Our economic development attorneys work regularly with state and local members of the economic development community, including state economic development departments and authorities, local economic development agencies, authorities and chambers of commerce, and the economic development professionals associated with major utility and real estate companies, accounting firms and site selection companies. We know who to call, the details about what incentives have been previously offered and how to structure a transaction in order to maximize the available economic benefits. We are experienced in advising clients on how to navigate through the state laws and required procedures necessary to obtain such benefits and incentives. Alston & Bird has represented a broad array of industrial, manufacturing, commercial, office and retail clients in economic development transactions, including those in automotive, automotive parts, warehouse and distribution, beverage production and bottling, appliance manufacturing, office building, logistics and package delivery, telecommunications and retail sectors.
Three members of our economic development team are members of the Georgia Economic Development Association, two are members of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and two have been honored in The Best Lawyers in America 2012.