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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 30 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, and financing 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, loan agreements, development agreements, 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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  • 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

    With 40 summary judgment wins over the past five years, Zack has developed a reputation as one of the region's top litigators. His clients include commercial lenders, real estate firms, partnerships, medical laboratories, and other industry leaders that require legal counsel well-versed in all phases of the litigation process.

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  • Dean R. Fuchs

    Dean R. Fuchs

    Dean brings over 25 years of litigation experience to the Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP legal team. He has developed a national labor and employment law practice that includes the representation of employers and individuals in class and collective actions in federal and state courts. Dean also has particular expertise in wage and hour and misclassification litigation and is a Registered Mediator and Arbitrator with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution. Dean is a Super Lawyer Honoree, holds a 10.0 rating from Avvo, and has been named to Georgia Trend's list of the state's "Legal Elite."

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  • Brandon C. Hardy

    Brandon C. Hardy

    Brandon brings a powerful combination of prior work as a CPA and more than a decade of legal experience to his clients' matters. His practice involves a broad range of corporate and real estate transactional work, as well as sophisticated tax disputes involving the IRS. He is also the firm's resident expert in the areas of private placement memoranda, capital raises and syndicated conservation easements, all of which require an exceptional understanding of the law and attention to detail.

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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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  • 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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  • Ida Sassani

    Ida Sassani

    After working as a law clerk with Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP while at Emory Law, Ida joined the firm as a full time associate in October 2016. Ida's experience includes handling all aspects of litigation, including initial motion practice, the discovery process, and drafting dispositive motions.

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  • Seth A. Boso

    Seth A. Boso

    Seth represents and advises individuals and small, medium, and large businesses in complex business transactions. He also represents and advises clients in connection with their formation, governance, fund raising, and other business and investment activities, including emerging companies, limited liability companies, partnerships, corporations, and private equity funds.

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  • Megan Naioti

    Megan Naioti

    An Atlanta native, Megan represents individuals and businesses in business-related litigation in the state and federal courts. She earned her MBA law degrees from Georgia State University and interned in the Northern District of Georgia Courts for the Honorable Magistrate Judge, Catherine M. Salinas prior to joining the firm.

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  • Kimberley F. Clark

    Kimberley F. Clark

    Kim Clark represents clients in commercial real estate and complex business transactions. She earned her J.D. and B.A. from the University of Georgia. When not working, Kim enjoys spending time with her family and following UGA football.

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  • Nicky J. Cooke