Graham Law Firm

Victor Y. Johnson

13th Annual Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service, The State Bar of Georgia and the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, February 28, 2012.

United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, Orangeburg, S.C.: Former Federal Judicial Law Clerk.

Supreme Court of Alabama: Former State Judicial Law Clerk.

Madison County Industrial Authority Attorney: 

2000 to 2019 City Attorney, Danielsville: 1995-2010 City Attorney, Comer: 

1998-2008 Admitted to practice law in Georgia and in Federal Courts: Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts, Georgia U.S. District Court, Northern District, Alabama U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals (4th & 11th Circuits)Professional Memberships State Bar of Georgia. American Bar Association. Northern Circuit Bar Association. Martindale-Hubbell rating: BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5

1992    J.D. cum laude University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia.

1989    M.S. Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

1985    B.A. Economics, University of the South, Sewanee, TN

1984    B.S. cum dignitatae, Natural Resources, University of the South, Sewanee, TN

Business Law:

• Acquisition and sale transactions

• Business operations and management

• Contracts

• Employment-related matters

• Franchising

• Lending transactions

• Mergers and Acquisitions

•  Permitting and LicensingReal Estate:

• Commercial Real Estate

• Development Financing Lending

• Homeowners Associations

• Restrictive Covenants

• Condominiums Lease Transactions

• Disputes

• Public/Private Joint Ventures

•  Residential Development and ClosingsBusiness organizations

• Corporations, Limited Liability Companies & Partnerships

• Professional Associations

• Sole Proprietorships

•  Non-ProfitsCivil Litigation: Appeals Automobile Accidents Business Disputes Contract Disputes Landlord-Tenant Personal Injury Wrongful DeathProbate and Estates:Administration of EstatesChallenges to Probate and Estate AdministrationGuardianship and ConservatorshipIdentifying Creditors, Heirs and BeneficiariesPreparation and Filing of Probate Petitions, Wills and AdministrationProbate of Wills and EstatesTitle to LandWills and Estate Planning:General Power of Attorney (Financial)Healthcare Power of Attorney (Advance Directives)Lifetime planning for the disposition of assets and interestsLiving WillsTrustsWills.

Land Use and Zoning

• Access and Easements

• Specific performance (of a contract) • Boundary disputes

• Commercial transactions

• Condemnation (Eminent Domain)

• Contract and Construction

• Disputes • Development Permits

• Dispute resolution

• Encroachments

• Environmental Issues: permitting, regulatory, and land use issues.

• Home Owner Association and Property Owner Associations

• Land Trusts and ConservationProtective Covenants

• Property division • Property tax issues

• Purchase/Sale and Refinance Transactions

• Quiet title actions

• Riparian Buffers

• Subdivision Approval or Amendments

• Title Exams and Title Insurance

•  Zoning and regulatory mattersElder Law:

• Elder Abuse

• Estate Planning

• Guardianship and Conservatorship

• Powers of Attorney

•  Long-Term CareAdult and Child Guardianship & Conservatorships: A guardian is a court-appointed agent who has the responsibility to manage an incapacitated person’s or child’s financial affairs.A conservator is a court-appointed agent who has the power and the duty to act on behalf of the ward (child or incapacitated adult) to protect the ward’s property and manage healthcare and medical issues