Four Weissman Attorneys Named 2010 Georgia Super Lawyers
January 1, 2010
Corporate Counsel Edition
Weissman, P.C., (“Weissman”), one of the nation's premier real estate law firms, is pleased to announce that four partners have been named 2010 Georgia Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel edition, by Law & Politics Magazine. Linda Curry, George E. Nowack, Jr., and Seth Weissman were named in the Real Estate category and Frank Brown was named in Construction Litigation.
Only five percent of lawyers in Georgia are named "Super Lawyers." "Super Lawyers" are nominated by peer review and selected through rigorous independent research and evaluation of Law & Politics magazine. The selection of “Super Lawyers” is a process designed to identify lawyers who have attained the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Corporate Counsel Edition will be seen by 25,000 lead corporate counsel and CEOs of public and private companies nationwide.
Frank Brown, partner, represents builders and developers in real estate development and construction disputes, including those pertaining to permitting and governmental regulations, environmental law compliance, contracts and warranties, construction defects, design defects, condemnation, zoning, title issues, title insurance, easements, covenants encroachments and ad valorem taxation. Mr. Brown is general counsel to the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and is a founding board member of HomeAid Atlanta, an organization that uses the resources of builders and developers to assist the temporarily homeless of Atlanta. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Mr. Brown earned his law degree from Emory University (JD, 979) and his undergraduate degree from Rhodes College (B.A., phi beta kappa, 1976).
Linda Curry, partner, has worked in commercial real estate since 1981 assisting builders and developers in creating complex ownership structures including condominiums, both office and residential; master planned communities; new urban communities; mixed-use developments and other types of real estate developments. In addition, she represents sellers, purchasers and lenders in commercial closing transactions. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is currently serving a three-year national appointment to ULI’s Urban Development Mixed-Use National Council. Previously, she served as the chairperson of the Real Property Section of the State Bar of Georgia and sat on its Executive Committee for 6 years. She also served as co-editor of the Georgia Real Estate Law Letter. Ms. Curry received her law degree from Emory University (JD, with distinction, 1981) and her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary (A.B., 1974).
George E. Nowack, Jr., founding partner of the Community Association Practice, has represented condominiums, cooperatives and homeowner associations since 1981. In addition to his extensive community association work, he is a nationally recognized expert on community association insurance issues, especially Directors & Officer’s claims. An active member of the Community Associations Institute (“CAI”) since 1982, George has served two terms on the Board of Trustees and as President (1994-1995). In 1994, his peers named him to the charter class of the College of Community Association Lawyers and he is currently serving as Dean of the College. He was most recently appointed Chair of the College of Community Association Lawyers’ Annual Law Seminar. Mr. Nowack earned his law degree from Washington & Lee (JD, 1981) and his undergraduate degree from Lehigh University (B.A., with highest honors, 1977).
Seth Weissman, partner, represents developers, builders, real estate brokers and lenders. He heads the firm’s workout team and advises developers, lenders and new investor groups on their rights and responsibilities relative to troubled and/or foreclosed condominium, mixed-use and master planned communities. He authored The Red Book, the highly regarded legal reference used by real estate brokers and agents. As general counsel to the Georgia Association of REALTORS®, he drafts the standard real estate forms used by REALTORS® throughout Georgia. He also co-authored Secrets of Winning the Real Estate Negotiation Game. A member of the Urban Land Institute, Seth serves on the Executive Committee of the ULI Atlanta District Council. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of City and Regional Planning, College of Architecture. Mr. Weissman earned his law degree from Duke University (JD, 1979), his masters in land use planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1978) and his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., summa cum laude, 1975).
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