Real Estate Transactions & Litigation
Real estate law has been part of Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles (SGWM) from the beginning. Our attorneys are tuned into North Georgia’s real estate market and the complex laws that affect residential and commercial real estate transactions.
How We Can Help You
As our area has grown in recent decades, many developers, investors, and homeowners have experienced the need for a proven real estate attorney. Many of them have also learned the importance of working with a law firm that can offer a full line of legal services. Having a relationship with a firm that provides this breadth of expertise can help you anticipate and respond to all the issues that could arise throughout your lifetime.
SGWM has extensive experience in working with businesses and individuals in all aspects of real estate law. Two of our most prominent areas of expertise are zoning and eminent domain. From representing landowners and developers to acquiring just and adequate compensation and appraisals, our firm strives to get a deal done that satisfies all parties involved while protecting our client’s interest.
Steven P. Gilliam
Steven P. Gilliam is a respected trial attorney who represents commercial clients in complex litigation, corporate, zoning and eminent domain, banking, and transactional law.
M. Tyler Smith
M. Tyler Smith's practice includes business law and litigation. He prepares business agreements, including employment and non-compete agreements, as well as confidentiality and shareholder agreements.
Keith J. Whitaker
Keith J. Whitaker joined SGWM in 2007. His areas of practice include real estate transactions and litigation, general civil litigation, adoption, contract disputes, personal injury claims, business law, and estate planning.
Clayton Franklin joined SGWM as an associate attorney in 2013. His practice includes general civil litigation, business litigation, commercial transactions, OSHA compliance, and real estate law. Currently, he serves as in-house counsel for Fieldale Farms Corporation.
Hear What Our Clients Have to Say
“ Kubota's relationship with Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles spans many years, with the firm providing timely and cost-effective legal advice on a broad range of legal matters, not only here in the State of Georgia but nationally and even internationally. Their team of experienced attorneys always pride themselves on producing high quality work and providing us with a trusted source of counsel with their vast range of expertise. We truly cherish both our personal and professional relationships with the members of this firm and we consider them valuable members of our Kubota family.
- Phil Sutton, Vice President, Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation
“ It has been a true pleasure and trusting experience, we have enjoyed in our professional business experience with Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles, P.A.
On a business and personal level, the professionalism, experience level, and sound advice we have received, has allowed us to make the best-informed decisions, with a comfort level that is very satisfying.
We highly recommend Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles, P.A. 5-STARS.
- Joe Bova, Choice Equipment Company Inc.
“ Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles has been handling legal matters for Fieldale for over 30 years. We first hired them to defend a truck wreck. We now use the firm to manage a variety of legal issues, including corporate and real estate transactions, vehicle accidents, and commercial litigation. They deliver exceptional results and add value to our company.
- Tom Hensley, President, Fieldale Farms Corporation
“ As a client, I proudly recommend Bill Rhoads. I trust him with all my legal matters. I have had the pleasure of working with Bill personally and professionally. I always recommend Bill to assist my clients. His down- to-earth, real-world approach always makes me feel comfortable that my legal matters are being handled competently and with care. Bill is always responsive. Always meticulous. Always willing to take the time to explain things. His legal acumen and insight have been instrumental in assisting me and my clients with our legal issues.
- Samuel Latimer, CPA, Rushton and Company, LLC