Knight Johnson was featured in the December 23, 2013 issue of TIME Magazine in the Southeast region for Excellence in Law 2013.
IN THE NEWS
2013: Bryan Knight and James Johnson voted Georgia's "Legal Elite" in Business Litigation by Georgia Trends Magazine.
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 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.
May, 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. Mr. Johnson successfully convinced a Fulton County jury that the loss-share bank was liable for significant damages and attorney's fees even though the original lender that breached its loan agreement with the developer failed prior to trial. The jury also released the developer and its members from their multi-million dollar loan obligations.
The loss-share bank appealed the verdict but the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the verdict without comment. The bank is currently seeking a writ of certiorari from the Georgia Supreme Court.
April, 2013: Knight Johnson's Bryan Knight represented one of two purchasers of real property that each purported to hold a valid and binding purchase agreement. A specific performance suit was filed. Mr. Knight prevailed at the injunction hearing, which sought to suspend the closing.
January, 2013: Knight Johnson's Bryan Knight represented one of Georgia's largest commercial landscape supply companies in a contract dispute with distributor. The trial court ruled in favor of Mr. Knight and the The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed.
2012: Super Lawyers and Atlanta Magazine: Bryan Knight named Super Lawyer Rising Stars in Business Litigation for 2012.
2012: Bryan Knight and James Johnson voted Georgia's "Legal Elite" in Business Litigation by Georgia Trends Magazine.
October, 2012: Knight Johnson's James Johnson represented a residential developer in a foreclosure confirmation hearing against a bank. Mr. Johnson prevailed and the court ordered no resale. Mr. Johnson's client was released from a $600,000 deficiency judgment.
July, 2012: Knight Johnson's Bryan Knight represented Georgia's largest commercial door manufacturer in a suit against a general contractor. The suit involved payment disputes, defects, and delay damages. On the eve of trial Mr. Knight's client was offered a full settlement.
July, 2012: Knight Johnson's Bryan Knight represented large hotel owner in suit against bank. After a two-day receiver hearing, the bank's receiver motion was denied.
June, 2012: Knight Johnson represents apartment developer in suit against bank for failure to fund construction draws. After five day jury trial, jury awards apartment developer over $800,000, releases developer from $2,500,000 loan, and allows developer to keep the property. James Johnson in the news: Daily Report Article: $800K Awarded to Developers Suit v. Ameris Bank
October, 2011: Bryan Knight and James Johnson testify at congressional hearing held by Congressman Westmorland regarding treatment of borrowers and collection techniques implemented by the FDIC, loss share banks, and Rialto.
James Johnson voted Georgia's "Legal Elite" in Business Litigation by Georgia Trends Magazine in 2010 and 2011.