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McCalla Raymer Expands in Georgia, Adds Three New Partners

McCalla RaymerDefault services law firm McCalla Raymer announced the opening of four new offices in Georgia to serve its residential closing department, and at the same time announced the addition of three new partners, Pilar Gigante, Heather Ison and Deb Kalish, to the firm.

The new offices are located in Duluth, Johns Creek, Douglasville, and Newnan, Georgia, giving the firm six offices in the state. The firm also has four offices in Florida and one in Alabama.

All three new partners come to McCalla Raymer with significant legal experience. Gigante is a member of both the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and the Georgia Real Estate Closing McCalla RaymerAttorney Association, and is an alumna of Emory University in Atlanta. Ison is an alumna of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and serves on the board of directors with the West Georgia Board of Realtors, and is the Board's Affiliate of the Year. Kalish has 26 years of legal experience in commercial and residential real estate closing and is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Women and Counsel to the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors. She is an alumna of both Harvard and Emory Universities.

"We are focused on growing our residential closing and commercial divisions and once again becoming a household name for Georgians looking to buy their first home or upgrading to a family home," said Mr. Carl McGehee, managing partner of the firm's closings department. "Ms. Kalish, Mrs. Ison and Mrs. Gigante are three of the best in the state of Georgia and we are happy to have them join the team."

In addition to the three new partners, McCalla Raymer announced that attorneys Kathryn Davis and Beth Hudson have joined the firm and will be based in the Newnan office.

"We are very excited to take the firm back to its roots. Over 32 years ago the firm began as a retail closing firm and the expansion into these locations not only increases our footprint but deepens our commitment to the real estate community of greater Atlanta," said Marty Stone, managing partner at McCalla Raymer. "The addition of three very experienced real estate professionals to our Partner team also speaks volumes of our organization’s depth and hopes for the future of our Industry."

McCalla Raymer is a member of the Legal League 100, a nationwide consortium comprised of 100 default servicing and financial services law firms providing a results-driven, go-to resource for the industry's decision makers.

About Author: Brian Honea

Brian Honea's writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master's degree from Amberton University in Garland.

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