About Us

Founded in 2006 by Meredith Hodge and Katie Temple Keehfus, Hodge & Temple, PC has grown leaps and bounds due to the personal attention, knowledge and flexibility Meredith and Katie have been able to provide to their clients. After working together at an Atlanta real estate firm, Katie and Meredith identified a niche that needed to be filled, thus forming Hodge & Temple, PC. Their focus was on creating a boutique firm founded on quality over quantity. Even as the firm has grown, Katie and Meredith make it a priority to have a hand in each file. This concept allows for personal attention from an attorney from the beginning to the end of the closing process.

With explosive growth in recent years, Katie and Meredith brought on attorneys Rebecca McArthur and Emily Broun. This has allowed the firm to continue to give clients, agents, and lenders the personalized attention on which Hodge & Temple, PC has built its reputation. Most recently, attorney Suzanne Loyd joined in 2020, and she also fits the firm’s mold of bright, working women who strive to balance client-care and family.

Understanding that a home is a family’s largest investment, Hodge & Temple, PC strives to make the closing process as stress-free and efficient as possible, and hospitality is evident in each closing. The team is available to answer questions before, during, or after your closing and promise to be responsive, organized, and conscious of the personal nature of each transaction.

 

MEET THE TEAM

Meredith Hodge

Managing Attorney

meredith@hodgetemple.com  404.889.1977

After graduating from Wake Forest University and Brooklyn Law School, I knew that I wanted to pursue an area of law where I would face new, daily challenges and have meaningful interactions with people. I found that perfect balance with real estate. I began my real estate law career in 1998 and since then have worn every hat, including managing pre-closing, post-closing, bookkeeping, and document preparation tasks. The satisfaction of streamlining important and potentially stressful closing transactions inspired the formation of Hodge & Temple in 2006, a firm that would allow our attorneys to pursue a shared passion for helping people, while affording each of us the time to start our own families. I know a house is more than a home.  It is a financial and emotional investment, which becomes a part of who we are. I have had homes everywhere from Ohio to California, from Brazil to North Carolina.  I’m thrilled to now be making my home in Marietta, Georgia with my husband, Greg, and our two children, Charlie and Delaney.

Katie Temple Keehfus

Managing Attorney

katie@hodgetemple.com  404.889.1975

Raised in Auburn, Alabama, I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a degree in English.  I quickly realized that real estate law would give me the ability to merge my love of reading with my joy of dealing with people on a personal level.  Atlanta became home while I attended Emory University School of Law. After graduation, I worked at a small real estate firm where I met Meredith Hodge. She was my mentor at the time and we decided we could give our clients a more boutique experience if we set out on our own.  Our business opened in 2006 and we strive every day to ensure that each customer is treated like my own family, which consists of my husband, two little boys, and our sweet home. We live in Morningside and love being a part of the community we serve.

 

Rebecca McArthur

Attorney

rebecca@hodgetemple.com  404.680.4136

Born at Northside Hospital and a graduate of the University of Georgia, I have strong roots in the Atlanta area.  After college, I moved back to Atlanta and worked in property management for three years prior to attending law school at Georgia State University.

Growing up with a real estate developer father, real estate was all I knew.  After law school, I worked for a large Atlanta firm in commercial real estate before realizing the personal nature of residential work was more my calling.  Unfortunately, a job with a residential closing firm was hard to come by in the market of 2007, so I joined Harry Norman Realtors to gain valuable experience on the other side of the table while waiting out the down market.

Four years of sales experience, two kids, and three home purchases of my own later, I have finally found the perfect fit with Hodge & Temple, PC.

Emily Broun

Attorney

emily@hodgetemple.com  770.364.2066

I consider myself a true Atlanta native.  Born and raised in Marietta, I attended St. Pius High School followed by UGA for my undergraduate degree and Georgia State for law school.  My entire family is in real estate so it was only natural that I would find myself practicing Real Estate Law, and it is my joy to help people in the home buying process here in Atlanta.

