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.
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 (2009-2017)
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)