Rob Brannen specializes in real estate law. A significant amount of his work involves the acquisition, financing, and development of property for commercial and residential development, including entitlements, and commercial loan transactions. He drafts documents needed to create property owners and condominium associations, and assists in the management of those associations. As an agent for First American Title Insurance Company and Chicago Title Insurance Company, Brannen has also insured title to complex commercial properties throughout south Georgia and South Carolina. In recent years, he has spent a lot of his time assisting lenders and developers with troubled assets where his development experience has allowed him to solve complex development issues.
On the residential real estate side, Brannen handles home closings for sellers, buyers, builders, and lenders. As past attorney for the Savannah Board of Realtors and the Savannah Multi-List Corporation, he understands the issues and challenges facing realtors.
Brannen was named one of the Best Lawyers in America 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024. He was the 2014-2015 chairman of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, and chair of the 2014 Real Property Law Institute. He has worked extensively for the Ethics Committee of the Real Property Law Section on questions related to the professional and ethical responsibilities of closing attorneys. He participated in the drafting of a recently approved formal advisory opinion on witness-only closings, the drafting of the Residential Real Estate Closing Procedures Standards, the drafting of the Trust Accounting Handbook for Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys, and various legislative initiatives. Brannen currently serves on a task force appointed by the president of the State Bar of Georgia to address the ethical responsibilities of Georgia lawyers.
Brannen leads an active lifestyle outside Bouhan Falligant. As a member of the Forest City Gun Club, he enjoys hunting and training his Boykin Spaniel, and plays golf to relax. Brannen played in the defensive secondary for Davidson College’s football team and is an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan. He has been a youth soccer coach for more than 15 years and coached the first Savannah Country Day Lower School’s football team. Brannen has been married for 25 years to his wife Colleen and they have four children.