Timothy J. Ramsey

, Principal

A North Carolina native, Tim graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Before attending law school, he obtained his North Carolina Real Estate Broker license. Tim attended the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia where he obtained his Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Finance. He simultaneously attended the University of Georgia School of Law where he obtained the degree of Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude. Tim is licensed to practice in the states of Georgia and North Carolina.
Tim provides general business representation to a variety of clients with emphasis in commercial real estate, business organizations and commercial transactions. Clients served include entrepreneurial business owners, software development and licensing companies, automobile dealerships, franchisees, professional service providers, insurance agents and brokers, financial advisors, commercial real estate owners, investors, developers and builders, industrial manufacturers, and retailers. He plays a key role in growth and exit strategic planning with his clients, and results oriented implementation.
Tim is a founding shareholder of the firm and has served as managing partner since 1986.  Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C. was named Top Law Firm (medium) for Business & Transactions in the 2012 Georgia Super Lawyers Business Edition.  Tim has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer (top 5% of Georgia attorney) by Atlanta Magazine s every year since 2008.  He also has been named as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite.
Tim is married to Betsy with two adult children.  They live in the Emory Northlake area of DeKalb County and are members of Oak Grove United Methodist Church.  Tim is a member of Druid Hills Golf Club and Twin Lakes Swim and Tennis Club.  Tim enjoys outdoor activities, including tennis, golf, biking and boating.  He was captain of his USTA team which won the Georgia State Championship in 2004 and 2005, and advanced to the USTA National Championships in 2004. He has volunteered for service with Habitat for Humanity, North Atlanta Rotary, and Boy Scouts of America.

Bar Admissions

North Carolina
U.S. Federal Court


J.D., University of Georgia School of Law
– magna cum laude
– Order of the Coif
– Phi Kappa Phi Academic Fraternity
– Law Review: Georgia Law Review
M.B.A., University of Georgia, Finance
B.S., Duke University

Professional Memberships + Affiliations

Association for Corporate Growth
Atlanta Bar Association
– Managing Partner Committee, Co-Chair (2007-Current)
– Board of Directors 2007-2010
– Real Estate Section, Chair (2006 – 2007)
Counsel for Quality Growth
Investors Title Insurance Company,  Approved Attorney + Issuing Agent
Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), Member

Presentations, Publications + Speaking Engagements

Preparing Your Business for Sale:  Maximizing Value in Today’s Market
Divvyin’ up the Goods: Helping Your Client Restructure Real Estate Assets 
Makin’ It To The Top: How To Hit The Ground Running And Impress Everyone In Your Path, On And Off-line 
America’s Commercial Real Estate Show:  Negotiating Leases.  “Sales Contract Negotiation” Featuring Tim Ramsey

Awards + Honors

Am Jur Book Award
Georgia Bankers Association Estate Planning Award
“Georgia Super Lawyer-Listing the top 5% of Georgia attorneys,” Atlanta magazine, 2008-2018
“Legal Elite”, Georgia Trend magazine