Brian Teras, Erin Ward Join Nelson Mullins in Atlanta

Atlanta (March 15, 2017)–Brian A. Teras and Erin R. Ward have joined the corporate group as of counsel in the Atlanta office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.

Mr. Teras concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities offerings and regulation, and corporate governance. He regularly advises public companies in SEC reporting and compliance and in a range of securities and corporate finance transactions. His experience includes the representation of public and private companies in structuring, negotiating, and completing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Teras served as in-house counsel at a publicly traded life sciences company and worked as an attorney in the Atlanta offices of two international law firms.

Mr. Teras earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law.

Ms. Ward focuses her practice in the area of commercial real estate. Her experience includes representing developers and sponsors in the acquisition, financing, development, and sale of real property, with a concentration on multifamily projects. She has additional experience representing major regional and national banking institutions in the financing of commercial real estate transactions, including construction, term and revolving loan facilities, loan syndications and participations, loan restructurings and workouts, and foreclosures. She spent 11 years at the Atlanta office of a regional law firm before joining Nelson Mullins.

Ms. Ward earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, with highest honors, from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law.

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