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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, community association managers, and developers/builders.  Jamie also advises real estate brokers and agents and buyers and sellers in community association 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 and Classes

Effective Virtual Board and Membership Meetings, August 2020-Present
Insurance: Real Examples and Real Advice When Faced with Real Property Insurance Claims, November, 2019-Present
Community Association Forum, Atlanta REALTOR® Association, June 2019
The Three D’s of Community Associations – Developer, Directors, Documents, May 2019-Present
Insurance-What you Need and When you Need it,  April 2019-Present
Do Your Community Legal Documents Work For You? February 2019
Meetings 101 – Board Meetings, Community Associations Institute-Georgia Education Seminar, January 2019
Community Associations 101, Georgia Real Estate Commission Annual School Meeting, November 2018
Board Leadership Development Workshop, Community Associations Institute-Georgia, February 2018
CAM 201: This Wasn’t on the Test! – Association Management of Vendor Contracts, Community Associations Institute-Georgia Education Seminar, January 2018
Picture Perfect Transactions Focused on Community Associations, Georgia Association of REALTORS® Partners in Education Program, 2018-Present
Community Association Symposium, Atlanta REALTOR® Association, October 2017
What to Expect When Facing the Unexpected – Fire, Water Leak, Flood and Mold, June 2017
Like a Bridge Over Troubled Waters-Ponds, Dams, Water Management, and Landscaping, March 2016-Present
Best Kept Secrets:  Questions Buyers, Sellers, and Agents Should be Asking (and Answering) about Community Associations, Georgia Association of REALTORS® Inaugural & Legislative Conference, February 2017
Practice Makes Perfect-Preparing for Meeting Season, August 2016-Present
Facts of Life (about Insurance), June 2015-Present
What Do CAMs Know About License Law, December 2015-Present
The Real Work of Insurance Issue and Claims, November, 2014-Present
Who is Authorized Around Here? License Law for Community Association Managers, May 2014-Present
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!, 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, Capitus Real Estate Learning Center, March 2011 – present
Back to Basics – General Real Estate Principals Applied to Community Associations, Capitus Real Estate Learning Center, March 2011 – present
Do Covenants Protect or Restrict – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly about Mandatory Community Associations, Manager, Capitus Real Estate Learning Center, March 2011 – present
“Because I Said So,” – Roles of the Developer—Appointed and Owner-Elected Board of Directors and the Community Association Manager, Capitus Real Estate Learning Center, March 2011 – present
The Adams Family Reunion and Scrapbook – Community Association Board and Owner Meetings and Community Paperwork, Capitus Real Estate Learning Center, March 2011 – present
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Community Association Finances, Capitus Real Estate Learning Center, March 2011—present
Better to be Safe Than Sorry – Community Maintenance, Repair, and Insurance, Capitus Real Estate Learning Center, March 2011 – present
Extreme Home Makeover – Enforcing Use Restrictions and Architectural Controls in Community Associations, Capitus Real Estate Learning Center, March 2011 – present
Anatomy of a Closing, Georgia State University, June 2010
Ethics of Short Sales, Atlanta Board of REALTORS ®, March 2010
Community Associations and Closing Issues, October 2008
Introduction to Short Sale Transactions, Atlanta Board of REALTORS ® Showcase, August 2008
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
College of Community Association Lawyers, Community Association Institute
Gold Standard Instructor’s Award (2018), National Real Estate Educators Association
Educator of the Year (2017) Community Association Institute Georgia
Rita Kennedy Award Winner (2015) Community Association Institute of Georgia
Instructor of the Year (2014) Georgia Real Estate Educators Associations
Leadership Award Winner (2014) Community Association Institute of Georgia
President’s Award Winner (2013) Community Association Institute of Georgia
Program of the Year (2000) Georgia Real Estate Educators Association

In the Community
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
Past Chair and Current Committee Member, Georgia Real Estate Commission Education Advisory Board
Past President and Board Member, Georgia Real Estate Educators Association
Past Board Member and Chair of Numerous Committees, Community Association Institute of Georgia
Executive Vice President, Congregation Etz Chaim
Cornell Alumni Association Ambassador Network
Cornell Women’s Network