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Kimberly C. Gaddis, Founding Partner
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Main: (404) 459-7055
Direct: (770) 933-6284
Community Association Law; Tax Appeals; Construction Litigation, Community Association Loan Closings, Collections

Community Association Services

Kim Gaddis represents condominiums, townhomes, homeowner associations and cooperatives and acts as general counsel for these corporations throughout the state of Georgia. Her expertise in handling large scale, construction renovation projects, covenant enforcement issues and transitions from developer control make her an asset to her association clients. Kim advises association clients regarding complex insurance, maintenance, easement and boundary line issues which affect common area property in communities. In addition, she also handles commercial loan transactions and helps community association clients obtain renovation loans for repairs and improvements to amenities areas.

In the Profession

An active member of the Georgia Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), Kim has served as a Member of CAI”s Golf Committee, a charity fundraiser, for the past several years. She has also served as the Chair of the Program Committee in 2005, and was Secretary of the Program Committee from 2001-2004. Kim was honored with the Rising Star Award by CAI in 2003. Kim is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Real Estate Section. She served as Chair of that Section in 2010, and has served as Chair Elect/Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer in years past as well. Kim was also honored by being named a 2009 “Georgia Rising Star” by Law & Politics’ Super Lawyers publication.

In the Community

Kim lives in Peachtree City, Georgia, with her husband, Tim (“Atlanta’s Cheesemonger”) and their daughter, Nicole, and son Daniel. She gives back to the community by supporting the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and Must Ministries.

Speaking Engagements and Articles

Kim is a prolific speaker and writer and is frequently asked to present at local and national conferences and to author pieces related to community associations. Her works include:

  • Legal Foundation/Organization of Community Associations “Community Association Volunteer Leadership,” Training Session, Community Association Institute (“CAI”) Georgia, February 2014
  • Obtaining a Loan for Your Community Association in These Tough Economic Times, 2009 Dale P. King Seminar, December 8, 2009
  • Act Now to Save Money on Your 2009 Property Tax Bill!, Community Advisor magazine, Fall 2009; and Speaker, WNCW Real Estate Training Seminars, 2009
  • Board Member Training 101, WNCW Law Seminar & Trade Show, 2009
  • Community Association Loans: What You Need to Know to Help Your Association Make the Right Choice, Speaker, WNCW Academy, Board Training Presentations, 2008
  • Georgia’s “Right to Repair Act” Updates, Community Advisor magazine, Winter, 2007; and Speaker, Atlanta Bar Association Real Estate Section, 2008
  • Establishing and Operating Community Associations: Understanding the Fundamentals, Speaker, University of Georgia, Department of Housing lecture, 2007
  • Managing Associations During Developer Control, Speaker, Douglasville Homebuilders Association, 2007
  • The HUD Occupancy Agreement Under a Microscope, Speaker, National Association of Housing Cooperatives, Annual Conference, 2007
  • Financing and Implementing Large Scale Renovation Projects, Speaker, National Association of Housing Cooperatives, Annual Conference, 2005
  • Board Rules and Regulations That Work, Community Advisor Magazine, Fall 2006; and Speaker, CAI ABC’s Training Class, 2004

Education & Associations

Place of Birth

Columbus, Georgia

Education

University of Georgia
BA, 1991

University of Georgia

JD, 1996
Cum Laude
Board Member, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law Review

Admitted in:

Georgia

Professional Affiliations

Community Associations Institute of Georgia, Inc.
Member, Golf Committee, 2009-2012; Fundraising Committee Member, 2007; Chair, Program Committee, 2005; Secretary, Program Committee 2001-2004

Atlanta Bar Association

Real Estate Section: Board of Directors, Chair, 2010- 2011, Chair Elect, 2009-2010; Treasurer, 2008-2009, Secretary, 2007-2008.
Bar Foundation/Bard Show Member, 2002, 2004, 2005 & 2008

National Association of Housing Cooperatives

Member, 2004-2008

State Bar of Georgia

Ashley Miller Lanier, Founding Partner
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Main: (404) 459-7055
Direct: (770) 933-6285

Community Association Law; Collections; Litigation

Community Association Services

Ashley Lanier is a founding partner of Gaddis & Lanier, LLC. Her area of practice includes representation of homeowners associations and condominiums, as well as general corporate work. She provides practical legal advice to Boards of Directors on how to handle covenant enforcement issues, collection of unpaid assessments, general corporate issues, transitioning from developer control and conversion from voluntary to mandatory membership for association clients. Ashley has gained a reputation as a trusted expert in her practice.

