• Meredith Shearer & Associates, LLC

    We are dedicated to providing our clients with on-time, on-schedule, and problem free closing service.

  • Meredith Shearer & Associates, LLC

    A full service real estate closing firm, representing lenders, buyers, sellers, builders and real estate agents.

  • Meredith Shearer & Associates, LLC

    We let nothing fall through the cracks, nor do we double book and we will maintain consistent communication with you at all times.

  • Meredith Shearer & Associates, LLC

    We return phone calls promptly and believe that service does not end at the conclusion of the closing: post closing and follow-up work are given top priority.

Attorneys

Meredith Shearer

Meredith Shearer

Owner

Meredith Shearer is a graduate of Georgia State University (B.A., cum laude, 1989; J.D., 1992) and was admitted to the Georgia State Bar in 1992. Since graduating law school, she has worked exclusively in the area of residential real estate, and in January 2000, formed Meredith Shearer & Associates, LLC.

She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Real Property Section, Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association (Secretary, 2004-2012; Director, 2003), Women’s Council of Realtors (Treasurer, 2002) (Affiliate Member of the Year Award, 2010), Cobb Association of Realtors (Ambassador, 2004-2008) (Affiliate Member of the Year Award, 2005).

She has authored articles for several magazines and newspapers on topics related to residential real estate. She has been an instructor for Prudential Georgia Realty Continuing Education Class on Contracts 2003-2004. She has been a presenter at many continuing legal education seminars, including: Georgia State University Division of Continuing Education, Real Estate Closings for New Lawyers, October 1997; Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Residential Real Estate Practice in 1995, 2008 and 2009; and Real Property Law Institute in 2010.

She currently resides in Roswell, Georgia with her daughter and son.


Phillip Henry, Esq.

Phillip Henry

Phillip graduated from the University of Georgia in 1998 with B.A. in English and was a member of the Dean’s List. After Graduation, he volunteered with Americorps in which he taught elementary school in Chattanooga, Tennessee and built houses for Habitat for Humanity-Greater Miami, Florida.

In 2003, Phillip received his J.D. from the University of Memphis. At Memphis, he was awarded the Cali award for his participation in the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic at Memphis Area Legal Services. Phillip has been admitted to the State Bar of Georgia since 2004. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Real Property Law Section. He is an affiliate member with the DeKalb Association of Realtors, DeKalb Women’s Council of Realtors and Old Fourth Ward Business Association.

Phillip enjoys travelling, scuba diving, white water sports, volunteering with Habitat For Humanity, volunteering with Meals on Wheels and grilling on his Big Green Egg.


Marianne T. Shaver 

Marianne T. Shaver

Marianne T. Shaver is the managing attorney for the Suwanee office. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1991. While a Lehigh, Marianne was a Teaching Assistant for the Business Law Professor and a Drill Instructor for the Beginning Latin course. She returned home to Atlanta’s Emory University to earn her Juris Doctorate degree in 1994. Marianne was involved in the Legal Association of Women Students at Emory and organized the club’s Res Judicata 5K which benefited a local AIDS foundation.

Marianne has been practicing residential and commercial real estate law since 1996. She is a frequent speaker for ICLE seminars for Georgia attorneys and has presented numerous seminars to agents regarding contracts, titles and general closing practice.

Marianne enjoys spending time with her husband, Matt, and running around to events with their two children, Matthew and Sarah. When they have a free moment, she loves exploring Georgia’s hiking trails and waterfalls or reading historical fiction novels.


Joy Green-Armstrong 

Joy Green-Armstrong

Joy Green-Armstrong has joined the Real Estate Firm of Meredith Shearer, Associates, LLC. Joy counsels’ clients on residential real estate purchases, sales, leases, REO, and refinance closings. She works closely with agents, buyers, lenders, developers and builders to assess risk and provide sound legal advice leading toward a smooth closing experience. Joy has considerable experience working with bankers, federal and state regulators. She facilitates common sense solutions to the multitude of issues which can arise in real estate transactions. She works and lives in the Cobb community and is thus able to provide a very personal approach to each closing and client.

Joy brings a deep understanding of real estate transactions from several angles. Prior to joining Meredith Shearer, she served as Vice President, legal counsel to the First National Bank of Alaska. In this role, she provided legal advice for regulatory, compliance financial and real estate transactions. She oversaw and advised the mortgage loan origination, underwriting, servicing and quality control program and has considerable experience with Commercial loan trust guarantor transactions. Earlier in her career she worked with a title company as legal counsel, the Administrative Offices of United States Court Federal Public Defenders and the State of Alaska as an Assistant District Attorney.

She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Alaska State Bar, and the Connecticut State Bar and the Cobb Association of REALTORS® Joy is a member of the Cobb Bar Association, Business Law and Litigation and Women of the Bar Sections, the State Bar of Georgia, Administrative Law, Business and Real Estate Sections. She is a Life Member and former Vice President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Xi Psi Omega Chapter, Board Director for the Alaska YWCA, Municipality[JG1] of Anchorage Library Advisory Board and the Anchorage Salvation Army Booth Home for Homeless Girls. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and reading. Joy and her husband are active parishioners at Transfiguration Catholic Church. 


