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Julie McGhee Howard Featured in Super Lawyers Magazines for HOA and Condominium Practice

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June 4, 2020, Atlanta, Ga. –Julie McGhee Howard, attorney, co-founder and managing partner of NowackHoward, LLC, has been featured in this year’s Super Lawyers Magazines, offering her perspective and approach on the practice of community association law and how it has changed during her career.  Howard manages Georgia’s most prestigious and effective community association law firm, representing homeowner and condominium associations throughout the state.

Super Lawyers Practice Area Highlight: Real Estate

While the community association law is still relatively new compared with some areas of law, it has been undergoing dramatic change, demanding a flexible and nimble approach to solutions. Howard and her partner and firm co-founder, George Nowack, have been instrumental in writing some of the most impactful HOA laws in place today. Through Howard’s and Nowack’s leadership of prevention, the firm has gained a reputation for preventing and resolving issues and disputes before they escalate into legal battles which can be costly for both the homeowner and their association.

“Our philosophy is preventative. We’re dealing with people trying to live together peacefully in community,” says Howard. “People want to come home after a long day at work to someplace that feels harmonious, not a place of conflict.  Their home is often their biggest investment so helping ensure that investment is protected and their quality of life is preserved, to me this is exciting and worthy work because that sense of home is so important to people.”

As the practice of community law has evolved, challenges have become more and more varied, ranging from short-term rentals, to medical marijuana, to emotional support animals. Different from decades past, where most issues were simpler and clearer, today’s HOA attorney must adapt to an everchanging environment being driven forward by dramatic societal changes and shifts. Through it all, Howard remains steadfast in her belief that early solutions remain the best solutions.

About Julie McGhee Howard

Julie McGhee Howard is co-founder and managing partner of NowackHoward, LLC, and has extensive experience advising community associations having counseled condominium and homeowner associations across Georgia since 1996. An active member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), Howard has served CAI at every level, including Georgia Chapter President in 2003 and national President in 2014.  Howard is a fellow in the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers and served as the College’s 2018 President. Howard is an active and long-time lobbyist for community associations and has helped draft every change to the Georgia Condominium Act and Georgia Property Owners’ Association Act since 2007 and frequently testifies before Georgia Senate and House of Representatives Committees on proposed laws that could impact community associations. Howard has earned the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the legal profession’s most prestigious rating service.

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About NowackHoward LLC

NowackHoward LLC is Atlanta’s most experienced and effective law firm concentrating in advising and representing homeowner and condominium associations. Lawyers at NowackHoward are among the most experienced attorneys in the United States focusing on this specific area of the law. NowackHoward lawyers have helped write almost every law in Georgia that pertains to condominium and homeowner associations and worked to get them passed, helping create more harmonious communities. With both founding partners receiving the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the legal profession’s most prestigious rating service, NowackHoward has become home to Georgia’s top-rated community association lawyers.

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