Attorneys

Experience

J.T. Johnson is a partner in the Firm’s real estate practice group. His practice focuses on all areas of real estate law, including the closing of residential and commercial transactions, representation of lenders in secured transactions, representation of title insurance companies, assisting landowners in property development, and drafting and negotiation of contracts and leases. J.T. is one of the few attorneys in the Glynn County area who regularly closes high-value residential properties, and he has written close to one billion dollars in title insurance coverage. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Glynn County Bar Association, the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association, and the American Land Title Association.

A native of St. Simons Island and a graduate of Glynn Academy, J.T. attended the University of Georgia, where he earned a B.B.A. in Finance. He remained in Athens for law school, earning his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law.

J.T. is the secretary-treasurer of the Judicial Invitational Golf Classic, a member of the Davis Love Foundation Club, and a member of the Georgia Chamber Business Climate Committee. He previously served on the boards of the Golden Isles Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Glynn County Smile for a Lifetime Foundation, and Skylark. He was also a member of the advisory counsel for the University of Georgia chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order.

J.T., his wife Stella, and their three children are members of St. Simons Community Church. They are actively involved with the St. Simons Land Trust. J.T. is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Glynn and a member of the Gridiron Secret Society, the Order of the Greek Horsemen, and the Escorts’ Club.

Representative Engagements

  • Represented purchasers and lenders in numerous residential home purchases and loan transactions.
  • Represented nonprofit purchaser in multi-phased acquisition of 257 acres of undeveloped property on St. Simons Island for conservation.
  • Represented seller in the sale and seller financing of a multimillion-dollar golf course, club, and related club facilities.
  • Represented multistate shopping center owner in the acquisition of multiple grocery-anchored shopping centers.
  • Represented seller in the multimillion-dollar sale of approximately 1,000 acres on St. Simons Island.
  • Represented lender in the financing of a multimillion-dollar loan secured by multiple parcels of industrial property in Brunswick.
  • Represented lender in the financing of a multimillion-dollar warehouse property in Savannah.
  • Represented nonprofit purchaser in acquisition of 77 acres of undeveloped land on St. Simons Island for conservation.
  • Represented purchaser of a commercial services business and warehouse in Brunswick.
  • Represented purchaser in acquisition of a southeast Georgia nursing home.
  • Represented purchaser in the acquisition and financing of a multimillion-dollar industrial property in middle Georgia.

Recognition

Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star

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