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 Richard A. Epps, Jr. has joined the firm

October 22, 2018

JBBG is proud to announce that Richard “Rick” A. Epps, Jr. has joined the firm’s financial institution and real estate practice group. Rick focuses his practice on all areas of commercial real estate law, including acquisitions and loan closings, contract negotiation, lender representation, title examination, title insurance and drafting of closing documents. Prior to joining James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP, Rick was a partner in the litigation practice group at Martin Snow, LLP where he worked for 19 years focusing primarily on the defense of medical malpractice actions. Rick earned his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1999, and his Bachelor of Art in Accounting from the University of Georgia in 1996.

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James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is proud to announce that James F. Banter has joined the firm

October 05, 2018

JBBG is proud to announce that James F. Banter has joined the firm’s Financial Institution and Commercial Litigation practice groups as an Associate. James focuses his legal practice on banking and commercial litigation matters. Prior to joining James Bates, James clerked for Federal Magistrate Judge Charles Weigle, serving in the United States District Court for the Middle District Georgia. James is originally from Fort Valley, Georgia. He earned his B.S. in Political Science from Asbury University, graduating cum laude in 2013. Thereafter, he moved to Macon to attend the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor in 2016, also graduating cum laude. While at Mercer Law School, James was involved in the Student Bar Association, serving as student body president. James also served as the Lead Articles Editor for the Mercer Law Review, and as president of the Business and Tax Law Society. James currently serves in his community by volunteering at The Methodist Home for Children & Youth in Macon, and by serving as a representative for the Attorney General’s Legal Food Frenzy.

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James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is proud to announce that Jonathan Nwiloh has joined the firm

October 02, 2018

JBBG is proud to announce that Jonathan O. Nwiloh, Jr. has joined the firm’s Tax and Wealth Planning practice group as an Associate. Jonathan focuses his practice on estate and tax planning. He advises individuals, couples, and families on sophisticated estate planning strategies for minimizing tax liabilities. He also advises closely-held businesses on tax and business succession planning strategies as well as providing wealth transfer planning services for high net worth families and individuals. In addition, he advises clients on corporate matters such as entity formation, mergers and acquisitions and governance issues. Jonathan is originally from Conyers, Georgia. He earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Georgia in 2011. He then received his Juris Doctor from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law in 2016 with a certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting. Jonathan continued his education by earning his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida in 2017.

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