Jonathan “Jon” Neville is a partner in and leads the Retail Practice. At a relatively young age, Mr. Neville continues to establish a national reputation as a leader in the retail real estate industry as he has completed transactions in nearly all 50 states, has spoken at multiple conferences across the United States and on nationally syndicated media productions, and has been appointed to leadership positions in multiple professional and trade organizations.
Mr. Neville focuses his practice on commercial real estate development and franchising. He actively assists clients in commercial real estate acquisitions on a nationwide basis, representing many principals and investment groups which acquire, develop and sell shopping centers and other retail and restaurant development projects of all sizes. He has also negotiated, and continues to be responsible for leases on behalf of multiple nationally-recognized retailers, restaurants and developers.
In his franchising practice, Mr. Neville serves as general outside real estate counsel for several nationally acclaimed restaurant and retail franchisors, and frequently advises franchisees and franchisors on the complex interplay between real estate transactions and franchise requirements and regulations.
Mr. Neville often assists clients in developing the proper operational background, financial and otherwise, as it relates to structuring a transaction. In assisting his real estate clients, he frequently drafts and negotiates joint venture partnership agreements and transactions involving senior debt, mezzanine and/or equity contributions. Mr. Neville also assists his real estate clients in ensuring long-term viability and success, which includes coordinating restructuring, litigation and other business strategies essential for entrepreneurs and businesses alike in today’s challenging economic environment.
Mr. Neville has been identified as a “Rising Star” by Georgia Super Lawyers since 2009. He serves on the Board of the Real Estate Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and served as its chair from June 2011 to May 2012. Mr. Neville is also on the National Advisory Board of the ICSC Next Generation Program and served as Chair of Georgia’s ICSC Next Generation Program from June 2009 until May 2012.