Scott A. Fisher

Partner

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

Biography

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 Housing and Retail industry teams. With experience spanning four decades, Scott represents developers, owners and investors as they negotiate joint ventures and close commercial real estate transactions. He uses his experience to provide straight-forward 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, the development and acquisition of office 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.

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.

Experience

  • 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.

  • Represents Atlanta Property Group, LLC in the formation of a real estate fund to acquire office buildings in Metropolitan Atlanta and in the acquisition and financing of office buildings for the fund

  • Represented owner/borrower in loan workout and conveyance of retail center by deed in lieu of foreclosure

  • 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 owner/investor in acquisition and financing of hotel properties.

  • Represents Costco Wholesale Corporation in the acquisition, ground leasing, and development of Costco warehouse sites in the Southeast.

  • 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 Trammell Crow in the acquisition and development of industrial warehouse facilities, office buildings, and mixed-use 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

Credentials

  • Boston University Law School, Juris Doctor — 1979
  • University of Pennsylvania, Master of Arts — 1976
  • University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts — 1976
  • State of Georgia 1979
  • Professional:

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

     

    Community:

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

Recognition

  • Georgia Super Lawyers (Real Estate), 2005-19
  • Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law), 2011-20
  • Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law), Atlanta Lawyer of the Year, 2018
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Real Estate), 2009–19
  • “Legal Elite,“ Georgia Trend, 2008–09
  • “Top 100 Super Lawyers,” Georgia Super Lawyers, 2007

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