About our attorneys.
As a practicing attorney, Bill was licensed to practice law in all of the Superior, State, Magistrate and Probate Courts of the State of Georgia, as well as before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia. Bill was an active trial attorney in his early practice, and maintained a successful business and office practice thereafter until his retirement from active practice of law and attainment of emeritus status.
Prior to completing his college and law school education, Bill served in the United States Navy.
After graduating from law school at the University of Georgia, Bill, along with George D. Busbee, former Governor of the State of Georgia, was founding member of Divine and Busbee, Attorneys at Law, a predecessor firm to Divine Finney Davis, PC, beginning his practice of law in Albany, Georgia in 1952.
Bill organized American Federal Savings and Loan Association in Albany and was member of the Board of Directors of Security Bank and Trust Company of Albany, now SB&T.
University of Georgia (LL.B. 1952) Member of Phi Beta Kappa
Fred T. Finney focuses his practice on business, estate and tax matters.
In business matters he advises clients in business sales, acquisitions and mergers, spinoffs, corporate and LLC formations, business disputes, and business operational issues such as contracts, leases and employment issues. He also assist with commercial and agricultural loans.
In his estate practice he handles estate planning for all size estates, including trusts, family limited partnerships, powers of attorney, probate and estate administration, guardianships and conservators, will contests and elder law issues.
Both of these areas of practice also overlap into the tax area. Mr. Finney handles tax planning for businesses and individuals, IRS audits and tax cases for income and estate tax issues, tax planning for trusts and estates, tax litigation for both the IRS and Georgia state tax issues. In addition, Mr. Finney assists clients with tax liability issues including tax settlements. He is experienced with preparing income and estate tax returns as well as handling audits, tax appeals and tax litigation. He is also experienced with IC-DISC for export clients seeking tax savings.
Mr. Finney has been a member of the firm since 2004. In addition, he has served as chairman of the Lee County Development Authority for a number of years. In 2004 he was selected as Volunteer of the Year by the Georgia Economic Developers Association and in 2010 he was selected as Man of the Year by the Lee County Chamber of Commerce. In addition he has served on client’s boards of directors and on the boards of church and charitable organizations. He is married to Debra B. Finney who serves as the area director for the UGA Small Business Development Center.
University of Georgia, School of Law, Athens, Georgia Emory University, BBA, Atlanta, Georgia
U.S. Tax Court U.S. Court of Claims Georgia Supreme Court Georgia Court of Appeals U.S. Middle District of Georgia
Doug Divine focuses his practice on Real Estate and Business Law.
In the area of Real estate, he is active in providing service in a general Real Estate practice, including title exams, title insurance (Chicago Title Insurance Company / National Fidelity authorized agent), secured lending, mortgages, home loan and business loan closings, land and title dispute resolution, sales and purchases of real and personal property, agricultural properties, recreational properties and residential and commercial properties, IRC Section 1031 tax deferred exchanges of like kind properties, and Pre-manufactured Home sales and financing.
Mr. Divine is experienced in the areas of Corporate and entity formation services; Probate and Estate planning services, including Will drafting, Health Care Directives, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and the Probate and Administration of decedent’s estates.
He represents several Lending Institutions, Automobile dealerships, Credit and Collection Agencies and other secured and unsecured leaders. Mr. Divine’s practice includes creditor, lending institution, Banking representation and business dispute resolution; debt collection, creditor representation in Bankruptcy Court and real property foreclosures.
Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D.-May, 1980) Valdosta State College (B.A.-August, 1977) Political Science
Timothy O. Davis was born in Camilla, Georgia in 1955. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia receiving his A.B., (magna cum laude), in 1977 and his J.D., (cum laude), in 1982. Admitted to the Bar in 1982, Mr. Davis practices primarily in areas of real estate, commercial transactions, real estate-related litigation, and bankruptcy, with an emphasis on creditor representation. Mr. Davis is a member of the Dougherty Circuit Bar Association, and the State Bar of Georgia, where he is a member of the Business Law, Bankruptcy and Real Property Sections. He has spoken to area lenders and health care professionals on the subjects of bankruptcy and commercial matters and has been a member of the Bank Counsel Section of the Georgia Bankers Association. He has been a speaker for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia on the subject of bankruptcy litigation and has served the State Bar as a member of its Committee on Professionalism.
Mr. Davis has also served as Chairman of River House, Inc. and on the Board of Directors of Open Arms, Inc., a nonprofit umbrella agency managing a number of programs for abused and neglected children. He is a member of the Dougherty County Rotary Club, and is a former member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where he served as a member of the Vestry, the Church Executive Committee, and as Church Treasurer. He is presently a member of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, where he serves as a Sunday School Teacher, and his wife Joy, serves as a member of the church staff and clergy as a Deacon.
University of Georgia, School of Law (1982, cum laude)
University of Georgia, A.B. (1977, magna cum laude)