Victor Y. Johnson

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 present
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 Licensing

Real Estate:
•  Commercial Real Estate
•  Development Financing Lending
•  Homeowners Associations
•  Restrictive Covenants
•  Condominiums Lease Transactions
•  Disputes
•  Public/Private Joint Ventures
•  Residential Development and Closings

Business organizations
•  Corporations, Limited Liability Companies & Partnerships
•  Professional Associations
•  Sole Proprietorships
•  Non-Profits

Civil Litigation:
Appeals
Automobile Accidents
Business Disputes
Contract Disputes
Landlord-Tenant
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death

Probate 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 Land

Wills 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 matters

Elder Law:
•  Elder Abuse
•  Estate Planning
•  Guardianship and Conservatorship
•  Powers of Attorney
•  Long-Term Care

Adult 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