect companies with municipal leaders to share knowledge and expertise to strengthen Georgia’s cities and support…

Coleman Talley LLP Attorneys Emily Macheski-Preston and Mary Margaret Williams Promoted to Partners

Coleman Talley LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Emily Macheski-Preston and Mary Margaret Williams have been promoted to Partners effective January 1, 2018. About Emily Macheski-Preston Emily Macheski-Preston is a member of Coleman Talley LLP’s litigation group and specializes in local government law, zoning, and affordable housing property management. Emily has represented local governments,…

Attorney Janelle Alleyne Chosen as GeorgiaForward 2018 Young Gamechanger

Coleman Talley LLP Attorney Janelle Alleyne was recently chosen as one of GeorgiaForward’s 2018 Young Gamechangers. Young Gamechangers is a leadership action program that includes 50 of Georgia’s brightest minds under the age of 40 working to help solve persistent challenges of a particular Georgia community. The program looks for innovative thinkers from around the…

Coleman Talley Sponsors Stonecrest City Hall Grand Opening

Coleman Talley provided a silver sponsorship for the Grand Opening of City Hall in the City of Stonecrest, Georgia, for which the firm serves as city attorney. Stonecrest was incorporated in Dekalb County in a November 2016 referendum and became a city on January 1, 2017 with a population of approximately 50,000. Stonecrest’s City Hall…

Coleman Talley was a Silver Sponsor of the Women’s Affordable Housing Network Fall Luncheon

Coleman Talley LLP is a 2017-2018 corporate sponsor of the Women’s Affordable Housing Network (WAHN).  WAHN offers women in the affordable housing industry doing business in Georgia an opportunity to network and discuss issues, trends, and achievements in a supportive environment.  The fall luncheon on November 8th included a panel of experts from the Georgia…

Partner Beau Howell spoke at the 33rd Annual Medical Malpractice Liability Institute

Partner Beau Howell was a guest speaker at the 33rd annual Medical Malpractice Liability Institute held from November 2-4 in Amelia Island, Florida.  The event was co-sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the State Bar of Georgia.  Beau presented on the topic of “Litigating the Nursing Home Case.”  The annual seminar attracts…

Attorneys Russ Henry and Edward Cochran of the Affordable Housing Practice Group Attend Novogradac Conference

Coleman Talley attorneys Edward Cochran and Russ Henry of the Affordable Housing Practice Group attended the Novogradac conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 5th and 6th.  The event centered on Credit and Bond Financing for Affordable Housing.  Highlights of the conference included discussions on how to advocate for effective responses after natural disasters and…

Three New Associates Join the Law Firm of Coleman Talley LLP

Coleman Talley LLP is pleased to announce the addition of three new Associates to the firm’s Atlanta office.  David Caforio, Anne Gray Herring, and David Kerman will help the firm further expand its practice in the Atlanta metro market. About David Caforio A native of Acworth, Georgia, David graduated summa cum laude from Kennesaw State…

Coleman Talley Provides Donation to Stand Up To Cancer

Coleman Talley provided a contribution in support of Stand Up To Cancer, a charity whose mission is to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.  100% of donations received by the organization go to support collaborative cancer research programs.  Stand Up To…

Attorney Emily Macheski-Preston was a Guest Speaker at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ 2017 Community Planning Institute

Coleman Talley attorney Emily Macheski-Preston was a speaker at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Community Planning Institute (CPI) on October 5th in Savannah, Georgia.  CPI provides information about planning for land use, growth and development, and efficient management of local water resources through a series of classes designed for planning commissioners, elected officials, and…

Coleman Talley LLP was a Sponsor of the 9th Annual Toast to Titletown Event Benefiting Special Olympics Georgia

Coleman Talley was a sponsor of the 9th annual Toast to Titletown fundraiser in support of the efforts of Special Olympics Georgia.  The event was held September 16th at the Patterson in Downtown Valdosta and featured live music by local artists, a silent auction, and presentations by Valdosta Special Olympics Athletes.  All proceeds from the…

Coleman Talley Sponsors Wine Down Downtown Event to Welcome Valdosta State University Faculty and Staff

Coleman Talley is the presenting sponsor of the Wine Down Downtown event on Tuesday, August 29th to welcome VSU faculty and staff.  The event will be held in Downtown Valdosta beginning at 6 PM with a reception at the Patterson.  Guests will be served wine and hors d’oeuvres catered by Covington’s Dining and Catering.  Additional…

Partner Greg Clark attended the 2017 NCSHA Housing Credit Connect Conference

Partner Greg Clark attended the 2017 National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) Housing Credit Connect conference in Atlanta, GA.  The event was held from June 20-23 and brought together leaders from the Housing Credit allocating agencies with government officials, lenders, investors, attorneys, accountants, property managers, compliance experts, owners, and nonprofits.  Nearly 30 interactive sessions…

Partner Greg Clark spoke at the 2017 Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) Annual Meeting and Legislative Conference

Partner Greg Clark was a speaker at the 2017 Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) Annual Meeting and Legislative Conference.  CARH is a national non-profit organization that represents the needs of the affordable rural housing industry.  The annual event was held from June 19-21 in Arlington, Virginia, where industry leaders presented current legislative and…

Coleman Talley LLP Makes Donation to the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes, Inc.

