On November 30, 2018, Messrs. Carter and Mason, in appreciation for the hard work and tireless dedication of the faculty and staff at Berkeley Lake Elementary School, delivered donuts to the faculty and staff, and donated Amazon gift cards that were given away to six (6) randomly selected teachers.
Mr. Mason settled a divorce case on the day of trial on October 25, 2018. The divorce involved an almost thirty (30) year marriage, millions of dollars in marital assets, and a significant premarital estate for Mason Bahr LLP’s client.
On October 5, 2018, Mr. Mason represented the seller of a gas-station convenience store, including real estate, with a sales price of $785,000.00.
On July 17, 2018, Mr. Mason settled a personal injury case on behalf of a severely injured client with a closed-head injury that resulted from a motor vehicle accident.
On March 13, 2018, Mr. Mason obtained a Dismissal from OSHA of a whistleblower complaint filed by a disgruntled former employee of a valued Mason Bahr LLP client. The whistleblower alleged that he was demoted and ultimately terminated for addressing safety concerns with the Mason Bahr LLP client. Mr. Mason succeeded in proving that there were no safety issues and that the employee was not terminated, but instead left of his own accord.
On January 12, 2018, Mr. Mason obtained a policy limits settlement with the tortfeasor’s insurance carrier and policy limits settlement with the UM insurance carrier for a Mason Bahr LLP client whose thumb was amputated in a horrific motor vehicle accident.
News Archive for 2017
On Friday, March 31, 2017, Mr. Mason represented the seller of a prominent corner property in Downtown Atlanta on a multi-million dollar real estate sale. The sales price for only part of the corner property was $7,500,000.00. The property is being developed as part of mixed use $30,000,000.00+ mid-rise development that includes retail and apartments.
On Monday, March 27, 2017, Mr. Mason represented the buyer of a 59,000+ sq. ft. warehouse- office building in Peachtree Corners. The purchase price was $4,264,920.00. The purchase was part of a previous 1031 tax free exchange that Mr. Mason handled for the buyer in 2016.
Based upon peer recognition, favorable reviews, and independent research, Mr. Mason was invited to the Lawyers of Distinction for 2017. Lawyers of Distinction is an elite group of attorneys nationwide that recognizes the top ten percent (10%) of lawyers in the USA.
Mr. Carter represented an individual guarantor of a business loan with a loan balance in excess of $500,000.00. After suit was filed to collect the loan balance in March 2017, Mr. Carter negotiated a settlement with the lender for approximately twelve percent (12%) of the loan balance.
In April 2017, Mr. Carter was successful in arguing a Motion to Dismiss filed on behalf of a Defendant commercial property owner who had been sued for $71,000,000.00 in damages.
In July 2017, Mr. Mason represented the purchaser of over sixteen (16) acres in a highly desirable section of North Fulton directly off of GA 400. The client intends to develop the parcel with a large office-warehouse.
Mr. Carter represented a commercial property owner regarding multiple litigation matters concerning a commercial tenancy. After inheriting the matters from another lawyer, Mr. Carter obtained a favorable ruling from the trial court which was subsequently upheld on appeal to the Georgia Court of Appeals. In addition, Mr. Carter was successful in having the tenant’s separate lawsuit dismissed.
Mr. Carter represented a local multi-franchise business owner in multiple States on allegations of fraudulent conveyances by a national lender. The lender sought to attach real property in another State, as well as multiple business and franchise interests. As a result of Mr. Carter’s efforts, the matters were favorably resolved for the Mason Bahr clients in August 2017.
Mr. Carter has been retained by leading Atlanta personal injury firms to provide counsel and assistance in estate administration, minor settlements, conservatorships, and related matters.
Longtime friend and Mason Bahr client Logan Matheny now owns and operates a recording studio in Nashville, Tennessee, Big Light Studio. In November 2017, Logan learned that “Body Like a Backroad,” by Sam Hunt, a song that Logan engineered and recorded in his studio, was nominated for two (2) Grammy Awards: Best Country Solo Performance, and Best Country Song.
In December 2017, Mr. Mason settled a slip and fall case on behalf of a ninety-one (91) year old PhD who was an officer in the Navy during WWII. The Mason Bahr client slipped and fell, broke his nose, and lacerated his head while at an Atlanta hotel for a family reunion.
In December 2017, Mr. Mason obtained a Judgment for $127,688 in Forsyth County, Georgia on behalf a commercial landlord client.
News Archive for 2016
On October 31, 2016, Mr. Mason obtained a Dismissal With Prejudice on behalf of an employer who was facing a wrongful death workers’ compensation action. The employer paid zero on the wrongful death claim.
In October 2016, Mr. Mason negotiated a large commercial office Lease in Tennessee on behalf of a multi-state joint venture tenant.
On October 4, 2016, Mr. Mason represented the Seller in a commercial real estate sale. The Seller sold a gas station – convenience store in Forsyth County, Georgia for $2,050,000.00. Mr. Mason assisted the Seller with the settlement proceeds and its 1031 exchange.
