Our firm represents individuals and businesses in real estate, probate, business and corporate matters throughout South Georgia.

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL REAL PROPERTY LAW
To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity. – Douglas Adams

Over the last eighteen years, Mr. Cauley and Mr. Parrott have handled thousands of real estate closings ranging from small residential lots to multimillion dollar commercial properties. Our firm is committed to the tedious attention to detail required in these matters and has invested in the resources to insure that your transaction is closed accurately and on time. Further, we are proactive in insuring our practices exceed all industry standards, including self imposed monitoring of our compliance with those best practices published by The American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national organization governing the issuance of title insurance. We understand whether you are the buyer, seller, real estate agent or lender that the accuracy and professionalism with which the transaction is handled is a reflection on all of us. 

In addition to serving as an agency for one of the most respected title insurance companies in the nation, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, our firm also serves as approved agents for all local financial institutions including Ameris Bank, Bank of the Ozarks, Capital City Bank, Citizens Bank, Commercial Bank, Farmer’s and Merchants Bank, North Florida and Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, Thomas County Federal Savings and Loan, Thomasville National Bank, and United National Bank. We are also available to work with any other regional or local banks throughout Southwest Georgia.

BUSINESS AND CORPORATE LAW
It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. – John Wooden

We are very adept in handling a variety of matters pertaining to business and corporate law, especially the organization, sale and operation of business entities. In order to sustain the protections of any entity, formalities and procedures must be followed carefully. We maintain an expertise and serve as a valuable resource in the process of forming large corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships or a merger of entities and are committed to finding the best solution for your business.

PROBATE, WILLS AND ESTATE LAW
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. – Benjamin Franklin

Issues of probate, wills, trusts and estate planning affect us all sooner or later. This holds true whether you are a parent planning for the future needs of your newborn child, considering the effects of the recent growth or decline in the value of your asset portfolio, or someone who has accumulated a lifetime of wealth. In addition to the changes in our estate needs that we all experience as we age, each year the federal and state laws affecting the legal and tax consequences of passing on your property and protecting your loved ones continue to evolve. We are committed to providing you up to date legal resources to help you navigate this ever changing complex field of law. Whether your needs require a will, trust, guardianship, or comprehensive estate plan, we have the experiences and legal tools you need to protect your family, loved ones, and assets.

PUBLIC ENTITY AND GOVERNMENTAL LAW
Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant. – Colin Powell

For many years now, Mr. Cauley has served as the County Attorney for Grady County, Georgia as well as the City Attorney for the small municipality known as the City of Whigham, Georgia. Additionally, Mr. Parrott has well over a decade of experience in this area representing Brooks County and the City of Boston, Georgia. This experience has allowed them the unique opportunity to develop an expertise in zoning and land use issues, business licensing, condemnation and other areas of governmental law that often serve as a valuable resource to our clients.

FINANCE AND COLLECTION LAW
The lawyer’s truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency. – Henry David Thoreau

Our firm is experienced in representing clients from national lenders to individuals in processing secured transactions and collecting when debts go bad. There are many federal and state laws that affect what practices must be followed to insure liens are perfected and collection efforts are legal. The failure to follow these rules and guidelines can result in severe penalties and losses. It is imperative a creditor act timely and with proper legal advice when securing a loan or pursuing the collection of a bad debt. We have years of experience in these matters including securing debt, foreclosure, writs, materialmans liens and the prosecution of law suits to recover debts owed.

CIVIL ACTION AND CIVIL LITIGATION
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish – John Quincy Adams

Civil litigation is a term that covers a broad spectrum of court actions. Just about any court proceeding other than criminal cases comes under this title including disputes of business matters, construction issues, contracts, estates, and real property. These civil cases are litigated through civil action commonly referred to as a lawsuit. Litigation often involves complicated procedures that require knowledge and understanding to protect your best interests. There are many choices in strategy and timelines that must be adhered to in order to adequately prosecute or defend a claim in court, and the need for a skilled attorney to protect your interests in this arena is imperative.

Privacy Policy

McCOLLUM, RAWLINS, CAULEY & PARROTT, LLP PRIVACY POLICY

PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE

Title V of the Gramm-Leach-Biley Act (GLBA) generally prohibits any financial institution, directly or through its affiliates, from sharing nonpublic personal information about you with a nonaffiliated third party unless the institution provides you with a notice of its privacy policies and practices, such as the type of information that it collects about you and the categories of persons or entities to whom it may be disclosed.  In compliance with the GLBA, we are providing you with this document, which notifies you of the privacy policies and practices of the law firm of McCollum, Rawlins, Cauley & Parrott, LLP.

We may collect nonpublic personal information about you from the following sources:

Information we receive from you such as on applications or other forms.

Information about your transactions we secure from our files, or from others.

Information we receive from a consumer reporting agency.

Information that we receive from others involved in your transaction, such as the real estate agent or lender.

Unless it is specifically stated otherwise in an amended Privacy Policy Notice, no additional nonpublic personal information will be collected about you.

We may disclose any of the above information that we collect about our customers or former customers to our affiliates or to nonaffiliated third parties as permitted by law.

We may also disclose this information about our customers or former customers to the following types of nonaffiliated companies that perform services on our behalf:

Financial service providers such as companies engaging in banking, consumer finance, title examinations, appraisals, surveyors, government or tax officials, securities and insurance.

WE DO NOT DISCLOSE ANY NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU WITH ANYONE FOR ANY PURPOSE THAT IS NOT SPECIFICALLY PERMITTED BY LAW.

We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information in order to provide products or services to you.  We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal, state and local regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.