Greensky Bluegrass

Band, Beer Make Great Pairing

How AGG crafted partnership agreement between music client, craft brewer


Greensky Bluegrass is a progressive bluegrass band formed in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 2000. They play annually at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and recently struck a business partnership with Telluride Brewing Company to produce a new beer, “Greensky: An American Lager.” Greensky Bluegrass called on attorney Matthew Wilson, who leads the firm’s Entertainment and Sports Industry Team, to negotiate the co-branding agreement. More

LLI Management

Recreation, Relaxation, Leases

How AGG helped resort operator form partnership with attractions manager


Lanier Islands is a 1,500-acre resort on Lake Lanier, a recreational and drinking water reservoir near Atlanta. Client LLI Management Company, LLC, which is owned by the family of Virgil Williams, a well known local businessman, acquired the rights to operate the resort in 2005. More than a decade later, LLI Management sought a partnership with Knoxville, Tennessee.-based Safe Harbor Development in which Safe Harbor would manage the LanierWorld Beach and Water Park, the marinas, the campgrounds and special events programming at the resort. More

Walton Communities, LLC

Housing That’s Truly Affordable

How financing plan provided foundation for new mixed-income community


A key area of focus in Arnall Golden Gregory’s Real Estate Practice is legal services related to affordable housing development and finance. Longtime client Walton Communities and the Housing Authority of the City of Gainesville, Georgia planned the development of the approximately $14.8 million Walton Summit Phase 2. The mixed-finance development will be 90 apartments consisting of 70 low income housing tax credit (“LIHTC”) units and 20 unrestricted units. Walton Summit Phase 2 is part of a master planned development which ultimately will be 252 apartments. More

PPF RTL Atlantic Town Center, LLC; Hines

Judgment Favors Landlord

How client quickly won rent owed plus damages after lease default


Hines is a private global real estate investment, development and management firm, founded in 1957. In the Southeast Region, Hines has more than $3 billion in assets under management, including the retail component of Atlantic Station, a mixed-use development in midtown Atlanta. After more than a decade at Atlantic Station, a Rosa Mexicano restaurant, the only one in the Southeast, abruptly closed, and the operators proceeded to remove personal property in violation of the lease. Hines refused to terminate the lease when the tenant vacated the property and sought Arnall Golden Gregory’s help in protecting its rights as the landlord. AGG pursued a seldom-used strategy that resulted in a nearly $1.3 million default judgment for the client just a few weeks after the tenant left. More

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