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Golden Birthday for Cook & James on February 17

ROSWELL, Ga. (February 6, 2023) – Cook & James, the Atlanta-area real estate law firm known for pioneering at-home closings since launching in 2006, will celebrate its golden birthday, marking 17 years in business on February 17.

“Birthdays and anniversaries are always a good time for reflection, personally and professionally,” said Heather James, attorney and co-founding partner at Cook & James. “When Kara and I opened our firm 17 years ago, we could not have known the excitement in store for us. Our reality today is a result of our past fastidious emphasis on providing the absolute highest level of professionalism and delivering a quintessential positive real estate closing experience for each and every client, each and every time, despite any challenge that might present itself.”

Over the last 17 years, Cook & James has weathered the 2008 recession, pandemic shutdowns, and the current real estate industry struggles that are a byproduct of interest rate hikes. Since its inception in 2006, the firm added real estate closing capabilities in Connecticut, New York, and South Carolina in addition to Georgia; launched Curbside Closings, a pioneering response to pandemic shutdowns; and opened a satellite office north of Atlanta in Woodstock to supplement its home base in Roswell, Ga. Earlier this year, the firm launched a series of informative and educational video shorts called Reels on the popular social media platform, Instagram.

“We are thrilled to have been able to share our Cook & James journey with so many great partners over the last 17 years…clients, employees and other industry professionals have all shaped our firm,” said Kara Cook, attorney and co-founding partner at Cook & James. “Today, despite some definite head winds, we have maintained our signature integrity, steered by our Canons and our caring, competent attitudes and abilities.”

Cook & James is known and respected for adhering to the highest standard of customer service as well as harnessing what they call Canons to guide the firm’s integrity. Sayings like “practice what you preach,” “you catch more flies with honey,” “swing for the fences,” and “come hell or high water” have all guided Cook & James throughout the firm’s 17 years of experience and provided the direction for excellence.

During 2022, Cook & James had a presence at real estate industry events including the Atlanta REALTORs Association (ARA) Top Producers gala event last March, the Women’s Council of Atlanta’s “cocktails and content” gathering in May, and the Georgia REALTOR (GAR) annual expo in Nashville last September. Looking forward to 2023, the firm anticipates more industry gatherings at which it can share its new and highly-sought-after swag items like a stress ball cow, ice/heat packs, spray and wipe phone disinfectant, and more. Additionally, 2023 will feature new events such as new agent breakfasts, a candle making class hosted at the firm’s Roswell office, and other networking opportunities such as Top Golf a Fairway Social, and more.

Perhaps the biggest new marketing program in 2023 is the Instagram Reel initiative. The platform is a perfect way for the firm’s founders and their team to demonstrate their personality, pinned by a trademark purple color and no-nonsense, capable, get-it-done mentality infused with a strong dose of spunk, quick wit, and humor. New Reels will roll out regularly on the Cook & James Instagram page and feature video shorts from the C&J team dissecting results of Federal Reserve (fed) meetings from Heather James, reviewing a myriad of nuances and dangers of wire fraud from Kara Cook, attorney tips, Kara creating parallels in the real estate industry to the current events in the world of sports, employee spotlights, and even a tongue-in-cheek “most interesting man in the closing world” featuring Senior Attorney Chuck Biskobing.

The Reels are the latest informative and educational offering from Cook & James, in addition to other continuing education opportunities including License Law, Real Estate Ethics and more. Upcoming CE classes are only open to members of individual associations, but future offerings will be made available to the real estate general public. For classes, events, offerings, giveaways and contests, please follow Cook & James on all the social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Or email or call using or 404-740-0440.

About Cook & James

Founded in 2006 to fill a void in real estate transaction services, the attorney team at Cook & James is a pioneer of at-home closings. Specializing in refinancing, purchases, title clearance, deed preparation, corporate relocations and more, team members can be 100% mobile to offer buyers, sellers and real estate agent partners the flexibility of closing anywhere that is convenient, including at-home. Cook & James attorneys and paralegal professionals bring everything needed to the closing to facilitate a smooth experience using a proprietary at-home closing platform. Based in the north Atlanta suburb of Roswell, Ga. with a satellite office in Woodstock, Ga., Kara Cook and Heather James are co-founding partners of the firm, which is also licensed to do business in Connecticut, New York, and South Carolina. Learn more at