Michael G. Kerman: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Michael G. Kerman


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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Acquisition & Development
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
  • Energy, Environmental & Commodities
  • Mixed Use
  • Leasing
  • Office & Industrial
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)
  • Retail
  • Real Estate Finance, Capital Markets & Commercial Mortgage Servicing
  • Distressed Real Estate
  • Energy Project Development
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8326
University Duke University, B.A.; East Carolina University, M.B.A., with honors
Law SchoolUniversity of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., with honors Senior Managing Editor, University of Florida Law Review, Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi
AdmittedFlorida; Texas; Georgia

Professional Activities
fellow and Georgia State Chair, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
Member, Urban Land Institute
Member, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

BornDaytona Beach, Florida, March 17, 1958

Mike Kerman represents lenders, developers and investors in their most significant projects throughout the Southeast U.S. His clients are banks, insurance companies and other lenders making construction and permanent loans; developers and owners of industrial, mixed-use and retail projects; and taxable and tax-exempt real estate investors. He also regularly represents energy clients in development, acquisition and financing of traditional and alternative energy projects.

Mike brings strong financial and business acumen to every client, having previously worked both as an in-house general counsel, and as a CFO for a real estate development company. He brings deep, hands-on project management leadership to time-sensitive and complex engagements. From understanding Florida's unique environmental and growth management issues, including “Developments of Regional Impact, ” to negotiating leases, documenting joint ventures, restructuring troubled loans, and developing solar and wind projects in the western United States, Mike's experience is extensive and varied.

Selected Experience

Mortgage lender engages Sutherland to negotiate and close loans in 29 states.

Sutherland advises on 20 million square feet in warehouse and industrial leases.

Sutherland represents the Sembler Company in projects in the Southeast.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of real estate (2011-2015)

Recognized in The Legal 500 United States in the area of real estate (2008-2012, 2015); and energy: transactions (2015)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of real estate law (2009-2016)


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Going Nowhere: Taxpayer Must Show Out-of-State Use of Software Licenses for Use Tax Exemption
Charles C. Kearns,Michael G. Kerman, October 2, 2015
The Indiana Department of Revenue (Department) found that a medical research company that purchased software licenses was entitled to an exemption from use tax for purchases of taxable computer software as long as it could show the licenses were ultimately used outside of Indiana. The Department...

No Touching: Absent Physical Contacts with Customers, Commissions from Phone and Internet Broker Deals Sourced to Employees' Location in Seattle Based on Costs of Performance
Open Weaver Banks,Michael G. Kerman, September 10, 2015
The Washington Court of Appeals held that for local business and occupation (B&O) tax purposes, a securities broker with employees in its Seattle office must source to Seattle the receipts from commissions for services performed by the employees via phone and Internet. Under the city ordinance...

Bridging the Gap: Illinois Provides Guidance on Videoconferencing Broker and Bridging Services
Timothy A. Gustafson,Michael G. Kerman, August 3, 2015
The Illinois Department of Revenue issued a General Information Letter explaining how it will apply retailers’ occupation tax (ROT) and telecommunications excise tax (TET) to videoconferencing services. The taxpayer that sought the letter acts as a broker to match customers that need...

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Michael G. Kerman

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996


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