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EDITORIAL: City attorney: An excellent pick

September 20, 2012

Savannah Morning News

SAVANNAH CITY Council changes attorneys only slightly less often than it refurbishes the gold dome atop City Hall.

But in just 30 days, a rare changing of the legal guard will take place: Longtime City Attorney James B. Blackburn will step down, and W. Brooks Stillwell will step up.

On Thursday, the mayor and City Council unanimously named Mr. Stillwell city attorney, one of just three positions that elected officials are allowed to fill under Savannah’s council-manager form of government (the other two posts are city manager and clerk of council).

He’s an excellent hire.

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28 HunterMaclean Attorneys Among ‘Best’

August 30, 2012

Savannah Morning News

HunterMaclean, a business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, has announced that 28 lawyers from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013.

“We’re delighted to have so many attorneys from our firm included in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America list,” said Frank S. Macgill, HunterMaclean’s managing partner. “This honor reflects the hard work of HunterMaclean’s attorneys on behalf of our clients.”

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Mr. Hutchinson Island

July 23, 2012

by Tom Barton, Savannah Morning News

Some people are natural born optimists. They possess glowing dispositions that require onlookers to wear sunglasses. Then there’s John McCleskey. He’s the guy who hatched a crazy dream in the mid-1980s to turn Hutchinson Island from a vast urban wasteland into an asset that would put people to work, put money in their pockets and add to Savannah’s quality of life.

McCleskey, now 73, doesn’t just exude positive vibes. The guy could have taught positive thinking to John the Baptist, Norman Vincent Peale and Barney the Dinosaur. But what’s remarkable isn’t McCleskey’s ability to keep his chin up. Instead, it’s that he kept it up for almost 30 years in the case of Hutchinson — while getting the stuffing kicked out of him in the process. He survived the bankruptcy of an Australian company that almost sank the project. He endured a gauntlet of make-or-break political battles. He slogged through deluges that ruined half-finished buildings.

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10 HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as Georgia Super Lawyers

February 17, 2012

Ten HunterMaclean attorneys have been selected as 2012 Georgia Super Lawyers. Atlanta Magazine will honor the firm’s attorneys in the March 2012 issue.

The prestigious Georgia Super Lawyer honor is awarded annually to the top five percent of attorneys in the state, as chosen by their peers and through independent research.

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HunterMaclean Partner W. Brooks Stillwell Named Secretary and Treasurer for Savannah Economic Development Authority

February 14, 2012

HunterMaclean partner W. Brooks Stillwell was recently named the secretary and treasurer for the Savannah Economic Development Authority, an organization dedicated to expanding the region’s existing economic base by growing, attracting and developing new business opportunities.

Stillwell was officially installed as an executive committee officer at the SEDA meeting on January 6, 2012. He has served on the SEDA board of directors since 2008.

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Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2012

November 8, 2011

HunterMaclean, a leading business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, recently honored a record 23 HunterMaclean attorneys by including them on this prestigious list of leading lawyers.

“We are delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year’s Best Lawyers in America list,” said Frank S. Macgill, HunterMaclean’s managing partner. “This honor reflects hard work on the part of the firm’s partners and associates.”

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10 HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as Georgia Super Lawyers for 2011

February 25, 2011

Atlanta Magazine recently recognized 10 HunterMaclean attorneys as Georgia Super Lawyers in its March 2011 issue.

The prestigious Georgia Super Lawyers honor is given annually to the top five percent of attorneys in the state, as chosen by their peers and through independent research by Law & Politics, a magazine which published the first list of Super Lawyers 20 years ago.

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Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2011

January 12, 2011

The Best Lawyers in America® for 2011, a confidential peer-review survey, recently honored a record 28 HunterMaclean attorneys by including them on this prestigious list of leading lawyers. Last year, 20 attorneys at HunterMaclean earned this top honor.

“We’re delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year’s Best Lawyers in America list,” said Frank S. Macgill, HunterMaclean’s managing partner. “Our attorneys work hard for our clients and it shows.”

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Nine HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as Georgia Super Lawyers for 2010

April 5, 2010

Atlanta Magazine recently named nine HunterMaclean attorneys as Georgia Super Lawyers in its March 2010 issue. The prestigious Georgia Super Lawyers honor is given annually to the top five percent of attorneys in the state, as chosen by their peers and through independent research by Law & Politics, a magazine which published the first list of Super Lawyers 19 years ago.

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Georgia Trend Honors Three HunterMaclean Attorneys in “Legal Elite” Issue

December 9, 2009

Georgia Trend recently honored three accomplished HunterMaclean partners in the magazine’s annual “Legal Elite” issue, which recognizes the top attorneys in the state of Georgia. Firm partners W. Brooks Stillwell, Wade W. Herring II and Frank S. Macgill are featured in the magazine’s December 2009 issue.

W. Brooks Stillwell is a partner at HunterMaclean concentrating his practice in the areas of commercial real estate, business litigation and bankruptcy/workouts. He has extensive experience representing major national real estate clients in commercial real estate development, including public-private partnerships, land acquisition, planning and zoning, industrial development and governmental relations. Stillwell is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for real estate law and is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

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