Knight Johnson Named 2017 Bulldog 100 Business

UGA alumni James Johnson and Knight Johnson were named as an Honoree of the 2017 Bulldog 100 Business, recognizing the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni.

Over 500 companies from across the country were nominated for this distinction. Nominated businesses were ranked by a three-year compounded annual growth rate of revenues and were required to meet the Bulldog 100 criteria.


Knight Johnson's James Johnson obtained a reported Georgia Court of Appeals decision reversing the Greene County Superior Court's confirmation of a non-judicial foreclosure sale. The reversal effectively releases our client from a substantial loan deficiency. 

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JUNE 2014: Knight Johnson, LLC Welcomes New Associate Nick Sears.

Knight Johnson, LLC is happy to introduce our new Associate Nick Sears.

Mr. Sears is a trial attorney that specializes in real estate litigation, construction litigation, and business litigation. Mr. Sears’ real estate litigation practice involves representing developers, builders, real estate investors, and property owners in actions involving banking, lender liability, foreclosure, receivership, specific performance, suit on note, title disputes, boundary line disputes, easements, prescriptive title, ejectment, commercial landlord/tenant, zoning, and tax appeals. Mr. Sears’ construction litigation practice involves representing general contractors, subcontractors, builders, and property owners in actions involving negligent construction, breach of contract, delay damages, warranty, defective materials, lien foreclosure, and bond suits. Mr. Sears’ business litigation practice involves representing companies, partners, shareholders, and officers in partnership/shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, fraud, RICO, SEC investigations, FINRA disputes, and restrictive covenants. 

Before joining Knight Johnson, Mr. Sears clerked for the Honorable Judge John J. Goger in the Superior Court of Fulton County. After graduating from University of Georgia with cum laude honors, Mr. Sears attended Emory University School of law where he was the managing editor for the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal.

November 2013: Georgia Supreme Court Win for James Johnson

November 2013:  Knight Johnson's James Johnson represented a Tennessee developer in a multi-million dollar loan dispute with a well known FDIC loss-share bank.  After a jury win in Superior Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals, the bank sought a writ of certiorari from the Georgia Supreme Court.

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled in favor of James Johnson and denied the bank's petition for certiorari.

James Johnson Obtains 2nd Highest Jury Award For Contract Case in Georgia

James Johnson Obtains 2nd Highest Jury Award For Contract Case in Georgia as seen in the Daily Report's Top Georgia Verdict's of 2012.  Mr. Johnson represented an apartment developer against a bank for breach of loan documents and construction loan agreement.  After a seven day jury trial in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, the jury awarded Mr. Johnson's client nearly $1,000,000 in damages, released it from the bank's loan of $2,000,000, and allowed Mr. Johnson's client to retain ownership of the apartment.