Hester selected as a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star!

Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg & Shawe attorney Helen Hester has been honored by being selected a Rising Star in the area of Real Estate Law by Georgia Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Rising Stars are attorneys 40 years old or younger or who have been in practice for 10 years or less, and no more than 2.5 percent of the qualifying attorneys in Georgia are selected for Rising Stars.

Ms. Hester focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, real estate litigation, complex business litigation, commercial litigation, and construction litigation. Ms. Hester is admitted to practice in the States of Georgia and South Carolina, and has handled a variety of matters at local, state, federal and appellate levels.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Go to Helen Hester’s Bio for more information about Ms. Hester!

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Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg & Shawe Listed in 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in two practice areas

Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg & Shawe is listed in the 2018 U.S. News and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings in two practice areas, Real Estate Law and Personal Injury – Defendants.

Law firms listed in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings are selected based on ratings from clients and peers as well as acknowledged or demonstrated excellence in the chosen practice areas. Being ranked also reflects a high level of respect a firm has earned within the legal profession.

“It’s a tremendous statement about the character and integrity of our firm to be ranked among the country’s elite law firms,” said senior partner William W. Shearouse, Jr. “Our clients place their trust and faith in our abilities, and we strive to meet our own high standards in representing every client. This ranking certainly demonstrates that we are accomplishing our goal of being fully committed to our clients.”

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William W. Shearouse, Jr., Malcolm Mackenzie, III and Mark T. Shawe selected for The Best Lawyers in America

Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg & Shawe partners William W. Shearouse, Jr., Malcolm Mackenzie, III, and Mark T. Shawe have been peer-selected to be included in The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Shearouse is listed in the practice area of Real Estate Law. He practices primarily in the areas of commercial and residential real estate transactions, land development and general business. He assists clients with acquisitions, planning, development, operation, leasing, and sales of real property. He also serves as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Savannah, and has served as Judge Pro-Term of the Savannah-Chatham County Recorder’s Court.

Mr. Mackenzie is listed in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. Mr. Mackenzie is a trial lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience handling a wide array of civil matters, including personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, employment and business litigation and white collar criminal defense. He has represented corporations, insurers and municipal governments as well as individuals. He is also a neutral (mediator) registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.

Mr. Shawe is listed in the area of real estate law. He practices law in the areas of general business, corporate law and entity formations, residential and commercial real estate, transactional law, condominium formation and conversions, estate planning and probate, real property foreclosures, mechanics and materialmen’s liens. Mr. Shawe has earned an “AV” Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell Law Directory and has been peer selected as one of “Georgia’s Top Lawyers.”

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey by top attorneys. The Best Lawyers in America is one of the most visible publications in the legal profession and is partnered with the most respected publications in the world, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune and many more.

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WSWGS seeking candidates for administrator/financial comptroller

Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg & Shawe is seeking qualified candidates for the position of administrator/financial comptroller.  This Position will oversee all financial and human resource aspects of both day to day and long term operations of one of Savannah’s leading law firms.

wswgs_WordpressThe position requires strong leadership, analytical, implementation and organization skills.  The ability to communicate with all attorneys and staff members is critical.  The position requires professionalism, tact and a desire to advance the future of the law firm both externally and internally.

Serious candidates should submit a resume and contact information to CMcDonnell@wswgs.com.

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Shearouse named Savannah Advisory Board Member for Sea Island Bank/Synovus

Sea Island Bank/Synovus today announced the appointment of Sharon Bromley, Josh Keller, John Massey, Roy Page, and Bill Shearouse to its Savannah Advisory Board.

William W. Shearouse, Jr(final)“We are excited and proud to welcome these highly respected business leaders to our Local Advisory Board,” said Ken Rabitsch, Savannah market president of Sea Island Bank. “Sharon, Josh, John, Roy, and Bill have extensive and diverse business experience and a strong passion for coastal Georgia, and we look forward to their counsel as we continue to grow our business in Savannah.”

Mr. Shearouse is a WSWGS partner practicing in the areas of commercial and residential real estate transactions, land development and general business. He also serves as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Savannah, and has served as Judge Pro-Tem of the Savannah-Chatham County Recorder’s Court.

Bromley is CEO of Chatham Orthopaedic Associates and has served in that position since 2012. She has been active in many medical and community organizations, including Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology, Georgia Orthopaedic Executives, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Park Place, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Keller is director of a Verizon Wireless retailer with responsibility for 20 locations and 180 employees. He has served on the boards of the Savannah Children’s Choir, The Downtown Neighborhood Association, The Historic Savannah Foundation, PolyCase Ammunition, and the Telfair Museum.

As managing partner of Qualified Plans LLC, Massey has responsibility for administration and investment of more than $2 billion in assets for more than 65,000 retirement participants throughout the United States.

Page is chairman and CEO of Page International, Inc., a worldwide logistics service provider that he co-founded more than 20 years ago. He is a licensed Customs Broker and has seen his company grow to a staff of 65 with offices in Savannah and Atlanta with agents worldwide.

Synovus Bank is a Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank. Synovus Bank, together with its affiliates, provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 28 locally-branded divisions, 248 branches, and 328 ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Synovus Bank was recognized as one of America’s Most Reputable Banks by American Banker and the Reputation Institute in 2016 and 2015, and was named “Best Regional Bank, Southeast” by MONEY Magazine for 2016-17.

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WSWGS welcomes Keri M. Martin as associate

Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg & Shawe is honored to welcome Keri McCrary Martin as an associated in the firm.

km-headshotMs. Martin was born in Albany, Georgia and admitted to the Georgia bar in 2014 and the South Carolina bar in 2015.  She earned her undergraduate and law degree at the University of Georgia, where she was and Executive Board Member of the Georgia Law Review.

She is a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Savannah Bar Association and a member of the Savannah Bar Association as well as the American Bar Associations.

Contact Ms. Martin at kmartin@wswgs.com.

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Helen Hester named partner at Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg & Shawe

SAVANNAH, GA – Real estate and civil litigation attorney Helen Hester has been named a partner at Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg & Shawe.

helen-hester-3Hester, who was recently named a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, joined the firm in 2014 and has focused her practice on commercial and residential real estate, real estate litigation, complex business litigation, commercial litigation and construction litigation in Georgia and South Carolina. Ms. Hester has been active in a variety of community and non-profit organizations throughout her career, including the Emerging Leaders Committee of the Savannah Community Foundation, Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy, Historic Savannah Foundation, the Thirteenth Colony Society, the William Jay Society, the Georgia Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the American Diabetes Association and the Coastal Georgia Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

“To earn a partnership in a firm as prestigious and accomplished as Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg & Shawe is a substantial achievement in my career,” Hester said. “I’m very proud of the work our firm does, and I am equally proud to partner with attorneys who practice with the highest standards applicable in our legal and judicial system. I plan to continue and further the long-standing tenets of client service, ethics and respect for the practice of law that have been well-established at this firm for the past 55 years.”

Hester is a member of the Savannah Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia and the South Carolina Bar Association. She is the past treasurer of the Savannah Division of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, a former officer of the local chapter of the Georgia Young Lawyers Division and a former member of the Executive Council of the State Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia.

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Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg & Shawe, LLP has been practicing law in Savannah and the surrounding area since being founded in 1961. The firm provides a wide range of legal services that touch many different areas of law, including real estate, civil trial work, business transactions, SBA financing, municipal law, estate planning and guardianships, creditor bankruptcy representation, domestic relations, criminal, insurance defense and mediation.

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