Coleman Talley recently made a donation to the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes, Inc. for the 2017 Annual Reverse Draw. The organization was founded over 50 years ago to give the state’s most at-risk children the love, safety, and stability needed to become mature, successful adults. The oldest of Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes is the Boys…

Partner Lisa Wannamaker was a Guest Speaker at the Alabama Affordable Housing Annual Conference held from May 23-26

Partner Lisa Wannamaker was a guest speaker at the annual Alabama Affordable Housing Association (AAHA) Conference held from May 23-26, 2017, in Miramar Beach, Florida.  The AAHA is a non-profit trade organization whose mission is to ensure that all people have access to safe, well built, and affordable homes.  The annual AAHA conference allowed members…

Attorneys Greg Clark and Mary Margaret Williams Attended the American Bar Association (ABA) Affordable Housing and Community Development Forum held in Washington, D.C.

Attorneys Greg Clark and Mary Margaret Williams attended the 26th Annual American Bar Association (ABA) Affordable Housing and Community Development Forum held in Washington, D.C. on May 24th-26th. Industry attorneys from across the U.S. attended the annual forum which provides a venue for the discussion of the latest developments in affordable housing and community development…

Coleman Talley Sponsors 2017 Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series in Downtown Valdosta in Observance of National Historic Preservation Month

Coleman Talley was a sponsor of the 2017 Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series from May 8th to May 12th, held on the Lowndes County Courthouse lawn in Downtown Valdosta.  Concertgoers were treated to live music featuring various local bands as they enjoyed food from nearby restaurants. The concert series was held in observance of National…

Coleman Talley LLP Wins 6th Consecutive Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Competition with 141,000 Pounds of Food – Receives Bar President’s Award for Most Pounds Overall

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced last week that the state’s legal community raised 1.34 million pounds of food during the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, an annual competition sponsored by the Georgia Food Bank Association, the Young Lawyers Division, and the Attorney General’s office.  During the 6th annual event, 215 law firms and legal organizations…

Coleman Talley was a 2017 Contributing Sponsor of the Alabama Affordable Housing Association Scholarship Fund

Coleman Talley recently contributed to the Alabama Affordable Housing Association (AAHA) scholarship fund.  The AAHA’s mission is to provide safe, sanitary, and affordable housing to low or moderate income families.  The AAHA Scholarship Fund, Inc. offers scholarships to residents to promote improved quality of life with increased educational opportunities.  Recipients of these scholarships must maintain…

Coleman Talley Makes $1000 Donation to Valdosta High School Debate Team

On May 18, 2017, Coleman Talley presented a $1000 sponsorship check to members of the Valdosta High School Debate Team. Twelve debate team members are making the trip to Birmingham, Alabama, for the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) National Tournament from June 18-24. Valdosta High School is one of 22 schools representing the state…

Coleman Talley Sponsored the 2017 Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation’s (CAHEC) Partners Conference held on May 16-17th held in Raleigh, North Carolina

Coleman Talley was a sponsor of the 2017 Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation’s (CAHEC) Partners Conference held on May 16-17th, at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Those providing sponsorships to CAHEC allow the group to offer a high-caliber program free of charge to hundreds of affordable housing industry professionals. Created in 1992…

Coleman Talley Named City Attorney for City of Stonecrest, Georgia

On May 15, 2017, the Stonecrest City Council unanimously voted to appoint Coleman Talley LLP as City Attorney for the City of Stonecrest, Georgia.  This appointment was recommended by the Governor’s Commission on the City of Stonecrest, where Coleman Talley Partner, Tom Kurrie, served as attorney.  Kurrie also worked with the Stonecrest City Alliance for four…

Coleman Talley was a Platinum Sponsor for the 20th Annual Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition Conference and Trade Show held in Savannah, Georgia

Coleman Talley was a Platinum Sponsor for the 20th Annual Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition Conference and Trade Show held in Savannah, Georgia. Partner Greg Clark presented on the topic of various technical, legislative and industry updates. Coleman Talley is a longstanding supporter of the Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition, which represents the multi-family affordable rental housing…

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Coleman Talley Breaks Ground on Second Largest Private Investment in Downtown Valdosta

The law offices of Coleman Talley LLP will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, April 28, at 10 a.m., to celebrate the impending renovations of the historic Southern Salvage building, located at 109 & 111 S. Ashley Street. The historic structures will become the new home office of Coleman Talley LLP, a firm started in…

Coleman Talley was a Silver Sponsor of the 2017 Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina on April 18th and 19th.

