ABOUT US

G. Lanier Coulter, Jr.

G. LANIER COULTER, JR.

ATTORNEY

glc@coultersierra.com

Lanier is a 1998 graduate of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia and a 2001 graduate of Emory University School of Law. Lanier is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. He practices primarily in the areas of condominium law and community association law. Lanier assists community associations in the interpretation and enforcement of their governing documents and in the negotiation, financing, and execution of major renovation and rehabilitation projects. He was selected as a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers and recipient of the 2011 Rising Star Award in the CAI-Georgia Chapter.

Currently, Lanier serves as a member of the Legislative Action Committee for the Georgia Chapter of CAI and is the President Elect for 2013-2014. Lanier is an instructor of continuing education courses for community association managers and attorneys, including such courses entitled “Dealing With Difficult People,” “Problem Solving for Planned Communities,” and “Condominium Law.”

Mary Beth Sierra

MARY BETH SIERRA

ATTORNEY

mbs@coultersierra.com

Mary Beth is a 2002 graduate of Agnes Scott College and a 2006 graduate of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Mary Beth is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. She practices primarily in the areas of condominium law and community association law. Mary Beth represents our clients in litigation matters, including collection of assessments and covenant enforcement in court rooms throughout the Metro Atlanta area. Mary Beth is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and of the Community Associations Institute and is the author of “A Seamless Transition” and “Trespassers Beware: Is Barbed Wire The Answer” which appeared in Georgia Commons, a Publication of the Community Associations Institute of Georgia, Inc. Mary Beth volunteers for Lekotek of Georgia and serves on the Board of Directors.

Amy H. Bray

AMY H. BRAY

ATTORNEY

ahb@coultersierra.com

Amy is a 1995 graduate of the University of Georgia and a 1998 graduate of Emory University School of Law. She focuses her practice on real estate, encompassing both residential and commercial closings and extensive experience in community association law, specifically drafting the governing documents for residential and commercial community associations, including mixed use “green”, and age-restricted community documents. She has experience in negotiating and resolving complex covenant and easement issues in developments all over Georgia and throughout the country. She is also a certified mediator and has been brought in to help resolve ongoing litigation involving real estate and community association issues.

Amy is one of approximately 150 members of the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers. From 2013–2017 she was awarded the distinction of Georgia SuperLawyer. In 2007 and 2009 through 2012 she was named a Georgia SuperLawyer “Rising Star.” She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the Board of Editors for The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, a publication of the American Law Institute.

Amy has contributed as author and editor to a number of local and national publications through the years, from the Gwinnett Business Journal to the Community Association Institute’s Common Ground magazine. Most notable of her many publications, is 2004’s “What a Wicked (World Wide) Web: Helping Community Associations Deal with New Internet Issues,” published in the Journal of Community Association Law, Vol. 7, No. 1; “On the Board—Eco-Friendly Choices” published in Common Ground magazine in 2008; “How to Create a Green Community, Take eco-friendly building a step further,” published in The Practical Real Estate Lawyer in 2008;  “Constructive Advice for Dealing with Banks Holding (Unconstructed) Lots,” (Co-author), Georgia Commons in 2012; and was a contributing author of  “Best Practices—Report #9, Green Communities,” a national publication of the Foundation for Community Association Research in 2009.

Additionally, she presents topics related to community associations, condominiums, and all types of easement arrangements to a variety of audiences, including homeowners and community managers, developers, builders, real estate brokers, bankers, and fellow attorneys at both local and national seminars.

Adam J. Harper

ADAM J. HARPER

ATTORNEY

Adam is a 2019 graduate of Georgia State University College of Law. Prior to joining Coulter & Sierra, Adam served as Law Clerk for the Honorable Scott Minter of the Conasauga Judicial Circuit. He also spent time with a boutique law firm and interned with the office of general counsel of two federal government agencies.

While in law school, Adam served as a Graduate Research Assistant to Interim Dean Leslie Wolf, with focus on developing a secondary journal opportunity for students. He was also a student intern in Georgia State University College of Law’s HeLP Legal Services Clinic. As a third year student, Adam led a team to compete in a transactional moot court competition. During his final semester of law school, Adam was a Litigation Associate and assisted teaching trial practice to second-year students. Adam also completed a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Political Science from Kennesaw State University.

Kevin G. Koushel

KEVIN M. KOUSHEL

ATTORNEY

kmk@coultersierra.com

Kevin is a 2008 graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and a 2014 graduate of Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to law school, Kevin began his professional career at a large Atlanta-based property management firm, where he spent three years as a director and qualifying agent for its maintenance and construction management department. Kevin was inspired to pursue the legal field after his experience working with homeowners and contractors.

While attending law school, Kevin served as Editor-in-Chief of the ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law and was an active member of Florida’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Society. Although Kevin started his legal career in Ft. Lauderdale—specializing in residential foreclosures, evictions, quiet title actions and appeals—he soon returned to Atlanta to join Coulter & Sierra in 2015. Kevin is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Florida Bar, and he holds three additional licenses in the real estate and construction professions in both States. Kevin utilizes his extensive background in these areas to supplement his current practice in condominium and community association law.

Allison Lumbatis

ALLISON LUMBATIS

ATTORNEY

Allison is a 2006 summa cum laude graduate of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, where she received a full Presidential Scholarship and graduated in the top 1% of her class. She also received her Bachelor of Arts from Samford University, summa cum laude, with honors, in 2003. During law school, she served as Copy Editor of the Cumberland Law Review, and upon graduation, she was awarded membership in Curia Honoris, Cumberland’s national alumni honor society. Allison is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the Houston County Bar Association. After beginning her law practice with a large Birmingham firm, she moved back to her hometown of Dothan, Alabama, and joined a small firm with a practice specializing in contracts, estates, and commercial and residential real estate. Now at Coulter & Sierra, she practices condominium and community association law, representing the firm’s Alabama clients.

LYNN WALLEY

FIRM ADMINISTRATOR

JULIE W. ADERHOLD

PARALEGAL

PATTY FAN

PARALEGAL