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 John McMichael has joined the firm

April 14, 2017

McMichael practices in the fields of estate and asset protection planning. He works with clients to design and implement family asset protection plans and business succession plans. In addition, McMichael assists clients with other estate planning matters, including preparing Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives in Healthcare. He graduated from Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia with a degree in Economics, and then received his Juris Doctor from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He and his wife Kellam reside in Macon with their daughter Charlotte.

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James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is proud to announce that Hays McQueen has joined the firm

April 12, 2017

McQueen focuses his legal practice on business and corporate transactions including contractual negotiations, corporate formation, mergers, acquisitions and both public and commercial financing. In addition, he has garnered a vast array of experience in the areas of commercial litigation, appellate practice, and transactional work. McQueen currently works with clients to provide advice in areas of general need ranging from the formation of the business to exit strategies including mergers, acquisitions, dissolutions, and everything in between. Originally from Alabama but raised in Macon, Georgia, McQueen graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor at Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law. McQueen is a member of various civic and charitable organizations throughout the Macon area. He and his wife, Anne, have a son, Holmes, and are active members of Vineville United Methodist Church.

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James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is proud to announce that Lauren Carey has joined the firm

April 04, 2017

Ms. Carey practices in the fields of tax law and wealth planning. Ms. Carey has devised asset protection structures and drafted complex estate plans for clients, both domestic and international from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, to suit their diverse needs. Ms. Carey has represented clients in trust and corporate litigation, advised fiduciaries in trust administration and trustee succession planning, and assisted clients in pre-immigration planning and voluntary disclosures. Ms. Carey also has experience counseling clients in the formation and operation of various business entities. Ms. Carey holds a Masters of Law in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law and a Masters of Law in Taxation, cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law. Ms. Carey is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Florida. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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