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National Mortgage Professional
May 14, 2008

Kalish and Associates merges with Morris Hardwick SchneiderMortgagePress.comKalish and Associates, Morris Hardwick Schneider, commercial real estate Kalish & Associates PC, a law firm based in Newnan, Ga. that supports a wide variety of real estate and business transactions, has merged with Atlanta-based Morris|Hardwick|Schneider, one of the largest real estate closing law firms in the country. "Morris|Hardwick|Schneider has enormous resources and an outstanding reputation as the regions leading real estate law firm," said Deborah Kalish, founder and managing partner of Kalish & Associates. "We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. An immediate benefit is an expansion of our geographic reach, as our office will soon be Morris|Hardwick|Schneider's 38th office in greater Atlanta. This means we will be able to close transactions in any of these offices, which will be a tremendous convenience for our clients." In addition to extending the M|H|S service area into Coweta County, M|H|S Managing Partner Nat Hardwick said the merger meets a growing demand for the firm to expand its commercial real estate services. "M|H|S has grown by concentrating primarily on providing residential real estate closing services. Thanks to our focus in this area and our deep commitment to customer service, we are now fortunate to have the largest share of the residential real estate closings market in Atlanta," Hardwick said. "Now, we are seeing demand grow for commercial real estate services, including handling the closing of SBA loans. Our merger with Kalish & Associates will increase our capacity to meet this burgeoning need--which is particularly strong south of Atlanta, where Kalish & Associates is based." A graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe, Kalish received her juris doctor degree from Emory University. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association. In addition, Kalish serves as legal counsel for the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors and vice-president for the Coweta County chapter of Habitat for Humanity. She is an avid cyclist, having ridden in the annual Bike Ride Across Georgia seven times. For more information, visit
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