Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Real Estate Department

Georgia
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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.

Strengths One source says: "All of them have been very capable, confident and talented. The firm has good people and a strong client service culture. It is always there to answer our needs."

One source say: "It is fantastic, with a breadth of resources and expertise across the board."

Another client reports: "The lawyers are great, very responsive and very practical."

Notable practitioners

Clayton Howell is an accomplished real estate lawyer with strength representing investors and sponsors in high-value real estate transactions. "He is sound technically and in terms of skills and experience," says one source, while another describes him as "very sharp, detail-oriented and easy to work with."

James Jordan maintains his reputation as "one of the top real estate lawyers in Georgia." Clients appreciate that "he is very easy to deal with, responds quickly and comes up with practical solutions." He has a wealth of experience handling real estate development.

Kristina Kopf Thomas is highly esteemed for her representation of real estate investment funds. Clients say: "She has an ability to meet a situation head on and keep everyone focused on the main goal. She is incredibly proficient technically and knowledgeable about the industry and its nuances."

Michael Kerman undertakes highly sophisticated real estate transactions on behalf of lenders, investors and developers. A client comments: "I would give Mike a tip of my hat for his practical approach. He has the balance of legal knowledge and real world practicality."

Robinson Plowden has a wealth of experience handling real estate transactions. He is particularly proficient in the development, financing and leasing of data centers.

Victor Haley offers particular specialty in real estate transactions involving timber. Interviewees regard him as "a very good lawyer."