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About Us

Our people are as innovative and dynamic as the community we call home.

Our Mission

Gantt & Associates is a fully equipped law firm; motivated by obtaining positive results for our clients. We use our professional expertise to give you peace of mind through every stage of your legal matter, no matter how big or small.

 

Our Philosophy

The time Gantt & Associates spends resolving your legal matter; is less time you spend worrying about it. That is our definition of time well spent, and this is how we practice law. Whether you are closing on your first home, have an idea for a new business venture, or need assistance resolving that legal issue that keeps you awake at night. You will find the advice, guidance, and confident advocates you’ve been searching for with Gantt & Associates.

 

Our law firm believes in using our collectively energy to deliver proactive legal services to our client’s. With almost two decades of legal expertise covering a broad array of legal matters at our clients fingertips. Gantt & Associates believes the best client is an informed, involved, and important member of their legal team. Make the decision to be apart of your own legal team, not another client of a law firm.

 

We offer personalized service to clients who are in need of representation for garnishment, debt collection, and bankruptcy.

Our People

Individual Talents Working with a Collective Energy

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    LaKeisha T. Gantt

    Principle Attorney

    Attorney LaKeisha T. Gantt is a Native of Georgia. Born in Forsyth, Georgia and currently resides in Stockbridge, GA.

     

    Attorney Gantt is a member of the Family Law Division of the Georgia Bar. She is a member of the Saint James Baptist Church of Forsyth, Georgia and enjoys spending time with her daughter and her family and traveling.

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Attorney Profile

Attorney LaKeisha T. Gantt is a Native of Georgia. Born in Forsyth, Georgia and currently resides in Stockbridge, GA.

 

1391785_737316089631118_154864014_nLaKeisha T. Gantt

Principle Attorney

 

LaKeisha Gantt attended Mary Persons High School, Forsyth, GA and Graduated with Honors.  She then attended Jackson State University in Jackson, MS where she graduated with Honors and received her Bachelors Degree in English and Political Science. LaKeisha then Proceeded to Law School where she received her Juris Doctorate Degree with Honors at Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, in Lansing MI.

 

After Graduating from Law school at the Age of 25, LaKeisha was the first African American from Forsyth, GA to become the Staff Attorney for the Superior Court of the Towaliga Judicial Circuit (Butts, Lamar and Monroe County). She has passed both the Georgia State Bar and the State of Illinois Bar.

 

In 2011-2012, Attorney LaKeisha Gantt was sworn in as the first Chairman of the Ethics Board for the City of Stockbridge. And in 2012 she was the first African American to be appointed as the Solicitor for the City of Stockbridge.

 

Ms. Gantt is the owner of the Gantt & Associates Law Firm where she practices mainly Civil, Real Estate, and Misdemeanor Criminal Cases.

 

She is a member of the Henry County Bar Association, The Family Law Section of the State Bar, the Real Estate Section of the State Bar, a volunteer for multiple non-profit organizations, and last but not least a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

 

LaKeisha Gantt was born and raised in Forsyth, GA and is married to Mr. Larry Wallace of Niagara Falls, NY and has two daughters.

 

LaKeisha enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling and loves speaking to the youth in the community.  Hoping that one day she will have an impact on some of their lives.

Associates

Jared Miller’s passion for the law is only matched by his commitment to his community.

Jared Alan Miller joins Gantt & Associates

He attended Georgia Southern University, where he earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science and Africana Studies. Likewise, Mr. Miller is a founding member of the Theta Omega chapter of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity; where he served as housing, social, & recruitment chairman. He also graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law school, where he landed a highly-touted internship with The Avanti Law Group; the largest minority-managed law firm in Western Michigan, Additionally, he worked as a research assistant in the constitutional law department, was a semifinalist in a mock trial competition, and ranked in the Top 3% of his trial skills course.

