DIane LidzDiane L. Lidz, who has nearly 30 years of experience in
representing clients in various types of commercial real estate transactions,
has joined  Hartman Simons as a partner.

Lidz, who previously was a partner in Troutman Sanders’
Atlanta office, has focused in recent years on retail development projects,
industrial leasing and loan workouts, and she will continue to do so at Hartman
Simons. Over the years, her practice has included the purchase, sale and
development of land and income-producing properties; leasing; lending;
construction contracting; and loan workouts.

“The commercial real estate markets in
Atlanta, the Southeast and across the nation are picking up, making this an
ideal time to add a lawyer of Diane’s considerable skill and experience to our
firm,” said Summey Orr, managing partner of Hartman Simons. “Diane also has an
outstanding rapport with clients, and the time she takes to really dig in and
understand their needs and businesses will serve them and us very well.”

A 1984 graduate of the University of
Virginia School of Law, Lidz is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the
CREW Network and the International Council of Shopping Centers. She graduated
with a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Williams College.