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Kevin M. Veler

Construction and development Attorney at Alpharetta, GA

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 37 years
    Wisconsin - WI 40 years
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kevin

Learn Kevin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    35%

    41 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    30%
    I have drafted contracts in a variety of areas including real estate, construction, business, merger and acquisitions, sales.

    41 years

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    20%
    Corporate issues and incorporation. Buy-sell agreements, asset sales, exit strategy and asset protection

    41 years

  4. Limited liability company (LLC)
    15%
    Create LLC corporation and related issues including member rights and protections, operational issues and licensing issues whether single member or muliple members.

    27 years

I provide a wide range of legal services, concentrating on transactional and dispute resolution issues in business law (including structuring and organizing your business entities), commercial real estate and construction law for both businesses and individuals.  While I have worked with a number of large corporations and a diverse range of businesses in my career, many of my clients are small business owners and professionals.  I also have a number of clients that have had serious construction-related problems.  I strive to provide not only sound legal advice for clients, but also practical and sound business information for efficient and effective decisions.  

I am actively involved legal issues and policy development in contractor licensing in the State of Georgia.  My construction website found at and ) provide a great deal of information pertaining to licensing and construction developments for both construction related professions, consumers and property owners. 

I an a certified volunteer for Canine Assistants ().  Often I will have a service dog in training with me for their socialization and training. 

Location

Law Office of Kevin M. Veler
675 Briars Bend, Ste 100
Alpharetta, GA, 30004

Reviews

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Posted by Edward | March 12, 2014
Residential Construction Contract Juggernaut - You Get What You Pay For
Kevin helped me with a residential construction contract issue that ultimately went sour, and fast. He quickly assessed the fact pattern surrounding my situation and was equally quick to identify all the issues and angles and formulate a strategy therefrom. He made most of the other attorneys we spoke to look like My Cousin Vinnie, but before Vinnie won his case. Also, Kevin drafted an awesome complaint that garnered very high praise and compliments from at least 2 other attorneys who read it. The best thing is to have Kevin review your real estate and construction contracts before you enter into them. Otherwise, and as our experience showed, it's better late than never.
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Posted by David | January 9, 2014
Props for Licensing/Construction Law attorney
Kevin helped me out with an issue regarding a Residential Building License for the State of Georgia. He gave me heads up on the many and varied issues that could come up regarding this license issue. Once i went to the meeting with the Board for Licensing issues in Macon i felt very prepared and at ease that I could handle whatever question might come up. Just in case an anomaly occurred which we had not thought of, Kevin, gave me his cell number and told me to call him immediately if I felt I needed him. The meeting went well and I did not need him. I think one of the main reasons why things went well is that I was pretty confident I could answer any question thrown at me. Kevin was an integral part of me having that confidence. I recommend him highly and will be using him again on some other things.
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2012
Great lawyer and fights for ethics in contracting
I have watched Kevin give great advice on several forums to people needing help with construction contracting disputes. He was able to give great advice to us on a forum and we were able to resolve the complaint with little expense. Kevin is also an advocate for licensing for contractors in GA and helps protect consumers from unlicensed or unethical contractors.
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Posted by Robin | April 21, 2010
AMAZING!!!!!
My husband, Ron, had an opportunity to hire Kevin recently. Kevin handled my husbands case so swiftly, that we both said, "Is that it?" Totally amazing and so stree free!
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2009
Helped us with some property matters
Kevin was great, always keeping us up to date on progress in our case, he was readily available and explained things in laymans language when needed. I would definitely use Kevin again for any legal matter
Posted by Lou | August 18, 2008
Construction/General Practice/Business Law-Friend
Kevin Veler is top notch, does his research takes care of his clients. Some of us call him the boy scout-Be Prepared. Construction Kevin probably is the foremost expert on construction licensing law in the state of Georgia. He attends all the construction board meetings in Macon monthly and has been instrumental in the writing, interpreting and even getting exemptions for clients based on the new building contracting laws in Georgia. General Practice, whenever I have a question about the law he will best advise me the pros and cons always looking out for my best interest-I can be bull headed at times and he reels me in. Business-what business does not have some sort of legal issue to deal with. Right now from advice of others I have to restructure my company from a Sub S to another entity. Kevin is handling this for me along with handling my national trade mark compliances. Bottom line Kevin is my lawyer and now my friend because I know him and trust him, he does the right thing, not necessarily the easier thing, that where people get hurt, your was not fully protected-Kevin does that for me. L
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Cost

