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Attorney Profiles


  • Wm. Scott Schulten

    Wm. Scott Schulten

    Scott Schulten is the founding member of Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP. His practice includes representing clients in a broad range of commercial transactions, including the sale, leasing, and development of real estate, and the sale and acquisition of ongoing business ventures. His corporate clients include businesses primarily located in Georgia, but also include entities situated throughout the United States.

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  • Kevin L. Ward

    Kevin L. Ward

    After graduating from Emory University School of Law, Kevin established a reputation based on high profile courtroom experience. During his first three years of practice, he successfully defended a Georgia-based national firm against the Trump organization in Donald J. Trump v. Positive Concepts, Ltd. He then represented Paulette Holyfield in Evander Holyfield's first divorce. These significant early cases established the direction of Kevin's unique practice, complex and high-profile civil litigation.

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  • David L. Turner

    David L. Turner

    David L. Turner is a veteran litigator and legal advisor with 27 years of experience practicing law in Atlanta, Georgia. His clientele includes corporate and business concerns in need of counsel to handle significant litigation, or those seeking advice in order to resolve pre-suit disputes that have arisen. To prevent disputes from occurring, Mr. Turner advises clients on how to protect their legal interests and position themselves favorably during the course of negotiations and transactions.

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  • Eric L. Weiss

    Eric L. Weiss

    As a partner in the law firm of Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP, Eric's practice includes the representation of owners and developers in the acquisition, disposition, development, financing and leasing of commercial real estate. He has a broad range of experience in multi-family, retail, office and mixed-use property types and has particular expertise in drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, ground leases, loan agreements, development agreements, leases, construction, and easement agreements.

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  • Jon R. Erickson

    Jon R. Erickson

    Jon is a partner in the firm's real estate practice group and specializes in commercial real estate transactions of all types with specific expertise in representing non-profit foundations, regional and community banks, and developers and managers of retail, multi-family, and office properties in the southeast and across the country.

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  • William M. Joseph

    William M. Joseph

    Bill's experience includes corporate, partnership and international taxation, focusing on representing companies in mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs and joint ventures. Bill has structured private equity and real estate funds. Bill has also worked on structuring renewable energy projects across the United States. Industries that he has represented include airlines, telecommunications, food manufacturers, banking and financial services, health care, technology and venture capital. Bill has also successfully represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state Departments of Revenue on numerous occasions.

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  • Andrea L. Pawlak

    Andrea L. Pawlak

    Andrea began her practice at a boutique firm where she spent two years handling most aspects of complex environmental litigation, including expert witness depositions and preparing for federal jury trials. She joined Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP in November 2007 and transitioned to a broader litigation practice with her focus primarily on business and commercial litigation. She has handled a wide assortment of business litigation matters, such as suits on notes and guarantees, confirmation actions, landlord-tenant disputes, contract disputes, and loan participation agreements.

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  • J. Zachary Zimmerman

    J. Zachary Zimmerman

    Prior to joining Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP, Zachary clerked for the Hon. Frank J. Jordan, Jr., Judge, Superior Court, Chattahoochee Circuit. His experience as a judicial clerk provided him with a first-hand knowledge of the judicial system, which he applies to his litigation practice in state and federal courts today.

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  • Robert M. Mercer

    Robert M. Mercer

    Robert focuses his practice on representing middle market companies facing financial challenges and fiduciaries in large and sophisticated cases.

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  • Dean R. Fuchs

    Dean R. Fuchs

    Prior to joining firm in 2003, Dean was a partner in an Atlanta area general practice law firm, where he practiced for eight years. His practice areas include labor and employment disputes, regulatory matters, and general civil and business litigation. Dean practices before both state and federal trial and appellate courts, and he is licensed to practice law in Georgia, Florida and Massachusetts. Dean has also been certified and approved as an Arbitrator by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia's Arbitration Program.

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  • Maria F. Stedry

    Maria F. Stedry

    Ms. Stedry began her practice in 1986 with an Atlanta corporate and real estate practice law firm. In 1989, she formed the Law Offices of Maria F. Stedry, representing mostly foreign investors in U.S. commercial real estate. Ms. Stedry joined the firm in 2003 where she developed expertise in tax-credit and affordable housing development, use of historic and low-income housing tax credits, and governance of nonprofit organizations. Ms. Stedry is fluent in French and Spanish.

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  • Brandon C. Hardy

    Brandon C. Hardy

    As an associate at Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP, Brandon practices in the areas of commercial real estate, business transactions, business organizations, tax planning, and civil tax controversies. His commercial real estate, commercial transactions, and business organizations practice gives him the opportunity to assist real estate developers and owners in all phases of the acquisition, development, lease, finance, and sale of all types of commercial properties.

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  • Tyler K. Keenan

    Tyler K. Keenan

    As a member of the firm's Transactional Law Practice Group, Tyler represents small, medium and large entities in the acquisition, purchase and leasing of commercial real estate. He also serves as trusted counsel to clients in the formation and organization of business concerns, including limited liability companies and partnerships, corporations, and proprietorships.

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  • Aimee D. LaTourette

    Aimee D. LaTourette

    Aimee represents individuals and businesses in complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, and commercial real estate transactions. When not working, Aimee enjoys reading voraciously, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

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  • Kevin W. Burdett

    Kevin W. Burdett

    Prior to joining Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, Kevin worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Newton County where he won several jury verdicts against criminal defendants. Kevin brings that real-world courtroom experience to his current practice of representing clients in commercial disputes and complex litigation.

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  • Ida Sassani