Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for

Respected real estate team with extensive expertise in mezzanine financing, joint ventures and transactions. Provides guidance to a diverse list of clients, which features master servicers, developers and REITs. Also noted for its handling of the real estate aspects of major project developments in the energy sector. Capable of handling local, national and international mandates.


Clients report: "The team has lots of depth and experience and we have been extremely pleased."

Sources say: "They are practical, responsive, sharp, experienced and cost-effective."

Commentators note: "They are very responsive and very dependable."

Work highlights

Advised Preferred Office Properties on its acquisition of the Armour Yards development in Atlanta, Georgia.

Notable practitioners

Alfred Adams advises on transactional matters such as acquisitions and joint venture financings. His clients include lenders, investors, developers and entrepreneurs.

Clayton Howell is "a good, technical lawyer" who is praised by sources for his skills in financing matters. He works on a range of commercial real estate projects, including joint ventures.

James Jordan remains a leading practitioner who is regularly called upon by a range of clients for his expertise in commercial real estate projects. "He is the best real estate attorney I have ever seen; he is as thorough and dependable as they get," says a source.

Michael Kerman is highly regarded for representing clients from the energy sector on the full spectrum of transactional real estate issues. A client says: "He is incisive and decisive. We trust his opinion and act on it."

Robinson Plowden does "a fantastic job of protecting our interests," reports one impressed source. He leads the data center team at the firm and is sought after by clients in the sector to advise on real estate deals.

Victor Haley is an experienced real estate practitioner who is particularly adept at handling matters concerning the timber and forestry sectors. He also advises on hotel acquisitions and franchising agreements.