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M. Todd Westfall

Phone: 678-384-7005
Fax: 678-384-7020

M. Todd Westfall has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc. for his outstanding professional integrity and exceptional legal service. Todd provides strategic local counsel to numerous banks and credit unions throughout Georgia and the United States assisting with commercial real estate matters and foreclosures.

Todd began practicing law in Georgia in 1979. He is a former Staff Attorney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Areas of Practice:

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Secured Lending
  • Business Law
  • Consumer Credit Compliance
  • Corporate
  • Foreclosure
  • Liquidation
  • Aviation Transactions
  • Banks and Banking

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of Georgia 1979
  • Georgia Superior Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Berry College (B.S. 1977)
  • Woodrow Wilson College of Law (J.D. 1979)
  • Georgia State University (J.D. 1985)

Work Experience, Honors, and Awards:

  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Pi Alpha Delta
  • Notes and Comments Editor, Georgia State University Law Review, 1985
  • Staff Attorney, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1980-1981
  • Chair, Real Property Foreclosure Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2000-present
  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc.
  • Cited in The Atlanta Lawyer, a publication of the Atlanta Bar Association, in their “24K Bar Leaders” issue
  • Lead counsel for one of the largest multiple parcel (2075 individual parcels) assemblages in Georgia

Selected Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Atlanta Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1990-1991, Secretary/Treasurer, 1991-1992; Chair Elect, 1992-1993; Chair, 1993-1994, Real Estate Section)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Member, Sections on: Real Property Executive Committee, 1994-2000; Chair, Professionalism and Public Relations Subcommittee, 1998-2000; Title Standards Committee, 1994-1995; Co-Chair 1999-2000; Aviation Law)
  • Atlanta Home Builders Association (Chair, Legal Affairs Committee, 1987-1988; Co-Counsel, New Home Sales Contract Task Force, 1994-1995)
  • Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia (Commercial Property Group Chair, 2007 to 2010, Aviation Section of the State Bar of Georgia)
  • Real Property Law Section State Bar of Georgia
  • Lawyer Pilot Bar Association
  • Georgia Production Partnership (Film)

Selected Publications and Presentations:

  • Chair – Real Property Foreclosure Seminar, RPLS/ICLE, 2000 to 2017
  • “Builders: Beware Mortgage Fraud” Article for Atlanta Building News, 1991
  • Presenter: “Bankruptcy – Relief from the Automatic Stay in Residential Transactions: Avoidance of Title Problems (Post-Petition Sales and Creditor Resales)” for Real Property Law ICLE Seminar, 1992
  • Presenter: “The Battle of the Contracts – Forms and Provisions for Brokers, Builders, Buyers and Sellers” for Real Property Law ICLE Seminar, 1995
  • Presenter: “A Sales Contract for all Reasons – Developing a Generic Form When No Broker is Involved” for Real Property Law ICLE Seminar, 1999