Scott M. Shuman


171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363


Scott is a partner in the Real Estate practice, co-chair of the Retail Real Estate team, and a member of the Executive Committee.

Scott focuses his practice primarily on retail, mixed-use, and other real estate projects, assisting property owners in redevelopment strategy and due diligence. He assists property owners and managers in addressing daily property management matters, including landlord/tenant issues, vendor contracts, and prospective strategic guidance on operational and potential redevelopment issues. His practice centers on the acquisition, development and redevelopment, leasing, management, and disposition of mixed-use projects, regional shopping centers, neighborhood centers, single-tenant buildings, and restaurants. He represents a number of the world’s largest private equity companies, regional, national, and international real estate investment trusts (“REITs”), entrepreneurial and institutional developers, property owners, managers, and tenants on both a nationwide and local basis.


  • Represented mall owner in suburban Chicago in renegotiation of existing REA with four major department store owners in connection with transition of property from retail only to mixed use. Included in this project was the parcelization and sale of mall land to one of the largest multi-family developers in the U.S.
  • Represented mall owner in New York in converting a 250,000 square foot mall anchor lease into a synthetic NNN lease and separate tax parcel for sale to third-party investor purchaser.
  • Represented international publicly traded REIT in connection with the lease-up of the multi-billion dollar redevelopments of several “fortress-level” super-regional malls.
  • Representing Luxottica of America (Sunglass Hut, LensCrafters, Ray-Ban, Oakley), the world’s leading retailer of eyewear, currently operating more than 1,000 stores in the United States.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 consumer goods company in the negotiation of a 1.4 million square foot build to suit regional warehouse and distribution center located in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. The facility is used for the storage and distribution of consumer products and regulated chemicals.
  • Led due diligence team for client acquisition of nine super-regional mall portfolio. The portfolio consisted of over 2 million square feet of in-line space and over 30 anchors.
  • Led real estate and loan due diligence teams in representing investment fund manager in acquisition of a 49% interest in eight super-regional malls throughout the United States.
  • Represented The Walt Disney Company in the total redevelopment of Disney Springs [formerly known as Downtown Disney] Orlando, Florida.
  • Represented multi-branded, publicly traded footwear and apparel retailers in the leasing and management of their real estate portfolios.
  • Represented leading private equity firm in leasing and REIT compliance of multiple office building portfolios
  • Represented developer in the development of mixed-use project in Texas, including the sale of a parcel to a major oil and gas company for the relocation of its corporate headquarters.


    • Emory University School of Law, Juris Doctor
    • Emory University, Bachelor of Arts
    • State of Georgia 1995
      • International Council of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”), frequent speaker at conference events
      • Urban Land Institute (“ULI”)
      • American Bar Association (“ABA”)

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