George E. Nowack, Jr.

George E. Nowack, Jr.

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: 770-863-8902
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2009, 2011 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

George E. Nowack, Jr. has dedicated his entire legal career to representing community associations. Mr. Nowack began representing associations in 1981 at the law firm Hyatt & Rhoads, PC, which was one of the first firms in the United States to represent homeowner and condominium associations. In 1991, Mr. Nowack founded the Community Association Practice at Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, P.C., where he practiced for 25 years. Mr. Nowack and his law partner Julie McGhee Howard formed NowackHoward, LLC in October 2016 after working together for 20 years at WNCW.

In addition to Mr. Nowack's extensive community association practice, he is a nationally recognized expert on community association insurance issues, especially Director's & Officer's claims and coverage for theft of community association funds.  Mr. Nowack is also an expert on Fair Housing Law. He has already successfully defended 67 associations in Fair Housing Act claims. In addition, throughout his career, Mr. Nowack has been a stalwart in drafting amendments to the Georgia Condominium Act, the Georgia Property Owners' Association Act, and advising the Georgia Real Estate Commission in drafting its Community Association Managers' Licensing law.

An active member of the Community Associations Institute since 1982, Mr. Nowack was one of the earliest members of Georgia's CAI Chapter, and served as Georgia Chapter President in 1990. Mr. Nowack went on to serve two terms on CAI's National Board of Trustees and served as CAI National President from 1994-1995. Since 1984, Mr. Nowack has been a featured presenter on numerous issues at more than 25 of CAI's National Conferences and 30 of CAI's Law Seminars and he has been a favorite speaker at local CAI chapters across the country.

In light of his dedication and commitment to CAI, Mr. Nowack has received many awards and special recognition over the years. In 2003, Mr. Nowack received CAI-Georgia's Educator of the Year Award. In 2004 and 2005, Mr. Nowack received CAI-National's President's Award for his extraordinary services to CAI's National Presidents. Mr. Nowack received CAI-National's 2007-2008 Award of Excellence in Designations. In addition, in recognition of Mr. Nowack's exceptional dedication to CAI, in May 2011, he received CAI-National's Distinguished Service Award.

In 1994, Mr. Nowack's peers named him to the charter class of the College of Community Association Lawyers. Mr. Nowack was elected to the College's Board of Governors in 2002. He served two terms as the Dean of the College from 2007-2009. Since 2000, Mr. Nowack has served as a member of the faculty of the College's annual Community Association Law Seminar and, for 14 years, at the two general opening sessions of the Law Seminar, Mr. Nowack co-presented a review of the 50 most significant cases affecting community associations and the resulting trends. In 2010, the College presented Mr. Nowack with the Gurdon Buck Award, the College's most prestigious recognition.

Mr. Nowack is also a prolific writer on community association law. With more than 500 articles used in seminars and workshops, Mr. Nowack has also written weekly columns on community association issues for the Atlanta Journal & Constitution and the Gainesville Times, as well as publishing articles in Common Ground, Real Property & Probate, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Newsletter of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia, and other publications. Mr. Nowack has been quoted in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and has been the featured guest on local and nationally syndicated radio shows.

 

About George Nowack, Jr.

Admitted: 1981, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://nowackhoward.com/george-nowack

Honors and Awards:

  • First recepient of the Gurdon Buck Award.  Award recognizes an attorney that has made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the practice of community association law, Gurdon Buck Award, College of Community Association Lawyers, 2010
  • Recognized for exceptional service to the College of Community Association Lawyers, Award of Excellence in Designations, Community Associations Institute, 2007
  • Served 2 years as the Dean of the College of Community Association Lawyers, Dean, College of Community Association Lawyers, Community Associations Institute, 2007
  • Awarded for investigating and reporting on ethical charges on behalf of the Community Associations Institute, President's Award, Community Associations Institute (CAI), 2007
  • Awarded by the President of CAI for providing counsel and assistance to the President of CAI.  This award was for redesigning the organizational structure of CAI, President's Award, Community Associations Institute, 2003
  • Recognized as the best educator for programs presented in 2002, Educator of the Year, Georgia Chapter of the Community Asssociations Institute, 2002
  • CAI is an international 33,500 member educational and trade organization for persons that live in community associations and persons that provide goods and services to associations, President, Community Associations Institute (CAI), 1994
  • The Community Associations Institute (CAI) created a college for community association lawyers.  Membership is highly restrictive.  An attormey must have significant experience in representing community associations, and writing and speaking about community association law, Charter Class College of Community Association Lawyers, 1994

Bar/Professional Activity:

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presenter, Insurance Continuing Education:  It Costs Too Much, Doesn't Cover Enough and Is Confusing! Community Association Manager Education Event, New Year, New Focus, Community Associations Institute, Georgia Chapter, 2017
  • Presenter, CIRMS Community Asssociation Risk Management & Insurance Case Law, CAI College Of Community Association Lawyers Annual Law Seminar, 2017
  • Keynote speaker at annual Community Associaiton Law Seminar for 14 years.  National seminar attended by over 500 attorneys from around the world.  I presented a review of the 50 most important cases decided by State and Federal courts that impact community associations, College of Community Association Lawyers

Educational Background:

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, JD, 1981
  • Lehigh University, BA, with highest honors, 1977

Industry Groups

  • College Of Community Association Lawyers
  • Community Associations Institute
  • Office Location for George E. Nowack, Jr.

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

     

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    Last Updated: 9/29/2017

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