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Brinson Askew Berry’s legal team recently provided legal counsel and services in a complex multi-million-dollar financing of an affordable housing development in Gainesville, Ga. Our firm’s Public and Affordable Housing section is a highly technical and specialized area of the law practiced by very few other firms in Georgia. In Gainesville, ... read more

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The Cave Spring City Council is gearing up for a referendum to allow liquor sales within the city limits, the Rome News-Tribune reported. Brinson Askew Berry partner and Cave Spring City Attorney Frank Beacham was asked by the city council to prepare and ordinance that would go into effect if voters approve the initiative. Downtown Development Authority ... read more

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An Oct. 30 Rome News-Tribune article highlighted drug overdose crisis being fought by leaders Rome and Floyd County. The newspapers said that Rome police reportedly saved two residents from opioid overdoses over the weekend by administering the NARCAN nasal spray they now routinely carry. Between 2012 and 2016, 68 people in Floyd County died of overdoses, ... read more

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Brinson Askew Berry attorney William Richardson attended the 2018 American Bar Association Affordable Housing Fall Boot Camp on Oct. 4-5 in Boston. The conference was comprised of a combination of workshops, panels, and simulations that focused on the core and emerging areas in affordable housing and community development law, including sessions on topics ... read more

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Opioid litigation has been authorized by the Marietta City Council, according to a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution article. The city has retained Brinson Askew Berry partner Andy Davis for the opioid litigation. Davis is one of the attorneys spearheading the lawsuit. Mayor Steve Tumlin and the City Council now may pursue legal action against opioid ... read more

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Brinson Askew Berry team of Andy Davis, Sam Lucas and Frank Beacham earned a win in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals for the City of Calhoun in a case challenging the city’s Standing Bail Order policy for misdemeanors. The federal appeals court upheld Calhoun's policy on bail for misdemeanor offenses which clears the way for resolution of a lawsuit ... read more

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Our partner Thomas D. Richardson recently celebrated his 20th anniversary as a member of the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Thomas has been practicing law in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and business litigation for more than 35 years, having joined the firm in ... read more

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Villa Rica may become the latest municipality in Georgia to join a class-action lawsuit against the makers and distributors of opioids. Brinson Askew Berry partner J. Anderson Davis, who serves as Rome city attorney, is one of the attorneys spearheading the lawsuit. Anderson says the purpose of the law suit is to “eliminate the hazard to public ... read more

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A wildfire in New Mexico has cancelled a trip to Philmont Scout Ranch for 15 Boys Scouts from Rome Troop 113 and their six adult Scout leaders. A wildfire that has charred over 36,000 acres has prompted the Boys Scouts of America to shut down all backcountry treks until at least July 14. Brinson Askew Berry partner Andy Davis, a leader with Troop 113 said ... read more

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The U.S Supreme Court recently heard arguments on whether companies that do business online be forced to collect sales taxes based on sales directed to states where they do not have a brick and mortar location. Brinson Askew Berry partner Andy Davis played a lead role in a successful court case that required online hotel room brokers to remit hotel/motel ... read more

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