Jul 7, 2006

SGR Attorney Elected as Chair of the Real Property Law Section

Smith, Gambrell & Russell partner David Burge was elected as the Georgia State Bar’s Chair of the Real Property Law Section. He was also the moderator of the Real Property Law Institute that was held on May 4-6 in Sandestin, Florida.

The attorneys who comprise the Real Property Law Section practice in the areas of commercial and residential real estate. The section has almost 2,500 attorneys and is the State Bar’s largest section. The Real Property Law Section monitors and proposes legislative issues. It also sponsors six annual legal seminars with the ICLE and promotes continuing education of the bar in this field.

Mr. Burge is partner in SGR’s Real Estate practice. His area of expertise is in commercial real estate lending transactions, capital markets real estate transactions and general real estate sale, purchase and leasing transactions. His clients include Wachovia Bank, Flag Bank and College Partners, Inc. He previously served as Chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and is a member the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Burge earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and he earned his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina.

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