Jacob’s practice largely involves the representation of community association clients such as condominiums, large subdivisions, and mixed-use developments. Much of his practice focuses specifically on corporate governance issues faced by his clients, the application of Georgia’s corporate laws to situations faced by his clients. He also assists clients in working through covenant enforcement matters, construction defects claims, title issues, and Fair Housing Act matters. Jacob also advises Georgia corporations on general corporate transactional matters as well. Jacob currently practices in the firm’s Community Association General Servicing Group.
Jacob’s experience includes litigating a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including covenant enforcement cases, quiet title matters, “super-lien” cases, trusts and estates matters, easement disputes, and corporate derivative claims. Jacob has also taught continuing education courses on community association law. Additionally, Jacob has a wide range of experience in drafting and amending covenants and bylaws, and negotiating and drafting a large variety of contracts and agreements which are pertinent to community associations. He has experience with presiding over the meetings of corporations (including community associations), and has served on the board of directors of various non-profit entities in the past.
Jacob has also participated in a wide range of appellate cases, including the significant decision in Villas at Stone Mountain v. Blair, 311 Ga. App. 718, 716 S.E.2d 718 (2011), addressing how assessments work when an owner dies and the unit passes to the owners heirs at law.
Jacob is also an active member of the Georgia Chapter of the Community Association Institute (CAI), and serves as a member on the Georgia Chapter’s Education Committee.
Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, Bachelor of Music
University of Georgia, Master of Music
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2007