Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth & Reeves, LLP

Firm Overview

Since 1982, the law firm of Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth & Reeves, LLP in Macon has served the needs of businesses and individuals throughout Georgia. The firm's attorneys have a unique depth and breadth of knowledge in their practice areas. This is bolstered by the fact that the members of the firm are particularly well versed in the areas of taxation and many possess advanced degrees in tax law.

The attorneys at Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth & Reeves, LLP are committed to providing the highest level of service to every client. The firm prides itself on offering personal attention and effective, economical solutions, and providing clients a senior-level attorney or an experienced associate available at all times.

The firm also focuses on efficiency. By identifying and implementing strategic solutions in a timely manner, Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth & Reeves, LLP attorneys attempt to prevent many complications all while tenaciously protecting your best interests.
Main Office
Main Office
688 Walnut Street
Suite 100
Macon  GA  31201
Phone
  • (478) 743-4436
Websites

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Emergency After Hours
Yes
Languages Spoken
English
Business
Estate planning, Business transactions,Business formation
Income, estate and gift tax matters, Qualified retirement plans, Nonprofit organizations, Real estate leases and loans, Probate and estate administration, Family business matters
Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth & Reeves, LLP handles all commercial real estate matters, including:
Borrowers Counselor, Bond Transaction, Tax Credit Financing, Real estate purchase agreements, Real estate sales agreements, Commercial lease agreements, Leasebacks, Real estate finance, Tax-deferred exchanges or swaps, Construction contracts, Real estate tax matters, Easements, Quiet title actions, Commercial real estate development projects, Loan workouts, Planning and zone applications.

The members of the firm are especially well prepared to advise clients on loan workouts, including workout agreements, interest deferments and payments and loan restructuring. Past clients include various health care businesses, shopping centers, outdoor advertisers, hotels, gas and convenience store businesses. Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth & Reeves, LLP also handles residential real estate transactions for clients.For more than 40 years, John D. Reeves has advised individual and business clients on a wide variety of legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, qualified retirement plans, general corporate matters and taxation issues. He is past President of the Macon Estate Planning Council and serves on the estate planning committees of several local charitable organizations.

Mr. Reeves has formed and obtained IRS determinations of exempt status for numerous local and regional organizations, which have had a significant impact on the lives of citizens of Middle Georgia. Mr. Reeves has held leadership positions with several local charitable organizations, including Vice-President of the Central Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of Middle Georgia, Medcen Foundation and Vineville United Methodist Church. Mr. Reeves also devotes a portion of his professional time to pro bono legal services with the Georgia Legal Services Program.
Probate
Estate Planning and Probate
Your legacy took a lifetime to build. The attorneys at Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth & Reeves, LLP in Macon can help ensure it lasts after your death. The right estate plan protects your family, your business and your charitable interests.

Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth & Reeves, LLP has the knowledge and experience to handle any estate from simple to complex. The firm's estate planning lawyers are prepared to assist you in the creation of the appropriate will, trust, guardianship or conservatorship.

Estate planning in Georgia!

Developing an estate plan that appropriately outlines your wishes and protects your dependents requires the counsel of experienced Georgia estate planning attorneys. Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth & Reeves, LLP lawyers offer the consultative services you need. They have experience in complicated estates and stand ready to assist even the most sophisticated, high net worth clients.

The firm helps determine the will, trust or other estate planning tool that fits your needs and then drafts clear, legally sound documents designed to protect your best interests, including:

Wills, Trusts, Irrevocable trusts and revocable trusts, Generation-skipping trusts, Other trusts, Charitable planning, Powers of attorney, Advance medical directives, Trusts for minors, Life insurance trusts, Charitable trusts, Estate and gift taxation, Family partnerships, Business succession planning
Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate
Commercial real estate is very complex. The longer it takes to close a deal or resolve an issue, the more you risk losing. The skilled Georgia real estate attorneys at Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth & Reeves, LLP in Macon provide comprehensive legal counsel designed to protect your best interests. Several of the firm's partners have advanced tax degrees, which they use to their clients' benefit.

Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth & Reeves, LLP handles all commercial real estate matters, including:

Borrowers Counselor, Bond Transaction, Tax Credit Financing, Real estate purchase agreements, Real estate sales agreements, Commercial lease agreements, Leasebacks, Real estate finance, Tax-deferred exchanges or swaps, Construction contracts, Real estate tax matters, Easements, Quiet title actions, Commercial real estate development projects, Loan workouts, Planning and zone applications.

The members of the firm are especially well prepared to advise clients on loan workouts, including workout agreements, interest deferments and payments and loan restructuring. Past clients include various health care businesses, shopping centers, outdoor advertisers, hotels, gas and convenience store businesses. Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth & Reeves, LLP also handles residential real estate transactions for clients.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Since 1982, the law firm of Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth & Reeves, LLP in Macon has served the needs of businesses and individuals throughout Georgia. The firm's attorneys have a unique depth and breadth of knowledge in their practice areas. This is bolstered by the fact that the members of the firm are particularly well versed in the areas of taxation and many possess advanced degrees in tax law.

The attorneys at Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth & Reeves, LLP are committed to providing the highest level of service to every client. The firm prides itself on offering personal attention and effective, economical solutions, and providing clients a senior-level attorney or an experienced associate available at all times.

The firm also focuses on efficiency. By identifying and implementing strategic solutions in a timely manner, Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth & Reeves, LLP attorneys attempt to prevent many complications all while tenaciously protecting your best interests.

John D. Reeves

For more than 40 years, John D. Reeves has advised individual and business clients on a wide variety of legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, qualified retirement plans, general corporate matters and taxation issues. He is past President of the Macon Estate Planning Council and serves on the estate planning committees of several local charitable organizations.

Mr. Reeves has formed and obtained IRS determinations of exempt status for numerous local and regional organizations, which have had a significant impact on the lives of citizens of Middle Georgia. Mr. Reeves has held leadership positions with several local charitable organizations, including Vice-President of the Central Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of Middle Georgia, Medcen Foundation and Vineville United Methodist Church. Mr. Reeves also devotes a portion of his professional time to pro bono legal services with the Georgia Legal Services Program.

Practice areas: Estate planning, Business transactions
Business formation, Income, estate and gift tax matters, Qualified retirement plans, Nonprofit organizations, Real estate leases and loans, Probate and estate administration, Family business matters

Education:
B.I.E., cum laude, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1972
J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia, 1975, Georgia Law Review, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Pi Mu

Bar admissions: Georgia, 1975

Honors AV PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Memberships:
Macon Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, Publications

Author:
"A Case for Tavernkeeper Liability in Georgia," 9 Georgia Law Review 239 (1974)
License
  • Bar Number: 598325
    Georgia , 1975
Education
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    B.I.E., cum laude , 1972
  • University of Georgia
    J.D., cum laude , 1975

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