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Gale G. Evans

Partner

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 885-6716
Fax: (404) 892-7056
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Ms. Evans is a partner in the Real Estate Group of the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Ms. Evans’ practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate, including significant experience in the representation of both landlords and tenants in the negotiation of industrial, office, and retail leases for a wide range of properties, including multi-tenant office buildings, single tenant buildings, distribution centers, office/warehouse/showroom spaces, restaurants, data centers, medical offices, and retail stores.  She also advises landlords on issues presented by insolvent or defaulting tenants; tenants in the structuring of leases involving significant landlord build-out and/or tenant allowance allocations; and subleasing and lease restructuring from both landlord and tenant perspectives.  She is involved in the drafting of "green" lease forms for clients and in advising clients on "green lease" issues.  Ms. Evans also has extensive experience in the representation of national and regional banks and life insurance companies in structuring, due diligence and closing of construction and permanent loans.
 
Ms. Evans’ published articles include “Advice on Avoiding Misunderstandings in Premises Measurement,” which was published in Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy (December 2003).  Ms. Evans served as a moderator for the Bisnow 2014 Atlanta Restaurant Development Summit, and her presentations include: "Legal and Practical Issues of Easements in Georgia - Conservation Easements; Addressing Lender Concerns with Regard to Easements", Lorman Seminars, June 2014; "Drafting and Negotiating Letters of Intent", Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., May 2014; “Implications of Foreclosure”, Georgia Chapter of CCIM, April 2010; “Drafting Commercial Real Estate Leases; The Ins and Outs of Protecting Your Interests”, National Business Institute, September 2009; “Winning Ways: How Lease Trends and Terms are Shaping Up at Today’s Negotiation Table”, Atlanta Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women, 2004.
 
Ms. Evans has worked with:
 
A Fortune 500 company in the negotiation of warehouse/distribution center leases involving a combined total of 3,000,000 square feet.
 
A Fortune 500 distribution and logistics company in its portfolio of leased and owned office and warehouse properties.
 
A national insurance company and a national developer in negotiation of office leases in their multi-building office parks.
 
A Southeast developer in the acquisition of an assemblage of twelve parcels for a single family development.
Ms. Evans is a partner in the Real Estate Group of the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Ms. Evans’ practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate, including significant experience in the representation of both landlords and tenants in the negotiation of industrial, office, and retail leases for a wide range of properties, including multi-tenant office buildings, single tenant buildings, distribution centers, office/warehouse/showroom spaces, restaurants, data centers, medical offices, and retail stores.  She also advises landlords on issues presented by insolvent or defaulting tenants; tenants in the structuring of leases involving significant landlord build-out and/or tenant allowance allocations; and subleasing and lease restructuring from both landlord and tenant perspectives.  She is involved in the drafting of "green" lease forms for clients and in advising clients on "green lease" issues.  Ms. Evans also has extensive experience in the representation of national and regional banks and life insurance companies in structuring, due diligence and closing of construction and permanent loans.
 
Ms. Evans’ published articles include “Advice on Avoiding Misunderstandings in Premises Measurement,” which was published in Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy (December 2003).  Ms. Evans served as a moderator for the Bisnow 2014 Atlanta Restaurant Development Summit, and her presentations include: "Legal and Practical Issues of Easements in Georgia - Conservation Easements; Addressing Lender Concerns with Regard to Easements", Lorman Seminars, June 2014; "Drafting and Negotiating Letters of Intent", Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., May 2014; “Implications of Foreclosure”, Georgia Chapter of CCIM, April 2010; “Drafting Commercial Real Estate Leases; The Ins and Outs of Protecting Your Interests”, National Business Institute, September 2009; “Winning Ways: How Lease Trends and Terms are Shaping Up at Today’s Negotiation Table”, Atlanta Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women, 2004.
 
Ms. Evans has worked with:
 
A Fortune 500 company in the negotiation of warehouse/distribution center leases involving a combined total of 3,000,000 square feet.
 
A Fortune 500 distribution and logistics company in its portfolio of leased and owned office and warehouse properties.
 
A national insurance company and a national developer in negotiation of office leases in their multi-building office parks.
 
A Southeast developer in the acquisition of an assemblage of twelve parcels for a single family development.

Education

  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law (1982)
  • B.A., Emory University (1979)
    cum laude

Admissions

  • Georgia

Affiliations

  • Commercial Real Estate Women
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • NAIOP
  • Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
  • U.S. Green Building Council -Georgia Chapter