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News, Publications & Blogs

Eric Lang publishes a blog called “Georgia Legal Update.” As he explained: “Though I practiced law in Georgia for more than 20 years, I am not practicing now. One thing I did while practicing which I still continue to do is read the internet feeds for the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Yes, it's a nerdish routine, but, well, I'm nerdish … I decided for a variety of reasons to post the most interesting case or cases posted on those feeds each day there is a new case posted.” The Blog has attracted quite a following. Read it here.

Presentations

 

In the past few years, Eric Lang has made numerous continuing legal education presentations. They are listed below. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the presentation materials, just send us an email telling us what you would like to have, and we'll send it to you.

 

· The Unauthorized Practice of Law in the State of Georgia (2014) (click here to view slide show)

 

· Ethical Issues Arising out of Diminished-Capacity Clients and Impaired Counsel (2013) (click here to view slide show)

 

· Interaction Between Theory and Practice: Using General Estoppel Theory to Predict Outcomes In Estoppel Certificate Litigation (2012)

 

· Odd Problems in Landlord-Tenant Matters (2011)

 

· Ten Things Every Business Lawyer Should Know – A Litigator’s Perspective (2010)

 

· Enforcing and Attacking Settlement Agreements (2007)

Lang Legal Group In the News

 

Peterzell v. Balch & Bingham and Meadows, Ichter & Bowers. In a case pitting a lawyer against her former law firm and its successor, Lang Legal obtained a jury verdict for breach of contract and attorney's fees. The case attracted attention because of the prominence of the parties involved. For example, the defendant's lead witness was former Georgia Attorney General Michael Bowers.

 

"Balch Must Pay In Dispute With Lawyer," Fulton County Daily Report, August 28, 2009.

 

Watch Eric Lang's Closing In Peterzell v. Balch

 

Office Depot v. ELPF Howell Mill. When a tenant claimed a landlord had breached an exclusivity provision of a lease and began to withhold full rent, Lang Legal was successful in obtaining summary judgment for the landlord, resulting from the tenant's execution of an "estoppel certificate." The case received attention because the Court of Appeals clarified the effect of estoppel certificates.

 

Read the court's opinion, or browse the articles:

 

“Just an Estoppel Certificate, Right?” (Atlanta Business Chronicle, May 31, 2011.)

 

“Office Depot Learns That an Estoppel Certificate Can Stop a Tenant in Retail Lease Suit Over Exclusive Use Provision” (Georgia Real Estate Litigation, June 15, 2011.)

 

“Estoppel Letters Can Matter – But, Is The Office Depot Decision Really an Exclusive Use Case?” (Retail Real Estate Law, July 25, 2011.)