President/CEO Kitchens Kelley Gaynes, P.C., Managing Partner

A talented, effective, and well-versed advisor and counselor to business owners and their companies.

Joel S. Arogeti has over 30 years of experience in business law and is a talented and effective advisor and counselor to business owners and their companies. Joel joined Kitchens Kelley Gaynes, P.C. as a shareholder in 1996, and his practice concentrates in the areas of business law and estate planning. An undergraduate of George Washington University in 1978, he worked for Congressman Elliott H. Levitas both in Washington, DC, and Decatur, Georgia. After graduating from Emory University's School of Law in 1982, Joel worked as an enforcement attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Miami, Florida. In 1984, he relocated to Washington, D.C. with the Dickstein Shapiro & Morin law firm. In 1987, Joel returned to Atlanta to work with Frankel Hardwick, Tanenbaum & Fink, P.C. and in 1990 he became a shareholder of that firm. In addition to his active business law and estate planning practice, Joel is sought out to serve as an arbitrator of civil securities disputes for FINRA and the SEC.

Joel is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, and is a volunteer with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta - Endowment Professional Advisory Committee.

An Atlanta native, Joel has extensive contacts in the community, and he is widely recognized for his leadership strengths. Joel's community involvement includes participating in Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2008, service on the Board of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta and Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless and has served as Past President and Board Member of Congregation Or Ve Shalom, as well as service as a director of several organizations, including, The Epstein School, The Louis Kahn Group Home, and the Atlanta Chapter of the American Jewish Committee. He also volunteers with Hillels of Georgia.

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