Ms. Christine Tambakis McDonnell has practiced with the principal members of Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg & Shawe since 1995, and her leadership and work ethic led to her being named the firm's first female partner in 2004.
As one of the most visible representatives of the firm in Savannah's competitive real estate market, Ms. McDonnell has played an integral role in the growth and continued success of the WSWGS real estate law department. She has infused her efficient style into the WSWGS residential and commercial real estate law department, ensuring that client satisfaction is the top priority for the entire department. In addition to her management role within the firm's real estate department, her practice concentration includes residential and commercial real estate, creditor bankruptcy, general business, corporate formation, probate, estate planning and uncontested divorce proceedings.
Ms. McDonnell grew up in the New York metropolitan area and received her undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College in 1986 and her Law Degree from the Jacob D. Fuchesburg Law Center at Touro College in 1989. While in law school, she clerked for the Honorable Fred Santucci in the New York Supreme Court. Prior to relocating to Savannah, she distinguished herself as a transactional attorney representing national lending institutions in commercial foreclosures, bankruptcies and workouts.
She has served on the Board of St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church and she is an active member of Savannah Board of Realtors, Savannah's Women's Council of Realtors, Mortgage Bankers, the Savannah Bar Association and the New York Bar Association. She is happily married to Dennis McDonnell, and they have a beautiful son, Alex.
Ms. McDonnell is currently licensed to practice law in both Georgia and New York. She is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.