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Family Law and Estate Services


Estate and Trust Litigation

Our attorneys represent the interests of fiduciaries or beneficiaries where adversarial relationships exist in the estate or trust administration process. The goal of our attorneys is to assist clients in resolving their differences without resorting to the litigation process. When litigation is necessary, our estate litigation attorneys bring experience to bear in representing the interests of fiduciaries and beneficiaries in such matters as will construction suits, will contests, estate tax controversies, and other litigation which arises in the context of estate and trust administration.


Our attorneys provide representation in estate related litigation matters such as:

  • Will Contests

  • Probate of Wills

  • Year Support Trials

  • Undue Influence and Lack of Capacity Claims

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims in an Estate or Trust

  • Wrongful Interference with Inheritance

  • Self-Dealing Actions

  • Accountings

  • Abuse of Powers of Attorney

Georgia law requires that executors of wills and trustees of trusts exercise a duty of utmost good faith and loyalty to the beneficiaries of an estate or trust. The consequences of breaching this duty can be severe, and can include compensatory damages, the award of attorney’s fees, and punitive damages.  Our attorneys have been successful in recovering compensatory damages, attorney’s fees and punative damages.


White & Choate’s real estate law practice covers most aspects of transactional real estate, construction and financing for an extensive client list. We assist clients with acquisitions, planning, development, operation, leasing, and sale of real property. Clients range from multinational developers and investors to individual landowners, landlords, and tenants. Our client base also includes foreign and domestic real estate investors, large insurance companies, banks, and other financial institutions.

Our lawyers recognize that financing is an essential ingredient of a successful project and are well-versed in structuring and documenting both public and private financing packages. This experience enables us to provide counsel on projects as diverse as hotels, office buildings, shopping centers, recreational projects, warehouses, apartments, and other large developments. Our firm is experienced in the resolution of land use, environmental, tax, and other issues in real estate transactions.

Our attorneys provide legal advice and representation in the following areas:

  • Acquisition and Development

  • Build-to-Suit

  • Condominium and PUDs

  • Construction

  • Environmental Representation

  • Foreclosures and Workouts

  • Subdivisions

  • Leasing

  • Partnerships and Joint Ventures

  • Homeowners’ Associations

  • Permanent and Construction Financing

  • Property Taxes and Appeals

  • Public, Private and Tax Credit Financing

  • Real Estate Brokerage

  • Special Districts

  • Tax Planning

  • Tax-Free Exchanges

  • Zoning and Land Use Planning






White & Choate offers experienced family law representation for clients with problems involving divorce, child custody proceedings, child support proceedings, legitimation and establishment of paternity, adoptions, name changes and juvenile court proceedings.


 122 Years of Accumulated Practice

How Can We Help?

Our vision is to provide our clients with a full range of services that are personalized to their needs. We desire to support them in any legal situation they may encounter with our many areas of specialization. Above all, we are committed to professionalism and dedicated to our clients justice.

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