In the Profession

An active member of the Georgia Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), Ashley is currently serving on the Programs Committee. Ashley previously served as Chairman of the Common Ground Magazine Committee from 2010-2012, and has served as a past member of the Fundraising Committee and the Membership Committee for CAI. Ashley also enjoys providing annual educational conferences to her clients enrolled in Gaddis & Lanier, LLC’s community association retainer program.

In the Community

Ashley lives in Newnan, Georgia, and manages the Peachtree City office for the firm. She is a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg, and she served as chairman of the School Council for Ellis E. Arnall Middle School for 2015-2016.

Speaking Engagements and Articles

Ashley has also authored numerous articles on a wide range of community association needs. Her articles include the following:

  • Duration of Covenants, Community Associations Institute (“CAI”) of Georgia Neighborhood Expo, August 2014
  • Planning, Preparing and Handling Your Association’s Annual Meeting, Georgia Commons, 4th Quarter 2009
  • An Alternative Collection Method: Retaining Insurance Proceeds Intended for the Delinquent Owner’s Unit, Georgia Commons, 3rd Quarter 2009
  • Ask The Expert, Common Ground, July/August 2009
  • Contract Pointers for Associations, Georgia Commons, 1st Quarter 2009
  • The Importance of Realistic Association Budgeting in Today’s Economy, Georgia Commons, 4th Quarter 2008
  • Assignment of Rents: Collecting Assessments from a Deadbeat Landlord, Georgia Commons, 3rd Quarter 2008
  • The Pre-Suit Covenant Enforcement Policy, Georgia Commons, 2nd Quarter 2008
  • Foreclosure’s Impact on Community Association Assessments, Georgia Commons, 1st Quarter 2008
  • Sex Offenders: Is Your Community Safe, Community Advisor, Spring 2008
  • Summer Will Be Here Before You Know It. What if You Can’t Open The Pool, Community Advisor, Winter 2007
  • Don’t Trip Over Georgia Tree liability: The Three Step Tree Test, Community Advisor, Spring 2007
  • Satellite Dishes for Everyone. Not, Community Advisor, Winter 2006-2007
  • Hot Off The Grill: An Update for Townhomes, Community Advisor, Fall 2006
  • Show Me The Records, Community Advisor, Spring 2006
  • Oh Dam, What Do We Do, Community Advisor, Winter 2004
  • There is a New Standard in Town – Violators Beware, Community Advisor, Spring 2004

Education & Associations

Place of Birth

Pittsburgh, PA

Education

College of Charleston, BA 1995
Cumberland School of Law, JD 1999

Admitted in:

Georgia

Professional Affiliations

Community Associations Institute of Georgia, Inc.
Programs Committee, 2013-2015; Chair, Magazine Committee, 2010-2012; Magazine Committee Member 2008 & 2009; Public Relations Committee Prior Member; Membership Committee Prior Member
State Bar of Georgia

Areas of Practice

Homeowners Association Law; Condominium Association Law, Cooperative Law, General Corporate Law

Floyd Dickens, III, Partner
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Main: (404) 459-7055
Direct: (770) 933-6285

Community Association Law; Bankruptcy Law

Community Association Services

Floyd represents condominiums, townhomes, and homeowner associations as counsel/litigator for these corporations throughout the state of Georgia. Prior to joining the firm, Floyd practiced in the areas of litigation, consumer collection and bankruptcy, including serving as the managing attorney for consumer bankruptcy firms in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He is thus able to bring a unique perspective to the practice of community associations.

