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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Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg & Shawe listed in “Best Law Firms” in two categories

Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg and Shawe is listed in the 2017 edition of U.S. News and Best Law Firms “Best Law Firms” in the categories of Personal Injury – Plaintiffs and Real Estate.wswgs

Earlier this year, WSWGS partners William W. Shearouse, Jr., Stephen F. Greenberg, Malcolm Mackenzie, III, and Edwin R. Byck were individual selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

The Best Lawyers in America is the most respected peer-review publication in the legal industry and recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys through extensive peer-review surveys. Being listed in The Best Lawyers in America is regarded as one of the most prestigious honors a lawyer can achieve, and firms chosen for “Best Law Firms” are identified through a thorough evaluation process.

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Glisson named Chatham County Guardian and Administrator for Chatham County Probate Court

Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg and Shawe attorney and partner Julianne G. Glisson has been appointed Chatham County Guardian and Administrator for the Chatham County Probate Court.

julianne-glissonMs. Glisson was appointed following the August death of Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg and Shawe founder and senior partner Aron G. Weiner, who performed the duties of Guardian and Administrator for Chatham County Probate Court for more than 50 years. During her legal career, Ms. Glisson has successfully litigated both complex civil and criminal cases of a wide variety in State and Federal Courts, including personal injury, property litigation, criminal defense, family and juvenile law.

“Being asked to follow in the footsteps of Mr. Weiner is a tremendous honor and a tremendous responsibility,” said Ms. Glisson, who was chosen as one of the Top 40 Business Leaders under 40 of the Southeast by The Savannah Business Report and Journal and has been peer-selected for Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” in the practice area of Family Law. “In everything he did, Mr. Weiner was an illustration of dignity and professionalism, and the best way for me and our Aaron G. Weiner 1firm to pay homage to his legacy is to continue to uphold the example he set for us. Someone like Mr. Weiner cannot be replaced in a role as critical as Guardian and Administrator for the Chatham County Probate Court, but I am proud to succeed him and will attempt to continue serving the court as he did.”

Ms. Glisson’s practice has been focused on family law matters, and her expertise includes marital property division, assessing whether spousal support or alimony will be awarded and establishing child custody, visitation and assigning child support. Her practice also includes wills, trusts and estates as well as all forms of probate work and related litigation.

Visit Ms. Glisson’s profile page to learn more about her practice!

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Edwin R. Byck to appear on “Cracking the Code” panel presented by UGA Small Business Development Center

Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg & Shawe partner and small business legal expert Edwin R. Byck has been invited to appear on a panel presented by the University of Georgia Small Business DevelEdwin Byck 3opment Center in Savannah in September.

“Cracking the Code” is a full-day program of seminars and panels being hosted by Savannah Technical College designed to take the mystery out of what it takes to build a
successful business. It’s an opportunity for small business owners and employees to learn from experts the not-so-secret recipes that lead to breakthrough performances.

Mr Byck, who specializes in commercial real estate law with an emphasis on small business lending for business clients,will join a representative from Renasant Bank and CPA Kay Proctor of Lanier, Westerfield, Deal & Proctor to form a panel entitled, “The ABC’s of Code Cracking.” Mr. Byck will field questions and provide insight into running a successful business through the eyes of an attorney.

Mr. Byck has been instrumental in the development and financing for small businesses, and he has earned a reputation as one of Savannah’s most accomplished small business attorneys. Click Mr. Byck’s bio to learn more about his practice!

“Cracking the Code” takes place on September 16 from 8 am until 4 pm, and the cost to attend is $99. Call (912) 651-3200 for more information or visit University of Georgia Small Business Development Center.

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