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Sutherland Pro Bono Client People of Hope Begins Construction

September 22, 2008

ATLANTA (September 22, 2008)Sutherland joins its pro bono client, People of Hope, in celebrating the beginning of construction of the People of Hope Community in Athens, Georgia.  After more than seven years of planning, this project site is becoming a reality for the future residents of 26 single and 14 multi-section home lots.  This week, People of Hope member Mac Champion inspected the community center units as they arrived on the Freeman Drive land. 

Retired Litigation Partner Charles T. Lester, Jr. has led the Sutherland team of more than 20 attorneys on the pro bono People of Hope project, including Counsel Charles Flickinger and Associates David G. Adams, Churchill H. D. Hooff, Benjamin H. Sawyer and Laura J. Stipanowich.

About People of Hope  People of Hope is a nonprofit organization founded by low-income, multicultural families who were displaced when a mobile home park was shut down to build a luxury apartment complex.  Forty-three families created People of Hope with the mission to build Georgia’s first permanently affordable, resident-controlled manufactured housing community.  The model was based on more than 80 successful parks in New Hampshire and Vermont.  The 17.2-acre site will have 26 single and 14 multi-section home lots and will be equipped with a community center building, playground, picnic area and walking trails.

Sutherland is a law firm with global reach known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm has grown to approximately 500 lawyers handling matters in every part of the world. Seven major practice areas — corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax — provide the framework that contains an extensive range of specialty areas, allowing its lawyers to serve a diverse client base that includes a number of Fortune 500 companies.

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