In June 2016, Mr. Mason represented the Buyer of two (2) shopping centers in Forsyth County, Georgia. The purchase price was $6,625,000.00.
February 2016, Mr. Mason successfully tried a jury trial in the Superior Court of Fulton County on behalf of an Eastern European immigrant. The jury verdict was in excess of what the opposing side offered before trial, and in excess of what the opposing side offered in closing argument.
Mr. Mason recently settled a catastrophic injury case involving a young woman who was accidently run over by a car. The girl was placed in a medically induced coma for ten (10) days, she saw over thirty (30) physicians, and had seven (7) surgeries. Mr. Mason represented the young woman on claims against the other driver and various insurance companies. He succeeded in obtaining a seven (7) figure settlement of the claims for all available insurance. Mr. Mason retained a structured settlement company in Ohio to assist in establishing structured settlements that would provide regular financial support for the young woman for approximately fourteen (14) years, and then a large lump sum.
News Archive for 2015
In October 2015, Mr. Mason obtained a Judgment for the Plaintiff in a bench trial in Gwinnett County on an automobile accident case involving a rear end collision. Defendant mounted an aggressive liability defense. Mr. Mason was aided in his presentation of the case by the Georgia State Trooper who investigated the accident and that Mr. Mason subpoenaed for trial, and by clear and convincing photographs the client took at the scene following the accident.
Mr. Mason was honored to be appointed to the Board of Directors of the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps in September 2015. Spirit of Atlanta was formed in 1976, and is a nonprofit corporation and member of Drum Corps International. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors, Mr. Mason provides legal counsel to the Corps. He was a marching member of the Corps in 1980 and 1981. On June 3, 2015, Mason Bahr LLP celebrated its twelfth anniversary. Thank you to all of our family, clients, and friends for a successful twelve years.
On May 12, 2015, Mr. Mason represented a Mason Bahr LLP client who closed on its purchase of a piece of commercial real estate in Forsyth County, Georgia for $1,200,000.
On February 13, 2015, Mr. Mason obtained a Temporary Restraining Order in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georiga in a hotly contested employment case. Mr. Mason obtained the Temporary Restraining Order on behalf of a national physician placement firm against a former employee.
In late January 2015, Mr. Mason successfully tried a three (3) day jury trial and the jury returned a verdict that saved the Mason Bahr LLP client approximately $300,000, almost the same amount the Plaintiff sought above what Mr. Mason had offered.
In January 2015, after approximately two years of contentious litigation against a national bank, Mr. Carter successfully negotiated a Mutual Dismissal on behalf of two developers of a failed residential real estate development. The bank previously had foreclosed on real property that secured a loan, and sued the individual developers on personal guaranties for a deficiency of approximately $750,000. Mr. Carter's settlement resulted in the Mason Bahr LLP's clients paying nothing to the bank on the $750,000 deficiency.
News Archive for 2014
In December 2014, Mr. Mason served as Buyer's attorney and closing attorney for the acquisition of three parcels of commercial property in Forsyth County, Georgia, totaling approximately thirteen acres at a total purchase of over $2,600,000.00.
The Superior Court of Dekalb County awarded attorney's fees and expenses on December 2, 2014, to Mr. Mason's out-of-state client related to the September 29, 2014, Order granting the Motion to Dismiss. The Court awarded all of Mason Bahr LLP's attorney's fees and expenses, as well as all the attorney's fees and expenses of out-of-state co-counsel.
On September 29, 2014, the Superior Court of Dekalb County granted Mr. Mason’s Motion to Dismiss on behalf of an out-of-state client. The out-of-state Mason Bahr Defendant was sued for breach of contract and quantum meruit, and the Court dismissed the case for lack of personal and subject matter jurisdiction.
On September 4, 2014, Mr. Mason obtained an affirmance from the Georgia Department of Labor of unemployment benefits for an elderly employee who had been terminated from his position after over twenty years of employment.
On May 12, 2014, the Superior Court of Fulton County affirmed an earlier Georgia Department of Labor Board of Review decision on behalf of a Mason Bahr employer client, denying benefits to a terminated employee. Mr. Mason represented the Mason Bahr employer client.
On January 21, 2014, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of summary judgment to a Mason Bahr physician client who was sued by a prospective employer over an alleged employment agreement. Mr. Mason represented the physician in the trial court and on appeal.
News Archive for 2013
In December 2013, Mr. Mason represented a commercial property owner and settled a property damage coverage case in Federal Court involving allegations of bad faith. The claim was settled for in excess of $2,500,000.
On February 14, 2013, Mr. Mason obtained a denial of a Motion for Injunctive Relief in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.
On January 8, 2013, Mr. Mason obtained summary judgment for a Mason Bahr physician client in the Superior Court of Bibb County, Georgia. A physician practice group sued the Mason Bahr client for over $1,000,000 for the alleged breach of a purported employment agreement.