Coleman Talley was a silver sponsor of the 2017 Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina on April 18th and 19th. Greg Clark and Mary Margaret Williams attended the conference on behalf of the firm. Greg presented on various technical, legislative and industry updates. For over 20…

Buckhead Coalition Inc. Selects Coleman Talley Partner Harrison Coleman as Director

On March 28th, 2017, Sam Massell, Founding President of Buckhead Coalition Inc., announced the selection of Harrison Coleman as a Director. The Coalition is an organization of business and civic leaders in the Buckhead district of Atlanta. Membership is by invitation and limited to one hundred leaders of Buckhead businesses and firms having a major…

Coleman Talley Provides Sponsorship for the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, 30th Annual “Spring Into Art Exhibition”

The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts will present their 30th Annual “Spring Into Art Exhibition”, during the months of April and May. The opening gala will be held on April 10, 2017. Coleman Talley LLP is a sponsor of the eight-week-long exhibit, where nearly 500 pieces of art will be viewed by hundreds…

Partner Greg Talley was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Partner Gregory T. Talley, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Greg became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 600 persons during the recent 2017 Spring Meeting of the College in Boca Raton…

Coleman Talley Sponsored the Lowndes Associated Ministries to People (LAMP) Campaign

Coleman Talley was a sponsor of the Lowndes Associated Ministries to People’s (LAMP) annual Changing Lives Campaign Fundraiser Dinner. The event was held on March 2nd at Valdosta State University. The annual campaign dinner is one of LAMP’s largest fundraisers. LAMP is a local mission for the homeless in Lowndes County, Georgia. In 2015, the…

Coleman Talley Sponsored the “Building Leaders” Campaign Benefiting the Boy Scouts of America

The South Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America recently featured Kenn Kington, Professional Comedian and Motivational Speaker at its “Building Leaders” campaign dinner at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center in Valdosta, Georgia. Coleman Talley LLP was a sponsor of the event, where hundreds of supporters gathered. The South Georgia Council of the…

Gregory T. Talley was Guest Speaker at Tift Regional Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Symposium

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, Coleman Talley partner Gregory T. Talley was guest speaker at Tift Regional Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Symposium. The Symposium was directed to physicians in south Georgia and focused on issues of advancing cardiac and vascular care. The panel of speakers included physicians from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, the…

Coleman Talley Obtains Defense Verdict for Family Practice Physician

Plaintiff was presented to the hospital emergency department after having “passed out” while at work. Plaintiff was evaluated and treated by the emergency medicine physician, who ordered Plaintiff undergo “cardiac work-up,” among other things. After evaluating and treating Plaintiff, the emergency room physician determined Plaintiff was not suffering an acute cardiac event or heart attack…

Coleman Talley Obtains Defense Verdict For Emergency Medicine Physician

Plaintiff was presented to the Emergency department with a complaint of a small laceration on the bottom of his right foot. Defendant M.D. promptly examined and evaluated Plaintiff in the emergency department, at which time Plaintiff presented no clinical signs of infection. Defendant M.D. diagnosed Plaintiff’s small laceration as a non-infected diabetic skin ulcer and…

Coleman Talley Participated in the 2015 American Red Cross ‘Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign’ – Sending Over 400 Cards to our Armed Forces this Holiday Season

Coleman Talley participated in the 2015 American Red Cross ‘Holiday Mail for Heroes’ Campaign. The goal of this effort is to share holiday cheer and notes of appreciation with the members of our Armed Forces, many of whom will be far away this holiday season. The firm delivered over 400 signed cards to the Red…

Coleman Talley Obtains Arbitration Ruling In Favor of Nursing Home

Partners Greg Talley and Beau Howell represented a long-term care facility in an arbitration in Atlanta, Georgia. The Plaintiff contended Defendant long-term care facility provided negligent treatment to a resident, causing the resident to develop decubitus ulcers and infection. After a two-day arbitration before a single arbitrator at Henning Mediation in Atlanta, the arbitrator ruled…

Partner Beau Howell spoke at the 4th Annual South Georgia Association of Nurse Practitioners Conference (SGANP).

