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Practice Areas

Gaddis & Lanier, LLC offer a variety of legal services.

Contact us today to learn more about our practice areas and receive retainer information when requested.

We offer services in community association laws, tax appeals, construction law, corporate governance, and litigation.

Gaddis & Lanier, LLC is a full service community association law firm. We provide big firm expertise with the customized and personal service of a small town firm. We’re here for you and proud to be your neighborhood attorneys.

Community Association Law

Representing community associations is what we do. The firm’s founding members are seasoned attorneys, each with over 10 years of experience assisting communities with a myriad of legal needs.

Gaddis & Lanier, LLC specializes in all aspects of community association issues, including contract review and negotiations, and enforcing the terms of the governing documents against violating owners.

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Tax Appeals

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Gaddis & Lanier, LLC, has successfully represented residential and commercial clients in appealing ad valorem property taxes throughout the State of Georgia.

We help property owners by:

  • Preparing real property tax returns.
  • Filing written appeals with the County’s Board of Tax Assessors.
  • Representing clients in administrative hearings in front of Boards of Equalization or arbitrators.
  • Appealing adverse tax decisions to Superior Court.

We appeal property values for community associations on common area property (which should receive nominal tax treatment), as well as individual property owners in subdivisions and condominium communities. We also represent owners of commercial properties including office buildings, hotels, retail centers, apartments, mixed-use developments and developer and lender owned condominium and master planned developments.

As home values continue to decrease because of the current economy, the value assessed by the county tax assessors’ office may exceed the current fair market value of the property. As a property owner and taxpayer you may be paying a higher tax bill than necessary. If the current fair market value of your home is now less than the current assessed value, you can reduce your property tax bill by requesting a reduction in your property tax assessment. There is a simple process you must follow to request a lower assessed value for your property in 2010 and to preserve your right to appeal your tax bill.

Construction Law

Gaddis & Lanier, LLC’s attorneys represent general contractors, subcontractors, developers, project managers, and owners with regard to all aspects of a project from contract negotiation to final design and construction as well as in dispute resolution when issues arise.

Our services include:

  • filing and perfecting mechanics and material-men’s liens.
  • contract drafting and negotiation.
  • dispute resolution.
  • construction litigation.

Kimberly C. Gaddis has over 10 years of construction litigation experience, including representing owners and contractors in multi-million dollar commercial renovation projects and developments. She has successfully resolved complex construction disputes in mediation and arbitration proceedings as well as litigated construction disputes for residential and commercial clients.

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Ms. Gaddis has published articles and spoken at seminars on Georgia’s “Right to Repair Act” and amendments thereto as the statute affects contractors and owners, including community associations. She also presented a seminar on the topic of “Financing and Implementing Large-Scale Renovation Projects” at the National Association of Housing Cooperatives Annual Conference in recent years.

Ms. Gaddis has experience in negotiating claims involving construction defects, construction delays, differing site conditions and defective plans and designs. She understands the complex AIA, NEC and EEC contract forms and has successfully negotiated revisions to said contracts on behalf of both contractor and owner clients. To learn more about what Gaddis & Lanier, LLC, can do for you and your construction project, email her now.

Corporate Governance

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Corporate governance is about promoting corporate fairness, transparency, and accountability. It applies not only to multi-million dollar enterprises, but to small businesses and non-profit corporations as well.

We work in conjunction with your chosen accountant or tax-specialist to assist new businesses in selecting the appropriate corporate entity, drafting the operating agreements and bylaws, and advising boards of directors on the day-to-day business operations.

We offer preventative solutions to common problems. We attend Board and membership meetings to answer questions and concerns as they arise and to offer our advice on how to improve procedures. As small business entrepreneurs ourselves, we know first-hand about the questions and challenges you face. We know the importance of preparing precise and carefully drafted documents and letters at a reasonable price. Our goal is to provide our clients with: “big firm expertise; small firm service.”

Litigation

The Litigation Department at Gaddis & Lanier is committed to providing effective and efficient representation throughout Georgia. We provide covenant enforcement litigation services and litigation defence services for our community association clients.

Our litigation attorneys have experience in every level of the court system, including State, Federal and Appellate Courts. We seek creative solutions for our clients by evaluating all available options to resolve disputes including an analysis of the economics for each prospective option.

These matters include large construction/renovation projects, routine service and maintenance items, conflicts in enforcing the association’s governing instruments, architectural control problems and managerial problems with individual owners.

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Our attorneys have extensive experience in dealing with the myriad covenant enforcement issues. When needed, we help our clients initiate actions to enforce association covenants and rules.

In addition, our attorneys are skilled litigators who counsel our clients in the prosecution and defense of all matters, including claims involving employment discrimination, civil and criminal law matters, fair housing, negligence or breach of fiduciary duty. We have developed a team approach to litigation, in which we assemble a team of lawyers and other professionals to ensure that our clients receive effective advice and the strongest possible advocacy. We provide personal attention along with sophisticated and effective representation.

Contact us today to learn more about our practice areas and to schedule a consultation.

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