Chatham County Property Tax Update


As a courtesy to buyers, the Chatham County Tax Commissioner’s Office has worked hard to be able to send the second installment of tax bills to new buyers who purchase property prior to July 1 of each year.  The Tax Commissioner’s Office is still bound by Georgia law to send the same bill to the seller.  The parties need to understand that this is not a mistake, nor is this double billing, but a tremendous benefit to the buyers, as many sellers do not send the second installment tax bill to the buyer.

Matt Morelli on the Importance of Estate Planning

RTZ Law associate Matt Morelli spoke last week to his BNI group about the importance of estate planning, and cleared up several common questions and misconceptions involving wills and estates. One question that came up in his discussion was whether people need a will in place even when there are no children involved. Here is a brief look at Matt's answer to this common misconception. 

Rubnitz Thompson Ziblut Open House

We had a wonderful time earlier this month welcoming our friends from Savannah Area Realtors and Mortgage Bankers Association of Savannah to our newly updated offices for an open house celebrating our recent merger. We look forward to seeing you soon at the closing table!

RTZ Hiring Closing Paralegal

Rubnitz Thompson Ziblut seeks a real estate closing paralegal for its growing residential closing practice in the Savannah area.  We need someone with a positive, team-oriented attitude, and great attention to detail.  This position requires the ability to juggle multiple tasks successfully in a fast-paced environment. 

This staff member will help coordinate various parts of the residential closing process, including:  contract review, communications with all parties to the closing, scheduling closings, obtaining and tracking pre-closing requirements, drafting closing statements, and preparing closing documents. 

Applicants need strong typing skills and proficiency in Outlook and Word.  Experience in residential real estate closings or mortgage lending, and familiarity with SoftPro are a plus.

We offer competitive compensation, health and dental benefits, and an excellent work environment.  Send cover letters and resumes to