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ROBERTS | TATE

2487 DEMERE ROAD SUITE 400
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA 31522
912.638.5200

Roberts Tate, LLC is a litigation boutique specializing in business and corporate litigation and consulting, class action litigation, construction litigation, insurance coverage and litigation, property tax litigation, real property litigation, and internal corporate investigations. The focus of Roberts Tate is simple – to provide sophisticated counsel and representation to our clients with a focus on securing favorable results as quickly as possible. The attorneys at Roberts Tate have impeccable qualifications which enable us to provide the quality of representation generally associated with a larger firm, but with the more personalized and efficient operations of a smaller firm. This results in high quality and cost-effective counsel to our clients.

The attorneys at Roberts Tate have a proven track record of success.

Roberts Tate is a bottom line driven firm meaning that we understand that if our service does not add value and positively influence your bottom line, then we have not done our job.

News & Results

  • Roberts Tate Continues to Grow

    Roberts Tate is pleased to announce that Theresa Beaton and Daniel Strowe have been named partners in the firm.

    Theresa Beaton represents companies and individuals in business and real property litigation matters in federal and state courts. She has extensive experience in civil disputes at the trial court and appellate levels, including those involving breach of contract, business disputes, noncompete covenants, fraud, estate and fiduciary disputes, real estate purchase and sale agreements, home defects, trespass, and nuisance, among others.

    Daniel maintains a business litigation and transactional practice that focuses on advising and representing clients in a wide range of matters including business disputes, land use/zoning, contract preparation and review, commercial transactions, business entity formations, and permitting and regulatory issues at the state and local levels.

    Additionally, Roberts Tate is pleased to announce that Lena Mirilovic has joined the firm in the Insurance Coverage practice group. Lena joins the firm as Of Counsel with broad experience in insurance coverage, complex civil, and commercial litigation matters. Her practice focuses on providing counseling and litigation services to insurers on professional liability, general liability, and cyber, technology, and media insurance issues. Prior to joining Roberts Tate, Lena practiced at Rumberger Kirk in Orlando, Florida, where she handled complex civil, commercial, and insurance coverage litigation matters. She began her legal career at Wiley Rein in Washington, DC, where she practiced in the firm’s insurance coverage group. Lena is admitted to practice law in Florida state courts, the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Roberts Tate Obtains $17.5 Million Settlement for Glynn County Homeowners

    After spending over seven years in the court system, Roberts Tate successfully obtained a $17.5M settlement with Glynn County returning erroneously calculated tax overpayments to over 13,000 Glynn County homeowners. The class-action lawsuit which started in 2012 involved mistakes made on the part of the Glynn County Tax Commissioner’s office where the incorrect base year was used in calculating the L5 Scarlett Williams exemption. On January 22, 2018, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that the county was misapplying the exemption and that taxpayers were due refunds. In addition to the $17.5M settlement, the legal ruling will save Glynn County taxpayers for many years to come.

    Click here for an update on the refund process.

  • Roberts Tate Obtains $2.75 Million Settlement Against the City of Savannah

    Roberts Tate obtained a $2.75 million settlement for a class of tour company operators in the City of Savannah. At issue was a $1 per tourist Preservation Fee paid by tour companies for tour participants. Roberts Tate alleged that the Preservation Fee violated the free speech clause of the First Amendment as well as the Special District provision of the Georgia Constitution.

  • Roberts Tate Obtains $1.3 Million Settlement for Charlton
    County Landowners

    oberts Tate obtained a $1.3 million settlement for landowners in Charlton County enrolled in the Forest Land Protection Act (“FLPA”) and Conservation Use Valuation Assessment program (“CUVA”). For years the County had illegally taxed landowners enrolled in FLPA and CUVA based on incorrect soil delineations. After years of unsuccessful efforts by Class Representatives to have Charlton County correct this error and pay refunds, Roberts Tate was able to successfully negotiate in only a few months following filing suit a $1.3 million settlement fund to repay landowners.

  • Roberts Tate Obtains $1.75 Million Settlement for Wayne County Timberland Owners

    Roberts Tate obtained a $1.75 million settlement for timberland owners in Wayne County who had been illegally charged taxes based on valuations previously declared invalid by the Wayne County Superior Court. Roberts Tate previously represented Rayonier in challenging a 2008 large acreage revaluation. The Rayonier litigation resulted in the 2008 large acreage digest and land schedules being declared invalid. However, Wayne County continued using the same invalid large acreage land schedules for all other timberland owners in Wayne County from 2008 through 2019. Following the Georgia Appellate Courts affirming the trial court’s ruling that the class of timberland owners which Roberts Tate represented were entitled to tax refunds, Roberts Tate successfully negotiated a $1.75 million fund from which refunds will be paid to those timberland owners affected.

  • Roberts Tate Continues to Grow

    Roberts Tate is pleased to announce that Theresa Beaton and Daniel Strowe have been named partners in the firm.

    Theresa Beaton represents companies and individuals in business and real property litigation matters in federal and state courts. She has extensive experience in civil disputes at the trial court and appellate levels, including those involving breach of contract, business disputes, noncompete covenants, fraud, estate and fiduciary disputes, real estate purchase and sale agreements, home defects, trespass, and nuisance, among others.

    Daniel maintains a business litigation and transactional practice that focuses on advising and representing clients in a wide range of matters including business disputes, land use/zoning, contract preparation and review, commercial transactions, business entity formations, and permitting and regulatory issues at the state and local levels.

    Additionally, Roberts Tate is pleased to announce that Lena Mirilovic has joined the firm in the Insurance Coverage practice group. Lena joins the firm as Of Counsel with broad experience in insurance coverage, complex civil, and commercial litigation matters. Her practice focuses on providing counseling and litigation services to insurers on professional liability, general liability, and cyber, technology, and media insurance issues. Prior to joining Roberts Tate, Lena practiced at Rumberger Kirk in Orlando, Florida, where she handled complex civil, commercial, and insurance coverage litigation matters. She began her legal career at Wiley Rein in Washington, DC, where she practiced in the firm’s insurance coverage group. Lena is admitted to practice law in Florida state courts, the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.