Joshua A. Scoggins

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Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in Cumming, GA

Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC
 | 202 Tribble Gap Rd, Suite 200
Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: 770-781-4100
Fax: 770-781-9191
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Land Use/Zoning (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Legislative & Governmental Affairs (20%),
  • Eminent Domain (20%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Joshua A. Scoggins is a partner with the Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, law firm in Cumming, Georgia. A top-rated attorney with more than nine years of legal experience, Mr. Scoggins serves the needs and interests of clients throughout Forsyth County and the surrounding areas of the north Atlanta metro region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    · Zoning and land use

    · Real estate transactions

    · Real estate litigation

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Scoggins has achieved notable success assisting his clients with a wide range of real estate legal challenges, including purchase and sale transactions, large-scale developments, commercial leasing, utility and easement issues, title disputes, eminent domain and condemnation, ordinance and regulatory compliance, and other similar matters. His clientele has ranged from individual homeowners and small businesses to large, multinational corporations and Fortune 500 companies.

    No matter how large or small his clients' needs or the industries in which they operate, Mr. Scoggins has proven himself an invaluable ally who helps ensure the best odds of achieving the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Recognized for his success, he has earned "Excellent" client ratings on Avvo along with recognition from his peers as being among the leading real estate attorneys in his region.

    A 2005 summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance, Mr. Scoggins obtained his Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law in 2009, with a concentration in corporate law, tax, real estate and litigation. The State Bar of Georgia admitted him to practice in 2011, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Furthermore, he is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 30%Land Use/Zoning
    • 20%Real Estate: Business
    • 20%Legislative & Governmental Affairs
    • 20%Eminent Domain
    • 10%Construction Litigation: Business

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    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

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  • About Joshua Scoggins

    Admitted: 2011, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.mhtlegal.com/About/Joshua-A-Scoggins.shtml

    Honors/Awards:

    • Rising Stars, Partner, Super Lawyers, 2020

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2011 
    • Georgia, 2011
    • Georgia Bar Association, 2011 - 2015 
    • American Bar Association
    • Forsyth County Bar Association, 2011 - 2015
    • State Bar of Georgia

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $156,000 settlement of condemnation case brought in connection with road widening., 2020
    • $255,000 settlement of condemnation case brought in connection with road widening., 2014
    • $850,000 settlement in condemnation case brought in connection with road widening., 2015
    • $850,000+ settlement for property owner in condemnation case brought in connection with road widening. , 2019
    • $254,000 settlement of condemnation case brought in connection with road widening., 2019

    Transactions:

    • Successfully closed over $30,000,000 in real estate acquisition and development loan transactions for major developers and home builders. , 2019

    Representative Clients:

    • Currently representing Kolter Homes and numerous subsidiaries in various legal matters arising from Kolter's development of a 2,600 unit mixed-use project in the City of Hoschton, Georgia, including bringing legal challenges against the local government's imposition of a new Impact Fee Ordinance, a building permit moratorium and the assessment by the City of illegal taxes in the form of excessive permitting and plan review fees.  , 2020
    • Currently representing Big Door Vineyards, LLC in a multi-faceted legal challenge against Cherokee County, Georgia for violations of certain vested property rights by the local government in connection with my client's operation of a farm winery. , 2020
    • Hulsey Environmental, 2020
    • DR Horton , 2020
    • Reid & Reid Construction, 2020
    • McKinley Homes, 2020
    • Toll Brothers, 2020
    • Lennar Corporation, 2020
    • Meritage Homes, 2020
    • Pulte Home Corporation, 2020
    • SR Homes, 2019
    • Beazer Homes, 2019

    Educational Background:

    • North Georgia College & State University B.B.A. - FinanceSumma Cum Laude, 2005

    Industry Groups

    • Commercial Real Estate
    • Real Estate Development
    • Residential Home Building
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    Office Location for Joshua A. Scoggins

    202 Tribble Gap Rd
    Suite 200
    Cumming, GA 30040

    Phone: 770-781-4100

    Fax: 770-781-9191

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