Michael G. Kerman

Michael G. Kerman (Atlanta, Georgia)

Michael G. Kerman

Attorney in Atlanta, GA
Mike Kerman represents lenders, developers and investors in their most significant projects throughout the Southeast U.S. His clients are banks, insurance companies and other lenders making construction and permanent loans; developers and owners of industrial, mixed-use and retail projects; and taxable and tax-exempt real estate investors. He also regularly represents energy clients in development, acquisition and financing of traditional and alternative energy projects.

Mike brings strong financial and business acumen to every client, having previously worked both as an in-house general counsel, and as a CFO for a real estate development company. He brings deep, hands-on project management leadership to time-sensitive and complex engagements. From understanding Florida's unique environmental and growth management issues, including “Developments of Regional Impact, ” to negotiating leases, documenting joint ventures, restructuring troubled loans, and developing solar and wind projects in the western United States, Mike's experience is extensive and varied.

Selected Experience

Mortgage lender engages Sutherland to negotiate and close loans in 29 states.
Sutherland advises on 20 million square feet in warehouse and industrial leases.
Sutherland represents the Sembler Company in projects in the Southeast.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of real estate (2011-2015)

Recognized in The Legal 500 United States in the area of real estate (2008-2012, 2015); and energy: transactions (2015)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of real estate law (2009-2016)

Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 5.0 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Real Estate
  • Acquisition & Development
  • Bankruptcy
  • Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
  • Energy
  • Environmental & Commodities
  • Mixed Use
  • Leasing
  • Office & Industrial
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)
  • Retail
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Capital Markets & Commercial Mortgage Servicing
  • Distressed Real Estate
  • Energy Project Development
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy

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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Admission Details
Admitted in Florida
Law School Attended
University of Florida Levin College of Law
with honors, Senior Managing Editor, University of Florida Law Review, Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi
University Attended
Duke University

East Carolina University
with honors
Birth Information
Born in 1958
Daytona Beach, Florida, March 17, 1958
Associations & Memberships

Professional Activities
fellow and Georgia State Chair, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
Member, Urban Land Institute
Member, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
999 Peachtree Street, N.E.,
Atlanta, GA 30309-3996
Office Information
Office Information
Michael G. Kerman
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
999 Peachtree Street, N.E.,
Atlanta, GA 30309-3996

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP (Atlanta, Georgia)