History of Craig Long, LLC

Craig Long, LLC was formed in August, 2004. The firm’s initial practice focused solely on closing residential real estate transactions and construction loans. Shortly after establishing the firm, the founder of the firm, Craig Long, found himself in the middle of the greatest real estate boom in history. Unfortunately, to be followed by the greatest real estate bust in history. The firm grew rapidly at onset, experiencing double and even triple digit growth during the initial years. And with perseverance and dedication, the firm was able to successfully navigate the bust in the wake of the boom.

Through the years, the representative experience of the firm has broadened to include landlord-tenant law, zoning, commercial real estate transactions, corporate representation, mergers and acquisitions,  and civil litigation. Since the implosion of the real estate market, the firm’s representative abilities have even further expanded. As such, the firm has managed to become a better-run organization. A firm with high standards of ethics and experience, even more so than prior to the market conditions changing so dramatically. The greatest beneficiary to our experience as an organization are our clients.


Mission Statement:

Our firm’s mission is to deliver effective, comprehensive legal representation to our clients in a considerate and professional manner.

  • Craig Long, LLC Interior Office

Our office is conveniently located in the thriving area of Cumming, Georgia.  Craig Long, LLC is a law firm specializing in the areas of Real Estate Law, Corporate Law and Civil Litigation. Since it’s formation in 2004, our practice has been serving the Atlanta area with an unprecedented level of expertise and precision in the matters of real estate, corporate law and civil litigation.

Our real property practice has closed a significant amount of both commercial and residential transactions of various forms throughout Georgia.

The firm’s corporate practice reflects our attorneys’ high level of expertise in advising our clients on legal issues that are relevant to companies in various stages of existence.

Our civil litigation practice covers a variety of matters including, litigating cases involving contract disputes, real estate matters, and business entities.

Our goal is to ensure a seamless process and satisfactory result for our clients on each case.


Core Values

  • Integrity: Live life with impenetrable standards of doing what is right no matter what
  • Time: Time is money and money is important to our clients, so we do not waste it
  • Life: Life is a gift and a privilege, act like it by honoring the lives of everyone else
  • Professionalism: Our conduct impacts our lives and our clients’ lives and interests

About Us

Since 2004, our practice has been serving the Atlanta area with an unprecedented level of expertise and precision in the matters of real estate, corporate law and civil litigation. Our goal is to ensure a seamless process and satisfactory result for our clients on each case. Alongside our dedication to a satisfactory outcome, we offer our clients a distinctive level of knowledge and sophistication above and beyond the typical law firm.

We are a law firm specializing in the matters of Real Estate Law, Corporate Law and Civil Litigation.

At Craig Long, LLC, we are a team of experienced attorneys and legal staff specializing in Real Estate Law, Corporate Law and Civil Litigation in Georgia.

Craig Long, Esq.

Managing Attorney


Craig Long is the managing attorney of Craig Long, LLC, which he founded in 2004. Craig is also the manager and owner of Alpha Title & Closing, a title company that underwrites title insurance in residential and commercial real estate closings.  Craig Long, LLC has a significant real property practice, closing residential and commercial transactions throughout Georgia.  The firm also has a corporate practice advising clients on legal issues relevant to companies of various forms and stages of existence, and a civil litigation practice, litigating cases involving contracts, real estate and business entities of various forms.

In addition to the law firm and title company, Craig Long also formed an online real estate school in 2017, Go Pro Real Estate Academy. The school provides education for prospective and current real estate agents, to become licensed or complete their continuing education.

Craig graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Government from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1997. Craig served as vice-president and president of the student body while at Liberty University. Craig earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia in 2002.  Craig completed the program in Corporate Securities law at George Mason, and wrote a thesis paper entitled, “The Implications of the Efficient Capital Markets Hypothesis on Capital Markets and Capital Market Regulation.”

Craig is married to Katherine Long and has two sons who are seventh generation Atlantans.


State Bar of Georgia

Alabama State Bar

American Bar Association Committees:

  • Business and Corporate Litigation
  • LLC’s
  • Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Forsyth County Bar Association


Association for Corporate Growth – Atlanta


Top Ten Producer 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund

Doyle Johnson, Esq.


Associate Attorney


Doyle is an Athens, Georgia native and has resided there for most of his life. Doyle is a graduate of Brigham Young University located in Provo, Utah, graduating in 2010 with a degree in Political Science. Doyle then attended and graduated from the University of Georgia, School of Law in 2013. Post-graduation, he worked for a firm in Athens, Georgia practicing law.

While in school at UGA, Doyle completed an internship in the United States Attorney’s Office in Augusta Georgia, where he assisted in federal criminal prosecutions and civil actions. Doyle’s practice areas have been focused in business and corporate transactional work as well as real estate law. Doyle is a member of the State Bar of Georgia as well as The Western Circuit Bar Association.

As a young man, Doyle served two years as a religious missionary in Portugal. He enjoys hunting, fishing, woodworking, beekeeping, reading, and travelling.

He and his wife Chelsea have three daughters.

Taylor Bryan

Business Development Director


Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, Taylor is a graduate of The University of Florida, graduating with a degree in Business. Taylor then attended and graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Accounting. After earning her degrees, Taylor went on become a Florida Licensed Title Insurance Agent and a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Georgia.

Taylor brings over 17 years of experience in the Real Estate & Title Industry both in Florida and Georgia, to Craig Long, LLC. Taylor has previously held several board positions at non-profits in and around the Atlanta metro and has spent many years procuring fundraising and cultivating relationships through community outreach and involvement. Taylor’s experience in Real Estate Title, Business Development, Sales & Marketing and non-profit work give her a broad spectrum of career experience to draw from.

In addition to Business Development for Craig Long, LLC, Taylor is the School Administrator and Business Development Manager for Go Pro Real Estate Academy, the online real estate school developed by Craig Long and partners.

Taylor enjoys reading, writing, cooking, running, giving back to the community and being actively involved with her son’s school and baseball activities. Taylor and her son, Jackson live in Cumming.

Sue Evans


Firm Administrator/Controller


Sue joined Craig Long, LLC in 2016 and brings with her a rich background of financial and managerial experience particularly as it pertains to the legal industry.  Her managerial oversight spans all facets of business administration including; accounting, policies and procedures, financial reporting, employee training, operations and controls.

Sue’s role as Firm Administrator with Craig Long, LLC brings into practice her detail-oriented and administrative skills and ensures that the management of the firm as well as it’s processes and people is optimized.

Ajka Pilav


Real Estate Closer


Born in war-torn Bosnia, Ajka and her family migrated to the United States in search of a better life when Ajka was a young girl.

After graduating from Milton High School, Ajka went on to attend Georgia State College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a Psychology Degree.  Ajka’s career history includes a variety of management roles, including software integrations, accounts receivable, payroll administration and account management. Her attention to detail and strong customer service etiquette brings an added element of care to and precision to our Real Estate Practice.

Ajka is married and mother to two and lives in Cumming, Georgia.

Leisel Weber


The majority of Leisel’s career history is vested in the mortgage industry. She has held a variety of positions, including: Loan officer, processor and underwriter, as well as sales and business development. Leisel brings a high level of professionalism to her role within our Real Estate Closing practice. Her proficiency in building respectful and courteous relationships with our clients is a great asset to our firm.

Leisel and her husband live in Cumming. Her hobbies include, cooking, gardening and hiking.

Kelsey Carden

Legal Associate


Kelsey is a rising 3L at Emory University School of Law. Prior to law school, Kelsey attended Georgia State University, and received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science in a short 3 ½ years, graduating summa cum laude, with a cumulative GPA of 4.02.