Mr. Joe McGhee has been practicing law in Atlanta since 2003. Joe has a Master of Business Administration degree concentrating in Finance, a Juris Doctor degree, and is a licensed attorney in Florida and Georgia. Joe is admitted to the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Joe advises, represents, and counsels individuals and businesses in various aspects of organizational issues, business contracts and transactions, commercial and residential real estate transactions and default management in both judicial and non-judicial jurisdictions.
Joe provides legal counsel in the practice areas of commercial real estate, general commercial contract law, business formation and corporate governance. Joe is well versed and experienced in all facets of residential and commercial real estate, and has represented the residential mortgage and commercial real estate industries, including the nation’s top financial institutions, throughout the loan life-cycle from origination, closing and securitization, through servicing and asset reclamation.
Joe handles a wide range of commercial transactions and has represented a broad base of clients including startup businesses, lenders and multinational companies. He has negotiated, structured and drafted commercial contracts ranging from commercial lease agreements, product, services and material sales and supply contracts, security and collateral agreements as well as acquisition and divestiture agreements.
Joe also has litigation experience as plaintiff’s counsel and has represented national lenders and servicers pursuing consumer foreclosure judgments and collateral recovery. Knowing firsthand what issues may result in litigation provides Joe with foresight when drafting transactions and providing counsel to his business clients.
Prior to beginning a career in law, Joe held several senior level executive positions over a nineteen-year period. During this time, he held a variety of roles in retail banking, mortgage banking, credit card technology, telecommunications and management consulting and provides his clients with a broad perspective covering a wide-range of disciplines. He has had hands on entrepreneurial challenges and opportunities as a small business owner of a residential construction company and a residential mortgage broker company.
As a former Chief Financial Officer of a national bank, Chief Operating Officer of a regional mortgage company of a National Bank, and a Senior Financial Analyst for a major communications company, Joe has gained extensive experience in many aspects of business management and has an in-depth understanding of the parameters that impact company operations and profitability. His experience as both an attorney and businessman gives him a unique perspective into understanding the challenges, issues, problems and concerns faced by developing and mature businesses.