Chalker & Chalker is comprised of the father and son closing attorney team of Ken Chalker, Sr. and Ken Chalker, Jr. Ken Chalker, Sr. was admitted to the practice of law in 1966. For over 42 years he has been practicing real estate law in the Cobb, Cherokee, Fulton, Bartow, Gwinnett and Dekalb County markets. He may very well be the most experienced real estate attorney practicing in Georgia today. He began as an associate with Cochran, Camp & Snipes in Smyrna, Georgia. He later moved his office to the square in Marietta, Georgia before moving to Roswell Road around 1985. He recently relocated to Busbee Parkway in Kennesaw, Georgia. As an interesting note his uncle, L.C. Chalker, was mayor of Kennesaw in the 40s. Shiloh Methodist Church at Wade Green Road was founded by the Chalker family. Chalker Elementary School off Bells Ferry Road is named after L.C. Chalker who was also an early educator in Kennesaw. His great grandfather was injured in the civil war at the battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Ken Chalker Sr’s. roots run deep in the Cobb County and metro Atlanta region.
Ken Chalker, Jr, was born in Fulton County and his family moved to Smyrna when he was six months old. He was educated in the Cobb County public schools and played youth sports in Smyrna where he was a Smyrna Roadrunner. Ken Jr. attended the University of Georgia while Herschel Walker was a student and witnessed some great UGA football while he was there. He graduated from Mercer Law School, cum laude in 1988 and immediately began practicing law with his dad in Marietta. In 1990 he relocated his practice to Woodstock where he eventually opened two offices on Highway 92 and Towne Lake Parkway. In 1999 he sold the firm to three other attorneys who subsequently renamed the firm Kane, Thomas, and Brown.
Ken, Jr. briefly established a practice in Rome, Georgia in 1999 but quickly decided that Marietta and Woodstock were too dear to leave. He quickly reestablished a Towne Lake office which was recently closed to merge the Marietta and Woodstock offices into the Kennesaw office which is roughly located between the other two locations.
Together Ken Chalker, Sr. and Ken Chalker, Jr. offered over 60 years and thousands of real estate transactions of experience. We are one of the ten oldest real estate closing firms in metro Atlanta.
OUR BUSINESS PHILSOPHY- LOW FEES AND EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE
To deal with an overall business slowdown in the Atlanta and real estate markets we began offering lower priced closings than almost every closing attorney in metro Atlanta. Many of the larger closing firms have dramatically increased fees to make up for the slowdown. In addition, most of these firms have fee sharing arrangements with major real estate companies, mortgage companies and/or builders so that they are paying referral fees in many cases to the real estate companies. In other cases they are paying very high rental rates to the realtors or mortgage companies to maintain offices in their buildings. Anytime a realtor asks you to sign a controlled business arrangement disclosure this should be a giant red flag that by using these services you are paying much more than you have to. As the consumer you have an absolute right to choose a closing agent who will provide great service and discount closing fees.
While our fees are lower than most firms, our customer service is far superior to most. With many of the larger firms you encounter an attitude that they are doing you a favor by closing your transaction. If you want to speak to an attorney, forget it. At our firm my cell phone is printed on my business card. You can speak to me at almost any time. We strive to turn around title orders within 48 hours of receipt. Our paralegals are knowledgeable and friendly. We never forget that you are the reason we are here, not an interruption to our busy schedule.
- Cobb County
- Cherokee County
- Bartow County
- Gordon County
- Gilmer County
- Fulton County
- Dekalb County
- Paulding County
- Gwinnett County
- Holly Springs
- Ball ground
Our main focus is on the Cherokee County and Cobb County, Georgia real estate closing markets.