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Principal and Managing Attorney
Mark grew up in Cocoa Beach, Florida, with his younger sister, Hope; father Don, an aerospace engineer; and mother, Nancy, a college professor of art.
He attended Birmingham-Southern College, a Methodist liberal arts college in Birmingham, Alabama (1987-1991), and earned a B.S. degree in Accounting. While there, he was active in numerous organizations, and served as president of both Theta Chi fraternity and the Interfraternity Council.
Mark spent a year in living in Kosice, Czechoslovakia teaching English at the Technical University of Kosice. He was placed at the University by Education for Democracy, an organization with offices in Mobile, Alabama and Bratislava, Czechoslovakia.
Mark attended University of Alabama School of Law (1992-1995). He was one of the finalists in his second-year moot court competition, and served as a member of the Jessup International Moot Court team during third year. Mark worked throughout his second and third years of law school as a law clerk for Robert P. Reynolds, P. C., a firm practicing in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. During that time, he wrote a brief that was argued before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mark is President of the firm, and also manages its Midtown and Buckhead locations. During his career, he has represented a variety of clients in both residential and commercial transactions, including buyers, sellers and lenders, as well as developers and builders. Mark teaches continuing education classes to real estate agents on a variety of topics, and he was the original Director of the firm’s real estate school. He is also currently serving as the Vice President of the Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association (GRECAA), is a member of the First Landmark Bank Midtown Board of Advisors, and recently completed a three-year term as a member of the Stewart Title Agency Services Board of Advisors.
Outside the Office
Mark and his husband, Ted, live in Morningside. He enjoys weight lifting and spin classes before work each morning, is an avid college football fan, and enjoys time-off on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Mark is President of the firm, and also manages its Midtown and Buckhead locations.
Michael was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Opelika, Alabama.
Michael attended the University of Alabama, where he was treasurer of the student government. He graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.
He has been a member of Alabama Bar since 1989 and a member of Georgia Bar since 2001.
Michael graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1989 with a Juris Doctorate degree.
Michael started law practice as a clerk for the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals in Montgomery, Alabama before becoming a staff attorney. In 1991, he started as an associate with the Birmingham firm of Berkowitz, Lefkovits, Isom & Kushner and was made partner. He practiced commercial litigation. He relocated to Atlanta in 2000 and, after becoming a member of the Georgia Bar, began practicing the areas of residential and commercial real estate. Michael joined Ganek in 2004.
Outside the Office
Michael loves college athletics, tennis and travel.
Michael relocated to Atlanta in 2000 and, after becoming a member of the Georgia Bar, began practicing the areas of residential and commercial real estate. Michael joined Ganek in 2004.
Mike was born in Mobile, Alabama and grew up in Marietta, Georgia.
Mike graduated from the University of Georgia in 1996 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice.
He attended Georgia State University College of Law, earning his J.D. in 2000.
Prior to joining Ganek, Mike was a criminal prosecutor in DeKalb County and served as staff attorney for the Georgia Supreme Court's Standing Committee on the Unlicensed Practice of Law. He entered the real estate field in 2005 and worked as an associate in a large firm's residential real estate department. He managed their Midtown office from 2007 to 2010. Mike spoke at the 2006 and 2007 Georgia Title Standards Seminar on Condominiums and Planned Unit Developments and frequently conducts trainings for agents on various aspects of real estate closings and contracts.
Prior to joining Ganek, Mike was a criminal prosecutor in DeKalb County and served as staff attorney for the Georgia Supreme Court's Standing Committee on the Unlicensed Practice of Law.