Real Estate & Government

Our real estate and government practices are closely aligned, and our team has significant expertise regarding both practices. Among other areas of real estate and government expertise, our attorneys deliver expert representation in:

Government

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing local and state government entities and agencies from an in-house and outside counsel perspective. Our experience provides us with unique knowledge of the inner workings of governmental clients and their inherent political sensitivities.

Our attorneys advise on ordinances, personnel, zoning and land use, real estate acquisition, eminent domain/condemnation proceedings, and governmental services. Our attorneys sit with boards and commissioners to advise them on legal matters further arising during public meetings.

Our attorneys further advise private sector clients who require legal representation with governmental entities and regulatory agencies and need assistance with their transactional, litigation and general day-to-day needs. This includes representation in permitting matters, zoning and land use matters, ad valorem tax appeals.

Commercial Real Estate

Our attorneys provide comprehensive advice and services to clients involving the acquisition, management, financing, leasing, construction, operation, and sale of commercial, retail, industrial and mixed-use properties. Our attorneys draft, review and advice both governmental and private sector clients in these complex commercial transactions.

Real Estate Litigation

Our attorneys represent governmental and private sector clients in a variety of real estate litigation matters. Our attorneys handle land use and zoning disputes, landlord-tenant disputes and dispossessory actions, boundary line disputes, litigation related to disputed land titles, title clearance matters, as well as lien and title insurance claims defense.

Notable Client Highlights

  • Represented the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in the acquisition of nearly 7,000 acres of forest land from multiple sellers.
  • Closed or condemned over 20,000 commercial and residential right-of-way acquisitions for numerous local roadway improvement projects and other public purpose projects throughout the State of Georgia.
  • Regularly representing lenders in closing SBA 7(a) transactions.
  • Closed over 30 complex land assemblages for the creation of large public parks.
  • Represented local school districts in the acquisitions of property for relocation of elementary and middle schools.
  • Represented private school in a $4.6 million real estate acquisition for expansion purposes.
  • Represented hospitals throughout the State of Georgia in zoning, land use and acquisition matters and disputes.
  • Represented local governments in purchase and sale transactions involving surplus property and governmental buildings including police precincts and training facilities.
  • Represented title insurer in near-decade long quiet title case involving an over $500,000.00 lakefront property burdened by a faulty legal description.