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Jamie Platt Lyons

Partner, Community Association General Servicing Attorney jamiel@LJLaw.com   404-671-3341

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Jamie Platt Lyons is a partner at the law firm of Lazega & Johanson, LLC with a passion for teaching. She is a veteran community association and real estate closing attorney with a sense of humor and energy rarely matched in the legal field!

Industry Experience

Jamie regularly teaches and publishes about timely topics in the community association and residential real estate industries and her classes are engaging, interactive and relevant for all real estate professionals. In addition to teaching, Jamie has an active legal practice working with Boards of Directors and community association managers. Jamie also advises developers and builders, real estate brokers and agents, and buyers and sellers in residential and commercial settings. During her career Jamie has practiced in the litigation and collection fields as well, giving her an unusual breadth and depth of legal experience that brings value to her students and clients.

Education

Emory University, J.D. 1993
Cornell University, B.S. 1989

Bar Admissions

Georgia
Washington DC

Publications

  • Board Basics and Getting to Know Your Legal Documents, Johns Creek Community Association, February 2013
  • REALTOR ® Realities – Community Association Closing Issues, Georgia Association of REALTORS ® Inaugural Meeting, January 2013
  • Minimum Requirements for Creating Conforming Condominium Projects, Chicago Title Insurance Company, March 2012
  • Life’s Tough, Get a Helmet – Gearing Up for a Smooth Closing, Georgia Association of REALTORS ® Inaugural Meeting, February 2012
  • Do Covenants Protect or Restrict? Depends on Who Owns the Fence! – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly about Mandatory Community Associations, Georgia Association of REALTORS ® Inaugural Meeting, February 2012
  • The Skinny on Short Sales, Atlanta Board of REALTORS ®, October 2011
  • No One Looks Good in Stripes! – The Georgia License Law and the Community Association Management Industry, Georgia Institute of Real Estate, March 2011 – present
  • Back to Basics – General Real Estate Principals Applied to Community Associations, Georgia Institute of Real Estate, March 2011 – present
  • “Because I Said So,” – Roles of the Developer—Appointed and Owner Elected Board of Directors and the Community Association Manager, Georgia Institute of Real Estate, March 2011 – present
  • The Adams Family Reunion and Scrapbook – Community Association Board and Owner Meetings and Community Paperwork, Georgia Institute of Real Estate, March 2011 – present
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Community Association Finances, Georgia Institute of Real Estate, March 2011—present
  • Better to be Safe Than Sorry – Community Maintenance, Repair, and Insurance, Georgia Institute of Real Estate, March 2011 – present
  • Extreme Home Makeover – Enforcing Use Restrictions and Architectural Controls in Community Associations, Georgia Institute of Real Estate, March 2011 – present
  • Successful Special Stipulations, October 2010
  • Anatomy of a Closing, Georgia State University, June 2010
  • Ethics of Short Sales, Atlanta Board of REALTORS ®, March 2010
  • Special Considerations for Lease/Purchase Agreements, July 2009
  • Agent Protections in REO and RELO Transactions, May 2009
  • Community Associations and Closing Issues, October 2008
  • Introduction to Short Sale Transactions, Atlanta Board of REALTORS ® Showcase, August 2008
  • Title Insurance and Surveys, September 2007
  • Establishing and Operating Community Associations – Understanding the Legal Issues in Georgia, Lorman Educational Services, June 2006
  • “Telecommuting,” College of Community Association Lawyers 27th Annual Law Seminar, January 2006
  • Condominium Law in Georgia , Lorman Educational Services, June 2003
  • The Reference Manual on Community Associations in Georgia, Georgia Institute of Real Estate, © 2000

Awards

  • Program of the Year (2000) Georgia Real Estate Educators Association
  • President’s Award Winner (2013) Community Association Institute of Georgia
  • Instructor of the Year (2014) Georgia Real Estate Educators Associations
  • Leadership Award Winner (2014) Community Association Institute of Georgia
  • Rita Kennedy Award Winner (2015) Community Association Institute of Georgia

In the Community

  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
  • Current Chair of Programs Committee and Past Board Member of Community Association Institute of Georgia
  • Past President and Current Board Member, Georgia Real Estate Educators Association
  • Past Officer and Current Committee Chair, Congregation Etz Chaim
  • Cornell Alumni Association Ambassador Network
  • Cornell Women’s Network