Some lawyers never find a part of the practice that they truly love. They may stay in an area that doesn’t suit them for years just because it is what they have always done. Emily B. Franke made a choice to become a proactive estate planning attorney. Emily has experience in a variety of legal issues, from criminal defense to domestic relations, and employment law to real estate. Now she focuses her attention on estate planning, probate, and transactional law.
Emily is a Partner at The Orme & Franke Law Firm. She has been with the firm since 2017, serving first as an Associate Attorney before becoming a Partner in 2019. Her extensive experience in the courtroom helps her anticipate the kinds of problems her clients may face, helping them prepare for futures they may not have predicted. When asked about her chosen practice areas, Emily said:
“Having previously devoted most of my practice to litigation, I can see how financially and emotionally demanding it is for clients to have to take matters to court. I enjoy being on the front end of the process, helping them to avoid and resolve potentially problematic legal issues before the need for litigation arises.”
Emily sees many Georgia residents have been sold estate planning packages that are unnecessarily complex and not tailored to the client’s personal needs. These binders sometimes have so many documents that families don’t know what is in them, or whether they will protect their interests the way they intend. Emily enjoys helping her clients review their estate planning priorities to see what they truly need and anticipate any problems they may face. Whether they need a simple will or a complex estate plan, she helps them understand what should be included and why. She also assists business owners in negotiating contracts and drafting the various documents necessary to effectuate their objectives. In either case, Emily’s close attention to detail ensures that the documents she prepares are designed to anticipate her clients’ future needs and, where possible, avoid the significant costs of litigation.
Mrs. Franke is a Fayette County native and a McIntosh High School alumnus. Educated at the University of Georgia and Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Emily has been committed to helping the residents of the South Metro Atlanta area throughout her entire legal career. Emily now resides in Peachtree City with her husband Tavis and dedicates most of her time outside of practicing law to raising their three children.