Alston & Bird has strengthened its Real Estate Finance & Investment Group with the addition of partner Stephen D. Peterson in Atlanta. Peterson brings more than 25 years of experience advising clients on commercial real estate capital raises, development, and finance.
“Our team regularly advises clients on the structuring and documentation of the entire capital stack for real estate projects across the nation, and bringing Steve on board presents an exciting opportunity to enhance our offering in the preferred equity and joint venture portion of our practice, “ said Jason W. Howard, partner and co-chair of Alston & Bird’s Real Estate Finance & Investment Group. “Steve has earned a national reputation for providing trusted advice to international investment funds, REITs, private equity firms, and other providers of capital as they navigate a broad range of transactions.”
Arriving from McGuireWoods, Peterson also advises clients on the full life cycle of commercial real estate development, including land acquisition and construction. He also represents owners of stabilized real estate projects in financing, leasing, and other real property needs.
Situated at the intersection of capital flows and real property, Alston & Bird’s Real Estate Finance & Investment Group advises leading commercial and investment banks, institutional investors, and developers on their deals from conception to completion. Located in offices across the country, the interdisciplinary group integrates seamlessly with the firm’s seasoned corporate, securities, finance, and tax attorneys to resolve clients’ most complex and challenging matters.