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Bluestem Sale is Ranchland Deal of the Year
DPSS is proud to announce the sale of Bluestem Ranch to the Osage Nation was recently named “Ranchland Deal of the Year” for 2016 by The Land Report magazine. The DPSS real estate team, led by partners Rutherford Seydel and Josh Marks, facilitated the sale of the coveted 43,000-acre ranch in June 2016. Find out more […] Read Full Article
New Partner: Michelle W. Koufman
We are thrilled to announce Michelle W. Koufman has joined DPSS as a partner to lead the development of the firm’s new Trusts and Estates practice group. Ms. Koufman’s expertise in matters related to estate planning, wills and trusts, probate administration, special needs and Medicaid trust planning, guardianships and conservatorships, tax planning, charitable giving and family business […] Read Full Article
Recent Loan Closings
DPSS partner Terry Pickren had an exciting end of 2016, closing several large deals benefiting a variety of clients. Outlined below are a few of he and his team’s most recent successes. Procured $15 million in SBA International Trade and USDA Business and Industry loans for a product development and manufacturing company of generic pharmaceutical […] Read Full Article
Posted by DPSS Legal on 1.5.17 in Lending
DPSS a Proud Sponsor of the Captain Planet Foundation
DPSS is a proud supporter of the Captain Planet Foundation and recently attended the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Benefit Gala, Atlanta’s largest environmental fundraiser of the year. The Foundation works to educate and empower the next generation to protect and sustain the environment through various project-based environmental learning strategies that allow for hands-on educational experiences. DPSS […] Read Full Article
Posted by DPSS Legal on 12.14.16 in Corporate, Sustainability
New Hire: Taylor Strickland
DPSS is excited to announce a new associate has joined the firm. Taylor Strickland is the newest member to the litigation department, and comes to us from the University of Georgia School of Law as a previous participant in our summer clerkship program. To learn more about Taylor, click here. Read Full Article
Posted by DPSS Legal on 11.15.16 in Announcements, Press Releases
DPSS Facilitates Sale of 43,000-acre ranch to the Osage Nation
The DPSS real estate team, led by partners Rutherford Seydel and Josh Marks, quarterbacked the sale this summer of Bluestem Ranch, a 43,000-acre bison and sporting ranch in Oklahoma owned by clients Bluestem, LLC and Marquis, LLC to the Osage Nation.   The Osage celebrated the acquisition with a ceremony August 24th at Bluestem that attracted […] Read Full Article
Josh Marks Presents at Conference Concerning Eminent Domain for Pipelines
Landowners, attorneys, and nongovernmental organizations concerned about the use of eminent domain for pipelines convened in Atlanta to discuss the legal framework around condemnation proceedings and how property owners can effectively protect their interests and their property during these suits. This conference was the first of its kind to bring together national experts on eminent […] Read Full Article
Posted by DPSS Legal on 7.6.16 in Announcements
Patrick Sneed Joins Construction Industry Leaders at the 2016 ABA Forum on Construction Law
DPSS Partner Patrick Sneed attended the 40th Annual American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, a three-day educational and professional development conference for construction lawyers in Nashville, Tennessee. The annual Forum attracts thousands of construction professionals seeking to strengthen their construction practice through issue-focused programs and presentations. Each year, members attend seminars concentrated on legal […] Read Full Article
Posted by DPSS Legal on 5.6.16 in Announcements, Litigation
DPSS Supports Students at KSU Entrepreneurship Center Inaugural Event
Several DPSS attorneys gathered to honor the “Best of the Best in Entrepreneurship” at the Kennesaw State University (KSU) Entrepreneurship Center Top 100 Celebration Luncheon. The KSU Entrepreneurship Center provides entrepreneurial training to students and entrepreneurs who desire to better themselves in their careers. Students interested in launching a company had the opportunity to participate in […] Read Full Article
Posted by DPSS Legal on 4.28.16 in Announcements
Rutherford Seydel Named JAMES’ 2016 “Most Influential.”
JAMES Magazine, Georgia’s statewide political and business magazine, recognized DPSS Partner Rutherford Seydel as part of its 2016 “Most Influential” list. JAMES Magazine, published by InsiderAdvantage, is an Internet news agency that brings business, political, and cultural issues of interests to Georgians. The magazine specializes in political and public policy news and is one of […] Read Full Article
Posted by DPSS Legal on 3.31.16 in Announcements, Press Releases
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Recent Loan Closings

DPSS partner Terry Pickren had an exciting end of 2016, closing several large deals benefiting a variety of clients. Outlined Read Full Article