About Us

Tegra N. Watkins is founder of Watkins Legal LLC and she is licensed to practice in Georgia and Illinois. Tegra began her legal career in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP. During her time there, she focused on commercial real estate matters and small business law, including, but not limited to, the representation of various lending institutions and corporate entities in leasing transactions, single-asset mortgage loans and multi-state/multi-property financing deals. Tegra also advised corporate organizations in connection with the acquisition and disposition of real property throughout the United States, including, but not limited to, drafting and negotiating letters of intent, purchase and sale agreements, conveyance instruments and assignment agreements.

Tegra earned her law degree from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. in 2005. While in law school, Tegra served as a Member, then as Senior Articles Editor on the Howard Law Journal. In addition, Tegra received several law school scholarships, and CALI awards for highest grades in Constitutional Law I, Torts and Legal Research & Writing. Prior to attending law school, Tegra received a Masters in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in Management.

In addition to her extensive experience representing individuals, investors, entrepreneurs and businesses in real estate and small business law matters, Tegra has valuable experience as a corporate marketing professional. This unique background has enabled her to understand the needs of her clients, and to effectively communicate to business professionals since she is acutely aware of the demands that shareholders and employees place on business executives.

Tegra is a member of the American Bar Association, Small Firm Section and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section; the Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers and Real Estate Section; the State Bars of Georgia and Illinois; the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys; and the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association.