Partner Beau Howell spoke at the 4th Annual South Georgia Association of Nurse Practitioners Conference (SGANP). The event was held on November 5, 2016, at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center in Valdosta, Georgia. The SGANP conference is designed to educate medical providers on practical and useful information for improved clinical practice. Beau Howell presented…

Coleman Talley Represented the Hallmark Companies of Atlanta, Georgia, in the Acquisition and the Closing of Financing and Tax Credit Equity of 23 Rural USDA/RD §515 Apartment Developments in 12 Counties throughout Florida

Coleman Talley represented The Hallmark Companies of Atlanta, Georgia, in the acquisition and the closing of financing and tax credit equity of 23 rural USDA/RD §515 apartment developments in 12 counties throughout Florida. This transaction was Florida’s first consolidation of aged USDA Rural Development §515 properties in a single, $126 million public/private refinance for acquisition…

Partner Russ Henry Attended the Texas Housing Conference Hosted by TAAHP, the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers

Partner Russ Henry attended the Texas Housing conference hosted by TAAHP, the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers. The conference was held July 25th-27th in Austin, Texas. Over 950 participants attended the event which featured a wide range of educational sessions led by experienced developers, lenders, syndicators, representatives from HUD and the Texas Department of…

Coleman Talley was a Sponsor of the American Red Cross of South Georgia’s Home Fire Campaign

Coleman Talley recently donated funds in support of the American Red Cross of South Georgia’s Home Fire Campaign. The campaign was introduced in 2014 and aims to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries in the United States by 25 percent over a 5-year period. Donations to the effort provide the means for Red Cross volunteers to…

Coleman Talley was a Sponsor of the 2016 Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation’s (CAHEC) Partners Conference held on May 24-26th held in Raleigh, North Carolina

Coleman Talley was a sponsor of the 2016 Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation’s (CAHEC) Partners Conference held on May 24-26th, at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Those providing sponsorships to CAHEC allow the group to offer a high-caliber program free of charge to hundreds of affordable housing industry professionals. Created in 1992…

Partners Tom Kurrie, Russ Henry and Greg Clark Attended the American Bar Association (ABA) Affordable Housing and Community Development Forum held in Washington, DC

Partners Tom Kurrie, Russ Henry and Greg Clark attended the 25th Annual American Bar Association (ABA) Affordable Housing and Community Development Forum held in Washington, DC on May 25th-27th. Industry professionals from across the U.S. attended the annual forum which provides a venue for the discussion of the latest developments in affordable housing and community…

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Coleman Talley LLP Achieves 5th Consecutive Win in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Competition Raising 125,176 Pounds of Food

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced this week that the state’s legal community raised the equivalent of nearly 1.2 million pounds of food during this year’s Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, an annual food/fund drive sponsored by the Georgia Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division and the Attorney General’s office. 20 area firms and legal organizations participated…

Coleman Talley was a Gold Sponsor of the 32nd Annual Gardens of the World Ball at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

The Gardens of the World Ball is a black tie affair where state leaders and Botanical Garden of Georgia enthusiasts gather in support of the garden.   The event is meant to celebrate nature and raise money to continue the garden’s mission of preserving nature and helping others enjoy and learn about plants.   The monies raised at this year’s 32nd annual event, will be…

Coleman Talley Hosted a Live Webinar on the Topic of “Analysis of and Recommendation for HUD Guidance on Criminal Background Checks”, with Partner, Lisa Wannamaker

Partner Lisa Wannamaker offered recommendations to housing management professionals on recent HUD Guidance regarding Criminal Background Checks. The HUD Guidance, released on April 4, 2016, addresses housing providers’ use of criminal background screening of rental applicants. Lisa discussed how a disparate impact analysis changes the way HUD investigates and a housing provider defends a fair…

Partner Russ Henry was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Citizens Community Bank, Valdosta, Georgia

Partner Russ Henry was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Citizens Community Bank in Valdosta, Georgia. Russ is an active member of various professional boards and charities in the Valdosta community. Read more regarding Citizens Community Bank’s recent board appointments at ValdostaCEO.com.

Coleman Talley was a sponsor of the 2016 Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina on April 19th and 20th.

Coleman Talley was a sponsor of the 2016 Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina on April 19th and 20th. Greg Clark and Mary Margaret Williams attended the conference on behalf of the firm. Greg presented on “Hot Topics and Recent Developments in Affordable Housing,” which included…

Coleman Talley Partner Greg Clark Presented on a Pending Case in the Georgia Supreme Court at the Annual Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition’s Spring Meeting held on April 21st.

