Stuart M. Neiman
University of Georgia, BBA 1970.
Mercer University of Law School of Law; 1973.
State Bar of Georgia.
Stuart is an accomplished real estate and business lawyer with extensive and broad experience in leasing, acquisitions, dispositions and financing of all types of real estate. Stuart is an Emory Law School Adjunct Professor having taught for several years a course entitled “Doing Deals – Deal Skills” (a class that introduces students to business and legal issues in commercial transactions and the skills to handle a transaction, including client communication, due diligence, contract drafting, negotiation and closings). Stuart has been recognized as a 2004 Georgia “Super Lawyer” in real estate by Atlanta Magazine, selected by peers as one of Georgia Trend’s 2012 Legal Elite in the category of Real Estate Law, and named one of 2012 Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers and with an AV® Preeminent rating by Lexis Nexis® Martindale-Hubbell®.
Over Stuart’s career of nearly 40 years, he has held a variety of positions, both in private practice and as an in-house counsel. He has served as in-house counsel with companies owning, managing and selling apartments, shopping centers, land and condominiums in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Colorado and Louisiana. Stuart recently retired as a partner from Kilpatrick Stockton LLP (now known as Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP) and opened his own practice as well as establishing an Of Counsel relationship with Ellis Funk, PC.
A sampling of Stuart’s experience includes:
- Representation of national retailer in negotiation of shopping center leases;
- Representation of tenants in office leases ranging from 3,000 to 240,000 square feet;
- Representation of national apartment developer in the disposition of more than 30 multifamily properties in Georgia, Maryland and Texas with a total market value exceeding $1 Billion;
- Representation of sellers of various types of property, including environmentally impacted property;
- Representation of purchasers of various types of property;
- Representation of owner of industrial property in negotiating leases and sale of property;
- Representation of lenders;
- Representation of out of state borrowers as local counsel in reviewing documents and issuing legal opinions; and
- Representation of seller/tenant in numerous sale/leaseback transactions in several states.