Working on projects across the country and especially in southern states, Al Adams represents foreign and U.S. investors, lenders, developers and entrepreneurs in connection with virtually every type of commercial real estate project, including multifamily, multiuse, retail, office and hotel properties.
Al works extensively in the acquisition and development area and on mortgage and joint venture financing of retail and other commercial projects. With more than 35 years in real estate law, he has developed considerable hands-on experience in real estate workouts, foreclosures and bankruptcy reorganizations.
An adjunct professor at Duke University School of Law, Al taught a course in Real Estate Finance for several years. He frequently speaks at continuing legal education seminars on topics such as retail development and leasing, real estate workouts and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate sales and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures.
Sutherland represents a pension fund adviser in numerous transactions.
Sutherland counseled a national pension fund adviser in investments of more than an aggregate $1.6 billion in transactions.
Sutherland represents Worthing Southeast in multifamily projects.
Sutherland represented Worthing Southeast in the acquisition, development and financing of more than 50 luxury multifamily projects in the United States.
Sutherland represents Ronus Properties in retail, office and multiuse projects in Georgia, North Carolina, Connecticut, Tennessee and Texas.
Sutherland advised Ronus Properties in the development of two large multiuse projects and in the acquisition, leasing and financing of more than 15 retail shopping centers throughout the United States.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of real estate (2003 - 2013)
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of real estate (2008 - 2011)
Recommended by PLC Which Lawyer? in the area of real estate (2008 - 2012)
Former Chair, Real Property Section, State Bar of Georgia
Former Co-chair, Committee on Legal Opinions in Real Estate Transactions, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Board of Visitors, Duke University School of Law
Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Member, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association