Coleman Talley Partner Greg Clark presented on a pending case in the Georgia Supreme Court at the annual Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition’s spring meeting held on April 21st. The case involves a constitutional challenge to an existing property tax statute that excludes tax credits from valuation of low-income rental properties for ad valorem tax purposes.…

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Coleman Talley LLP Selected as One of the Top Ranked Law Firms in the United States for the Fourth Consecutive Year

We are pleased to announce that the firm has been selected as one of the Top Ranked Law Firms in the United States based on AV Preeminent rating reviews for the fourth consecutive year. The list is the only one of its kind to exclusively contain U.S. law firms. “This is an outstanding accomplishment for…

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Coleman Talley LLP Receives Certification of the Firm’s Adherence to ALTA’s, “Best Practices” Guidelines. Atlanta-based firm Habif, Arogeti, & Wynne, LLP, through its ComplianceSuccess Program, issued the Examination Report.

Coleman Talley LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has received a Certification of its adherence to the American Land Title Association’s (ALTA), “Best Practices” guidelines through an independent third-party certified public accounting firm. Atlanta-based firm Habif, Arogeti, & Wynne, LLP (HA&W), through its ComplianceSuccess Program, issued the examination report. The ALTA “Best Practices”…

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Coleman Talley LLP is Pleased to Announce that Janelle Alleyne has Joined the Firm’s Valdosta Office as an Associate Attorney

Janelle’s practice involves the representation of medical providers in the defense of medical malpractice claims along with regulation and compliance of health care providers with state and federal law. A native of Jackson, MS with a strong Barbadian heritage, Janelle graduated from Tougaloo College with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2008. She graduated…

Coleman Talley was a Gold Sponsor for the 19th Annual Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition Conference and Trade Show held in Savannah, Georgia

Coleman Talley was a Gold Sponsor for the 19th Annual, Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition Conference and Trade Show held in Savannah, Georgia. Partner Lisa Wannamaker presented at the event where she provided unique insight into various fair housing matters. Partner Greg Clark presented on the topic of Technical Updates for Affordable Housing, including year 15…

Coleman Talley LLP was a Sponsor of the 7th Annual Titletown Tasting Fundraiser in Support of the Efforts of Special Olympics Georgia

Coleman Talley LLP was a sponsor of the 7th annual Titletown Tasting Fundraiser in support of the efforts of Special Olympics Georgia. The event featured a silent auction fundraiser held in Valdosta, Georgia. The evening was filled with music, food, and featured speeches from local Special Olympics athletes about their experiences with Special Olympics and…

In Support of National Pro Bono Week, Coleman Talley Participated in the Ask-A-Lawyer Day Event held on October 29th.

Ask-A-Lawyer Day is a pro bono program where attorneys volunteer their time to provide legal services to low income individuals. The event was held at the Leila Ellis Building in Valdosta, Georgia. Attorneys were on hand to provide legal advice on a variety of subjects including but not limited to Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Family Law,…

Coleman Talley Was Featured in First American Title’s October issue of Agency Today Magazine

Coleman Talley was featured in First American Title’s October issue of Agency Today magazine. Agency Today is a publication covering a broad range of topics focused exclusively on growing and strengthening the business of title insurance. The October issue includes a spotlight section where agents were asked to respond to how they have prepared their…

Harrison Coleman Represented an Atlanta-based Bank in Closing the sale of a $25MM Portfolio of 900 Automobile Loans to a Hawaii-based Bank.

Harrison Coleman represented an Atlanta-based bank in closing the sale of a $25MM portfolio of 900 automobile loans to a Hawaii-based bank. Harrison drafted and negotiated the definitive agreement between the banks with the selling bank retaining loan servicing for the term of the agreement. This was the first transaction of its kind for the…

Coleman Talley was a Corporate Sponsor for Younglife of Tift County

Coleman Talley was a corporate sponsor for Younglife of Tift County. The annual banquet fundraiser, held on September 28th, at the UGA conference center in Tifton, directly benefits the youth in Tift County, Georgia. Younglife believes that in order to reach kids, adults must go where they go and enter their world. Every week in…

Coleman Talley LLP hosted an Eight at Eight discussion at the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce

Coleman Talley LLP hosted an Eight at Eight discussion at the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce on September 24th. These discussions are designed to provide an informal breakfast meeting, in which topics relevant to the community may be discussed. The topic for this meeting was “Valdosta’s identity as a college town”. In attendance were Dr. Cecil…

Coleman Talley was a Sponsor of the Georgia Chamber’s Power Breakfast held on September 10th at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center in Valdosta, Georgia