Joy Green-Armstrong 

Gillen Joachim

Gillen Joachim is the managing attorney for our Kennesaw office. He received his B.A. in English from The University of Mississippi in 1995 and his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1999. While in college, Gillen was a member of the English Honors Society, the Society of Physics Students and the Ole Miss Drama and Theater Group. He served one year as the President of the Society of Physics Students. Gillen also volunteered with North Mississippi Habitat for Humanity and the Oxford Mississippi Rape Crisis Center. While in Law School, Gillen volunteered at the Athens Clark-County Public Defender’s office and clerked for the Cobb County District Attorney’s office.

Gillen’s initial practice was in the areas of immigration and civil litigation. After a few years in those areas, Gillen transitioned into transactional law and has been handling residential and commercial real estate transactions since 2002. He enjoys the challenges of complex title issues as well as working with people buying and selling their homes and the agents and lenders who help them to do so.

Gillen lives in Marietta with his wife, Lauren, and their three children. Most of his free time is spent watching his sons play baseball and coaching his daughter’s soccer team.


Staff

Traci Bridges

Traci Bridges

Closer

Traci began her career in the Real Estate Industry in 2002, working for ReMax Professionals as a licensed Sales Associate. She then joined Advantage Mortgage Partners – a joint venture with Wells Fargo, and worked for a short time as a Junior Loan Officer. For the past fifteen years Traci has worked as a Closer, and joined Meredith Shearer and Associates in 2016.


Renee Ferrara

Renee Ferrara

Closer

Renee began her career as a Real Estate paralegal in 1998 and has worked with Marianne Shaver since 2001. She enjoys spending time with her granddaughter.


Stacey Parker

Closer

Stacey joined the MSA team in 2019.

She is an east Cobb native that gets the privilege of working a mile from where she grew up. Stacey has been in the real estate profession since she was a teenager, starting out specializing in the REO industry and spending a good deal of her career at Fannie Mae. She says she has been fortunate to work for attorneys that have had a diversified practice thus giving her the opportunity to work on just about every type of closing you can imagine. Stacey says "The amazing aspect about real estate are the advances in technology, loan programs and the ever-changing market. Those aspects allow you to continuously learn new things every day which is very exciting."


Ansley Shaver

Tish Kearney

Closer

My name is Tish and I have been with Ganek PC since June of 2015 as a paralegal and closer. I work with Atlanta Communities, Palmer House Properties, eXp Realty, as well as many other brokers, agents, lenders to prepare all the closing documentation for signing at the actual closing. I am a Cobb County native, born and raised. I have been in the relocation, real estate, and mortgage industry in one form or another since 1983.

I have two adult children and one grandson who is a senior in high school. I enjoy spending time with my family, relaxing with a good book, working around my home and in the yard.


Claudine Fletcher

Claudine Fletcher

Closing Paralegal

Claudine joined our firm in 2005 when she relocated to the Atlanta area from New Jersey. In New Jersey she worked as a paralegal in a real estate firm for several years. Claudine will impress you with her flawless customer service and expertise in closing and post closing services. Claudine has been a huge asset to our firm.


Claudine Fletcher 

Darlene Major

Post Closer/Receptionist

Darlene Major joined our team in June of 2017 as our full time Post Closer and Receptionist. With 20 years in the residential industry, Darlene can assist with all aspects of a real estate transaction while providing you with exceptional customer service.

Prior to joining the firm in June 2017, she worked as a Closing Paralegal for some of the top firms in Atlanta, Georgia over many years. Darlene received her Paralegal Certification from Lawson State in Alabama. Her extracurricular involvement includes spending time with her family and cosmetology.


Ansley Shaver

Ansley Shaver

Pre-Closer, Office Manager

Ansley started working in real estate law in 2003 and joined the MSA team in 2016. She is Mercer graduate with a degree in Business Administration. Ansley is an integral part of our team and is known to go the extra mile to ensure a smooth closing. When not in the office, she can be found at the beach or the mountains. Ansley also enjoys the local music scene!


Jodi Flisher

Legal Secretary

Hello, my name is Jodi, and I have been with Ganek PC in West Cobb, for 2 years as their legal secretary. The best part of my job is seeing the smiles on client’s faces once the closing is complete. I process contracts, order title, handle our phone system, among many other administrative tasks, and am the first person you see when you walk in the door. I have been in client services and management for 22 years in healthcare and made the transition to law when I started with Ganek PC.

I am a mother of 3 children and am their biggest fan. My daughter, Shelby, is in 8th grade and enjoys volleyball and cheerleading, and is my straight A student. My sons Andrew, age 9, and Chase, age 8 both enjoy Soccer, Tae Kwon Do, and are my math wiz kids! I myself love the outdoors, camping, hiking, snow skiing, and am a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. I also enjoy reading, writing, and have taken up photography over the past few years.


Valerie Kee

Pre-Closer

Hello, my name is Valerie, and I have been with Ganek, PC for 3 years as a paralegal and pre-closer. I enjoy working with clients to help make the home buying and selling process as smooth as possible. I work with Atlanta Communities, Palmer House Properties, eXp Realty, as well as many brokers and agents to make the whole process possible. I started in this business as a receptionist 20 years ago and have been a pre-closer, post-closer and closing coordinator. I have worked in relocation, normal sales, short sales and refinances.

I am a wife and mother of two girls. My husband Ian and I have been married for 17 years. My oldest daughter, Sydney, just started her first year of college and is studying occupational therapy. Sarah, our youngest, is in 6th grade and loves to dance, sing and play the violin. At home I enjoy cooking, reading, hiking and being with my family and friends.