 

Mr. Miller also completed his legal externship as an Assistant Solicitor General for The City of Stockbridge before joining Gantt & Associates in 2013. Mr. Miller assists with all practice areas of Gantt & Associates, while also editing the firm’s legal blog Georgia Trending Legal News. When asked why he decided to become a lawyer, his reply was: “ I want people to have access to the legal system. Lawyers and our justice system are shrouded by misconceptions and assumptions. I greatly enjoy, showing our clients how the law is on their side, and how seeking the right advice will greatly increase your chances of obtaining your desired results. Only by removing the notion that legal services are a luxury only afforded by the wealthy can we truly say that justice in society exist.”

 

Mr. Miller’s passion for the law is only matched by his commitment to his community. Since 2008, Mr Miller has served as the Community Involvement Coordinator for Family, Life, and Marriage Enrichment (FLAME), he also serves as general counsel to both FLAME and YES WE CARE, Inc two 501 501(C)(3) non-profit organizations committed to improving the lives of Metro Atlanta residents in underserved communities.

Education

B.A., Georgia Southern University J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School

 

(Bar & Court Admission section) May 2014, expected licensure date.

Areas of Practice

Gantt & Associates provides the following services: Family Law, Landlord/Tenant, Wills, Trusts and Estates, Business Formation & Advisement, Home Loan Modifications and Criminal Defense Law.

Family Law

Gantt & Associates is committed to the resolution of your family law matter as sensible and with as little disruption to your family unit as possible. When you hire Gantt & Associates you are gaining two decades of family law expertise, and this expertise will work for you. Please continue to browse our Family Law services if you want to know a bit more, or schedule a consultation to discuss how to resolve your matter in person.

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Landlord/Tenant Law

Gantt & Associates. represents clients in sophisticated residential and commercial real estate transactions with an emphasis on closings.

Gantt & Associates also concentrates on title examinations, property construction contracts, development agreements, joint venture agreements, leases and the preparation and collection of liens.

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Wills, Trusts & Estates

You have worked hard for your personal assets, and you have every right to dictate who, what and how those assets are distributed, and allowing Gantt & Associates to create your personal estate plan is a great place to start.
Our firm will create your personalized estate plan according to your wishes; so you can get back to doing what you do best . . . Living.

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Business Formation

Gantt & Associates is experienced in assisting clients in choosing the appropriate business structure. Whether it is  a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or sole proprietorship.

Gantt & Associates can help in the formation of the business, including preparing and filing all the necessary documentation.

Gantt & Associates also advises business clients after formation.

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Home Loan Modification

If you’re one of the many Americans who are staggering under the anvil weight of your mortgage, two words may yet save you: loan modification.

Simply put, a loan modification is a retooling of your home loan – by adjusting the interest rate, the loan’s duration or other factors – until its low enough each month that you can afford to pay it.

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Criminal Defense Law

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor it is critical that you have an experienced misdemeanor defense lawyer to represent you.

Our misdemeanor defense attorneys have significant trial experience working for both defendants and the prosecution.

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Family Law

The Family Law Division of Gantt & Associates understands the time restraints and sensitive issues of which, can take a toll on loved ones, when dealing with family matters. Gantt & Associates provides several family law services.

The Family Law Division of Gantt & Associates understands the time restraints and sensitive issues of which, can take a toll on loved ones, when dealing with family matters. Gantt & Associates provides the following family law services:

 

Child Custody & Visitation:

Like all child custody laws, Georgia has its own unique set of regulations that judges follow when awarding custody. Courts in Georgia, like other states, considers the best interests of the child when making custody determinations. However, Georgia has its own set of laws regulating child custody and support, so it is important to work with an attorney who is familiar with the laws in the Peach State to help you. The staff of Gantt & Associates has a proven track record of obtaining favorable results for our clients. With an emphasis on obtaining those results with as little disruption to the family unit as possible. Contact our office to find out how we may assist you with matters involving child custody or modifying a current visitation agreement.

 

Child Support Modification:

A child Support modification is usually filed when there is a substantial change in circumstances. That usually refers to a change in income of the parent who is supposed to pay support. Most common reasons for a modification of child support are the following:

  • If the parent who is obliged to pay support suffers a loss of income, or increase in income.
  • Changes in the circumstances of the child can also be a reason for modifying support.
  • Significant changes in the income of the parent seeking support can also be a basis for modification.

