ARTHUR LEE MEADOWS, JR.
Attorney, Of Counsel
Lee was born and raised in the South Georgia farming community of Lyons. He graduated with honors from Mercer University, followed by graduate study at the University of Georgia, where he earned his law degree in 1982.
In the early days of his practice, Lee helped introduce the modern use of direct agency title insurance to rural lending agencies and banks, and eventually became regional counsel for a national title company. As a lobbyist for the non-conforming loan industry, Lee worked closely with various legislative elements in the structure and amendment of the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act, and continued in that role as an active member of GRECAA (Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorney's Association), where he served on the board and acted as liaison with the Georgia State Bar. In 2008, with the rise in title claims and the need for title curative services, Lee began work with Pendergast & Associates, a regionally recognized default services firm. There, servicing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and various national and international insurance, banking and investment firms, Lee became well known as a knowledgeable sounding board and the source of practical advice in title cure. Currently, Lee’s practice also includes residential and commercial closings, coupled with a broad spectrum of services for individual and corporate clients, including wills, trusts and estates, business matters, portfolio transfer, land development and finance.
Lee has served on the Midtown Atlanta land use planning and zoning committee for two decades and has participated in a number of other civic and charitable endeavors. He remains close to his family in joint management of their ongoing South Georgia forestry business. Lee’s idea of the best of days is one reading a great book in the cool of the mountains of North Carolina or one working on his Dad’s fishing shack on the Georgia coast.