About Us
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W. Wade Beavers / Principal/Co-founder

Wade Beavers co-founded Capital Law following successful careers in both law and real estate development. A native Georgian, he began practicing law as an attorney in the commercial real estate section of Smith, Gambrell & Russell in Atlanta, and was a co-founder of a predecessor law firm, Beavers/Rogers Law & Advisory Group, LLC.

Wade left private practice in 2001 to serve as CEO and principal of a regional real estate development and investment firm based in North Atlanta. During his tenure, the firm grew from a small residential developer into a $120 million diversified real estate company with projects in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.

Wade's practice focuses on real estate finance, development, banking, and investment-property capitalization. He has served as Special Counsel for a regional bank and represents a broad range of borrowers, investors and lenders in complex transactions ranging from portfolio restructurings to venture capital start-ups.

Wade received his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech (B.S. magna cum laude, 1988) and his graduate degrees from the University of Georgia Terry School of Business (M.B.A., 1990) and the University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., cum laude 1993).

Wade has served as board chairman or director of several local and regional organizations, including Lanier Community Bank, Conscience International, Lakeview Academy, Council for Quality Growth, Bank of North Georgia (Associate Director), the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, the Buford Youth Community Center, and Georgia Mountains YMCA.

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Stephen F. White / Principal/Co-founder

Steve began his legal career in 1982 at the Atlanta-based international law firm of Alston & Bird in the commercial real estate section, and after spending most of his legal career in the confines of large law firms, established SFW Advisors, P.C. in 2010 with a focus on providing expert legal and business advice to a select group of clients to assist them in achieving their business vision and goals. Steve’s collaboration with Wade and Bill in co-founding Capital Law was a natural evolution of his vision of providing excellent value, quality, responsiveness and timely legal and advisory services and experience to each client.

Steve has extensive experience in the areas of finance and commercial real estate, which includes representing (i) private equity funds, REITS, and investors in the acquisition, financing and disposition of commercial real estate throughout the United States; (ii) developers in the construction of office, industrial, multifamily, and retail projects: (iii) financial lending institutions in construction, bridge, revolving and term lending; (iv) landlords and tenants with respect to industrial, office, medical and retail developments; and (v) clients in the provision of general business advice, including entity formation and negotiation.  Steve’s business experience includes providing (i) strategic thinking regarding organizational structure, processes and performance, (ii) legal and risk management advice, counsel and execution, and (iii) leadership in coaching, mentoring and development of talent.

Steve received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia (A.B. magna cum laude, 1979) and his graduate degree from the University of Georgia School of Law (J.D. cum laude, 1982).

Steve has served as Chairman of the Georgia State Ethics Commission, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, and as an Advisory Board member of L.E.A.D., a non-profit organization whose mission is to create positive outcomes for at-risk, minority, inner-city youth by leveraging the relationship between education, athletics and service.

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Damita Hamilton / Senior Paralegal

Damita has over 25 years experience in real estate and finance transactions, including over 20 years in-house with prominent construction firms in the Southeast. Her background includes extensive work in accounting and operations in addition to legal due diligence and documentation. Her responsibilities include primary contact with lenders, landlords, tenants, and investors in matters relating to sales contracts, loan documentation, title review and remediation, entity organization, property taxes and accounting reconciliation. Damita has served as lead paralegal on a $65,000,000.00 debt restructuring and managed documentation and due diligence on multi-parcel assemblage transactions. She regularly works with client staff to track and manage due diligence projects and develop best-management practices. Damita has been with Capital Law since 2010.