Wes Pickard is an associate in the Real Estate practice group. Wes concentrates his practice on commercial real estate law, with an emphasis on developer, owner, and borrower representation.
Wes has handled numerous commercial real estate transactions, including construction and permanent financing, acquisitions and dispositions, mezzanine financing, and equity investment. Additionally, Wes's practice includes the representation of local and national landlords and tenants in a variety of leasing transactions in the retail, office, industrial, and healthcare space.
Wes augments his substantive experience with a client-centered approach to transactional work, responding quickly and efficiently to issues and using his knowledge of the commercial real estate industry to enhance his legal advice.
Wes also serves on the Firm's IT Committee.
- Represented the developer of a mixed use project in West Midtown Atlanta. The project includes Class A office and retail components.
- Served as lead borrower's counsel to a joint venture in the refinancing of a Class A office building in Midtown, Atlanta, GA, provided by a major private equity lender.
- Represented a major, national bath products company in its leasing of multiple industrial properties and office space in two Southeastern states.
Counsel to a major private industrial developer and its affiliates in a complex transaction for the development of three industrial buildings, ultimately to comprise approximately 657,000 square feet in a newly designed and constructed project in Tampa, Florida, involving senior construction loan of approximately $30,000,000 and an equity contribution by a national real estate investment firm, exceeding $16,000,000.
- Represented the landlord in the lease of 51,000 square feet to an insurance provider for its Southeast US headquarters.
- Represented the landlord in the lease of 104,000 square feet to a Fortune 100 tenant in the Sanctuary Park project.
- Served as counsel for Ulta in leasing over 200 stores throughout the United States.
Counsel to healthcare provider in acquisition of ground leased medical office facilities having prices exceeding $87,600,000 and $70,300,000, respectively.
"Cold Piazza: Judicial Construction of the Chapter 7 'For Cause' Provision," Volume 64, Issue 5, Emory Law Journal
- Closely Held Businesses
- Financial Services
- Real Estate
- Business Capitalizations
- Real Estate Transactions
- Emory University School of Law (J.D., 2015) Order of the Coif
- Emory University (B.A., English Literature, with High Honors, 2009)
- Pupil, Lamar Inn of Court (Bankruptcy)
- Member, Atlanta Bar Association