Coleman Talley was a sponsor of the Georgia Chamber’s Power Breakfast held on September 10th at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center in Valdosta, Georgia. The event is part of a series of breakfast and lunch sessions administered by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce across the state during the summer months of 2015. The event…

Partner Russ Henry Elected to Serve as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of South Georgia

Russ Henry has been elected to serve a two-year term as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of South Georgia. The Community Foundation has over $53 million in assets and has distributed more than $94 million since its inception in 1996. It provides a vehicle through which individuals, family groups, businesses…

Coleman Talley Partner Billy Steinberg Elected President of the Valdosta Bar Association

Partner Billy Steinberg was elected to the position of President of the Valdosta Bar Association at the Valdosta Bar Association’s Law Day Banquet held on May 14, 2015. The association serves Valdosta & Lowndes County, providing the community with attorney referral services and is a liason to the local bar for judges and law enforcement.

Partners Tom Kurrie and Greg Clark Attended the American Bar Association (ABA) Affordable Housing and Community Development Forum held in Washington, DC

Partners Tom Kurrie and Greg Clark attended the American Bar Association (ABA) Affordable Housing and Community Development Forum held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC on May 20th-22nd. Industry professionals from across the U.S. attended the annual forum which provides a venue for the discussion of the latest developments in affordable housing and…

Coleman Talley LLP and the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber Hosted a VIP Luncheon with Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, and Local Business Leaders

Coleman Talley LLP and the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber recently hosted a VIP luncheon with Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, and local business leaders. Kemp spoke at the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) Conference held at the Valdosta Rainwater Conference Center. Kemp spoke about the progress being made in streamlining processes in the…

Coleman Talley was a sponsor of the 2015 Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation’s (CAHEC) Partners Conference held on May 18-19th held in Raleigh, North Carolina

Coleman Talley was a sponsor of the 2015 Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation’s (CAHEC) Partners Conference held on May 18-19th held at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Those providing sponsorships to CAHEC allow the group to offer a high-caliber program free of charge to hundreds of affordable housing industry professionals. Created in…

Coleman Talley was a Sponsor of the 2015 Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina on April 21st and 22nd

Coleman Talley was a sponsor of the 2015 Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina on April 21st and 22nd. Partner, Greg Clark attended the conference where he presented on the topic of “Legal Roadblocks to Multifamily Housing”, together with SC Housing’s Assistant General Counsel. For 20…

Coleman Talley Hosted a Breakfast Seminar in Valdosta, Georgia, on April 29, 2015, at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center on the Topic of TILA-RESPA Compliance Rules Effective August 1, 2015

Coleman Talley hosted a breakfast seminar in Valdosta, Georgia, on April 29, 2015, at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center on the topic of TILA-RESPA compliance rules effective August 1, 2015. The changes represent the most significant revisions to these rules in 40 years. The seminar was well attended by nearly 100 mortgage and commercial…

Harrison Coleman, Ryan Spell and Emily Macheski-Preston Represented an Atlanta-based Bank in Closing the Sale of a $30MM Portfolio of 150 Marine and RV Loans to a Ohio-based Bank

Harrison Coleman, Ryan Spell and Emily Macheski-Preston represented an Atlanta-based bank in closing the sale of a $30MM portfolio of 150 marine and RV loans to a Ohio-based bank. The transaction was the second between the parties in less than nine months.

Coleman Talley Sponsored the Dixie Land Title Association Quarterly Educational Luncheon on October 22nd, held in Atlanta, Georgia, with Partner Tom Kurrie Presenting

Coleman Talley sponsored the Dixie Land Title Association (DLTA) Quarterly Educational Luncheon on October 22, 2014, held at the Hyatt, Perimeter in Atlanta, Georgia. Partner Tom Kurrie presented on the topic of “Development and Financing of Preservation Housing”. The DLTA is a regional title association representing title professionals in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi since 1966.

Coleman Talley Sponsors the Georgia Real Estate Fraud Prevention Awareness Coalition (GREFPAC) Conference

Once again Coleman Talley will provide sponsorship for the 10th annual Georgia Real Estate Fraud Prevention Awareness Coalition (GREFPAC) conference to be held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Cobb Galleria Centre on March 5, 2014. The Coalition is comprised of professionals from all aspects of the real estate industry. Members work together with federal, state,…

Harrison Coleman and Emily Macheski-Preston Represented an Atlanta-based Bank in Closing the Sale of a Portfolio of 25 Commercial and Residential Real Estate Loans

Coleman Talley attorneys Harrison Coleman and Emily Macheski-Preston represented an Atlanta-based bank in closing the sale of 25 Commercial and Residential Real Estate Loans to banks in Oregon and Tennessee. The transaction was the result of the sale of the loans through an auction conducted by DebtX:The Debt Exchange.