 

Divorce:

Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested. We are here to give you sound legal advice, with the support that you need during this time. We provide you with electronic updated status weekly of your divorce.

 

We have years of experience in child support, custody, modifications, alimony, real property disputes, adultery, issues that arise out of divorce. We will give you an analysis of the possible outcome of your case during our initial consultation summary.

 

Legitimization:

Legitimization puts the father on even legal ground with the mother. Until a man is legally declared to be the legitimate father of a child, he does not have the status of a legal parent and has no legal rights to that child. Legitimization actions are usually brought by fathers who are seeking to establish rights with their children. These fathers want to legitimate their children, gain the status of legal parent and have the ability to request custody or visitation rights.

 

Many fathers are shocked to learn that even though they are listed on the birth certificate, paternity has been established by the mother, and they are already paying child support, they actually have few legal rights in regards to their child.

 

Without legitimating, the father might be required to pay child support, but unable to be involved in the child’s life.

 

However, legitimating can be more complex than simply establishing the man to be the biological father.

 

During your consultation, we can decide if parental legitimization is the proper course of action for your family law issue.

 

Annulment:

An annulment is a legal order declaring that a marriage never existed. Annulments are rare and only granted in unusual circumstances. Contact the professionals of Gantt & Associates to determine if an annulment is your best option regarding your family law issues.

 

Temporary Protective Orders (TPO):

A Temporary Protective Order (TPO) is a legal document issued by a court to help victims obtain protection from persons abusing, harassing, or stalking them. A TPO will generally prohibit contact between parties and may remove or restrict someone from a certain place or residence.

 

Temporary Protection Order’s should be used only when physical abuse or imminent threats have occurred.

 

If you are seeking legal advice regarding a TPO contacts us directly. So that we may ensure a TPO is the proper legal course of action.

 

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Landlord/ Tenant Law

Gantt & Associates represents clients in sophisticated residential and commercial real estate transactions with an emphasis on closings.

Gantt & Associates. represents clients in sophisticated residential and commercial real estate transactions with an emphasis on closings.

 

Gantt & Associates also concentrates on title examinations, property construction contracts, development agreements, joint venture agreements, leases and the preparation and collection of liens.

 

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Wills, Trusts & Estates

Sit down with us to discuss your concerns confidentially at our convenient Stockbridge or Norcross offices. We are happy to schedule an evening or weekend appointment if needed.

Wills

A will tells the world exactly who, what, and where your assets will be distributed to at the time of your passing. It’s also the best place to name guardians, burial instructions, and other personal wishes you want considered by your loved ones at the time of your passing. Dying without a will — also known as dying “intestate” — can be costly to your heirs and leaves you no say over who gets your assets.

 

Trusts

Trusts are legal mechanisms that let you put conditions on how and when your assets will be distributed upon your death. They also allow you to reduce your estate and gift taxes and to distribute assets to your heirs without the cost, delay and publicity of probate court, which administers wills. Some also offer greater protection of your assets from creditors and lawsuits.

 

Advance Directive for Health Care

An advance directive for health care is a legal document in which you:

(1) Appoint your health care agent, and/or

(2) Direct the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures and/or the provision of nourishment or hydration if you are in a terminal condition or a state of permanent unconsciousness.

 

 To help move the process along, you may download our Estate Planning Form here!

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Business Formation & Advisement

Gantt & Associates is experienced in assisting clients in choosing the appropriate business structure. Whether it is a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or sole proprietorship.

Gantt & Associates is experienced in assisting clients in choosing the appropriate business structure. Whether it is  a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or sole proprietorship, Gantt & Associates can help in the formation of the business, including preparing and filing all the necessary documentation.

 

Gantt & Associates also advises business clients after formation.

