Attorney Ira L. Rachelson

Atlanta, Georgia


  • Rachelson & White, P.C.
  • Phone (770) 698-0700
  • Fax (770) 698-0071
  • Email
  • 3 Ravinia Drive Suite 1875
    Atlanta, GA 30346


  • 1965 Emory University, B.A.
  • 1968 Emory University, J.D.

Successfully Litigated Cases

  • Gwinnett-Club Associates v. Southern Electric Supply Company, Inc., 242 Ga. App. 507, 529 E. 2d 636 (2000)
  • Capital Materials, Inc. v. Kellogg & Kimsey, Inc., 242 Ga. App. 484, 530 S.E. 2d 488, cert. den (2000)
  • Maverick Materials, Inc. v. Kauffman, 227 Ga. App. 102, 488 S.E. 2d 890, 97 FCDR 3478 (1997)
  • Copeland v. Home Sav. of America, F.A., 209 Ga. App. 173, 433 S.E. 2d 327 (1993)
  • Abacus, Inc. v. Hebron Baptist Church, Inc., 201 Ga. App. 376, 411 S.E. 2d 113 (1991)
  • Olympic Const., Inc. v. Drywall Interiors, Inc., 180 Ga. App. 142, 348 S.E. 2d 688 (1986)
  • Grande Carpet Co., Inc. v. Bedco Associates No 1, 171 Ga. App. 33, 318 S.E. 2d 767 (1984)
  • Iteld v. Silverboard, 247 Ga. 158, 275 S.E. 2d 645 (1981107709 1981)
  • Silverboard v. Iteld, 248 Ga. 589, 285 S..E. 2d 182 (1981)
  • Pace Const. Corp. v. Houdaille-Duval-Wright Division, Houdaille Industries, Inc., 245 Ga. 696, 266 S.E. 504 (1980)
  • Holcomb v. Lawson, 246 Ga. 292, 271 S.E. 2d 217 (1980)
  • Smith v. Fidelity Federal Sav. & Loan Ass'n., 149 Ga. App. 730, 256 S.E. 2d 43 (1979)
  • Berger v. Shea, 150 Ga. App. 812, 258 S.E. 2d 621 (1979)
  • Auerback v. Maslia, 14 Ga. App. 184, 235 S.E. 2d 594 (1977)
  • Aaron v. Life Ins. Co. of Georgia, 138 Ga. App. 286, 226 S.E. 2d 96 (1976)
  • Lee v. Stokes, 135 Ga. App. 642, 218 S.E. 2d 654 (1975)

Ira Rachelson is the founding member of the law firm and has been in practice since 1968. His practice is multi-disciplined with experience in handling construction and business related matters. Mr. Rachelson began his practice with a concentration in business litigation that was primarily related to construction litigation.

He has extensive experience and represents parties needing advice or involved in disputes over construction projects. These representations have included both the residential homeowner and the large institutional developer, suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors.

Ira handles every aspect of legal concern for parties contemplating or engaged in construction, including negotiating and drafting all of the various agreements that may be needed, filing the statutory notice of commencement, assisting in the perfection of lien rights, investigating potential and pending claims, negotiating to avoid escalation of disputes, mediating, arbitrating, or litigating matters in dispute, pursuing and collecting recovery, and generally advising parties about their rights and duties.

Mr. Rachelson has assisted numerous employers and employees regarding competition, solicitation of customers and employees as well as trade secret protection. As a result of his work in these areas over his 35 year career, he has successfully litigated numerous cases shown in the list at left.

The distinguishing characteristic of his practice is cost-effective service. Mr. Rachelson is committed to keeping his eyes on the bottom line. When his involvement offers little or no chance of improving the clients’ bottom line, then he will advise the client accordingly.

Ira’s educational background includes: Bachelor of Arts, Emory University, 1965 and his Juris Doctorate Degree from Emory University, 1968. Mr. Rachelson is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia (member, Real Estate Section), and the American Trial Lawyers Association. He also has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in several states throughout the country.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1943, Ira and his wife Margaret (Ducie), have two daughters, Rebecca and Claire, one son, Benjamin, and three dogs, Rosie, Sadie, and Harlan.