Mr. Simons is the Head of Hartman Simons & Wood LLP’s Commercial Real Estate Department. He has been practicing commercial real estate law for over 20 years. Mr. Simons specializes in complex commercial real estate transactions throughout the United States, including major retail, office, industrial and mixed-use development projects. His experience includes the development, financing, acquisition, leasing, disposition, investment and financing of commercial real estate transactions as well as the formation of equity and debt funds for investment in real estate. Mr. Simons and his partners often utilize their extensive network of clients and contacts to assist clients in sourcing equity and debt for real estate projects around the country.


  • Acquisition, development, financing and sales of more than 500 retail properties throughout the United States
  • Development, leasing, financing and disposition of major Mixed-Use projects
  • Major public-private development projects in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi


  • Shopping Center Business, Considerations For Mixed-Use
  • Shopping Center Business, Legal Complexities of Mixed-Use Developments
  • Globe St., Landlords, Don’t Make This Leasing Mistake
  • Globe St., The Strategic Clause Found In More Retail Leases Today
  • Legal Elite as published in Georgia Trend Magazine
  • Editor of the International Law Review, Boston University School of Law
  • Speaks frequently before the Georgia Bar Association as well as the International Council of Shopping Centers and other trade associations
  • Moderator of 7th Annual Interface MultiFamily Southeast program, Live-Work-Play-Eat-Run: Mixed-Use 2.0 & its Impact on Multifamily Development and Operations
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law section (2017-2019)
  • Listed as a Georgia Super Lawyers (2008 – 2017)
  • Listed as a Georgia Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (1998)
  • “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


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Commercial Real Estate
Investment & Finance


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D. 1987
  • Emory University, B.A. in History and Political Science 1983


  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • ICSC