Harrison Coleman Represented an Atlanta-based Bank in Closing the sale of a $25MM Portfolio of Ship Loans to a Missouri Bank

Harrison Coleman represented an Atlanta-based bank in closing the sale of a $25MM portfolio ship loans to a Missouri bank. The transaction involved negotiating the servicing-released definitive agreement and the preparation of transfer instruments including assignments of Vessel Mortgages recorded with the Office of the U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security. This transaction was…

Coleman Talley Sponsors Display of Rare Manuscripts at Valdosta State University

Coleman Talley LLP has sponsored a display of rare manuscripts at Valdosta State University. The wide-ranging compilation of books, documents, and scrolls-the oldest dating back to 1250-includes works by Machiavelli, Aristotle, John Locke, Thoreau, Booker T. Washington and Ben Franklin. The current collection is on loan from The Remnant Trust, a non-profit organization whose mission…

Partner Wade Coleman Recognized as a 2015 Georgia Super Lawyer by Super Lawyer’s Magazine

Coleman Talley is pleased to announce that Wade Coleman has been selected by Super Lawyers magazine as “Super Lawyer”. Only 5 percent of Georgia attorneys are chosen each year for the list of Super Lawyers for attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.   The selections for these respected lists are made…

Coleman Talley LLP is Pleased to Announce that Attorney Brett McNeill has Joined the Firm’s Atlanta Office

Attorney Brett Daniel McNeill is an Associate of the firm, practicing in the Atlanta office of Coleman Talley LLP. He focuses his practice on renewable energy, private equity, business planning, entity formation, and commercial construction. In addition, Brett has significant experience in real estate transactions. A native of Douglas, Georgia, Brett received his B.A. in…

Coleman Talley LLP is Pleased to Announce that Attorney Beau Howell has been Promoted to Partner

A. A. “Beau” Howell, IV is a native of Valdosta, Georgia and graduated from Valdosta High School in 2001. He graduated from Auburn University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance summa cum laude. Thereafter, he obtained his Juris Doctor (JD) degree cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law and…

HUD Multifamily Compliance and Rural Development CPE co-hosted by Coleman Talley LLP

Coleman Talley LLP and the CPA firm of Henderson & Godbee LLP hosted a 12-hour CPE on the topic of HUD Multifamily Compliance and Rural Development on November 18th and 19th in Valdosta, Georgia. Presenter Les Sparks, the President of the Affordable Housing Association of Certified Public Accountants, provided insightful information regarding audit and compliance…

Coleman Talley Partner, Lisa Wannamaker Presented on the Topics of Premises Liability Law and Fair Housing at the Georgia Council for Rural Housing and Development (CRHD), 2014 Annual Conference

Coleman Talley Partner, Lisa Wannamaker presented on the topics of Premises Liability Law and Fair Housing at the Georgia Council for Rural Housing and Development (CRHD), 2014 Annual Conference. The conference was held at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia on October 5th through the 7th. The CRHD is a volunteer, diverse group of business…

Coleman Talley Secured a Defense Verdict on Behalf of Two Internal Medicine Physicians in a Medical Malpractice Action Tried in the Superior Court of Tift County, Georgia

Coleman Talley secured a defense verdict on behalf of two internal medicine physicians in a medical malpractice action tried in the Superior Court of Tift County, Georgia. The case was tried over the course of four days before the Honorable Loring Gray, and resulted in a jury verdict in favor of the Defendant physicians. Coleman…

Partners Russ Henry and Greg Clark Attended the Texas Housing Conference Hosted by TAAHP, the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers

Partners Russ Henry and Greg Clark attended the Texas Housing conference hosted by TAAHP, the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers. The conference was held July 28th-30th in Austin, Texas. Over 750 participants attended which featured a wide range of educational sessions led by experienced developers, lenders, syndicators, representatives from HUD and the Texas Department…

Tom Kurrie, Russ Henry and Edward Cochran Closed Four Affordable Housing Transactions in July – Utilizing LIHTC and Georgia State Low Income Housing Tax Credits

Tom Kurrie, Russ Henry and Edward Cochran closed four affordable housing transactions in the month of July. Each of the transactions utilized 9% federal low income housing tax credits (“LIHTC”) and Georgia state low income housing tax credits awarded in a competitive round by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. These new affordable housing projects…

Coleman Talley Attorneys Tom Kurrie and Greg Clark Represented Atlanta Based Peachtree Housing Communities in Closing a 59-unit Multifamily Affordable Housing Development Located in Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia

