December 6, 2016

12-6-16-jordan Congratulations to MSP Partner W. Jordan Knight, who was recently recognized for his two years of service as President of the Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Georgia. Jordan continues a long tradition of the firm’s support of the local Boys & Girl’s Club, and its mission of enabling all young people, especially those with the most need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

October 19, 2016

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Congratulations to MSP partner Jule W. Peek, Jr.. At the September meeting of the Cedartown Humane Society, Jule was elected to serve on the group’s board of directors. “I am absolutely delighted to have Jule serving on our board,” said CHS President Charlotte Harrison. “I have known Jule and his family for many years and I know he will bring the wisdom, energy, and compassion we need to take our organization to the next level.”

October 6, 2016

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MSP partner Virginia Barrow Harman participated as a panelist at a recent community meeting on issues surrounding potential hydrological fracking and other mining activity in Northwest Georgia. A veteran of both public and private litigation over environmental issues including those related to pollutant migration from one property to adjoin properties, Harman noted that while legal remedies may exist, litigation is prolonged and expensive. Harman thanked Berry Synovus Scholar Maddie Bess and her advisor Berry College Associate Professor of Geology Tamie Jovanelly for organizing the program. In summary Virginia stated, “Georgia has antiquated laws, outdated regulatory structures and underfunded oversight of mining in general and of fracking in particular. It is a community problem and we should seek community solutions.”

September 28, 2016

MSP Partner Robert T. Monroe recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of a motorcycle dealership in Douglas County, in a case in which the plaintiff claimed that the dealership negligently repaired his motorcycle, resulting in personal injuries. The court dismissed the case after finding that the plaintiff had failed to establish proof of negligent repairs. The case is Speach v. Lithia Springs Motorcycles, Inc., Douglas Superior Court, Civil Action File No.15-CV-0434.

September 23, 2016

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Heart of the Community board member (and MSP associate attorney) Chris R. Jackson, and Chairman, Harry Brock, and EMS Representatives Marty Robinson and Brady Rogers present an AED Defibrillator machine to Cave Spring Fire Chief Randy Lacey. The Heart of the Community Board provides these life-saving AED defibrillator units to public agencies in Rome and Floyd county who don’t otherwise have access to such a tool.

September 16, 2016

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Recently retired Judge, Walter J. Matthews stands with MSP’s own Chris R. Jackson, President of the Rome Bar Association, as he presents a donation from the Rome Bar to representatives of Boy Scout Troop #34 in honor of Judge Matthews’ retirement from the Superior Court of Floyd County after 28 years of service. Before taking the bench, Judge Matthews was a partner at McRae, Smith, Peek.

August 31, 2016

8-31-16 Bojo Presentation

MSP partners Brian Bojo and Virginia Harman gave presentations on major case law developments and the use of partnerships and other flow through business entities at the 12th Annual Conservation Easement Workshop hosted by the Madison-Morgan Conservancy and Georgia-Alabama Land Trust hosted at historic and beautiful Burge Plantation near Mansfield, Georgia last week.

August 20, 2016

We are so proud of our community’s response to the needs of the flood victims in Louisiana! Last night MSP partner Brian Bojo joined others in loading donated items on a truck at the Y headed south to help those in need. Today Virginia Harman dropped off pet food, water and cleaning products purchased with donations from our MSP family to help fill the second truck!

August 4, 2016

Baseball Game 2016

The MSP family thanked second year law clerk Ben Stell for a great summer before he heads back to UGA with a fun night of fellowship and Rome Braves baseball!

May 7, 2016

Brian Bojo Bojo teachingrecently presented an update on case law impacting conservation easements at a seminar hosted at Troy State University by Georgia-Alabama Land Trust.