Gregory C. Sowell


Gregory C. Sowell
Gregory C.
Sowell
Overview

With nearly four decades of experience handling issues related to all aspects of local and state government, business, banking, commercial real estate, estate planning and probate, Gregory C. “Greg” Sowell brings an “outside the box” approach to solving problems.

Greg litigates frequently on behalf of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County and the Georgia Department of Transportation. In addition to his litigation work, Greg has extensive experience working with varied business and governmental interests such as local governments (cities, counties and boards of education), public authorities (such as housing authorities, downtown development authorities and industrial development authorities), agencies of state government, banks (community and national), commercial and public financing (including local option sales tax, special purpose local option sales tax, tax allocation districts, business improvement districts and both general obligation and revenue bonds), telecommunications enterprises, and agribusinesses.

Greg has taught general banking and business law to bank employees on behalf of both the Community Bankers Association of Georgia and the American Institute of Banking. He also taught Business Law at the college level for 20 years as an Adjunct Professor. Because of his experience and expertise in a number of interdependent facets of law, Greg has often been appointed by the Superior Courts as a Special Master to resolve thorny issues.

For his alma mater, the University of Georgia School of Law, Greg developed a practical and clinical course on the nuts and bolts of law practice called “Solo and Small Firm Practice.” Extremely well-received by both students and alumni, Greg taught the course at the Law School as an Adjunct Professor for five years.

Litigation
  • 70%
Current Employment Position
  • Partner
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Other Affiliations
  • State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors (Former Member)
  • State Bar of Georgia Disciplinary Board (Former Member)
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
  • Old War Horse Lawyers Club
  • University of Georgia Law School Association (Past President)
  • President-Elect of Western Circuit Bar Association (Athens and Oconee)
Education
  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, 1983
    J.D. (Moot Court)
  • University of Georgia, 1980
    B.B.A. (Sphinx; President – Gridiron; President – Blue Key; President – Business School Council; Orientation Leader)
Past Positions
  • University of Georgia School of Law, Senior Director of Law School Advancement
  • Senior Partner, Sowell & Sandifer, P.C., Tifton, Georgia
Classes and Seminars
  • General Banking and Business Law, Community Bankers Association of Georgia
  • General Banking and Business Law, American Institute of Banking
  • Business Law, Adjunct Professor, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC)
  • Solo and Small Firm Practice, Adjunct Professor, UGA School of Law
  • Georgia Practice and Procedure, Guest Lecturer, UGA School of Law
  • The Law and Ethics of Lawyering, Guest Lecturer, UGA School of Law
Honors and Designations
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Georgia Super Lawyers ®
  • Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia
Representative Clients
  • Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
  • Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Athens Downtown Development Authority
  • Athens Housing Authority

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