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Joshua A. Scoggins

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Eminent Domain 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 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Eminent Domain, Environmental Litigation, Land Use/Zoning, Legislative & Governmental Affairs, Real Estate: Business
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%Eminent Domain
  • 20%Environmental Litigation
  • 20%Land Use/Zoning
  • 20%Legislative & Governmental Affairs
  • 10%Real Estate: Business

Selections

3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

White Papers

  • A Procedural Flashback: Writ of Certiorari Appeal to Superior Court (2020) - This CLE Whitepaper summarizes recent developments in Georgia case law pertaining to the types of cases requiring appeal by the Writ of Certiorari method as well as an overview of the necessary steps for properly seeking and obtaining a writ of certiorari from the Superior Court.

About Joshua A. Scoggins

First Admitted: 2011, Georgia

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

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

Educational Background

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

Representative Clients

  • Currently representing Forestar Group, Inc. in connection with several complex matters including obtaining zoning & land use entitlements for land throughout Georgia and negotiating with a natural gas provider that is seeking to install a large regional gas line through a developed subdivision owned by Forestar. , 2020
  • Currently representing Walton Global Partners, LP in connection with its acquisition, development and sale of real estate throughout Georgia., 2020
  • Currently representing home builder LGI Homes in connection with numerous residential real estate developments throughout Georgia., 2020
  • 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

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $156,000 settlement of condemnation case brought in connection with road widening., 2020
  • $855,000 settlement of condemnation case brought in connection with road widening., 2022
  • $464,000 settlement of condemnation case brought in connection with road widening., 2022
  • $320,000 settlement of condemnation case brought in connection with road widening, which was negotiated on behalf of a homeowners association whose subdivision entrance was being severely damaged by the widening. Through our firm's use of highly qualified experts and relentless lobbying of DOT and local government officials, we obtained a final settlement amount that was four times higher than DOT's original offer. To protect our client's rights should the neighborhood's swimming pool and other amenities be damaged by the road widening, we also insisted that DOT remove a standard "waiver of future claims" provision and instead agree to allow our client recover money for any future damage done to the amenity area. , 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 oversaw the closing of real estate transactions and litigation settlements exceeding $20,000,000 on behalf of various clients., 2020
  • Successfully closed over $30,000,000 in real estate acquisition and development loan transactions for major developers and home builders. , 2019

Honors/Awards

  • Rising Stars, Partner, Super Lawyers, 2020

Industry Groups

  • Businesses and Banks faced with Condemnation
  • Commercial & Residential Real Estate Developers & Builders
  • Protection of Land Owners
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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

Last Updated: 5/23/2022

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