Julie McGhee Howard

Julie McGhee Howard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Atlanta, GA

NowackHoward, LLC
 | Resurgens Plaza, Suite 1250, 945 East Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 770-863-8903
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2012, 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

 

Julie Howard has had the pleasure of representing condominium and homeowner associations for most of her legal career. After law school, Julie completed a judicial clerkship and practiced general civil litigation before joining Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, PC, in 1996. Julie was a shareholder and the managing partner of the community association practice at WNCW. After working together for 20 years, in October 2016, Julie and her law partner George Nowack founded NowackHoward, LLC, Community Association Attorneys.

 

Julie has extensive experience advising community associations through every-day issues, document amendments, contract review and negotiation, covenant enforcement, Fair Housing Act claims, insurance defense, collections, and bankruptcy cases. Julie also regularly assists Boards of Directors with parliamentary procedure for annual and special meetings and enjoys keeping Boards up-to-date on community association law hot topics and trends. Since 1998, Julie has been a licensed instructor for the Georgia Real Estate Commission, teaching the Community Association Managers' Pre-License Course and continuing education courses to Georgia's community association managers throughout each year.

 

An active member of the Community Associations Institute since 1997, Julie has served CAI at every level. CAI, based in Washington, DC, has over 33,500 members and chapters throughout the country, and is the nation's leading advocate for community associations. Julie is a past president, treasurer and secretary of the Georgia Chapter of CAI and served on the Chapter's Board of Directors for six years from 2002-2007. Julie has served the Chapter through multiple committees and special projects and has been a featured speaker many times for CAI-Georgia homeowner programs. In 2003, Julie received CAI-Georgia's Rita Kennedy Award, the highest honor given by the Chapter.

 

A passionate advocate for community associations, Julie is a long-time lobbyist for associations' legislative interests. Julie has been an active member of CAI-Georgia's Legislative Action Committee since 2007 and served as LAC Chair from 2011-2013. Julie has helped draft every change to the Georgia Condominium Act and Georgia Property Owners' Association Act since 2007 and frequently testifies before Georgia Senate and House of Representatives Committees on proposed laws that could impact community associations.

 

Following her many years of Georgia Chapter leadership positions, Julie was elected to CAI's National Board of Trustees in 2009 and served as a National Trustee through 2015. During her tenure as Trustee, Julie also served on CAI's Audit Committee, Ethics Task Force and Nominating Committee and spoke at CAI's Annual Conferences. Julie was honored to serve as CAI National President in 2014. As CAI President, Julie initiated a year-long national project to explore the future of community associations—Community Next: 2020 and Beyond, bringing together over 50 members and external stakeholders on four distinguished panels. The project culminated in a CAI special report published with Common Ground magazine in September 2016 reporting on what's to come for community associations. In May 2016, Julie received CAI National's Outstanding Volunteer Service Award for her many years of contributions to CAI and for her work on Community Next.

 

Also in recognition of Julie's contributions to the practice of community association law and her high standards of professional and ethical conduct, in 2008, Julie was elected to membership in the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers. Julie has served on both the College's Membership Committee and Law Seminar Planning Committee, which she has co-chaired since 2015. Julie has also presented multiple times at the College's annual Law Seminar. In the fall of 2015, Julie's CCAL colleagues elected her to the CCAL Board of Governors with a two-year term beginning January 1, 2016.

 

About Julie Howard

Admitted: 1993, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.nowackhoward.com/julie-howard

Honors and Awards:

  • Received CAI National’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Award for many years of contributions to CAI and for work leading a year-long national project to explore the future of community associations—Community Next: 2020 and Beyond, Community Associations Institute, 2016
  • Rita Kennedy Award (highest honor given by the Community Associations Institute of Georgia) (2003)
  • Elected to Membership in the College of Community Association Lawyers (2008)

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed Real Estate Instructor for the Georgia Real Estate Commission's Community Association Manager Licensing Class (1998-current)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair, National Community Association Law Seminar, College of Community Association Lawyers, 2017
  • Co-Chair, National Community Association Law Seminar, College of Community Association Lawyers, 2016
  • Member, Board of Governors, College of Community Association Lawyers, 2016
  • Co-Chair, National Community Association Law Seminar, College of Community Association Lawyers, 2015
  • Member, Sandy Springs Bar Association and Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • President (2003), Secretary, Treasurer, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Community Associations Institute of Georgia (2002-2007)
  • Chair, Legislative Action Committee for the Community Associations Institute of Georgia ("CAI-GA LAC") (2011 through 2013); Member, CAI-GA LAC (2008-present)
  • 2014 President and 2009-2015 Member of the Board of Trustees, Community Associations Institute (Washington, DC)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Co-Presenter, Annual Conference, Legal Trends Managers Can't Ignore, Community Associations Institute, 2017
  • Presenter, Residential Real Estate Contuining Legal Education, Condominiums and HOAs for Real Estate Practitioners , ICLE, State Bar Of Georgia, 2017
  • Presented at Community Associations Institute Annual Conference on Community Next:  2020 and Beyond, 2015
  • Faculty member, National Law Seminar, College of Community Association Lawyers, 2010-2014, College Of Community Association Lawyers

Newsletters:

  • Editor, 2007-present, Community Advisor

Educational Background:

  • University of Georgia, JD, 1993
  • Furman University, BA, 1990

Industry Groups

  • College Of Community Association Lawyers
  • Community Associations Institute
  • Lawyers Club Of Atlanta
  • Sandy Springs Bar Association
  • Office Location for Julie McGhee Howard

    Resurgens Plaza, Suite 1250
    945 East Paces Ferry Road
    Atlanta, GA 30326

     

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