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
Fax: 770-863-8901
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2012, 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

Attorney Julie McGhee Howard is a co-founder and managing partner of NowackHoward in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Howard practices community association law and represents condominium and homeowner associations in the Atlanta region and throughout Georgia.

Ms. Howard has extensive experience advising community associations in real estate matters and general counsel issues, including association meetings and parliamentary guidance, assessment collection, construction defect claims, covenant and rule enforcement, developer transition and disputes, Fair Housing Act claims, lien foreclosure, owner bankruptcy, owner dispute resolution, property tax appeals, zoning appeals and other general litigation.

Ms. Howard graduated from Furman University, earned her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law and is licensed as an instructor for the Georgia Real Estate Commission. She gained valuable legal experience by clerking for a judge and practicing as a shareholder and managing partner at another private Georgia-based firm. She has been admitted to practice law in Georgia since 1993.

Using her legal experience and skills to the fullest, Ms. Howard has made significant contributions to the legal profession. She has assisted in the drafting of each amendment to the Georgia Property Owners’ Association Act and the Georgia Condominium Act since 2007, and regularly testifies before the Georgia House of Representatives and Georgia State Senate committees on proposed community association laws.

Ms. Howard is a past president and member of the board of trustees of the national Community Associations Institute. She is also a past president and board member, in addition to many other roles, of the Community Associations Institute of Georgia.  Ms. Howard is a fellow in the College of Community Association Lawyers and serves on the College's Board of Governors.  She is the College's 2017 President-Elect and will serve as 2018 President.  Ms. Howard also belongs to the Sandy Springs Bar Association and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Real Estate (100%): Condominiums & Cooperatives

Focus Areas

Condominiums & Cooperatives

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2012, 2016 - 2019

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About Julie Howard

Admitted: 1993, Georgia

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

Honors/Awards:

  • Elected to Membership in the College of Community Association Lawyers (2008)
  • Educator of the Year, Community Associations Institute - Georgia Chapter, 2017
  • Rita Kennedy Award (highest honor given by CAI Georgia), Community Associations Institute - Georgia Chapter, 2003
  • Outstanding Volunteer Service Award, Community Associations Institute (Washington, DC), 2016

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • 2014 President and 2009-2015 Member of the Board of Trustees, Community Associations Institute (Washington, DC)
  • Co-Chair, National Community Association Law Seminar, College of Community Association Lawyers, 2016
  • Member, Sandy Springs Bar Association
  • Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Co-Chair, National Community Association Law Seminar, College of Community Association Lawyers, 2015
  • President (2003), Secretary, Treasurer, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Community Associations Institute of Georgia (2002-2007)
  • Member, Board of Governors, College of Community Association Lawyers, 2016
  • Chair, Legislative Action Committee for the Community Associations Institute of Georgia ("CAI-GA LAC") (2011 through 2013); Member, CAI-GA LAC (2008-present)
  • President-Elect and Member of Board of Governors, College of Community Association Lawyers, 2017
  • Co-Chair, National Community Association Law Seminar, College of Community Association Lawyers, 2017
  • President, College of Community Association Lawyers, 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Faculty member, National Law Seminar, College of Community Association Lawyers, 2010-2014, College Of Community Association Lawyers
  • Presenter at Community Associations Institute Annual Conference on Community Next:  2020 and Beyond, 2015
  • Presenter, Residential Real Estate Continuing Legal Education, Condominiums and HOAs for Real Estate Practitioners , ICLE, State Bar Of Georgia, 2017
  • Co-Presenter, Annual Conference, Legal Trends Managers Can't Ignore, Community Associations Institute, 2017
  • Key Note Speaker at CAI North Carolina Annual Conference and Expo on Community Next:  2020 and Beyond, the Future of Community Associations, Community Associations Institute North Carolina Chapter, 2017
  • Presenter, Community Next 2020 and Beyond, Community Associations Institute - New Jersey Chapter, 2017
  • Presenter, Special Issues in Mixed Use Communities, Community Associations Institute - Georgia Chapter, 2017
  • The Power of Workplace Equality:  Persepctives in a Community Association Law Practice, Moderator and Presenter, College Of Community Association Lawyers, 2018
  • Hot Legal Topics, Presenter, Community Associations Institute Annual Conference, College Of Community Association Lawyers, 2018

Newsletters:

  • Editor, 2007-present, Community Advisor

Educational Background:

  • Furman University, B.A., 1990
  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1993

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

Phone: 770-863-8903

Fax: 770-863-8901

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Last Updated: 1/31/2019

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