Wendy W. Kraby
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Wendy W. Kraby

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Wendy W. Kraby
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Wendy Wolfenbarger Kraby focuses on corporate and business law, as well as real estate development law.

Her corporate practice includes corporate formation and governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, joint ventures, and private securities offerings.

Ms. Kraby often serves as general counsel to businesses handling day-to-day matters including vendor, sales and distribution contracts, employment contracts and non-competes. She has a specialty in working with software and technology companies, including start-ups. Such work often includes financing, private securities offerings, SaaS/IoT contracts, intellectual property issues and nondisclosure agreements.

Ms. Kraby has extensive experience in development law to include acquisition, land use/zoning, infrastructure, lending, title matters, and construction and subcontractor agreements. She has worked with local and national banks regarding issues of bank agreements/participations, regulatory compliance, real estate development and business loans, borrower defaults and foreclosures.

Education
J.D., Georgia State University’s College of Law
B.S., University of Georgia
Admissions
State Bar of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
United States Tax Court

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Ms. Kraby is a member of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers, the Chamblee Chamber of Commerce and a supporter of the Peachtree Creek Greenway, which is being constructed through Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville.
  • She is a longtime Board Member for Reaping Nature Educational Outreach Foundation, Inc., which is currently teaming with Shepherd Center’s Sustainability Committee to make the hospital green/environmentally sound.
  • Ms. Kraby is a Sunday school teacher at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Midtown Atlanta and a team assistant for Brookhaven Futbol Club. A former food writer, restaurant reviewer and apprentice of chef Nathalie Dupree, she is often called upon to judge at community food festivals.
Education
J.D., Georgia State University’s College of Law
B.S., University of Georgia
Admissions
State Bar of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
United States Tax Court

Born in Seattle, Washington, Ms. Kraby has lived most of her life in Atlanta, alternating between inside and outside the perimeter. A University of Georgia graduate who was the managing editor of the Red & Black student newspaper, she went on to become a writer and editor at CNN before earning her law degree at Georgia State University’s College of Law.

At Georgia State Law, Ms. Kraby interned for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, former Judge Penny Brown Reynolds of the Fulton County State Court, and Atlanta Legal Aid Society. She also served as a graduate research assistant in the Philip C. Cook Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and for Professor Colin Crawford in land use and development law.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kraby was an attorney for Miles, Hansford & Tallant, LLC in North Georgia and Andre & Blaustein, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia.

Education
J.D., Georgia State University’s College of Law
B.S., University of Georgia
Admissions
State Bar of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
United States Tax Court
  • Handled the legal matters, including recovery, foreclosure and bank participations and regulatory compliance for numerous North Georgia community banks in the area of real estate development during the 2007 Financial Crisis and after.
  • Represented numerous real estate developers in large-scale, mixed-use (residential/commercial) development in North Georgia including developments in Duluth, Dawsonville, Johns Creek and off Ga. 400 in Forsyth and Dawson Counties.
  • Long-term representation of software company through its growth, expansion, acquisitions, joint ventures and later $40 million sale to international company.
  • Assisted in formation and serve as general counsel to several non-profits including 24-7 Love Charity, Inc.
Education
J.D., Georgia State University’s College of Law
B.S., University of Georgia
Admissions
State Bar of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
United States Tax Court