Marissa J. Coleman


Direct: 404.873.8794
Fax: 404.873.8795
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363


Marissa is an associate in the Real Estate practice. She advises investors, developers, and financial institutions on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions. Her focus includes financings, acquisitions, dispositions, development, and joint venture negotiations related to the development of assets in the housing, office, and retail spaces across the U.S.

Marissa also has experience working in New York representing lenders in the commercial real estate mortgage space. In her spare time, Marissa has taken on pro bono services including negotiating commercial space licenses for a non-profit organization and the creation of template forms for future use.


  • Advised on the construction financing of an office tower subject to ground leases, PILOT agreements, a condominium declaration and interconnectivity with neighboring structures.

  • Negotiated real estate components of corporate financings, mergers and acquisitions, and other related transactions.

  • Represented financial institutions in commercial real estate mortgage, mezzanine, and construction financing transactions.


  • Spelman College, Bachelor of Arts - English and Literature,
    summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Columbia Law School, Juris Doctor
  • State of Georgia 2017
  • State of New York 2014
    • HouseProud Atlanta, Board of Directors
    • Spelman College “Sister 2 Sister” Program, Mentor
    • Real Estate Associate Program (Project REAP)

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