Coleman Talley attorneys Tom Kurrie and Greg Clark represented Atlanta based Peachtree Housing Communities in closing a 59-unit multifamily affordable housing development located in Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia. The $8.6 million project known as Pointe North Senior Village focuses on senior tenants age 55 and older, and will be located on approximately 3 acres of…

Coleman Talley Attorneys Harrison Coleman and Emily Macheski-Preston Represented an Atlanta-based Bank in Closing the Sale of a $30MM Portfolio of 143 Marine Loans to a Ohio-based Bank

Coleman Talley attorneys Harrison Coleman and Emily Macheski-Preston represented an Atlanta-based bank in closing the sale of a $30MM portfolio of 143 marine loans to a Ohio-based bank. The transaction was negotiated and completed in 2 weeks and involved the preparation of transfer instruments including assignments of Vessel Mortgages recorded with the Office of the…

Tom Kurrie Presented at the 36th Annual Real Property Law Institute on May 15-17th held in Savannah, Georgia

Tom Kurrie presented at the 36th Annual Real Property Law Institute on May 15-17th held at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort in Savannah, Georgia. Tom presented on the topic of “Development and Financing of Preservation Housing”. Each year the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia coordinates jointly with the Institute of…

Lisa Wannamaker Presented at the Alabama Council for Affordable and Rural Housing Conference in Destin, Florida

Coleman Talley Partner Lisa Wannamaker presented on the topic of Top Ten Legal Pitfalls for Management Companies at the Alabama Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (ALCARH) Conference held at the Hilton Sandestin Resort in Destin, Florida on May 13th through the 16th. Coleman Talley was a sponsor of the conference and also participated in…

Attorneys Harrison Coleman and Ryan Spell Represented the Firm’s Client Community & Southern Bank in the Disposition of a 12 acre, 168 unit Boat & RV Storage Facility near Lake Lanier in Buford, Georgia

Attorneys Harrison Coleman and Ryan Spell represented the firm’s client Community & Southern Bank in the disposition of a 12 acre, 168 unit boat & RV storage facility near Lake Lanier in Buford, Georgia. The property was offered for sale by Lavista Associates, Inc., with Don Perry serving as both listing and selling agent.

Coleman Talley Partner Lisa Wannamaker Speaks on Fair Housing Issues

On April 23, 2014, Lisa Wannamaker presented a 3 hour course on Fair Housing Issues to an audience of multifamily property owners and managers. The course was sponsored by the South Georgia Apartment Association, as part of its continuing education for owners and managers of apartment communities.

Valdosta Law Firm J. Stephen Gupton, Jr. P.C. has announced that it will merge with the law firm of Coleman Talley LLP – Residential Real Estate Practice Centralization and Focus on ALTA’s Best Practice Certification

Valdosta law firm J. Stephen Gupton, Jr. P.C. has announced that it will merge with the law firm of Coleman Talley LLP effective April 1, 2014. Partner, J. Stephen Gupton, Jr. said the merger was pursued after the two firms realized they held a common and shared approach to business. “With this merger, we will…

Coleman Talley Secures Summary Judgement for Emergency Room Physician in Medical Malpractice Case

Gregory T. Talley and A. A. Howell, IV recently secured a favorable result for local emergency room physician in wrongful death action. The case involved contentions plaintiff passed away as a result of the physician’s alleged failure to properly diagnose and treat the plaintiff’s infection in a hospital emergency department. Mr. Talley and Mr. Howell…

Coleman Talley Partner Greg Talley Recently Presented a CME Program Sponsored by Mag Mutual Insurance Company

Coleman Talley Partner Greg Talley recently presented a CME program sponsored by Mag Mutual Insurance Company at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Georgia, on the topic of Pain Management. The program instructed physicians and other healthcare providers on the requirements of the recently enacted Georgia Pain Management Clinic Act (effective July 1, 2013) and…

Partner Tom Kurrie Presented at the Eighth Annual Gathering of Eagles Business Symposium in Valdosta, Georgia

Partner Tom Kurrie presented at the eighth annual Gathering of Eagles business symposium on February 20th. For eight years, Wiregrass Technical College has provided this annual event for local business leaders to gather; to network and learn, both with other local leaders and with guest speakers. Attendance is capped at 200 guests, creating a smaller,…

Coleman Talley was a Sponsor of the 2014 LAMP Fundraiser

Coleman Talley was a sponsor of the 2014 Lowndes Associated Ministries to People (LAMP)fundraiser dinner on Thursday, February 6th. Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz was the guest speaker at the event. LAMP is a local non-profit that provides basic needs to homeless or hurting members of the community. Those attending from Coleman Talley included…