H. Joseph Colette

H. Joseph Colette

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Health Care Attorney in Forest Park, GA

Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
 | 661 Forest Pkwy, Suite E
Forest Park, GA 30297
Phone: 470.322.1810
Fax: 404.361.3223
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Health Care (40%),
  • State, Local & Municipal (30%),
  • Legislative & Governmental Affairs (20%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
    Attorney Profile

    Joseph Colette is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Forest Park office. He is a member of the firm’s Government Law National Practice Section. He represents state governmental entities, private healthcare practices, and several regional and local businesses. Mr. Colette provides civil litigation and transactional experience in multiple practice areas, with an emphasis on healthcare law, governmental law, employment law, real estate law, business counseling and litigation, products liability law, insurance coverage disputes, and employee benefits law, including retirement and pension plans.

    About Joseph Colette

    Admitted: 2005, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.fmglaw.com/attorney_bio.php

    Honors/Awards:

    • Named to 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List. , Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2019
    • Named as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" Labor & Employment Lawyers in the State of Georgia for 2016, the fifth consecutive year, by the American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2016
    • Named to 2016 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for second consecutive year. Each year, no more than 5 percent of Georgia’s lawyers are selected to the Super Lawyers list, and no more than 2.5 percent are selected to the Rising Stars list, Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2016
    • Named to 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List. Each year, no more than 5 percent of Georgia’s lawyers are selected to the Super Lawyers list, and no more than 2.5 percent are selected to the Rising Stars list  , Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of the Employee Benefits, General Practice & Trial Law, Real Estate, and Health Law sections of the State Bar of Georgia.
    • Mr. Colette has served as a Northern District Representative on the Executive Council of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar.
    • Member of Labor & Employment Law Committee, Intrastate Moot Court Committee, and Real Estate Law Commitee for State Bar of Georgia.

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation Guardian ad Litem Program
    • United Way, Young Professional Leaders (Atlanta)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Current Legal Issues Facing Supportive Housing Facilities,” Georgia Supportive Housing Association’s 9th Annual Supportive Housing Conference, State Bar of Georgia, November 2019., Speaker, "Current Legal Issues Facing Supportive Housing Facilities", 2019
    • Successful Board Governance: Governing Board Leadership, Development, and Legal Issues,” Georgia Association of Community Service Boards, 2019 Annual Educational Exchange, October 2019., Speaker, “Successful Board Governance: Governing Board Leadership, Development, and Legal Issues”, 2019
    • Board Leadership and Development Workshop,” Georgia Association of Community Service Boards, 2018 Annual Educational Exchange, October 2018., Speaker, “Board Leadership and Development Workshop", 2018
    • Patient Confidentiality: The Use and Disclosure of a Patient’s Health Information, Presenter/Author, Georgia Association Of Community Service Boards, 2013
    • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Overview, Compliance, and Notification Requirements,” International Security Management Group, Inc., August 2013., “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Overview, Compliance, and Notification Requirements” , 2013
    • Americans with Disabilities Act & Dentistry,” Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry., Presenter/Author, “Americans with Disabilities Act & Dentistry”, Medical College Of Georgia, 2012

    Transactions:

    • Colette Closes $4.1 Million Land Transaction on Behalf of Board of RegentsOn December 15, 2014 Joseph Colette represented the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia in closing the $4.1 million acquisition of three multi-acre Downtown Atlanta properties on behalf of Georgia State University for the future expansion of its existing student housing. Colette was appointed by Attorney General Samuel Olens as Special Assistant Attorney General for the Board of Regents. The Board of Regents is the policy making board for the University System of Georgia., 2014
    • Colette Closes $2.3 Million Land Transaction on Behalf of State Properties Commission On August 20, 2015, Joseph Colette represented the State Properties Commission of the State of Georgia in closing the $2.3 million acquisition of a multi-acre commercial property in downtown Atlanta on behalf of the Department of Driver Services ("DDS"). Colette was appointed by Attorney General Samuel Olens as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Law of the State of Georgia., 2015
    • Colette Closes Acquisition on Behalf of Clayton State University - Joseph Colette represented the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia in closing the acquisition of 12.77 acres of improved real property in Clayton County, Georgia on behalf of Clayton State University. Colette was appointed by Attorney General Samuel Olens as Special Assistant Attorney General for the Board of Regents in 2014.  The Board of Regents is the policy making board for the University System of Georgia. The Board oversees the 31 colleges and universities that comprise the University System of Georgia and has oversight of the Georgia Archives and the Georgia Public Library System., 2016
    • Colette Represents Gateway in 2016 Bond Refunding - Joseph Colette, general counsel for Gateway Behavioral Health Services ("Gateway"), represented Gateway in the closing of a bond-financing transaction for over $6 million in municipal bonds issued by the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority to complete the financing of Gateway's project to construct a multi-acre adult crisis stabilization unit for individuals in mental health or addiction crisis in Glynn County, Georgia. More details about this transaction may be found on the Glynn County website here: http://glynncounty.org/documentcenter/view/52870 Gateway Behavioral Health Services, as an instrumentality of the State of Georgia, is a public community-based organization serving eight Georgia counties: Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, Liberty, Chatham, Bryan, Long and Effingham. The organization is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors appointed by the County Commissions of the listed counties.      , 2016

    Representative Clients:

    • General Counsel for Metro Atlanta area Community Service Boards
    • State of Georgia - Department of Law
    • Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
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    Office Location for H. Joseph Colette

    661 Forest Pkwy
    Suite E
    Forest Park, GA 30297

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    Last Updated: 9/22/2020

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