Floyd has extensive experience with representation of homeowners associations, cooperatives and condominium associations, and his work involves general litigation, enforcing provisions of community associations covenants, conditions and restrictions, as well as collecting past-due community association assessments for clients. Floyd has extensive training in alternative dispute resolution and is well versed in acting as a staunch advocate for clients in all negotiating situations.

In the Profession

Floyd is an active member of the Georgia Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), and has served as the Chair of the Tennis Committee, and on the Board of Directors for CAI Georgia. Floyd has taught continuing education courses to community association mangers and community association Boards of Directors, and has written published articles regarding community association related topics.

In the Community

Floyd is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the State Bar of Ohio (inactive), Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, Western District of Pennsylvania, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia, and the Community Associations Institute of Georgia. Floyd volunteers his time as a percussion instructor for high school students/marching band.

Speaking Engagements and Articles
  • FDCPA Training, In-House CLE, 2009
  • Understanding Credit Reports, In-House CLE, 2009
  • Fiscal Fitness: Strengthening Communities Through an Understanding of Association Collections

Education & Associations

Place of Birth

Cincinnati, Ohio

Education

Howard University BA, 1990
The Ohio State University JD, 1994 Cum Laude

Admitted in:

Georgia, Ohio (inactive), Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

Community Associations Institute of Georgia, Inc.
Member, Tennis Committee, 2008-2011; Co-Chair, Tennis Committee, 2011-2012; Member, Board of Directors for CAI – Georgia 2012-2013
Atlanta Bar Association
Real Estate Section: Member, 2010-present
Bar Foundation/Bard Show Member, 2010
American Bar Association Member, 2009-present

Areas of Practice

Community Association Law; Bankruptcy Law

Tanya Fairclough James, Of Counsel
gaddis and lanier attorneys atlanta, GA

Main: (404) 459-7055
Direct: (770) 933-6286
Community Association Law; Collections; Litigation

Community Association Services

Tanya has extensive experience representing condominiums, cooperatives, and homeowner associations, serving as general counsel/litigator for these corporations. Prior to joining the firm, Tanya practiced in the areas of general real estate, litigation and consumer collection, including serving as an Assistant Attorney-General in the Litigation Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s office. Tanya is, therefore, able to bring a unique perspective to the practice of community associations. Tanya currently handles client matters involving general litigation, covenant enforcement, and collection of past-due community association assessments. Tanya also has extensive training in alternative dispute resolution and is a staunch advocate for clients in all negotiating situations.

In the Profession

Tanya currently serves on the Tennis committee. She is an active member of the Georgia Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), and served on the Membership Committee of this organization from 2006 to 2010. Tanya has taught continuing education courses to community association mangers and community association Boards of Directors, and has written published articles relevant to the community association industry.

In the Community

Tanya lives in Cobb County with her husband and two children. Tanya is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the State Bar of New York, and is an active volunteer for her children’s tennis and soccer teams.

Articles

Tanya has authored numerous articles and made presentations on a wide range of community association needs. Her articles and presentations include the following:

  • Preparing for the Journey: Board Responsibilities and Governing Documents, 2010 Community Association Law Seminar & Expo
  • “Greening” Your Community: Top Ten Amendment Ideas for a Healthier, Livable and Sustainable Future, 2009 Community Association Law Seminar and Trade Show
  • Building a Stronger Community: Community Conservation Projects, Community Advisor, Winter 2008-2009
  • Fast Money: A Guide to Quick Collections, 2008 Community Association Law Seminar & Trade Show
  • Ten Tips for Greening Your Community, Community Advisor, Spring/Summer 2008
  • Dealing with Georgia’s Drought – Rethinking Community Standards, (co-authored) Community Advisor, Spring/Summer 2008
  • To Tape or Not to Tape…The Pros and Cons of Recording Meetings, Community Advisor, Fall 2006

Education & Associations

Place of Birth

Jamaica, West Indies

Education

University of the West Indies, B.Sc. (Economics & Accounting) 1991
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD 1996

Admitted in:

State of Georgia
State of New York

Professional Affiliations

Community Associations Institute of Georgia, Inc.
Georgia State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

Areas of Practice

Homeowners Association Law; Condominium Association Law, Cooperative Law, General Corporate Law

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