Marietta-based Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers announced that Debra L. Blair has joined the firm as an associate with the Real Estate and Government Group.

She focuses her real estate practice in the areas of right-of-way acquisitions, condemnation, land use and local governmental law.

Most recently, Blair served as a staff attorney in the Legal Department for Cobb County Government primarily representing the Tax Commissioner’s office and Community Development. As a private practitioner, she represented governmental agencies, public utilities and individuals in real estate and corporate matters.

Prior to Cobb County, she was an associate attorney at Bentley, Bentley & Bentley in Marietta, where she served as primary counsel to an electric transmission company and a natural gas provider regarding land acquisitions; and provided assistance to city and county clients on various legal matters. She also held an associate attorney position administering real estate purchases, refinances and closings at Perrie & Associates in Marietta.

During law school, Blair served as an intern at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Atlanta. Prior to law school, she spent 16 years in the mortgage industry, where she gained experience in the processing, closing and underwriting of mortgage loans.

She received her Juris Doctor Degree in 2006, from Emory University School of Law. She holds a bachelor of arts, cum laude, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1980, Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers LLC serves clients in the family-owned business, construction, education, energy, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, real estate and government industries.

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