Fri 04/ 6/ 12

Four on Friday: Hartman Simons Lends Helping Hand to Atlanta Humane Society

By |2012-04-06T08:57:54+00:00April 6th, 2012|

With the commercial real estate sector showing increased activity, this promises to be a busy spring at Hartman Simons. Nevertheless, we’re still taking some time out of our hectic schedules to help our four-legged friends. Throughout the month of April, we will be working to raise money and supplies for an organization near and dear [...]

Fri 03/ 30/ 12

Four on Friday: 2012 Final Four Predictions

By |2012-03-30T09:33:41+00:00March 30th, 2012|

This weekend brings college basketball’s premier event: the NCAA Final Four. This year, the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, Kansas Jayhawks and Ohio State Buckeyes will gather in New Orleans to battle it out for the national championship. To commemorate the festivities and help you prepare for the games, we turned to four of our resident [...]

Fri 03/ 23/ 12

Four on Friday: Bisnow Atlanta Retail Summit

By |2012-03-23T13:54:34+00:00March 23rd, 2012|

Several of Atlanta’s leading retail lights gathered in Buckhead Thursday for a wide-ranging panel discussion on how the commercial real estate sector is performing. And Hartman Simons played a crucial role in bringing them together and guiding the ensuing talk. The 2nd Annual Atlanta Retail Summit, which Hartman Simons co-sponsored with ASD, was held bright [...]

Fri 03/ 16/ 12

Four on Friday: Helping Westlake High School

By |2012-03-16T12:57:18+00:00March 16th, 2012|

On Monday, attorneys from Hartman Simons joined other members of Atlanta’s legal community to help juniors and seniors at Westlake High School prepare college and scholarship applications. The event was organized by the Atlanta Association of Legal Administrators (AALA) and gave volunteers a chance to work one-on-one with the students. The evening also included an [...]

Fri 02/ 24/ 12

Four on Friday: Eitan Ovadia

By |2012-02-24T12:03:38+00:00February 24th, 2012|

We are thrilled to welcome associate Eitan Ovadia back to Hartman Simons. Eitan, who was with Hartman Simons from 2006 to 2008, recently returned to our firm after three years as general counsel for The RADCO Cos., a real estate development and portfolio management firm. We recently got a chance to speak with Eitan about [...]

Fri 01/ 6/ 12

Four on Friday: Chelsea Dennis

By |2012-01-06T09:59:01+00:00January 6th, 2012|

One month after joining Hartman Simons’ litigation team, Chelsea Dennis agreed to answer FOUR questions so we could get the inside scoop on the firm’s recent addition. Dennis joined Hartman Simons from Seyfarth Shaw, LLP where she served in the commercial litigation group. She graduated from Michigan State University and holds her law degree from [...]

Fri 12/ 9/ 11

Four on Friday: Michael Smythe

By |2011-12-09T16:11:00+00:00December 9th, 2011|

From dealership owner to commercial real estate developer, Michael Smythe has done it all. He and his family owned several car dealerships in California before they decided to sell to AutoNation in 2000. In 2002, he got involved in commercial real estate and is now the owner and developer of Blue Oaks Town Center in [...]

Fri 11/ 25/ 11

Four Trends on Black Friday

By |2011-11-25T04:00:00+00:00November 25th, 2011|

It’s Black Friday! Nicknamed “Black Friday” because it is traditionally the day retailers go from being “in the red” to being in “the black,” the day after Thanksgiving has become an American tradition, as well as an early predictor for holiday shopping sales. At Hartman Simons, we have many, many retail clients — so we [...]

Fri 11/ 18/ 11

Five on Friday: Bob Godard

By |2011-11-18T14:07:00+00:00November 18th, 2011|

Bob Godard is a household name if you have been in the Atlanta real estate business for any length of time. The founder and president of Compass Real Estate, Bob has completed hundreds of millions of dollars in real estate transactions during his career. Compass is currently focused on acquiring office, industrial and retail properties [...]

Fri 11/ 4/ 11

Four on Friday: ICSC Law Conference

By |2011-11-04T09:44:48+00:00November 4th, 2011|

By Lori Kilberg, partner Changing lease provisions in the new economic environment and negotiating operating covenants were among some of the hot topics discussed at the ICSC Law Conference last week in Phoenix. However, for this week’s Four on Friday I wanted to share four key takeaways and a picture of four of us enjoying [...]

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