A. MichaelLee (Mike)


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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.


  • Invitation Homes acquires build-to-rent portfolio near Houston, TexasJones Day represented Invitation Homes Inc. in the acquisition of 463 build-to-rent single family homes located in Montgomery County, Texas.
  • Ensign-Bickford Industries acquires Accratronics SealsJones Day advised Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Accratronics Seals LLC (formerly Accratronics Seals Corporation), a family-owned and operated, end-to-end machine shop which specializes in the creation of hermetically sealed connectors and parts for the aerospace, defense, and space travel industries.
  • Invitation Homes acquires North Carolina homesJones Day is advising Invitation Homes Inc. in the acquisition of a new residential community located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
  • Koch reaches agreement to acquire Wever fertilizer plant from OCI GlobalJones Day is advising Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC, an affiliate of Koch Industries, Inc., in the $3.6 billion acquisition of Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCO) from OCI N.V., a Netherlands-based producer and distributor of hydrogen products.
  • Eastman Chemical Company sells Texas City operations to INEOS Acetyls for $490 millionJones Day advised Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN) on the sale of its Texas City operations to INEOS Acetyls, a global manufacturer and supplier of acetic acid and related chemicals owned by the INEOS Group for approximately $490 million.
  • Invitation Homes completes $650 million acquisition of single-family rental home portfolioJones Day represented Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH), as buyer, in connection with its portfolio acquisition of nearly 1,900 single-family rental homes for a purchase price of approximately $650 million.
  • Leading financial services company provides $425 million syndicated senior secured credit facility to healthcare companyJones Day represented a leading financial services company, as left lead arranger and administrative agent, in connection with a $425 million syndicated senior secured credit facility, consisting of a $275 million term loan and a $150 million revolving credit facility, provided to a healthcare company.
  • GrafTech completes $450 million Senior Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented GrafTech International Ltd., a leading manufacturer of high-quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of electric arc furnace steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $450 million aggregate principal amount of 9.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2028 (the "Notes") by GrafTech Global Enterprises Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary.
  • Flowers Foods acquires Papa Pita BakeryJones Day advised Flowers Foods, Inc. in its acquisition of Papa Pita Bakery, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality bagels, tortillas, breads, buns, English muffins, and flat breads.
  • Helios Technologies acquires Schultes Precision ManufacturingJones Day advised Helios Technologies, Inc. in the acquisition of Schultes Precision Manufacturing, Inc., highly trusted specialist in manufacturing precision machined components and assemblies for customers requiring very tight tolerances, superior quality, and exceptional value-added manufacturing processes.
  • GE Aerospace sells revolutionary hydrogen and fuel agnostic generator technology to HyliionJones Day advised GE Aerospace, part of GE, a world leader in the sale of metal additive technologies and manufacturing, in the sale of a new hydrogen and fuel agnostic capable generator ("KARNO") to Hyliion Holdings Corp., a leader in electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 semi-trucks.
  • Aaron's Company acquires BrandsMart U.S.A. for $230 millionJones Day advised The Aaron's Company, Inc., a leading technology-enabled, omnichannel provider of lease-to-own and purchase solutions, on its acquisition of BrandsMart U.S.A. for $230 million.
  • Eastman sells adhesives resins business product lines for $1 billionJones Day advised Eastman Chemical Company in the $1 billion sale of its adhesives resins assets and business to Synthomer plc.
  • Integrated Power Services acquires three companiesJones Day advised Integrated Power Services (IPS) in the acquisition of Industrial Electric Machinery (IEM), Reed Electric & Field Service, and A+ Electric Motor.
  • SITE Centers acquires Madison International's interest in six assets for $107.2 millionJones Day advised SITE Centers Corp. in its acquisition of Madison International's 80% interest in six assets for $107.2 million ($134 million at 100%) with the mortgage debt related to the properties repaid upon closing.
  • Greystar acquires $2 billion portfolio from The Finger CompaniesJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC in connection with a $2 billion acquisition of a portfolio from The Finger Companies.
  • Eastman sells tire additives business product lines to One Rock Capital PartnersJones Day advised Eastman Chemical in the $800 million sale of the rubber additives (including Crystex™ insoluble sulfur and Santoflex™ antidegradants) and other product lines and related assets and technology of the global tire additives business of its Additives & Functional Products segment to an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC.
  • Flowers Foods acquires Koffee Kup BakeryJones Day advised Flower Foods, Inc. in the acquisition of Koffee Kup Bakery, Inc.
  • Huber Engineered Materials subsidiary acquires Nutri Granulations business assets of IMCD US, LLCJones Day advised Huber Engineered Materials with the acquisition through its subsidiary, J.M. Huber Micropowders Inc., of the Nutri Granulations business assets of IMCD US, LLC in La Mirada, California.
  • Stonemont Financial Group forms joint venture to acquire logistic centers and other industrial properties throughout U.S.Jones Day advised Stonemont Financial Group, LLC in connection with a joint venture to acquire logistic centers and other industrial properties throughout the U.S.
    • 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