Scott A. Fisher


Direct: 404.873.8618
Fax: 404.873.8619
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363


Scott is a partner, the former chairman of the Real Estate practice, and a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He is currently a member of the firm’s Industrial & Warehouse/Distribution, Housing, and Retail industry teams, although his practice includes virtually all types of income-producing commercial real estate. With experience spanning four decades, Scott represents local, regional, and national developers, retailers, owners, and investors as they close commercial real estate transactions. He uses his experience to provide straightforward practical advice that results in refined strategies for acquisitions, development, leasing, financing, and joint ventures.

Scott’s clients are involved in mixed-use and multifamily projects, raw land assemblage and acquisition, and the development and acquisition of office buildings, industrial buildings, hotels, neighborhood shopping centers, and regional malls. He is well-versed in matters related to structuring joint ventures, syndicating real estate projects, and creating real estate funds. His experience includes the negotiation of many complex ground lease transactions.

Scott has spoken annually at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Law Conference on the negotiation and structuring of real estate joint ventures and has presented at numerous ICSC conferences on development issues in mixed-use real estate projects. He was also an instructor at ICSC University on the topic “Marrying for Money, Joint Ventures—Legal and Economic Constitutions.” Scott has presented numerous seminars on negotiating letters of intent and purchase agreements to real estate professionals and to undergraduate and graduate students as an annual guest lecturer at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.


  • Represents Costco Wholesale Corporation in the acquisition, ground leasing, and development of Costco warehouse sites in the Southeast.
  • Represents Trammell Crow Company in the acquisition and development of industrial warehouse facilities, office buildings, residential and mixed-use projects.
  • Represented Atlanta Property Group, LLC in the formation of two real estate funds to acquire office buildings in Metropolitan Atlanta and represents the funds in the acquisition, sale, and financing of office buildings for the funds.
  • Represents Crowne Partners in the development of multi-family projects in the southeast and Colorado and other multi-family companies in the acquisition, financing, and disposition of multi-family projects.
  • Represents Harvest Capital Group in the investment and structuring of equity in real estate projects.
  • Represents developers/landlords in the acquisition, development, and syndication of retail projects including the representation of the Atlanta-based Equinox Group and CenterPoint Properties and New York-based Goddard Development Partners.
  • Represented Jacoby Development, Inc. (i) in the formation of a Joint Venture with equity investors to own and develop the former Ford Plant adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, (ii) the sale of a portion of that property to the City of Atlanta, and (iii) the sale of a portion of that property to Porsche Cars North America, Inc. for the development of its North American Headquarters.
  • Represented Atlanta-based Lane Company and the Pollack Shores Real Estate Group in the acquisition, development, and financing of multi-family projects, including the structuring, drafting and negotiation of joint ventures with equity sources, including Lubert-Adler, Goldman-Sachs, and Morgan Stanley.
  • Represented owner/investor in acquisition and financing of hotel properties.


    • Boston University Law School, Juris Doctor
    • University of Pennsylvania, Master of Arts
    • University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts
    • State of Georgia 1979
    • Professional:

      • American Bar Association
      • International Council of Shopping Centers
      • The Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at Wharton



      • Atlanta Jewish Federation
      • The American Israel Public Affairs Committee
      • University of Pennsylvania Alumni association


    • Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, 2011-24
    • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers, Real Estate, 2009-24
    • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2005-19
    • “Lawyer of the Year,” Best Lawyers in America®, 2018
    • “Legal Elite,” Georgia Trend, 2008-09
    • “Top 100,” Georgia Super Lawyers, 2007

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