LOCATIONS

ATLANTA

4828 Ashford Dunwoody Road

Second Floor 

Dunwoody, Georgia 30338

 

FLORIDA

400 N. Tampa Street

Suite 1050

Tampa, Florida 33602

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

100 Williams Street 

Greenville, South Carolina 29601

 

phone: 678-587-9500

fax: 678-587-9098

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OUR 

ATTORNEYS

FOUNDER

Patrick J. Geheren

Patrick J. Geheren, the firm’s founder, grew up in Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa. In 1989, Mr. Geheren moved to Atlanta to attend law school at Emory University. Mr. Geheren was honored at Emory with a scholarship and by selection as an Associate Editor of the Emory International Law Review. After completing law school at Emory University, he started his career with the Atlanta based law firm of Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C. After several years at the Garland firm, Mr. Geheren accepted a job with a prominent firm in Virginia and continued to practice in Virginia for several more years before returning to Atlanta and forming The Geheren Firm, P.C.

Patrick Geheren has extensive experience in commercial law and real estate transactions. He also has a vast amount of litigation experience in state and federal courts throughout the Eastern United States, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the United State Court of Appeals. Patrick's litigation experience involves real estate title, commercial and residential leases, Homeowners Association covenant enforcement, construction litigation, and litigation arising out of real estate closings. Additionally, Mr. Geheren has served as an expert witness in real estate closing litigation and has been listed under several practice areas in Martindale-Hubbell’s prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Mr. Geheren’s commitment to integrity, professionalism, loyalty, as well as a client-first mindset has served as a foundation of success for The Geheren Firm. Patrick adds, “I learned early in my career that treating clients with respect, listening to and answering their questions, reassuring them in times of doubt, and providing clear focus, direction, and communication at every stage of our work together is the only way to do business. It’s the small things that count, like a policy that every call gets returned within 24 hours. Ethical behavior, quality, professionalism, quickness, and openness are the foundations behind The Geheren Firm. As we grow, each new member of our team embodies these same values.”

"We understand that clients have a lot at stake when dealing with real estate transactions and litigation. Our goal is to protect our clients’ interest by choosing the most strategic, yet efficient method of resolution."


Education

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law

  • International Law Studies, Cambridge University

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, The University of Iowa

 

Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia

  • Supreme Court of Georgia

  • Georgia Court of Appeals

  • US District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

 

Awards & Distinctions

  • Listing, Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

  • President, Emory University Federalist Society

  • Associate Editor, Emory International Law Review

 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Georgia Bar Association, Member

  • American Legal & Financial Network (ALFN)

  • Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia

  • American Land Title Association

ATLANTA

ERIC WEISS

Eric graduated with a B.S.B.A. from the University of Florida, with a major in finance, and earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law.

 

Eric began his career as a transactional attorney in Orlando, Florida, where he represented buyers and sellers of commercial real estate, as well as commercial lenders.

 

Upon moving to Georgia, Eric joined The Geheren Firm’s commercial and residential real estate department.

 

Education

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Florida

 

Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia

  • State Bar of Florida

 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Georgia Bar Association, Member

  • Florida Bar Association, Member

BRIAN HOOPER

Brian graduated with a B.A. from Washington and Lee University, and he received his Masters of Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong. 

 

He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School. He received the Dean's Award for Community Leadership; President, Harvard Federalist Society; Deputy Editor in Chief, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. 

Brian has been recognized for his professionalism with a Preeminent Peer-Review Rating & Platinum Client Champion by Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyer & Rising Star by Legal Trend, William Meador Award from ESRBA for integrity in the practice of law and outstanding service to the community, M. Stanton Evans Alumni Award from ISI for excellence in government service.

Education

  • J.D., Harvard School of Law

  • Masters of Philosophy, University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts, Washington and Lee University

 

Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia

  • State Bar of Florida

  • State Bar of Virginia 

  • State Bar of Washington, D.C. 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Georgia Bar Association, Member

  • Florida Bar Association, Member

  • Virginia Bar Association, Member

  • D.C. Bar Association, Member

FLORIDA

BRIAN HUMMEL

Brian received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from Georgia State University, each with a major in finance, and earned his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Prior to joining The Geheren Firm, Brian worked for two law firms and briefly managed his own solo practice in Tampa, FL. Brian has over 10 years experience primarily in the areas of real estate litigation, foreclosure, evictions, and loan workouts.


 

Education

  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law

  • Master of Business Administration, Georgia State University

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Georgia State University


 

Admissions

  • State Bar of Florida

  • US District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida

  • US Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida


 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Florida Bar Association, Member

SOUTH CAROLINA

DANA LAHEY
 

Dana is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Political Theory. Dana obtained her Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and was admitted to the Michigan State Bar in 2000. She began her legal career as a research attorney and law clerk for the Michigan Court of Appeals. Dana relocated to South Carolina and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2001. Prior to joining the firm Dana worked with two small law firms and managed her solo practice in Greenville, SC. Dana represents banks and other lending institutions regarding non-performing loans and is experienced in the practice of creditor’s rights, including foreclosures, workouts and restructuring of distressed debts. Dana also has experience in bankruptcy, evictions and real estate title curative matters.

 

Education

  • J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School

  • Bachelor of Political Theory, James Madison College at Michigan State University

 

Admissions

  • South Carolina State Bar

  • Michigan State Bar

  • US District Court for the District of South Carolina

 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • South Carolina Bar Association, Member

  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, Member

  • South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyers Association, Member

  • Greenville County Bar Association, Member

  • Michigan State Bar Association, Member