Midtown Office

Our team of knowledgeable, experienced, and professional attorneys is here to guide you through the real estate process. We invite you to explore and get to know our attorneys below.

Mark Seib

Principal and Managing Attorney


Early Life

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.

College

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.

Post College

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.

Law School

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.

Professional Life

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 President of the Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association (GRECAA), is a member of the South State Bank Midtown Board of Advisors, and previously served as a member of the Stewart Title Agency Services Board of Advisors.

Outside the Office

Mark and his husband, Ted, live in Lavista Park with their dog, Niko. 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, and visiting National Parks during the summer.

Mark is President of the firm, and also manages its Midtown and Buckhead locations.

Michael Silberman

Attorney


Early Life

Michael was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Opelika, Alabama.

College

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.

Post College

He has been a member of Alabama Bar since 1989 and a member of Georgia Bar since 2001.

Law School

Michael graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1989 with a Juris Doctorate degree.

Professional Life

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.

Michael Baer

Attorney


Early Life

Mike was born in Mobile, Alabama and grew up in Marietta, Georgia.

College

Mike graduated from the University of Georgia in 1996 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice.

Law School

He attended Georgia State University College of Law, earning his J.D. in 2000.

Professional Life

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.

Brandon Hollis

Attorney


Early Life

Brandon was born and grew up in New Mexico. He has family in Santa Fe, where he enjoys visiting for the southwest art, culture, and cuisine.

College

He attended Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004. He spent his free time in college traveling and interning. He worked for student leadership conferences in Orlando, Washington D.C, and Yosemite National Park, as well as studied abroad in France and England.

Law School

Brandon attended the University of Oklahoma College of Law, earning his J.D. in 2008. His study path emphasized classes in property law, energy law, indigenous peoples’ law, and American legal history. It was in law school that he discovered his love for rowing. He would go on to row eight seasons on the Chesapeake Energy corporate league, taking gold at the Head of the Oklahoma in his seventh and eighth seasons.

Professional Life

Brandon started law practice as an Assistant District Attorney for the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Clovis, New Mexico. In 2011, he took a position with Chesapeake Energy Corporation in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, managing company assets across Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana, and practicing in the areas of title examination, contract negotiations, acquisitions and divestitures, and regulatory compliance. Brandon moved to the Atlanta area in 2019. In February of 2020, he joined Ganek, shifting the focus of his practice from oil and gas transactions to that of residential and commercial real estate. His experience gained managing complex energy transactions has given him a keen attention to detail that he brings to the table of all his residential closings. Brandon is licensed to practice law in Georgia, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.

Outside the Office

When not assisting clients, Brandon can be found in Midtown, spending time with his family and walking his dogs through Piedmont park. As a recent resident of Atlanta, he enjoys exploring the city for great restaurants and cafes. He loves to travel and spend time outdoors, going to concerts, music festivals, and beaches.

Brandon moved to Atlanta in 2019 and joined Ganek in early 2020.

Andrew Grattan

Attorney


Early Life

Andrew was born in Atlanta, Georgia to two Virginia transplants. He grew up in Sandy Springs, in the house where his parents still reside.

College

Andrew attended Georgia State University where he was the treasurer of his fraternity. He graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice.

Post College

After graduation, Andrew worked at the Athletic Club Northeast as floor manager. During the summers, he helped run the camp for children.

Law School

Andrew graduated from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2015.

Professional Life

Andrew began his legal career as an associate closing attorney with Blackburn & Adair, LLC. He joined Lueder, Larkin, & Hunter, LLC. in 2016, where he practiced community association law, while also performing closings on an as-needed basis. in 2018, Andrew began work as in-house counsel for Solid Source Real Estate Companies. At Solid Source, he counseled over 1700 real estate agents on real estate brokerage, license law, fair housing compliance, and broker advertising restrictions. Andrew hosted sales meetings on hot topics in the real estate industry, drafted special stipulations, interpreted contractual terms, and provided negotiation strategy. In addition to providing agent assistance, Andrew was tasked with reducing company exposure to liability. He enthusiastically joined Ganek in August 2020.

Outside the Office

Andrew and his wonderful wife welcomed their son in May 2019. Luke is the joy of their lives. In addition to being a dad, Andrew runs 8 miles every morning before work to prepare himself for the day ahead. Andrew is a huge fan of the Atlanta Braves, Falcons, and Hawks (in that order). He and his wife love to travel, with Charleston, South Carolina being a favorite destination. Andrew makes regular appearances on the golf course, where the “experience” prevails over his score. He enjoys playing acoustic guitar, with Luke being his #1 fan.

Andrew graduated from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2015.

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