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Johnston, Allison & Hord, P.A.

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Managing Partner: J Darrell Shealy
Senior Partners: H Morrison Johnston, Robert C Hord
Number of Partners: 29
Number of Lawyers: 43
Languages: English, German, Japanese

Firm Overview:
Johnston, Allison & Hord is a regional, mid-sized law firm serving clients primarily in the Southeastern U.S. Founded in 1912, the firm’s practice areas include corporate, mergers and acquisitions, nonprofit, commercial real estate, commercial litigation, employment and benefits, health care, trusts and estates, creditor’s rights and financial services. The firm’s practice group structure promotes the sharing of information and teamwork, enabling the firm to provide comprehensive legal advice to clients.
The firm also has the ability to associate other law firms nationally and internationally for the benefit of clients through its membership with Meritas, an international affiliation of more than 170 full-service law firms.

Main Areas of Practice:
Real Estate (Commercial):

The real estate group represents landowners, investors, developers, retailers, health care systems, higher education systems, clean energy companies, international mineral exploration companies, professional sports organizations, nonprofits, property owners associations and financial institutions. The group’s expertise spans entity formation, acquisition, disposition, development, land use, financing, leasing, tax planning and compliance, entitlements, project management and title examination and certification. The firm also provides litigation services for real estate, title disputes, and title insurance law.
Contact: John R Buben
Email: [email protected]

Condemnation & Land Use:
The firm’s land use attorneys have over sixty collective years of experience litigating condemnation cases before trial and appellate courts. These attorneys routinely appear before zoning boards and municipal councils to achieve clients’ real estate-related entitlement objectives.
Contact: Martin L White
Email: [email protected]

Construction:
For more than seventy five years, construction law has been one of the firm’s core practice areas. The firm represents clients across the spectrum of the industry, from contractors to owners to design professionals and sureties, in litigation, mediation and arbitration.
Contact: Greg C Ahlum
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
The firm advises closely-held, middle-market and institutional clients, including boards in strategic planning, administration, governance, compliance, acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations, ownership succession, executive compensation and crisis management. Representative clients include manufacturing, distribution, technology, logistics, development, construction and healthcare businesses.
Contact: Stephen P Gennett
Email: [email protected]

Creditors’ Rights:
The firm represents creditors in litigation and bankruptcy matters as well as restructurings and workouts. Clients include: banks, financial service institutions, real estate and commercial mortgage backed security servicers, purchasers of distressed assets, contractors, trade creditors, mechanic’s lien claimants, manufacturers, equipment lessors and landlords/tenants.
Contact: Kenneth T Lautenschlager
Email: [email protected] jahlaw.com

Employment & Benefits:
The practice provides practical, proactive employment advice and counsel to management and senior executives. The group strives to keep clients out of the courtroom whenever possible, but is prepared to aggressively and successfully pursue litigation when unavoidable.
Contact: Patrick E Kelly
Email: [email protected]

Financial Services:
The firm represents financial institutions and specialized lenders, with emphasis on commercial real estate loans and asset based lending facilities. From traditional loans to complex multi-level financing transactions, attorneys in this practice provide sophisticated representation.
Contact: Brian J Schoeck
Email: [email protected]

Health Care:
The firm represents a diversity of health care providers, including a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers and 15 hospitals, independent medical group practices, and individual physicians. In recent years, this practice group has been involved in the sale-leaseback of twenty-seven medical office buildings having a cumulative value of $244 million, negotiated more than 150 leases and subleases, assisted health care providers with procurement, employment, real estate and litigation matters, and advised clients on a variety of health care law compliance issues.
Contact: William C Isenhour
Email: [email protected]

Litigation:
The firm offers a range of litigation expertise for clients. While perhaps best known for its prowess in complex construction disputes, the group has a demonstrated record of success in matters ranging from corporate to fiduciary disputes.
Contact:
Martin L White / Greg C Ahlum
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Automotive Group:
The firm serves businesses and individuals within the automotive industry, including part/component designers, suppliers, manufacturers, builders, dealers, auction companies, individuals selling collector cars (including tax advice), vendors, race teams and drivers, as well as the principals and investors involved in these and other personal ventures.
Contact: Robert G Lindauer
Email: [email protected] com

Nonprofit Entities & Tax-Exempt Organizations:
The firm serves taxable and exempt nonprofit entities in planning, formation, administration, governance, compliance, acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations. Representative clients include educational institutions, hospitals, public charities, private foundations, supporting organizations, clubs, trade associations, civic organizations, churches and religious organizations.
Contact: Stephen P. Gennett
Email: [email protected] com

Real Estate Dispute & Title Claim Defense:
The firm serves taxable and exempt nonprofit entities in planning, formation, administration, governance, compliance, acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations. Representative clients include educational institutions, hospitals, public charities, private foundations, supporting organizations, clubs, trade associations, civic organizations, churches and religious organizations.
Contact: Stephen P Gennett
Email: [email protected]

Trusts & Estates:
The firm counsels closely held business owners, entrepreneurs, and other high net worth individuals and families across the Southeast for their estate planning, business succession planning, liquidity events, asset protection, and charitable planning. The group also advises on fiduciary litigation, estate administration, complex tax controversy matters, and elder law.
Contact: N Lucille Siler
Email: [email protected]