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Principal and Managing Attorney
Born in Oklahoma, Mimi spent the majority of her youth in Jacksonville, Florida.
She graduated with honors from the University of North Florida in 1991 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology.
Mimi graduated from the Georgia State University College of Law in 1995. During law school, Mimi worked at internships at Georgia Indigent Defense Council, Catholic Social Services, Atlanta Legal Aid and the Campaign for Military Service. She was active in the leadership of many Law School extra-curricular groups.
Mimi started out as a litigator with several small firms, practicing first in family law then employment, education and civil rights law, then transitioned to a transactional real estate practice in 2001. She joined Ganek as an Associate Partner in October 2004. In 2016, Mimi found a new location for Ganek PC in the Poncey Highland area of Atlanta, supervised the buildout and creation of the office and in December 2016 was appointed the Managing Attorney of the Poncey Highland location of Ganek PC.
Mimi handles residential and commercial closings and builder/developer representation. She helped develop several East Cobb custom home subdivisions, from the acquisition and development loan through construction loans and the ultimate sale to the buyers. Additionally, Mimi has assisted banks with creating and managing successful volume asset disposition systems their REO residential and commercial properties. She also sees her Realtor agent clients as her business partners and delights in helping by keeping them up-to-date on trends in the market and changes to the GAR contracts and the law.
Outside the Office
When not at the firm, Mimi can be found at walking around her Morningside neighborhood, spending time with family and her cat, Frankie, at a concert or at dinner with friends. She loves to travel and have adventures and tried to go somewhere new every year.
Mimi joined Ganek as an Associate Partner in October 2004. In 2016, Mimi established Ganek’s Poncey-Highland office. She became a Principal of the firm in 2019 and is the Poncey Highland office’s Managing Attorney.
James is a transplant from the North, having grown up in Central Massachusetts cow country, where he lived with his mother, step-father, brother, and two stepsisters.
James earned his Bachelor’s degree in 2009 from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where he majored in English and graduated magna cum laude.
James is a 2016 graduate of the Georgia State University College of Law.
James worked for several years as a chef, both during and after completing his undergraduate degree. While in law school, he worked at the DeKalb County Office of the Solicitor General in both the Diversion and Community Alternative Program and on the trial line under the Third Year Practice Act.
Outside The Office
James lives in Decatur with his wife and two daughters.
While in law school, James worked at the DeKalb County Office of the Solicitor General in both the Diversion and Community Alternative Program and on the trial line under the Third Year Practice Act.