Nick Passarello


Direct: 404.873.8568
Fax: 404.873.8569
171 17th Street, NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363


Nick is an associate in the Commercial Lending and Real Estate Practices. He represents lenders and borrowers in connection with a range of secured lending transactions, including syndicated, club and bilateral senior credit facilities for cash flow and asset-based loans, private equity financings (including leveraged buyouts, dividend recapitalizations and bolt-on/tuck-in acquisitions), commercial real estate term and construction loan transactions, and the origination and servicing of commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) loans. He also has experience representing property owners, developers, and tenants in the purchase, sale, financing, and leasing of new or existing office, multifamily, retail and industrial commercial real estate projects.

Nick received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Alaska Law Review. He received a dual degree in political science and psychology from the University of Georgia in 2010. He serves on the firm’s Associates Committee.


    • Represented domestic subsidiary of a European packaging material manufacturer in obtaining  $4.1MM in term and revolving debt from a foreign bank to fund build-out of the company’s first American manufacturing line and provide operating capital.
    • Represented Israeli real estate investors in obtaining $35MM line of credit from a national bank to fund the acquisition of a multi-state portfolio of industrial properties, including subsequent additions of after-acquired properties to the collateral base and increases to the revolving commitment.
    • Represented bank extending $40MM in term and revolving debt to a sponsor-owned commercial communications services company to fund a dividend recapitalization transaction.
    • Represented bank establishing a $25MM revolving facility to provide operating line of credit to an electronic event ticket broker.
    • Represented bank making $13.5MM of term and revolving loans to fund sponsor’s leveraged acquisition of a medical information processor.
    • Represented bank extending $8MM of revolving credit to Florida-based beef packer.
    • Represented a non-bank lender making a $30.25MM perm loan to refinance construction debt on a 100k+ RSF Class A office building in North Carolina.


  • Duke University School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Georgia, Bachelor of Arts - Political Science,
    summa cum laude with Highest Honors
  • University of Georgia, Bachelor of Science - Psychology,
    summa cum laude with Highest Honors
  • State of Georgia 2013
    • American Bar Association
    • State Bar of Georgia – Section of Real Property Law
    • Commercial Finance Association
    • Association for Capital Growth


  • “Ones to Watch,” Best Lawyers in America (Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Law), 2021-2022

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