DLA Piper LLP (US)

Maxine Hicks

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Maxine Hicks serves as Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper's Infrastructure, Construction and Transport Sector and Location Head of the Atlanta Real Estate Practice. She focuses her practice on real estate development with a particular emphasis on large mixed-use, transit-oriented developments, including destinations for stadiums, entertainment, hospitality, club and resort projects.

Maxine also advises developers, owners and healthcare providers on real estate issues associated with medical office buildings, ambulatory surgery centers, long-term acute care hospitals and hospital campus projects.

Maxine has extensive experience in real property acquisition, development and leasing; planned communities; distressed assets; state and federal regulation of real property; mixed-use community governance; and public-private partnerships. She regularly counsels developers on legal issues related to builder programs; land sales regulation; condominium and homeowner associations; and stadium, hotel, spa, ski, marina and golf course developments. She also assists clients with site selection, zoning compliance, contract negotiation, acquisition, construction, property management and lease negotiations.


J.D., Georgia State University College of Law 1987; B.B.A., West Georgia College 1981