 

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Home Loan Mods

If you're one of the many Americans who are staggering under the anvil weight of your mortgage, two words may yet save you: loan modification. Simply put, a loan modification is a retooling of your home loan – by adjusting the interest rate, the loan's duration or other factors – until its low enough each month that you can afford to pay it.

The Home Loan Modification Team of Gantt & Associates Offers Three Tips:

 

Start now: Not so long ago, loan modification was an option reserved only for homeowners who were in default – that is, when their lender filed a motion to start the foreclosure process, usually after 90 days of late payments. No more, Some mortgage servicers require a borrower to be 30 days late or more, Some will work with you before you are late (that is rare). This is really a luck of the draw on who your mortgage servicer is and sometimes the negotiator you are assigned. But the new federal assistance does not require that homeowners be in default before they seek help.

 

You need professional help. One of the first questions you need to answer is whether you want to tackle pursuing a loan modification yourself. The Process can be long and tedious; often times obtaining a Home Loan Modification requires constant communication between your lender & yourself. There are deadlines for information submission and updates. You should contact Gantt & Associates to handle your Home Loan Modification. Not only do we do the legwork for you, we handle all the heavy lifting. Our goal is to make your mortgage affordable again, and prevent your home from being foreclosed on. Do not delay, contact us today!

 

Uncover your lender: Knowing who your lender is may help you get a better modification. These days, your loan is either owned by a single bank or it’s been sliced up into tiny pieces and turned into a mortgage-backed security and is owned by many people. The Home Loan Modification Team of Gantt & Associates has a very healthy working relationship with most lenders. We are able to not only track down your lender, some lenders prefer to work with our Firm, and we use that fact to our advantage; obtaining better results for you.

 

 

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Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor it is critical that you have an experienced misdemeanor defense lawyer to represent you. Our misdemeanor defense attorneys have significant trial experience working for both defendants and the prosecution.

Whether you are charged as an adult or juvenile, a misdemeanor-conviction can deny you employment and stigmatize you as a criminal. A misdemeanor should be taken seriously because a conviction results in a criminal record. A misdemeanor likely will show up on a background check. Once you are convicted or plead guilty, it will remain on your record forever.

 

Being accused or convicted of a misdemeanor can have devastating effects on your life. For misdemeanor-crimes, an experienced criminal defense lawyer can make the difference between being found guilty or not guilty.

 

We have successfully defended individuals in state courts on misdemeanor-charges, including:

  • Assault & Assault Family Violence
  • DWI (1st or 2nd Offense)
  • Criminal Mischief less than $1,500
  • Theft less than $1,500
  • Possession of Marijuana less than 4 ounces
  • Indecent Exposure or Public Lewdness
  • Burglary of a Motor Vehicle
  • Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon
  • Public Intoxication
  • DUI & Alcohol-Related Offenses by a Minor (under 21 years of age)
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    Contact an Experienced Misdemeanor Defense Attorney.

     

    Gantt & Associates uses their familiarity with local law enforcement to defend clients. If you are facing a misdemeanor-charge and need an experienced Georgia trial team, we can help.

     

    For additional information about misdemeanor-related laws, or to discuss your matter in confidence with our experienced Criminal Defense Team, schedule a confidential consultation by calling us at. If you prefer, fill out the contact form and we will contact you.

    Locations

    We have offices in Stockbridge and Norcross to help with your needs.


    157 Burke Street Suite, 203, Stockbridge, GA 30281

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    5825 Live Oak Parkway, Suite 2A, Norcross, GA 30093

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    157 Burke Street Suite, 203, Stockbridge, GA 30281

    5825 Live Oak Parkway, Suite 2A, Norcross, GA 30093

    info@ganttlegal.com

    404-810-1000 or 678-522-1998

    866-771-8184 (TOLL FREE)

    404-591-1260 (FAX)

     

    Forms

    You may download these forms and fill them out prior to meeting with one of our associates.

    pdficon1Financial Affidavit for Domestic Cases
    pdficon1Divorce Intake Form
    pdficon1Child Support Intake Form
     
    pdficon1Estate Planning Form

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