Practice Areas

Commercial Real Estate

Our commercial real estate clients rely upon our knowledge and experience regarding acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and sales of commercial properties. Equally valuable is our ability to assist in providing due diligence services required by such transactions. Our clients frequently are among the following:

    • Public Restaurant Companies and Franchisees
    • Real Estate Developers
    • Mortgage Investors
    • Limited Partnerships
    • Limited Liability Companies

The commercial real estate arm of SWB assists investors, developers, lenders, and public and private companies through the following legal services that encompass leasing, acquisition, development, and commercial lending transactions:

    • representing both purchasers and sellers—from the initial preparation of the purchase and sale agreement through the closing
    • representing developers at all phases
    • representing lessors and lessees in a variety of commercial leases—from long-term ground leases to shorter-term space leases
    • representing property owners in various aspects of equity financing—including sale-leaseback arrangements
    • representing lenders and borrowers in asset-based financing
    • representing lending institutions and property owners in both construction and permanent mortgage loan transactions
    • representing publicly-owned restaurant chains throughout the United States for leasing and acquisition of restaurant sites
    • representing property owners and developers before various governmental boards and agencies
    • providing legal opinions to the validity and enforceability of acquisition and loan documents

SWB also provides local counsel services to major firms outside the State of Georgia by assisting the closing of their multi-state real estate transactions and providing legal opinions as to the validity and enforceability of Georgia acquisition and loan documents.

Our clients benefit from our intricate familiarity with commercial real estate from every perspective. Consequently, we can generally avoid costly pitfalls that occur with less experience and guidance.