Miller & Martin Real Estate attorneys address the myriad range of issues associated with any commercial real estate transaction, such as deal structure, core contractual terms of acquisition or disposition, financing, zoning and development approval process, development and construction contracts, management contracts and leasing. Our real estate attorneys also work collaboratively with the firm’s litigation department when disputes arise out of a development or construction project.

Activities cover the full spectrum of projects such as shopping centers, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, recreation property developments and single and multi-family residential developments. Clients range from those who are active developers and redevelopers to those who invest substantial amounts in real estate projects developed by others.

Selected Experience

  • Negotiated and drafted the major contracts associated with construction of a municipal convention/entertainment venue, including the construction management agreement, the project management agreement and the architectural services agreement. Handled all the land acquisition for the site both by negotiation and by eminent domain. Provided advice and counsel on the attendant and ancillary issues arising in big construction projects. The project was valued at $650 million.
  • Drafted and negotiated complex architect/design agreements with U.S. and Chinese firms and the multiple related contracts with cost expert, quality assurer and project manager.
  • Served as lead counsel for the acquisition and development of a $300 million corporate headquarters facility, including obtaining tax incentives and negotiating bond financing. The acquisition and development of the headquarters included handling some delicate environmental issues.
  • Handled the leasing and construction of a shared services facility with over 200,000 square feet of office space in three buildings located in Florida, with the development and negotiations of the shared services campus taking place over a three year period. Also handled the negotiations for the three build-to-suit leases with the landlord and the construction contracts for such facility.
  • Served as real estate and environmental counsel for municipality with regards to the transfer of over 1,300 acres to a manufacturing company for construction of an approximately $1 billion automotive plant. Worked with state and federal regulators on complex environmental issues affecting the transfer and development of the property.
  • Served as lead counsel for $400 million mixed use project including a regional mall site, power centers, offices and related developments in Georgia.
  • Serve as a national real estate counsel for a large corporation with a real estate portfolio valued at approximately $2 billion.
  • Acted as national and regional counsel for real estate developers in the development of retail shopping centers, condominiums, industrial properties, mixed use retail/office/residential developments and apartment complexes, including land assemblage, securities offerings, lease reviews, financing, zoning and land-use issues for projects having a value of approximately $1 billion dollars throughout the United States.
  • Represented a publicly traded real estate investment trust which owns, manages, acquires, develops and redevelops industrial properties in 29 major U.S. markets and manages more than 3,000 tenants, 930 industrial facilities and 67 million square feet of space.
  • Represented a client with the purchase of 12 separate projects with more than 40 tenants, approximately 1 million square feet of space and a purchase price of $26 million.
  • Represented syndicates of institutional lenders in the financing of major office projects throughout the Southeastern United States.
  • Represented a major fast food chain in development of restaurants throughout the southeast, including land assemblage, lease reviews, zoning and land-use issues.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 company in structuring sale-leaseback industrial developments throughout the country.
  • Represented a national restaurant group in negotiation of leases for operating locations.
  • Group members include former Chairman of the Tennessee Bar Association Real Property practice section.
  • Group members are regular presenters at regional and national seminars for a variety of bar and other professional operations.
  • Obtained state, local and federal tax-incentive awards and grants for the acquisition and construction of industrial projects.