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Jo Anne is a principal of Hyatt & Stubblefield, P.C.  She received her B.A. degree from Georgia State University in 1981 and her law degree from Emory University in 1984. Since that time, she has devoted her practice to working with developers of condominiums, master planned communities, mixed-use developments, resorts and clubs throughout the United States and the Caribbean, providing advice and assistance in creating the community governance structure, creating club membership programs for golf and other recreational amenities, establishing builder programs and documentation for the sale of property to builders, parcel developers, and the public, and complying with state and federal land sales regulations.


Jo Anne is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the State Bar of Texas. She is a fellow and member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), and a Full Member of ULI - the Urban Land Institute.  She is a past chair of ACREL's Common Interest Ownership Committee and served as the ACREL representative to the Uniform State Laws Commission's Drafting Committee on the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act from 2004 to 2008.  She chaired ULI's Community Development Council - Silver Flight from 2008 to 2010.  She served on the editorial board of The Practical Real Estate Lawyer from 1996-2005 and on the ALI-ABA Real Estate Advisory Panel from 2006 to 2008. 


Jo Anne served on the faculty of the American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA) annual courses of study on Condominiums, Planned Communities and Mixed Used Developments from 1990-2009 and Resort Real Estate and Clubs from 1994 to 2009, serving as faculty chair of the latter from 2005-2009.  She is a frequent speaker at programs sponsored by such groups as the State Bar of Georgia, ICLE in Georgia, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the Urban Land Institute, the National Association of Home Builders, and other industry organizations.  She has authored numerous articles for various industry and professional publications.


Jo Anne has repeatedly been named to the Georgia Super Lawyers list since 2005 and was listed as one of the Top 50 Female Georgia Super Lawyers in 2006. She has been listed in Who's Who Legal-Real Estate since 2006 and in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Real Estate Law since 2013. 


Jo Anne serves on the board of directors of Decatur Church of Christ Senior Housing, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing for seniors. She and her husband, Neal, reside in Tucker, Georgia. 



"The Not So Simple Life:  Interstate Land Sales Issues in Condominiums and Mixed Use Developments," The ACREL Papers, Spring 2004
"Amenity Strategies for Planned Developments," State Bar of Texas, July 2004
"New Urbanism:  A New Way to Do Things the Old Fashioned Way," The ACREL Papers, Spring 2002
"Governing Documents for Golf Course Communities," Land Development, Vol. 12, No.3, Winter 2000
"Passing the Torch from the Developer to the Homeowners:  The Transition of Association Control Without Litigation," Land Development, Vol. 11, No. 2, Fall 1998
"Determining the Governance Structure for a Mixed-Use Development," The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, Vol. 13, No. 1, January 1997
"Using Architectural Design Guidelines in the Planned Community," The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, Vol. 12, No. 6, November 1996
"The Identity Crisis of Community Associations:  In Search of the Appropriate Analogy," 27 Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal 589 (1993) (Co-author with Wayne S. Hyatt)
"Counseling the Developer on Interval Ownership and Vacation Clubs," The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, Vol. 9, No. 4, July 1993
"Community Association Boards Should Minimize Potential Liability," Probate and Property, Vol. 1, No. 3, May/June 1987


Professional Activities:

  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers; Member, Board of Governors, 2010-2016 ; Member, Common Interest Ownership Committee (Chair, 2004-2005)
  • Full Member, Urban Land Institute Member; Community Development Council (Chair, Silver Flight - 2008-2010)
  • American Law Institute-American Bar Association Advisory Panel on Real Estate Law (2006-2008)
  • ACREL Observer to Drafting Committee on Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 2004-2008)
  • Editorial Board, Practical Real Estate Lawyer, 1996-2005
  • Faculty member, ALI-ABA Courses of Study, Drafting Documents for Condominiums, PUDs and New Urbanism Developments, 2001-2007, Drafting Documents for Condominiums, PUDs and Golf Course Communities, 1990, 1995, 1997-2000; Resort Real Estate and Clubs, 1994, 1999, 2001-2003 (Chair, 2005-2007)
  • Speaker, The Impact of Private Covenants and Equitable Servitudes on Commercial Development and Redevelopment, John Marshall Law School 16th Annual Kratovil Conference on Real Estate Law & Practice, October 2018
  • Speaker, Interstate Land Sales: New Cases, New Homes, New Direction, ALI-ABA webinar, December 2011
  • Speaker, Adapting Community Governance to New Challenges, ULI Recreational Development Council, ULI Spring Council Forum, May 2011
  • Speaker, Land, Covenants and Law, American Planning Association Annual Meeting, April 2011
  • Guest Speaker, Private Land Use Controls, teleseminar sponsored by International Municipal Lawyers Association, September 2010
  • Speaker, Private Transfer Fee Covenants, teleseminar sponsored by American College of Real Estate Lawyers, February 2010
  • Speaker, ILSA: The Sword and Shield of Residential Real Estate, teleseminar sponsored by American Law Institute-American Bar Association, November 2009
  • Speaker, Federal and State Regulation of Advertising, Sales, and Leasing of Real Estate, sponsored by Sterling Education Services, August 2008
  • Speaker, Age Qualified Communities, Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting, 2007
  • Speaker, Building for Boomers and Beyond: 50+ Housing Symposium 2006, sponsored by National Association of Homebuilders 50+ Housing Council, 2006
  • Speaker, Amenity Strategies for Planned Developments, 26th Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course sponsored by Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of State Bar of Texas, 2004
  • Speaker, Developing Golf Courses and Communities, sponsored by ULI, March 2003 and February 2001
  • Speaker, Developing Successful Golf Course Communities, sponsored by Land Development Council, National Association of Home Builders, 1999
  • Faculty member, 20th Annual Real Property Law Institute, sponsored by ICLE in Georgia, May 1998
  • Member, Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Panel, 1996
  • Speaker, Commercial Real Estate: Mixed Use Development, sponsored by ICLE in Georgia, 1995
  • Speaker, Developing Golf Course Communities, sponsored by the Institute of International Research, December 1995
  • Speaker on various topics related to community and golf course development for annual meetings of the Urban Land Institute, Multi-Housing World, and the Community Associations Institute.

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  • Georgia State University (B.A., 1981)
  • Emory University School of Law (J.D., 1984)

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia, Real Property Section
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • Urban Land Institute


  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Real Estate Law, 2013-2018
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2005-2018
  • Top 50 Female Georgia Super Lawyers, 2006
  • Who's Who Legal USA: Real Estate, 2006-2018


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