a full-service business law firm

James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is a full-service business law firm delivering high-quality, cost-effective legal services for individuals and businesses throughout Georgia. Our firm believes in Southern values and represents Southern progress. As Georgia’s Law Firm, James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is here to help grow and protect our clients’ interests — and to deliver an entrepreneurial, creative approach designed to help our clients throughout Georgia succeed in achieving their goals. We do so with a non-negotiable commitment to our core values: excellence, integrity, honesty, client driven, Scriptural principles and respect for families and staff.

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James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is proud to announce that Josh Ware has joined the firm

September 25, 2018

JBBG is proud to announce that Joshua J. Ware has joined the firm’s Tax and Wealth Planning practice group as an Associate. Josh focuses his legal practice on estate planning which includes corporate and personal taxation planning strategies and fiduciary administration. Josh counsels individuals, families and their advisors on developing traditional or sophisticated estate plans and wealth management solutions. Josh also has experience with judicial and non-judicial trust modifications, all aspects of trust administration, contested wills and guardianship disputes. In addition, he assists trustees, personal representatives, guardians and beneficiaries in their roles as fiduciaries in administering estates, guardianships and trusts. Originally from Warner Robins, Georgia, Josh graduated from Georgia College and State University with a B.A. in English Literature in 2011. Josh then graduated cum laude from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 2016. Josh and his wife, Lily, currently reside in Byron with their son, Ezra. 


James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is proud to announce that Itishree Lahoti has joined the firm

August 28, 2018

JBBG is proud to announce that Itishree Lahoti has joined the Firm’s Business and Commercial Litigation practice group as an Associate. Itishree’ s practice focuses on business and commercial litigation which includes construction, contract, and employment matters. Originally from Bengaluru, India, Itishree graduated from Christ University in Bengaluru, India with a Bachelor of Science in 2011. She then graduated at the top of her class from Karnataka State Law University in 2014. She continued her legal education at Emory University, graduating with her Masters of Laws in 2017. While attending law school, Itishree volunteered at the Emory Law Volunteers Clinic for Veterans. Itishree and her husband, Sourabh, currently reside in Macon, Georgia.


James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is proud to announce that Lyn Schroeder has joined the firm

March 22, 2018

ATLANTA, GA– James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP, a full-service law firm with offices in Macon and Atlanta, announces the addition of attorney Lyn Gunter Schroeder, formerly with Bryan Cave LLP, to the Firm’s Financial Institutions practice group. Ms. Schroeder’s practice focuses on advising financial institutions and their boards regarding strategic corporate transactions, federal and state security law matters and regulatory compliance.  She has represented financial institutions in numerous capital transactions, including the issuance of secured debt, subordinated debt, preferred stock and common stock. Ms. Schroeder also routinely advises clients on corporate and securities matters, including public offerings, private placements, “going private” transactions, reorganizations, tender offers, recapitalizations and proxy solicitations. She represents buyers and sellers in public and private mergers and acquisitions of financial institutions, including branch acquisitions and the sale of business units.  Ms. Schroeder also advises financial services companies regarding reporting and compliance obligations under securities laws and regulations, including periodic reporting, insider trading issues and fair disclosure. She frequently counsels boards of directors regarding corporate governance issues and director’s fiduciary duties and provides advice on regulatory and compliance matters related to financial institutions. She also provides advice regarding employment agreements and incentive plans and tax and business strategies. Prior to joining James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP, Ms. Schroeder worked as an attorney at Bryan Cave LLP in Atlanta, as an auditor at Grant Thornton, LLP and as a banking officer at SouthTrust Bank of Georgia. Ms. Schroeder earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Georgia State University in 1993 and her Juris Doctor from the University Of Georgia School Of Law in 1998. Ms. Schroeder can be reached at lschroeder@jamesbatesllp.com or 404.978.7810.


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