My husband is also a lawyer and we have two small children.  I enjoy my time and home and in Atlanta, but also have a love of travel.  I studied abroad in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and South America.  With all Atlanta has to offer, from restaurants, the belt line and our wonderful sports teams—I am happy exploring here with my family these days.

Suzanne Loyd

Attorney

suzanne@hodgetemple.com  404.434.5557

Born and raised in Atlanta, I feel so fortunate to be able to call this extraordinary city my home as an adult. After graduating from The Lovett School, I attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where I graduated with a B.S. in Biology and French. From there, I moved to Oxford, Mississippi, where I attended Law School at the University of Mississippi. Subsequently, I moved back to Atlanta and began my career in Real Estate Law. I worked for 8 years doing residential closings and then took a hiatus to start a family. I now live with my husband and two daughters in Buckhead.

I am so thrilled to be a part of Hodge and Temple, PC. I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and helping them through the closing process. We have such an amazing team and we truly care for our clients.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, hot yoga (but not too hot!), tennis, walking my dog, reading, and online shopping. I also try not to take life too seriously!

Stella Brown

Client Relations

stella@hodgetemple.com  404.934.2151

I was born in England and educated at Kings Norton Girls School. I’ve lived in several cities including Liverpool and Birmingham before moving to Atlanta in 2006 with my husband and two sons. We now find our home around the corner in the City of Decatur.

I spent the last 16 years at home with my boys but during my spare time I volunteered at various charities and was a photographer’s assistant, which catered to my artistic nature and love of social interaction.  In 2019 not only did I proudly become a US citizen, but I also decided to join the Hodge and Temple team.  Working here has given me the opportunity to learn about the real estate world which I have found that I really enjoy! When I’m not working, I love to travel, hike and experience the gourmet life that Atlanta has to offer. I couldn’t be more excited to be part of such a wonderful team!

Kelly Henry

Pre-Closing

kelly@hodgetemple.com  404.316.9177

Born and raised in Atlanta and a graduate of Georgia State University I consider myself a true Georgia native. Graduating with a degree in Psychology, I have always enjoyed working with people. After working for a French artist for five years, I am excited to bring my organizational skills to the team. My family, which consists of my husband, daughter, and our two animals, enjoy being outdoors and exploring all Atlanta has to offer. I am thrilled to be on this journey with a wonderful team.

Katherine Moore

Pre-Closing

katherine@hodgetemple.com  470.240.8462

Born and raised in Memphis, TN, I attended the University of Mississippi and graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management. Atlanta became my home in early 2019. I quickly fell in love with the vibrant energy of this city. With my experience in event planning and sales & marketing in the hotel industry, I gained a passion for client relations.  I am thrilled to be a part of the Hodge & Temple team to learn about the real estate industry.

When I am not in the office you can find me spending my free time exploring all Atlanta has to offer – Sweet Water Creek hikes in the morning and then hanging out with friends on the Beltline. I am very excited to see where this next chapter in my life takes me.

Siana Omanovic

Pre-Closing

siana@hodgetemple.com  470.548.8744

I was born in Bosnia and moved to Marietta, GA when I was 10. I have called GA home ever since! I love exploring Atlanta with my family (boyfriend, son, and dog) on the weekends, relaxing at the pool, and hiking the trails of North Georgia. I am an assistant basketball coach for a middle school rec team and also a former boy scouts leader.  I’m so excited to learn about Atlanta real estate and be a part of this awesome firm!

Mary Popplewell

Pre-Closing

mary@hodgetemple.com  404.990.2371

I was born and raised in Indiana and spent my childhood falling in love with the classic Midwest. I graduated from Ball State University with a Telecommunications degree and soon after moved to Georgia for warm weather and opportunity. I have a storied administrative work history with experience in film, live events, and now real estate. I consider myself lucky to be part of such a diverse, fun-loving and top tier company!

