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our services

The advice of an experienced attorney offers a great benefit to both buyers and sellers of property. Not only does your attorney address the complexities of federal and Georgia property law, but also ensures that your interests are properly protected. Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing, you want to have complete confidence your transaction will be handled correctly, and without unnecessary expense or delay.


Katz Durell has assisted many clients in buying and selling homes throughout Georgia. Our goal is always to help clients buy or sell houses with a full understanding of their financing arrangements as well as their legal rights and obligations. Our firm can help with matters regarding:

- Residential home sales and purchases

- Residential refinancing

- Investment properties

- Deed preparation, Notes, Security Deeds

- Real Estate Power of Attorney  

- Title examination, Review of Surveys and Property Records

- Obtaining title insurance coverage

For more information regarding a residential closing please reach out to someone on our team, we are happy to assist you with any additional details. Please submit contracts to

Whether you're a lender, developer, contractor, buyer or seller of commercial real estate in Georgia, you need attorneys who have extensive experience with commercial real estate transactions. Katz Durell's attorneys have  over a decade of experience with:

- Commercial Real Estate Finance and Transactions (representing buyers, sellers, lenders, contractors and developers) 

- Government Guaranteed Lending (7(a) and 504 Transactions)

- Tax-deferred exchanges (1031 exchanges)

- Leasing (including retail space, office space, farms and oil and gas rights)

- Construction and development

- Commercial landlord tenant matters

- Land use, zoning and eminent domain

- Financing and refinancing

- Mortgage and foreclosures

We advise clients on the legal matters of real estate transactions, from start to finish. Katz Durell will draft and negotiate the contract for sale, help conduct due diligence, prepare opinion letters, assist in obtaining financing and negotiating, advise on the formation of the business entity and oversee the closing process.

For more information regarding a commercial or residential closing please reach out to someone on our team, we are happy to assist you with any additional details. Please submit contracts to

Katz Durell has the resources, knowledge and capacity to work with large volume real estate investment groups, as well as individual clients. In recent years public and private money backed groups have entered many metropolitan areas. Katz Durell has had the privilege of working with real estate investors both domestically and internationally. We have the ability and expertise to facilitate closings for our clients, regardless of their location or time zone.

For more information about our investor services and closing please reach out to Craig Halperin,


Katz Durell, LLC provides legal representation to commercial clients throughout Georgia. Based in Atlanta, the Firm's attorneys represent national and regional banks, credit unions and companies in federal and state lawsuits, arbitration proceedings, mediations, and foreclosure proceedings.


Due to the firm's size and cost structure, we are able to provide legal representation of the highest caliber at billing rates which are substantially less than those at large law firms or under alternative billing arrangements. Our attorneys' track record of success and lower rates are a winning combination for all our clients.

For more information about our real estate litigation services please reach out to Sid Holderness,


Katz Durell offers a full spectrum of default and creditor’s rights. We deliver quality, cost-effective legal services associated with non-performing real estate including foreclosure, bankruptcy litigation, and eviction.

- Bankruptcy

- Confirmation and Deficiency Actions

- Creditor’s Rights

- Foreclosures (Residential and Commercial)

- Evictions & Landlord-Tenant Disputes

For more information about our default services please reach out to Sid Holderness,


Katz Durell provides various transactional corporate and business law services to its clients. These services are in addition to and complement the real estate closing services we specialize in. Halperin Lyman believes that by providing a start-to-finish approach to our clients, we can establish long-term, mutually beneficial relationships to provide our clients with a one-stop law firm. Not only do these corporate and business services allow our clients to carry out their business in the most efficient and effective way, but also legally protects their personal liability along with offering various tax benefits.

- Business Entity Formation

- Corporate Document Drafting and Review

- General Business Consulting

For more information regarding our corporate services, please reach out to Craig Halperin,


Our intellectual property clients come in all sizes—from the largest global companies to individual entrepreneurs. What they have in common are big ideas.


Our attorneys are credited with having played a significant role in the creation and protection of many landmark portfolios in the information technology and life sciences industries. And that’s why clients make us their first call when they require a range of services that include counseling, prosecution, litigation, dispute resolution, and licensing in patent, trademark, and copyright matters.

For more information regarding our intellectual property services, please reach out to Matt Durell at

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