Alston & Bird LLP

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Counsels a client base that includes private and public companies, investors and developers on the full complement of real estate transactional matters. Regularly handles land use, environment, construction and tax issues relating to real estate ranging from industrial warehouses to residential properties. Also recognized for its strength in the real estate capital markets space, handling the full range of debt and equity transactions. Clients include sports clubs, restaurant groups and hotels.

Strengths An interviewee comments: "It is an incredibly professional firm, with an ability to manage sophisticated transactions. From an organizational standpoint, it is the best firm we deal with. The firm is very good at staying in front of timelines and milestones. I would say professionalism, organization and sophistication are its strongest attributes."

Clients say: "Overall the real estate team at Alston & Bird in Atlanta is absolutely brilliant. The accuracy and efficiency of their work allows the firm to provide services at a tremendous value to the client."

Work highlights Advised the Atlanta Hawks on the redevelopment of the State Farm Arena into a mixed-use project, which included a $190 million renovation funded primarily by a public-private partnership with the City of Atlanta.

Notable practitioners

Allison Ryan has vast experience handling major development projects. Interviewees regard her as "a very sound technical attorney and a strong negotiator, who manages some of the most sophisticated transactions in the city."

James Farris is a "very good real estate transactional attorney," according to market sources. He acts for investors, along with developers on a wide array of real estate matters.

Mark Rusche is renowned for his strength in office lease transactions, with peers highlighting him as "one of the best leasing people in town." His experience also includes real estate development, acquisition and financing. Sources say he is a "fine lawyer with great judgment."

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