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Mr. Ivy Neal Cadle

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

In his law practice, Ivy advocates for property and real estate owners and helps them find solutions to complicated problems. From the outset, his approach is guided by his extensive jury trial experience. As a licensed certified public accountant, he also understands his clients' financial metrics and the risks to their property. Ivy takes ownership of his clients' legal concerns and counsels them with the heart of a teacher. By taking ownership of their legal risk, Ivy allows his clients to get back to their core business sooner so they can do what they do best.


Ivy has established himself as a leading "dirt lawyer" – routinely handling real estate and property litigation, including eminent domain, land use and zoning issues, and conservation easements – across Georgia, with a focus on the Atlanta-metro, its outlying towns, including Marietta, Alpharetta, Lawrenceville, McDonough, Douglasville, Cumming, and other metropolitan areas like Macon, Savannah, Columbus, and Augusta, Georgia. Ivy is a skilled problem solver who strives to provide business solutions to clients at every stage of a dispute from risk assessment through appeal. Having managed hundreds of cases through the litigation life cycle, he capably handles early resolution and dismissal of actions, complex motions practice, and trial in state and federal courts. Ivy brings his litigation experience to the table when he negotiates and implements real estate solutions concerning land use plans, real property appraisals, business valuations and conservation easements.


Ivy represents companies of all sizes in complex business litigation and counsels them on regulatory compliance and data security, across a broad range of industries – including real estate, health care, financial services, and telecommunications. His clients include oil and gas interests, fast food franchisors and franchisees, hotel investors, private medical practices, hospitals, insurance companies, cellular service providers, banks, mortgage servicers, commercial, shopping center and office developers, national drugstore chains, residential real estate developers, convenience store chains and a variety of individually owned enterprises, and business operations.


Ivy is a mediator and registered neutral with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution. His extensive involvement in the State Bar of Georgia and the Mercer alumni networks gives him access to contacts in courthouses statewide. Outside of the office, Ivy serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Mercer University School of Law where he teaches Accounting for Lawyers. He is also an aviation enthusiast, and he currently holds a multi-engine commercial certificate with an instrument rating.