About Us

Donald A. Rolader

Donald A. Rolader is a fifth generation Atlanta native. Don was educated in the Atlanta Public Schools, attended Emory University, and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Woodrow Wilson College of Law in 1975. He was admitted to the bar on October 31, 1975 and has been actively engaged in practice since admission.

Don has concentrated his practice in the areas of commercial business transactions, leasing, and contract law, secured lending, development, land use and zoning law. He is a member of the Real Estate Section of the State Bar of Georgia.

Don has been involved in many significant zonings in North Fulton over the past thirty years. They include Avalon; Chambrel Retirement Community; King George Village Senior Living Facility; Kings Market Shopping Center at Georgia 400 and Holcomb Bridge Road; The Roswell Target Supercenter; Northwinds Office Park; Sanctuary Park; Milton Park, a mixed use development; Alpharetta Commons; Roswell Business Center; Amli at Park Bridge on Old Milton Parkway; Brookside, the shopping centers surrounding Northpoint Mall;  Resurgens Park Place office retail center and numerous subdivisions and townhome projects in Fulton County and the cities of Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton, and Johns Creek.

Don also represents purchasers and sellers in the acquisition of automobile dealerships and automotive service facilities throughout North metro Atlanta. The firm represents purchasers in the acquisition of businesses including, but not limited to, medical/dental, restaurant, beverage store, convenience store,  and fast food facilities. The firm also represents landlords and tenants in commercial and office lease negotiations. Don takes particular pride in representing churches and synagogues in transactional and land use matters.

Don is a past President of the Sandy Springs Jaycees and former President of the Sardis Cemetery Association in Buckhead.  He is a member of the Roswell Rotary Club and is past Chairman of the Administrative Board of North Fulton Regional Hospital. Don was previously a Director of the Bank of North Georgia and Georgian Bank. He was a Director of North Fulton Community Charities and has served on the board of the North Fulton Unit of the American Cancer Society and the Alpharetta/North Fulton YMCA. In the early 1990's Don served as a member of the Alpharetta Recreation Commission and then as Commissioner of softball for the Wills Park Softball Association.

Firm Foundation

Rolader & Rolader was founded in 1980 in Roswell, Georgia by Donald W. "Pete" Rolader and Donald A. Rolader. Pete Rolader was admitted to practice in 1950 and actively practiced law in the metropolitan Atlanta area for over fifty years. A member of the "Greatest Generation" and a veteran of the Army Corps in World War II, Pete began his career as a litigator and developed a reputation as an excellent general practice attorney. His practice became heavily involved in real estate and development when he relocated his practice to Northside Tower in Sandy Springs. He truly loved the practice of law and the interaction with fellow attorneys and clients. The tenets he insisted upon remain with us today. They were and are:

"Treat everyone with respect"
"Be honest and truthful at all times"
"Never show anger"
"Never give up"

He insisted on honesty, integrity and professionalism. We follow in his footsteps. D.W. Rolader passed away June 1st, 2011 at the age of 86 years.

Don Rolader