Baker & Hostetler LLP

Real Estate Department

Georgia
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What the team is known for Comprehensive real estate offering, with particular strength handling transactions in the healthcare industry. Also well versed in representing homebuilders. Offers strength in leasing and financing, in addition to handling major development projects.

Strengths"All of the attorneys I work with are extremely dedicated and responsive," reports one client, adding: "They are knowledgeable and strike a great balance of risk and reward in their advice."

Another comments: "The real estate team is exceptional and provides tremendous client service. They understand all aspects of the real estate issues and respond appropriately. The team develops creative and appropriate strategies for confronting the issues facing our organization."

Interviewees also note that "the firm offers broad legal expertise in real estate law."

Work highlights Represented Acron USA in connection with a $36 million construction loan from KnightHead Funding for the development of a 214-room hotel in Atlanta.

Notable practitioners

Joann Gallagher Jones is managing partner of the firm's Atlanta office. She frequently acts for clients in the healthcare sector on real estate transactions. Peers praise her as "really smart" and "an excellent attorney." A client appreciates that she is "extremely responsive and understands our needs and offers alternatives and recommended approaches that best meet those needs."

Wendy Markham handles a variety of real estate transactions on behalf of clients in the healthcare and homebuilding industries. She is regarded as "a great lawyer" by market sources.