ATTORNEYS

Attorney Edward P.  Hudson

Partner

706.243.6201 direct phone
706.243.5201 direct fax
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Legal Assistant
Leslie Ballou
706.243.6213 direct phone
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Administrative Assistant
Trish Zettler
706.243.6212 direct phone
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Areas of Practice

  • Residential real estate
  • Commercial real estate.

Edward P. Hudson

Edward is a native of Columbus, Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Auburn University in 1981. From there, he continued his education at the University of Georgia Law School and received a Juris Doctor in 1984. A year later, he obtained a Masters of Law in Taxation from Emory University School of Law.

Edward practiced law in Atlanta until 2001, when he moved back to Columbus to practice. Edward’s practice focuses on residential and commercial real estate. He represents a variety of lenders, developers, builders, investors, buyers, and sellers.

Edward is very involved in community and professionally organizations. Currently, he is the Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Commission on Passenger Rail and a former member of the Columbus-Phenix City Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizens Advisory Committee. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Brookstone School, and formerly served on the Board of Trustees of the Muscogee County Library Foundation, the Board of Directors of Green Island Country Club, and the Board of Governors of The Big Eddy Club. Additionally, Edward is a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. He is also a member of the Section on Real Property and Probate Law of the American Bar Association. Furthermore, he is a Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia and an Advisory Member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association (GRECAA).

Edward has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards (AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5).

Education

Admitted to Practice

Memberships, Affiliations and Activities

  • Past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Former Member of Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Member of Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Member of Section on Real Property and Probate Law of the American Bar Association
  • Advisory Member & Former Member of the Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association (GRECAA)
  • Past President of the Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association (GRECAA)
  • Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Columbus Mortgage Bankers Association

Seminars

  • May 2011 33rd Annual Real Property Law Institute – ICLE
    • Different State Approaches to Residential Real Estate Closings
    • Moderator:  Robert B. Brannen, Jr.
    • Panelists:  David V. Houtsma, Edward P. Hudson, and Lanneau W. Lambert
  • February 2011 Residential Real Estate Program  – ICLE
    • Keeping the Boat Afloat:  Practical Practice Tips
  • May 2009 31st Annual Real Property Law Institute – ICLE
    • Practice Tips for the Recovery – How to Prepare Now
    • Camille W. Brannon, Edward P. Hudson, and Natalie R. Kelly
  • May 2008 30th Annual Real Property Law Institute – ICLE
    • Welcome and Program Overview
    • Collected Funds/Good Funds
    • Annual meeting of the Real Property Law Section and the Election of Officers
  • April 2008 Real Property Foreclosure – ICLE
    • Real Property Law Section Update
  • May 2007 29th Annual Real Property Law Institute – ICLE
    • Program Chair
  • May 2006 28th Annual Real Property Law Institute – ICLE
    • Chair of Residential Real Estate Session
  • November 2005 Fall 2005 Commercial Real Estate – ICLE
    • Program Chair
  • February 2005 Residential Real Estate – ICLE
    • Program Chair
  • October 2004 Old Republic National Title Insurance Company Annual Seminar
    • 15 Ways to Improve Your Real Estate Procedures
  • May 2004 26th Annual Real Property Law Institute – ICLE
    • “Affiliated Business Arrangements” – Today and Tomorrow
  • February 2004 Residential Real Estate Practice and Procedure – ICLE
    • Program Chair
  • October 2003 Title Standards – ICLE
    • Issues that can Trip You Up
  • May 2003 25th Annual Real Property Law Institute – ICLE
    • Practice Pointers for the Residential Real Estate Practitioner

Civic Activities

  • Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Commission on Passenger Rail
  • Board of Trustees of the Muscogee County Library Foundation
  • Member of the Columbus-Phenix City Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizens Advisory Committee.
  • Board of Trustees of Brookstone School
  • Former Member of the Servant Leadership Advisory Panel for Brookstone School
  • Board of Directors of Green Island Country Club
  • Board of Governors of The Big Eddy Club
  • Member of the Stakeholder Advisory Group of the Columbus Alternative Transportation Society
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society
  • Former Member of the Board of Deacons of First Presbyterian Church