Our Legal Expertise

A service-driven firm that specializes in the areas of real estate, estate matters, and general business law

Civil Litigation

The firm’s civil litigation practice includes (but is not limited to) real estate, contract, business and financial disputes. The firm maintains a strong and successful statewide litigation practice representing clients in various fields including the construction, development, insurance and title industries.

Hank Suessmith

Commercial Real Estate

Real estate has been a cornerstone of McCurdy & Candler’s practice for over sixty years. Our commercial practice has extensive experience with closings, leases, development, financing, and many other aspects of property ownership. We pride ourselves on our accomplished title practice and look forward to the opportunity to assist purchasers, sellers and lenders through the process of land transactions.

Scott Candler IV

Estate Planning

Every person needs an estate plan. Whether this includes a simple Will or a more complex plan involving testamentary trusts, living trusts, or other strategies, McCurdy & Candler’s attorneys can guide you through the ins and outs of creating the proper document portfolio for your future plans. Incorporating these estate planning documents into a greater legacy strategy is often a collaborative effort between attorneys, accountants, and financial planners, and our network of trusted professionals has a proven record of rising to the needs of a diverse body of clients.

Scott Candler IV

General Counsel / Small Business Law

The general counsel division of the firm provides services for the successful administration of a small business. A sampling of these services include entity formation, member agreements, buy/sell provisions, general contract review, dissolution/winding up, and other general counsel services. Whether you are looking to form a new business or are attempting to clean up your corporate records, we can assist in the proper documentation and administration of your entity’s structure and operation.

Scott Candler IV


The death of a loved one is always a difficult time, and our goal is to make the succeeding period of transition as stress-free as possible. McCurdy & Candler can guide you through the probate process and help to address all of the matters associated with it. Whether it is demystifying the procedures of the Probate Court or assisting in the administration of a complex will and/or trust, our attorneys have the experience and attention to detail to provide a thorough and efficient estate settlement.

Scott Candler IV


McCurdy & Candler’s probate litigation practice focuses on estate, trust, guardianship, and conservatorship disputes. We advise clients regarding oftentimes difficult and emotional issues, most often involving family disputes. Relying on extensive experience in fiduciary litigation, the primary focus is to give both legal and practical advice during all phases of representation. We take pride in helping clients obtain a favorable result, whether though trial or settlement.Facing legal issues can be difficult and heartbreaking for families. Therefore, in handling cases, the goal is to serve as a consultant, guide, and advisor. Looking to find the shortest pathway to achieve optimal results for clients, we always work with their best interest in mind with the goal of achieving not only financial results, but also those that are emotionally rewarding.

Areas of strength include:
- Probate litigation
- Will contests
- Guardianship/conservatorship
- Trust disputes
- Actions for breach of fiduciary duties
- Accounting
- Torts

Brain Deutsch
Benjamin H. Pierman

Residential Real Estate

McCurdy & Candler has an extensive history of working in the field of residential real estate. Whether you are simply looking for a capable closing attorney that can handle your purchase or sale, or whether your needs are more complex, requiring contract preparation or review, working out boundary line solutions, preparing leases, or analyzing complicated titles, our attorneys have the experience to successfully guide you through your transaction.

For pre-closing matters or title orders, contact titles@mccurdycandler.com.
For post-closing matters, contact postclosing@mccurdycandler.com.

Scott Candler III
Scott Candler IV


Contact Us

160 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 550
Decatur, Georgia 30030
Phone: 404-373-1612