Mon., May 20, 2013
In the News
SWF attorneys victorious in Georgia Supreme Court
Schreeder, Wheeler and Flint, LLP successfully represented the Outdoor Advertising Association of Georgia and CBS Outdoor in a case decided by the Georgia Supreme Court on May 6, 2013. In its decision, the Court unanimously agreed with the firm's argument that the 2011 revisions to the Control of Outdoor Advertising Act do not violate the gratuities clause, trustee clause or due process clause of the Georgia Constitution. Partner David Flint argued the case before the Supreme Court and partners Mark Forsling and Scott Peters participated in drafting the briefs on appeal.
To view the court's decision, click here. (Opens in a new window)
SWF Partners named "Super Lawyers" for 2013
Partners David H. Flint and John A. Christy were named 2013 Super Lawyers in the areas of General Litigation and Bankruptcy & Creditors\Debtors Rights, respectively.
SWF Partner named as part of 2012 Legal Elite
Partner John Christy was named by Georgia Trend Magazine as part of the 2012 Legal Elite in Georgia in bankruptcy and reorganization.
SWF attorneys successful in recent cases
Partners John Christy and Debra Wilson along with associate Andrew Lavoie secured a win over a regional bank in a case involving the interpretation of a release. The bank had counterclaimed against our clients for over $92,000,000 of debt. Through the efforts of our lawyers, the court held our client and its affiliates were released from over $92,000,000 of debt owed to the bank.
Partner John Christy and associate Jared Heald obtained a victory for a client in a case of first impression for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia involving marshaling of assets. Our client successfully forced a senior secured creditor to look to other collateral to repay its debt first so our client was able to receive a payment of over $400,000 when it otherwise would have received nothing.
SWF associates named as partners
Schreeder Wheeler & Flint named Amy L. Haywood and Barry L. McGraw as partners effective January 1, 2013.
Amy's practice focuses primarily on commercial real estate matters, representing clients in various transactions, including the acquisition, development, leasing and disposition of commercial real property and the acquisition, servicing and disposition of commercial loans. Amy routinely negotiates and prepares purchase and sale agreements, leases, easements, restrictive covenants and conveyance documents for industrial, retail and office properties.
Barry has extensive experience in complex corporate, tax and estate planning matters since earning his LLM from New York University. He handles challenging estate planning opportunities for clients of the firm. Barry has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions and business reorganizations.
SWF adds new Litigation Attorney
Schreeder, Wheeler & Flint is pleased to announce Kelly L. Walsh, Esq. has joined our litigation team. Ms. Walsh's practice focuses primarily on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. She is a 2008 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School where she served as an editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.
SWF adds new Litigation Attorney
Schreeder, Wheeler & Flint is pleased to announce Adam L. Hoipkemier, Esq. has joined our litigation practice. Mr. Hoipkemier brings significant experience in pre-trial and case dispositive motions, frequently resulting in pre-trial resolution of complex commercial cases. Adam is a 2008 cum laude graduate of The University of Georgia School of Law and was named a "Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star" by Atlanta Magazine in 2012.
SWF adds new Business Attorney
Schreeder, Wheeler & Flint is pleased to announce Ansly P. Moyer, Esq. has joined our transactional practice. Ansly has five years experience in a variety of commercial transactions, including municipal finance transactions, complex financial and corporate contracts, and issues relating to federal tax and securities laws. Ansly is a 2007 magna cum laude graduate of The University of Georgia School of Law. She served on the Editorial Board of the Georgia Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif.
SWF Partner named to Construction Law Section Board
Schreeder, Wheeler & Flint is pleased to announce Partner Lynn C. Stewart has been named to serve on the board for the Atlanta Bar Association's Construction Law Section.
SWF attorneys victorious in multiple real estate litigation cases
Schreeder, Wheeler & Flint Partners Scott McAlpine and John Christy recently won an arbitration award of over $3,000,000, including punitive damages of $250,000, on behalf of investors against a prominent Atlanta real estate developer. The case involved allegations of mismanagement, fraud and breach of fiduciary duties.
John Christy and Robert Snyder successfully concluded a buy sell dispute involving control of a $45,000,000 apartment project in Louisiana. After protracted litigation involving an international real estate adversary, Schreeder, Wheeler and Flint's client was found to be the buy seller purchaser and was able to obtain control of the project.
Four SWF lawyers named to Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers for 2012
Martindale-Hubbell recently recognized John Christy (Bankruptcy), Chet Hosch (Corporate), Warren Wheeler (Real Estate) and Debra Wilson (Civil Litigation) for their distinguished legal services in its 2012 Edition of Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers. The guide was published in the Wall Street Journal, the National Law Journal, the Fulton County Daily Report and the Atlanta Journal Constitution among others.
Lynn C. Stewart and Scott W. Peters spoke at the Metro City and County Attorneys' Seminar on March 6, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia on the subject of Stormwater Issues.
Mark Forsling spoke at the Outdoor Advertising Association of America legal seminar on November 16, 2012 in Washington, D.C. on the subject of Vegetation Legislation and Litigation in Georgia.
Chet Hosch spoke at the Georgia Tax Forum on November 1, 2012 in Atlanta and on November 30, 2012 in Savannah. This year he presented "Case Studies in Choice of Entity."
Mark Forsling spoke at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education seminar on zoning on October 11, 2012 in Atlanta on the subject of legislative and administrative zoning decisions.
On May 16, 2012, John Christy taped a guest appearance on the nationally syndicated "America's Commercial Real Estate Show" addressing real estate loan work outs and CMBS loans.
John Christy spoke at the Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education seminar entitled "Workouts, Turnarounds & Restructurings" on March 9, 2012. His topic was "Troubled Real Estate".
Lynn Stewart is a frequent contributor to the Business section of the Urban AG Council Magazine as a member of the Workplace Advisory Program which provides timely, affordable and reliable employment law advise to Georgia urban agriculture and landscape companies.
Lynn's Recent Articles
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