PRESS RELEASE: Commercial Real Estate Veteran Ruth Hughes Joins Hartman Simons Law Firm in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Ruth Hughes, whose career includes stints as an executive with a national financial consulting firm and one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate investment firms, has joined the Hartman Simons & Wood law firm as an associate.

Hughes was previously a senior vice president of litigation and investigative services in the Atlanta office of Mesirow Financial Consulting, a full-service financial and operational advisory firm. Before her three-year tenure at Mesirow, she was a vice president at Atlanta-based Jamestown, a real estate investment and management firm.

“Ruth brings an invaluable combination of career experience to our firm,” said Summey Orr, managing partner of Hartman Simons. “At Mesirow, she became extremely well versed in a whole range of financial matters important to the commercial real estate industry, and her time at Jamestown will give her tremendous insight into the needs of our clients and enable her to establish a great rapport with them.”

A 2011 graduate of the Georgia State University College of Law, she earned her law degree while working full-time. She is a member of the Georgia Bar Association’s Law School Outreach Committee and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Jacksonville State University.

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