Michael G. Kerman

Michael G. Kerman: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP AV stamp icon
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Biography

Mike Kerman represents lenders, developers and investors in their most significant projects throughout the 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.

News

In the News

ConEdison Development Buys Texas Solar Project for $227M (January 22, 2016)
Texas Lawyer
In an article published by Texas Lawyer, Sutherland was mentioned for representing Consolidated Edison Development Inc. in connection with its acquisition of a Texas solar project for $227 million ...

Sutherland Represents ConEd on $227M Purchase of Texas Solar Plant (January 20, 2016)
The Deal
Sutherland is mentioned in this article published by The Deal, which describes the firm’s representation of Consolidated Edison Development Inc. in its purchase of a $227 million solar plant, Alamo ...

Sutherland Attorneys Manage Wind, Gas and Oil Deals (December 4, 2015)
Daily Report
In an article published by the Daily Report, a number of Sutherland attorneys in Atlanta, Houston, New York and Washington DC are recognized for handling three energy deals in wind, natural gas and ...

Taxation with Representation: Latham, Cravath, Sutherland (September 25, 2015)
Law360
Sutherland is mentioned in this Law360 article regarding their representation of ConEdison Development in its acquisition of a 50% interest in the planned construction of a 240-MW AC Panoche Valley ...

Press Releases

19 Eversheds Sutherland Practice Areas, 55 Attorneys Named Among Nation’s Best in 2019 Chambers USA (April 25, 2019)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that 19 practices and 55 attorneys have earned recognition in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers USA, a ...

Eversheds Sutherland Represents Oglethorpe Power Corporation on $1.6 Billion DOE Loan Guarantee (March 26, 2019)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that it represented Oglethorpe Power Corporation (OPC) on finalizing an agreement for a $1.62 billion loan guarantee with the US Department of Energy ...

27 Eversheds Sutherland Attorneys Named 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars (February 7, 2019)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that 25 of its attorneys based in Georgia have been selected as top attorneys in the state by Super Lawyers . Additionally, two attorneys have been ...

19 Eversheds Sutherland Practice Areas, 59 Attorneys Named Among Nation’s Best in 2018 Chambers USA (May 3, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that 19 practices and 59 attorneys have earned recognition in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers ...

30 Eversheds Sutherland (US) Attorneys Named 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars (February 23, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that 25 of its attorneys based in Georgia have been selected as top attorneys in the state by Super Lawyers . Additionally, five attorneys have ...

Eversheds Sutherland Represents Shell in Acquiring Minority Interest of US Solar Developer (January 18, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce it has represented Shell in the acquisition of a minority interest in Silicon Ranch Corporation, a leading US owner, developer and operator of ...

Four Eversheds Sutherland Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year; 80 Lawyers Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (August 15, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective fields by The Best Lawyers in America, and 80 attorneys have been ...

Eversheds Sutherland 2016 Pro Bono Hours Add Up for Worthwhile Causes (July 31, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that its attorneys spent more than 15,000 hours on 614 pro bono matters in 2016. The cases, which ranged from contract disputes to high-profile asylum ...

20 Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP Practice Areas, 56 Attorneys Named Among Nation’s Best in 2017 Chambers USA (May 26, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that 20 practices and 56 attorneys at the firm earned recognition in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. ...

31 Eversheds Sutherland (US) Attorneys Named 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars (February 21, 2017)
ATLANTA-Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that 27 of the firm’s attorneys based in Georgia have been selected as top attorneys in the state by Super Lawyers. Additionally, four ...

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of real estate (2011-2019)

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 (2009-2018)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2004-2019)

Experience

“A ‘deal maker’ who ‘knows how to bring a deal to a successful conclusion’” - Client, speaking to The Legal 500 publisher

Experience

Represented a major mortgage lender in negotiating and closing loans in 29 states.
Advised on 20 million square feet in warehouse and industrial leases.
Represented the Sembler Company in projects in the Southeast.
Counseled Canadian investor in acquisition of retail shopping properties.
Represented developer and owner of medical office buildings in southeastern United States.
Helped nonprofit developer with renovation project.
Represented Community & Southern Bank in loan deals.
Represented The Integral Group in complex public-private partnership.
Represented CEMEX in timberland sale.
Represented CEMEX in a negotiation of a long-term lease of a dock facility.
Represented global building materials company in several asset transactions.
Advised energy distributor on Silver State North acquisition.
Represented CoBank in $212 million, 24-county financing.

Areas of Practice (15)

  • Real Estate
  • Acquisition & Development
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Mixed Use
  • Leasing
  • Office & Industrial
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)
  • Retail
  • Real Estate Finance, Capital Markets & Commercial Mortgage Servicing
  • Distressed Real Estate
  • Energy Finance & Project Development
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy
  • Electric Cooperatives

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
East Carolina University, M.B.A., honors; Duke University, B.A.
Law School Attended:
University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., honors
Year of First Admission:
1986
Admission:
Georgia; Florida; Texas
Memberships:

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)

Birth Information:
Daytona Beach, Florida, March 17, 1958
ISLN:
905919124

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
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