St. Simons Island, GA Business Law Firm
Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Fiduciary Law
The trusts and estates attorneys at Choate Harris P.C. have extensive experience with a variety of complex estate planning and estate administration problems. Our attorneys advise clients on issues concerning estate and generation skipping tax, business structure and succession planning, formation of family limited partnerships, asset protection, charitable giving and planning for non-citizens, as well as estate administration and postmortem planning.
Business and corporate law
Our firm represents local, regional, and national businesses that range from small privately-owned businesses to large companies with hundreds of employees. Our lawyers are experienced in the formative stages of a business, including drafting contracts, franchise agreements, employment and noncompetition agreements, and other foundational business documents. We also represent clients in the sale and acquisition of their businesses. The firm’s business lawyers have represented clients throughout Georgia and in many areas of the United States, as well as Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Homeowner and commercial association law
Our firm has extensive experience in providing litigation and other legal services in all aspects of both residential and commercial developments involving mandatory membership owners associations, also referred to as homeowners’ associations, as well as planned communities, and condominium associations.
We represent associations and individual owners in Atlanta and south Georgia regarding unpaid assessments, covenant violations, past due collections, major repairs and renovations, board member issues, vendor contracts, and other related issues.
Civil litigation involves the resolution of noncriminal disputes between individuals and/or organizations. Our firm’s attorneys are passionate litigators with experience in arbitration, mediation, and trial. With over 40 years of litigation experience, we pride ourselves on our thorough factual investigations and our knowledge of the procedural and substantive law necessary to successfully present a case before a judge, mediator, or arbitrator.