Rates
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Office of Kevin M. Veler
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Northeastern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Olaru v Harcrow
  • Unlicensed contractor sued for balance on remodel
  • Micca v Fast Cars of Georgia, LLC, et. al.
  • Settlement
  • State Contractor Licensing Board v Unlicensed Contractor
  • Unlicensed contractor claim cleared

Associations

  • Natl Association of Remodeling Ind - Atlanta Chap
  • Legal Counsel
  • 2011 - 2012
  • National Association of Remodeling Industry-Atlanta
  • Legal Consultant-Contractor Licensing
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Remodelers Council - GAHBA
  • Associate
  • 2009 - 2012
  • National Kitchen & Bath Association - GA
  • Legal Consultant
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Assocation of Pool & Spa Professionals - GA
  • Legal Consultant
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2007 - 2011
  • National Association of Remodeling Industry - Atlanta chapter
  • Legal counsel
  • 2000 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2019
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Strathmore Whos Who
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • NARI Atlanta - Ethics
  • 2005

Publications

  • TrustDale TV
  • Quoted on TrustDale
  • 2019
  • APSP Weekly
  • How the New Georgia Law Affects You
  • 2008
  • ASID Atlanta Newsletter
  • Georgia's New Contractor Licensing; What does it mean for design professionals?
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Homeowners Association
  • How to Hire a Remodeler
  • 2018
  • Greater Atlanta HBA education class
  • 50 Shades of Gray: Contract Provisions that Count
  • 2016
  • HBA Class
  • Best Practices: Construction Contracts 2015
  • 2015
  • Greater Atlanta HBA contractor class
  • Best Practices: Construction Contracts 2015
  • 2015
  • Greater Atlanta HBA contractor class
  • Greenwashing and Selling Green
  • 2015
  • Greater Atlanta HBA Class
  • Contractor Licensing: Following the Yellow Brick Road
  • 2015
  • Georgia Contractor Education
  • Social Media Reviews
  • 2014
  • January Roundtable
  • To Serve and Protect: How Does Your Contract Measure Up
  • 2013
  • The Cutting Edge
  • Best Practices: Construction Contracts
  • 2012
  • Roswell, GA
  • Consumer Protection against Contractor Fraud
  • 2012
  • Monthly Membership Meeting
  • Deck Contracts or Designing Slaughterhouses
  • 2012
  • East Point
  • Consumer Protection against Contractor Fraud
  • 2012
  • Women In NARI Networking Meeting
  • Where's MY Money
  • 2011
  • KROC Center workshop
  • How to Protect Yourself from Home Improvement Contractor Fraud
  • 2011
  • Emergency Mgmt Associations of Georiga 2011 Meeting
  • Pirates of the Disaster
  • 2011
  • Tornado Response Workshop
  • Preventing Construction Fraud
  • 2010
  • NCPHIF Neighborhood Information Sessions
  • Home Improvement Scams and Protections
  • 2010
  • Buckhead Business Assoc. Meeting
  • Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud
  • 2010
  • NKBA General Membership Meeting
  • Specialty Contractor Licensing for Kitchen & Bath
  • 2009
  • NARI General Membership Meeting
  • Contractor Licensing: The Journey Forward
  • 2009
  • Westye Town Hall Forum
  • Contractor Licensing for Interior Designers and others
  • 2008
  • NKBA Special Town Hall
  • Kitchen/Bath Specialty Contractor Exceptions to Licensing
  • 2008
  • NKBA General Membership Meeting
  • Contractor Licensing 2008
  • 2008
  • NKBA / NARI Joint Table Top Presentation
  • Kitchen/Bath Specialty Contractor Licensing Exemptions
  • 2008
  • Georgia Pool and Spa Forum
  • State Contractor Licensing Update
  • 2008
  • GAIDP 2008 Georgia Legislative Event
  • Contractor Licensing 2008 for Registered Interior Designers
  • 2008
  • Georgia Pool and Spa Forum
  • State Contractor Licensing
  • 2007
  • Town Hall Conference for Construction
  • Contractor Licensing - 2006: A New World for Georgia Construction Related Professionals
  • 2006
  • HBA - NARI Licensing Forum
  • Georgia State Licensing Issues
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Veler and I practice in some of the same areas of law. I have had the privilege of reviewing many of her responses and comments to questions posted on Avvo. His answers and comments reflect a deep understanding of the law and have provided helpful information. I endorse this lawyer."
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