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extra Garthe

Mr. Garthe is a principal/partner in Heebner, Baggett, Upchurch & Garthe, P.L. He is an honors graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, receiving academic recognition as the school's Troutman Scholar in 1979, it's Constangy Scholar in 1980, Senior Editor of the Georgia Law Review, and was inducted into the Order of the Coif upon his graduation in 1981, finishing in the top 6% of his class. Following graduation, he served as a Judicial Assistant to Chief Justice Harold N. Hill, Jr. of the Supreme Court of Georgia and then joined the Atlanta law firm of Alston & Bird as an associate business and finance attorney.

Subsequently, Mr. Garthe served for in excess of 10 years as Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and a principal in Regency Health Care Centers, Inc. Prior to joining Heebner, Baggett, Upchurch & Garthe, P.L., Mr. Garthe was the C.E.O. of The Lone Palm Company, L.L.C., Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Medtx Corporation, and practiced with the law firm of Smith Hood Perkins in Daytona Beach, Florida. He is licensed to practice law in all courts in the States of Georgia and Florida. He is a member of the Volusia County and American Bar Associations and has been involved in numerous multi-million dollar commercial transactions.

Throughout his career Mr. Garthe has volunteered his time and services to governmental, civic and charitable organizations, including The City of Ormond Beach, The Easter Seals Foundation, The United Way, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Project Graduation, and various religious and youth programs and booster groups. He has also served as the Chairman of various boards and committees for these and other organizations.

Mr. Garthe practices primarily in the areas of business contracts and transactions, corporate law, and complex commercial, probate and trust litigation.

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J. Steven Garthe

Heebner, Baggett, Upchurch & Garthe, P.L.   523 N. Halifax Avenue,   Daytona Beach, Fl 32118    Telephone: 386-255-1428   Fax: 386-253-1765