Piedmont Law Group of Garcia & Van Duyne LLC
Atlanta, Georgia
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Isabel M. Garcia - Partner

Kathryn L. Van Duyne - Partner

Emma A. Benkert - Associate
Isabel M. Garcia - Partner

Isabel Garcia has been practicing law in Georgia since 1999. She is a 1996 graduate of the University of Florida and a 1999 graduate of Emory University School of Law. Prior to co-founding Piedmont Law Group, she was a partner with McLarty & Van Voorhies LLP.

Isabel has considerable experience in conducting title examinations throughout the State of Georgia, negotiating and drafting real estate documents in commercial transactions, and underwriting title insurance on a variety of complex commercial acquisition and loan transactions involving retail shopping centers, mixed-use developments, multifamily apartment communities, office parks and high-rise office towers.

Additionally, Isabel has been on the faculty of continuing legal education seminars and has served on the Executive Committee for the Real Property Law Section of the Georgia Bar Association. She is a highly sought speaker at Emory Law School, engaging with students on issues ranging from women in the law, to the transactional practice of law and alumni/student mentoring. Isabel is an enthusiastic ambassador to Emory University through her volunteer work with the Emory Alumni Association, currently serving as President of the Emory Alumni Board.

Kathryn L. Van Duyne - Partner

Kathryn Van Duyne graduated from the University of Florida in 2002 and from Emory University School of Law in 2005. Kathryn specializes in commercial real estate and title insurance underwriting.

Her experience includes representing real estate developers from contract negotiation through to the closing of a transaction, acting as lender counsel for small developer transactions, as well as underwriting title insurance for a variety of commercial transactions including retail shopping centers, mixed-use developments and apartment communities. She has also been a guest lecturer at the Georgia State Law School, speaking to law students on the issues of title examinations and title insurance.

Emma A. Benkert - Associate

Emma Benkert received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond in 2009 and graduated Order of the Coif from Emory University School of Law in 2012. She interned with Piedmont Law Group for two years prior to joining the firm in 2012 as an associate.

Emma has been actively involved in all aspects of the real estate transaction. She examines titles throughout the State of Georgia, reviews and negotiates acquisition and loan documents and underwrites title insurance on large, complex commercial transactions.

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