W. Brooks Stillwell officially joined the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) Board of Directors.

January 16, 2008

Attorney W. Brooks Stillwell, a partner at the law firm of HunterMaclean, officially joined the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) Board of Directors at the organization’s meeting earlier this month. Stillwell, who previously served as a member of SEDA’s Advisory Council, will serve a five-year term.

As a member of the SEDA Board of Directors, Stillwell will have the opportunity to shape the future of an organization twice ranked as one of the best development groups in the country. SEDA’s mission is to improve the standard of living in Chatham County by stimulating economic growth through the creation of new jobs and the support of established businesses already in the area.

“The Savannah Economic Development Authority has been a vital force for promoting economic development throughout greater Savannah,” said Stillwell. “It is an honor to support an organization which has been such a strong advocate for strategic economic growth in Chatham County.”

An accomplished attorney, Stillwell concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial real estate, business litigation and bankruptcy/workouts. He has extensive experience working with major national real estate clients in commercial real estate development and representing clients in business litigation ranging from contract disputes to business breakups. Over the years, he has represented both debtors and creditors in distressed real estate workout matters.

A former Mayor Pro Tem and Alderman of the City of Savannah, Stillwell is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for real estate law and is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He served as a former chairman of the Chatham County Board of Elections, a Past President of the Savannah Bar Association and a former chairman of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. He currently serves on the board of directors for First National Bank.