Ms. Huskins serves as the firm's co-head relationship partner with one of the nation's largest financial institutions, in which she monitors legal representation of the firm in connection with all facets of representation of and for the bank client, including, without limitation, business reorganization and restructuring, capital markets, public finance, structured finance, project finance, lending, litigation, taxation, intellectual property, employment, insurance services and brokerage projects and products, wealth management, trustee and estate services, bank operations, consumer lending and regulatory matters, information technology, corporate and securities, bankcard, e-business and merchant services.
Ms. Huskins also serves as the firm's liaison with and is an active member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREF-C) (formerly known as CMSA), including serving on the Portfolio Lenders and Special Servicer Forums, with emphasis on all aspects of CMBS transactions.
Ms. Huskins is a member of the firm's finance group and represents underwriters, issuers and banks in connection with public and private activity, taxable and tax-exempt bond transactions. Ms. Huskins also has experience in project finance and credit enhancement transactions. She has experience in loan pool sales, sale/leasebacks, securitization/structured finance of government credit-lease projects, and the financing of alternative energy projects, including waste-to-energy and solar projects. In her career, to date, Ms. Huskins has conducted more than 1,000 non-judicial Georgia foreclosures on behalf of various clients, together with associated restructurings, bankruptcies, and receiverships.
Ms. Huskins represents an Atlanta-based international Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) chain in various real estate and other matters, including sales, leases, condemnations, media agreements and intellectual property matters. She previously served as outside real estate counsel for a developer of mixed-use, high-end developments with an emphasis on wellness, linked with a major national medical institution, the developments including medical office buildings, retail, sporting and other amenities, as well as senior housing, work force housing and luxury homes with developments in South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas. She also has acted as Georgia transactional counsel for national life insurance companies for sale/acquisition/loans/creditors' rights transactions. She has served as Georgia counsel to a money center bank in conduit/securitized loan transactions. Ms. Huskins has considerable experience representing financial institutions in transactions with nonprofit organizations, in her position as lead counsel for a lender regarding commercial loans to non-profit organizations in more than 40 States. Ms. Huskins has been an approved title attorney for and title agent for substantially all major national title insurance companies.
Ms. Huskins is a past president of Commercial Real Estate Women of Atlanta-CREW, the first attorney to be elected as president, and served as Atlanta co-chair of the 1997 National Network CREW convention, working with her staff of 123 volunteers over a three-year span. She was the inaugural co-recipient of the 1998 CREW-Atlanta Member of the Year Award. She has been featured by and authored articles for the Atlanta Business Chronicle, was author of RTC Title Standards for the State Bar of Georgia Title Standards, and was previously appointed to the Advisory Board of Dorey's real estate publications.
Ms. Huskins is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta and American bar associations and was inducted into the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. She has extensive experience in public speaking engagements for legal and commercial real estate groups.
Ms. Huskins is a 1984 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she was elected to the editorial board of the Tennessee Law Review and is a 1981 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she served as Panhellenic President and Neyland Scholar and was inducted into Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa. She is a past delegate to the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association, past president of the University of Tennessee Atlanta Alumni Association and past representative to the University of Tennessee College of Law Dean's Circle Advisory Council.
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2004-present
•Wombyle Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC
- Member, 1996-2004
•Parker, Johnson, Cook & Dunlevie (merged into Womble Carlyle)
- Partner, 1991-1996
- Associate, 1985-1991
•Smith, Gambrell & Russell
- Associate, 1984-1985
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Speaker, Important Topics in Construction and Government Contracting: P3 Financing, The Seminar Group, The American Hotel Atlanta Downtown, Atlanta, Georgia, October 10, 2018
•Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREF-C) Portfolio Lenders Forum and Special Servicers Forum
•Inducted into Lawyers Club of Atlanta
•Atlanta Bar Association
•American Bar Association
•State Bar of Georgia
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