State Bar of Georgia Recognizes Lifetime Achievement
ATLANTA, July 26, 2021 – Recently, Vanessa E. Goggans, founding partner and Chair of the Real Estate Practice of Goggans, Stutzman, Hudson, Wilson & Mize, LLP, (GSHWM) was awarded the prestigious George A. Pindar Award by the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.
Started in 1990, it is the highest award presented by the Real Property Law Section to attorneys who have demonstrated a lifetime of the highest quality of legal service, ethics, and professionalism throughout their careers, and who serve as role models to those who come after them and are a credit to the profession.
The main objective of the Pindar Award is to honor a member who unselfishly gives of him or herself for the benefit of the real estate bar. Goggans is the youngest recipient and third woman to receive this award since its inception.
Goggans practices out of GSHWM’s Atlanta – Northside office and is the director of the firm’s real estate school. She has authored 20+ courses for Georgia real estate licensees and teaches an average of 600 students per year on various three-hour topics. Earlier this year, she was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).
“When I say Vanessa Goggans is a friend of the real estate practitioners in the state of Georgia, I mean it in the greatest sense of the word,” says Kent Altom, Chair of the Real Property Law Section. “Rarely, if ever, has the Pindar award been presented to an individual at the end of her service as Chair of the Real Property Law Section or to a person with so much of her career still ahead of her yet Vanessa is just that deserving. She effectively guided our section through the pandemic, keeping real estate closings happening for the benefit of everyone—home buyers, sellers and lenders as well as attorneys, title examiners, appraisers, surveyors and more. Individually and collectively, we owe Vanessa a debt of gratitude and, in this instance, I hope that she receives this award as an expression of our gratitude for all that she means to us—past, present, and future.”
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With three offices in Metro Atlanta and one in Columbus, GA, the law firm of Goggans, Stutzman, Hudson, Wilson & Mize, LLP provides high-quality, cost-effective representation and well-reasoned solutions exclusively for all types of residential and commercial real estate concerns. The firm’s vast experience and insight assists clients with their legal matters from start to finish. In addition to representing homebuilders, developers, lenders, brokers, investors, build-to-rent companies, and homeowners, GSHWM also works with government entities, non-profit organizations, and housing authorities.
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Vanessa E. Goggans, Founding Partner
and Chair of the Real Estate Practice of
Goggans, Stutzman, Hudson, Wilson & Mize, LLP