Michael G. Kerman (Atlanta, Georgia)
Michael G. Kerman (Atlanta, Georgia)

Michael G. Kerman

Practice Area: Real Estate, Acquisition & Development, Bankruptcy 14 more areas of practice + 14 more

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AV Preeminent

Michael G. Kerman

Serving Atlanta, GA view address

About Michael G. Kerman

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...

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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 (2011-2016)

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)

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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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      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in Florida
      Texas
      Georgia
      Law School Attended
      University of Florida Levin College of Law
      J.D.
      with honors, Senior Managing Editor, University of Florida Law Review, Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi
      University Attended
      Duke University
      B.A.

      East Carolina University
      M.B.A.
      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)