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Patrise Perkins-Hooker DOWNLOAD VCARD Administrative Partner pperkins-hooker@jfllc.com 770-415-1026 Scroll 678-833-0130 cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper

About

Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker is a native Atlantan and has been practicing law for over 39 years. Currently serving as the Administrative Partner for Johnson & Freeman, LLC, she rejoined the firm after distinguished service as the County Attorney for Fulton County, Georgia. Prior to that, she served as the Vice President and General Counsel for the Atlanta BeltLine Inc. for six years. She is a former partner with the law firm of Hollowell, Foster & Gepp, PC, where she was in charge of the Commercial Real Estate Group. She also owned her own law firm, Patrise Perkins-Hooker & Associates, for over ten years.
  • 2021-Present: Johnson & Freeman, LLC Administrative Partner
  • 2016-2021: Fulton County Georgia Attorney
  • 2009-2016: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Vice President and General Counsel
  • 2004-2009: Hollowell, Foster & Gepp, P.C., Partner – Head of Commercial Real Estate Group
  • 1995-2004: Patrise Perkins-Hooker & Associates, P.C., Owner and Founder – Corporate, Commercial Transactions and Real Estate Law Firm
  • 1997-2001: Johnson, Freeman & Perkins-Hooker, LLC, Managing Member formed in conjunction with my private firm
  • 1993-1994: Thomas Kennedy, Sampson & Patterson, PC, Partner in Commercial Group and Administrative Matters
  • 1989-1993: Williams-Russell and Johnson, Inc., General Counsel and Executive Assistant to the Principals
  • 1988-1990: Emory University Business School, Adjunct Professor
  • 1987-1989: Arrington & Hollowell, PC, Attorney and Financial Manager
  • 1984-1986: Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, Tax Accountant, Certified Public Accountant
  • Perkins-Hooker served as the First African American President of the State of Georgia Bar Association.
  • Received Amicus Curiae award from the Supreme Court of Georgia for Outstanding volunteer service and professionalism in the practice of law (1996)
  • Outstanding Young Atlantan (1994)
  • Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year for 1988 for Georgia Tech Alumni Association and Georgia Tech Minority Affairs Committee
  • Wall Street Journal Award from Emory Law School for Outstanding Achievement (1984)
  • The D. Robert Owen Award for Outstanding Minority Law Student (1984)
  • Selected as a “Super Lawyer” (2005); Inducted into the Gate City Bar Association’s Hall of Fame (2007)
  • Received the Leah Ward Sears Award for Distinction in the Profession from the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (2012)
  • Received Eleanor Raoul Green Trailblazer Award from Emory Law School (2014)
  • Received Phoenix Award from Mayor of the City of Atlanta (2014)
  • Received Honorary degree from John Marshall Law School (2015)
  • Inducted into the YMCA Leadership Academy (2015)
  • Top 100 Alumni of Emory Law School’s history (2019)
  • Honored as running one of the Top In-House Law Firms in Georgia by the Daily Report (2019)
  • Recipient of the Georgia A. Pindar Award for lifetime service to the Real Property Profession (2020)
  • Selected as one of the 500 Most Powerful Leaders in Atlanta in the Governmental and Politics Arena by Atlanta Magazine (2021)
  • Recipient of the Randolph Thrower Lifetime Achievement Awards from the State Bar of Georgia’s Commitment to Equality Committee

Practice Areas

  • General Corporate
  • Municipal Finance
  • Commerical Real Estate
  • Probate

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