Patrise Perkins-Hooker Installed as First Ever Black President Elect of State Bar of Georgia

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    Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker, vice president and general counsel of Atlanta BeltLine Inc., was announced as president-elect of the 45,000-member State Bar of Georgia

    Perkins-Hooker was installed as president-elect of the orgnization on June 22 during the organization’s annual meeting.

    Having previously served on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee and as secretary (2011-12) and treasurer (2012-13), she will become the first African American and the third woman to serve as president of the State Bar of Georgia in its 50-year history when she is sworn into that office in June 2014.

    Perkins-Hooker previously served as chair of the State Bar’s Real Property Law Section in 2010. With Atlanta Beltline, she is responsible for all legal matters including general corporate transactions, corporate governance, compliance and risk management, and a wide variety of real estate-related matters including transactional work and negotiations.

    Perkins-Hooker is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Emory University Law and Business Schools. She is very active in community work, serving and/or leading many community organizations, including Hosea Feed the Hungry, an organization that serves hungry, homeless, and other disadvantaged citizens. She was admitted to the Bar in 1984.

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