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The Nelson Mullins Real Estate Capital Markets Group Grows with the Addition of Six Experienced Commercial Real Estate Attorneys

ATLANTA (Jan. 25, 2016)–The real estate capital markets practice group at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP continues its growth with the addition of six experienced commercial real estate attorneys in the Atlanta office. Rusty A. Fleming and David J. Burch join as partners from Morris, Manning & Martin LLP; and Seth M. Bloomfield and Jenna L. Lasseter, formerly of Morris Manning, and David E. Weinstein, formerly of McGuireWoods LLP, join as associates.

"This group is a very significant addition to our teams in New York, Charlotte, and Atlanta and really positions our group to provide a much deeper bench of experienced attorneys to service our capital markets clients," said Bradley J. Denson, who co-leads the team, which now numbers 30, along with Jonathan J. Nugent in Charlotte and Steven A. Hantz in New York.

Growth in the practice follows the trend for Nelson Mullins' Atlanta office as a whole. Atlanta Managing Partner Michael E. Hollingsworth II notes that the office had 78 attorneys during the 2008 recession, while today the office houses 126 attorneys.

"The addition of these attorneys in our real estate capital markets group increases not only the depth of our capital markets group, but also our general commercial real estate group Firmwide," Mr. Hollingsworth said. "We welcome the six new attorneys to the Firm and look forward to sharing their skills with our clients."  

Mr. Fleming represents major commercial banks and other lenders in a variety of single-asset and multi-asset credit facilities, CMBS, mezzanine and other structured debt arrangements. He also represents lenders active in the convenience and gas/motor fuel products industry providing acquisition, working capital, and other types of financing. In the area of franchise lending, Mr. Fleming represents both administrative agents and participant lenders in syndicated and single-lender transactions collateralized by quick service and casual dining restaurants.

Mr.  Burch practices in all areas of real estate capital markets and development. In his lending practice, Mr. Burch represents clients across the real estate capital markets spectrum, from institutional lenders and correspondents on securitized loans to life insurance companies and regional banks on balance sheet loans. Mr. Burch also represents mezzanine lenders on balance sheet and CLO platforms. Finally, he has extensive loan work-out experience.  In his development practice, he has assisted clients on a wide variety of projects, including large single-tenant build-to-suit projects, suburban retail developments, and mixed-use urban infill projects.

Mr. Bloomfield focuses his practice in the areas of real estate capital markets and commercial finance. He has represented clients including major commercial banks and other lenders in real estate finance, corporate finance, and asset-based lending transactions. (Licensed in New York; not licensed in Georgia.)

Ms. Lasseter focuses her practice on representing lending institutions in a variety of finance transactions, including agented credit facilities, acquisition financings, and note offerings in various industries.

Mr. Weinstein focuses on real estate with a concentration in commercial development, zoning, land use, and leasing. He has experience representing private equity firms, developers, retailers, landlords, and tenants in completing leasing transactions, acquisitions, dispositions, and development projects.

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