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my two chubby cats, Oscar and Tucker, and honing my movie buff knowledge. On sunnier days you can find me reading on the patio and trying to keep my latest garden additions from dying.

Kirsten Fionte

Closing | Operations

kirsten@hodgetemple.com  770.597.2918

After graduating the University of Georgia I began a career in Information Systems at The Home Depot, Inc. in Vinings. Over the course of my time there I had the opportunity to work not only on the IT side but also the business side supporting the merchants. I quickly realized that to be successful in such a large corporation it would require becoming fluent in a whole host of skills from project management to process improvement.

An unanticipated side effect of being in close proximity to so much DIY home improvement was a fast growth of  my love for fixing things up and general house projects that have helped to make all of our past houses our homes. My husband and I have lived from Dunwoody to West Midtown and now we’ve found our perfect neighborhood in North Buckhead. You name it, I’ve probably done it at some point at Hodge & Temple, and I’m still excited to help the clients of Hodge & Temple begin (or continue on!) their journeys to making their houses homes.

Amanda Lovett

Closing

amanda@hodgetemple.com  404.314.0298

I grew up in Sandy Springs and have loved Atlanta real estate as long as I can remember. After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Finance, I moved back to Atlanta and fell in love with the quickly changing intown neighborhoods. My husband and I chose to make Reynoldstown home and couldn’t have picked a better place to raise our son, Clay.

I stumbled into a summer gig with Hodge & Temple while between contracts as an Events Project Manager for The Home Depot. I left that summer feeling my story with this team wasn’t complete. Two years later, I’m back for good and thrilled to be working alongside such a talented and fun group.

Natalie Taylor

Closing

natalie@hodgetemple.com  772.323.9662

Born and raised in Stuart, Florida, and a graduate of Ole Miss, I’ve been all around the Southeast and my husband and I are happy to now call Atlanta home. I’ve always had a passion for animals, both big and small and I enjoy spending time with my pup Jay-Jay.

Several years back I met Katie in the neighborhood and the rest is history. I’m excited to be part of the Hodge & Temple team and I’ve enjoyed learning the business from the ground up alongside such a capable, driven, and fun team.

Jeff Burch

Post-Closing

jeff@hodgetemple.com  770.605.3619

I grew up in Auburn, Alabama and attended Auburn University, earning a degree in Communications. In 2000, I moved to Atlanta and my love affair with this great city began. I spent 12 years in the Human Resources field, working for large and small companies, including a national payroll company and a multifamily organization. I’ve had a passion for real estate since I was a child and six years ago, when an opportunity presented itself, I finally took the plunge. Working in such a fantastic industry with such wonderful people isn’t something I take for granted. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the wonderful Hodge & Temple team.

I love to buy and sell real estate, so I’ve lived, literally all over the Metro area. Thankfully, I’m now permanently settled by Piedmont Park in Midtown. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family & friends, relaxing with a nice glass of wine, exploring new cities with my partner Jeff, evening walks in Piedmont Park, weekend trips to the beach and the mountains, and loving on my sweet dog, Gabby.

Niccole Burton

Post-Closing

niccole@hodgetemple.com

I was born in California and have lived all over the country as the daughter of an Officer in the US Navy. I received my BS in Chemistry and African American Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill and attended UNC school of Dentistry where I began my career as a Dental Hygienist. I have lived Los Angeles, Chicago, Norfolk, Durham, Newark, and countless other cities in between. I now call Atlanta home and live in the Morningside area with my husband and two daughters.

Treading in unfamiliar territory is nothing new for this military brat. I am a “people person” with a passion for learning. I enjoy reading, playing tennis, baking, and traveling. I am excited to begin a new chapter as a part of the Hodge and Temple team.

Hodge & Temple is a boutique real estate law firm serving metro Atlanta. Founded in 2006, Hodge & Temple focuses on residential closings closings including condos, new construction projects, and refinances.
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