Mike Lee has 20 years of experience handling complex commercial real estate transactions throughout the United States with emphasis on development, financing, and leasing. Mike counsels developers, owner-operators, and investors in all aspects of the development process and has assisted clients with a variety of multifamily, office, retail, hotel, industrial, and health care projects. Mike represents both borrowers and lenders in connection with acquisition, construction, and permanent financing and has significant experience in loan restructurings, workouts, and other transactions involving nonperforming loans. He also devotes much of his practice to advising corporate clients with respect to their acquisition, disposition, leasing, and other real estate needs.
Mike's representative transactions include: representing Mill Creek Residential, Terwilliger-Pappas Multi-Family Partners, and Trammell Crow Residential in the negotiation of joint ventures with equity investors, construction contracts, and construction loans for multifamily and mixed-use projects; assisting Eastman Chemical Company with the sale of a business unit requiring the segregation of its plant facility through a complex ground lease and reciprocal easement regime; and advising Wells Fargo Bank in connection with the extension of credit facilities to a provider of terminaling, storage, and related services to the energy industry, which included a $600 million revolving credit facility.
Mike is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and its Real Property Section and has served as a speaker for Georgia Bar programs on leasing, lending, and construction topics. He serves as the Pro Bono Partner for the Atlanta Office and chairs his office's annual United Way corporate campaign.
- November 7, 2002
A Primer on Construction Contracts from the Owner's Perspective, The Annual Commercial Real Estate Program, State Bar of Georgia and ICLE
- The University of Georgia (J.D. magna cum laude 1997; Notes Editor, Georgia Law Review); Emory University (B.A. in International Studies 1990, with a minor in Russian)
Chambers USA directory (up & coming) — "simply outstanding in all that he does" (2009)
Named a "Georgia Rising Star" (a select group of attorneys under 40 chosen by Georgia Super Lawyers) by Law & Politics (2006)