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Teresa L. Bailey

Of Counsel
Atlanta
T: 404.589.3400
F: 404.238.9720

Teri Bailey has more than 30 years of experience in real property law and litigation.

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Lead counsel for national lending institution in multi-million dollar contract dispute against a major municipality.

Successfully negotiated favorable settlement in time sensitive quiet title dispute involving a 33-acre tract of land to be developed as multi-million dollar residential subdivision.
Lead counsel for national lending institutions in numerous contested receiverships and litigated commercial foreclosures.

Professional Biography

Overview

As an of counsel in Baker Donelson's Atlanta office, Ms. Bailey guides clients through almost all aspects of residential and commercial real estate issues. These include title insurance, quiet title and condemnation cases, boundary and survey disputes, encroachment and trespass cases, equitable subrogation claims, partitioning actions, mortgage fraud and regulatory claims, contract disputes, real estate brokerage disputes, professional negligence claims, construction defects litigation, landlord/tenant disputes, contested foreclosure litigation, covenant enforcement, premise liability claims, and business litigation.

Ms. Bailey also has experience closing residential and commercial real estate transactions, managed an in-house title insurance group for a large firm, and managed litigation departments for large firms. She has substantial lead counsel experience in bench and jury trials, appellate practice experience in all Georgia appellate courts, and is a certified mediator.

Case Studies
Representative Matters
  • Lead counsel for national lending institution in multi-million dollar contract dispute against a major municipality.

  • Successfully negotiated favorable settlement in time sensitive quiet title dispute involving a 33-acre tract of land to be developed as multi-million dollar residential subdivision.
  • Lead counsel for national lending institutions in numerous contested receiverships and litigated commercial foreclosures.
  • Served as court-appointed Special Master for quiet title and condemnation cases involving tax sales, fraudulent conveyances, forged deeds, lost deeds, adverse possession, boundary disputes, legal description errors, recording errors, utility and transportation easements.

  • Lead counsel in numerous title insurance claims, coverage and recovery cases.
Professional Honors & Activities
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to Georgia Super Lawyers since 2014 in the area of Civil Defensive Litigation
  • Member – State Bar of Georgia, Real Property Section
  • Member – Georgia Real Estate Fraud Prevention & Awareness Coalition (GREFPAC)
  • Member – Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member – Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member – Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL)
  • Certified Mediator
  • Special Master, Fulton County
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist – "Impact of CFPB and Servicing Regulations," USFN Loan Management and Servicing Seminar (March 2015)
  • Panelist – "Advanced Foreclosure Issues and Challenges," USFN Loan Management and Servicing Seminar (March 2015)
  • Panelist – "The Latest Eviction, REO Challenges and Title Clearance," USFN Loan Management and Servicing Seminar (June 2014)
  • Panelist – "The Latest Eviction, REO Challenges and Title Clearance," USFN Loan Management and Servicing Seminar (March 2013)
Webinars
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Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1986
  • University of Florida, B.A., 1983

Admissions

  • Georgia, 1986
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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