Chris Khano is a partner with Lazega & Johanson, LLC and serves as general counsel to community associations in its General Services Department. Chris has years of experience with real estate law, community association law, creditor’s rights, and nonprofit governance. She routinely advises board of directors and community association managers on a wide range of legal and business issues, including developer transitions, assessment collections, contract negotiations, covenant enforcement, compliance, and risk management. Chris is passionate about working with the boards and community association managers to advance the mission and vision of her clients.
Chris is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and holds a J.D./M.P.H. dual degree from Georgia State University College of Law and School of Public Health and a B.A. in English-Creative Writing from Emory University.
Prior to joining the General Services Department at Lazega & Johanson, Chris served as a community association collection attorney for seven years. As a seasoned collection attorney, she handled a vast array of collection matters from pre-litigation to litigation to garnishments and foreclosure sales. She also served as a pro bono collection attorney for Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.
Emory University, B.A. 2009
Georgia State University School of Law, J.D. 2015
Georgia State University School of Public Health, M.P.H. 2015
Khano, Christine L. “A Succession Plan for Transitioning Boards.” Georgia Commons, Fourth Quarter 2021, 32-34.
Khano, Christine L. “Mind Your Manners: Reminder for Conducting Annual Meetings & Addressing Collections.” Georgia Commons, Third Quarter 2021, 10, 42.
Khano, Christine L. “Winning Collections.” Georgia Commons, First Quarter 2022, 24.
Khano, Christine L. “Superhero or Supervillain? Is Your Association’s Declaration Fighting for Your Community or Against It?” Georgia Commons, Second Quarter 2022, 40-41.
Khano, Christine L. “Behind the Scenes of Disrupting the Invasion of the Institutional Investors?” Georgia Commons, Third Quarter 2022, 38.
Khano, Christine L. “Board of Directors Leading Communities Through Financial Adversity.” Georgia Commons, Fourth Quarter 2022, 10.
Khano, Christine L. “Best Practices: Proactively Recording Notices of Liens.” Georgia Commons, First Quarter 2023, 32.
CALI Award for Excellence for Research, Writing and Advocacy II
In the Community
Chris is an active participant on behalf of Lazega & Johanson LLC of the Georgia Chapter of CAI, including serving as a member of the CAI Magazine Committee and as a member of the CAI-Georgia Young Professionals group.