Arnall Golden Gregory Attorney Named Lawyer of the Year in Atlanta Real Estate

Best Lawyers Selects Steven A. Pepper for Exclusive Honor

Oct 12, 2011, 10:18 ET from Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

ATLANTA, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Lawyers has named Arnall Golden Gregory Partner Steven. A. Pepper the Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year in Atlanta for 2012.

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Only one lawyer per legal specialty in a large legal community is designated Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers, a leading rankings service.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys of thousands of leading lawyers. A select few of the ranked lawyers are chosen as Lawyers of the Year in their areas of practice.

Lawyers of the Year receive especially high ratings from other attorneys for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

"This recognition is particularly meaningful because I've had the opportunity during my career to practice with some of the best real estate attorneys in the country," Mr. Pepper said. "To receive this honor says as much about the incredible Real Estate Practice Group we've put together at Arnall Golden Gregory as it does about me individually."

Mr. Pepper, a Partner in the Real Estate Practice Group, is a member of the Commercial Lending and Distressed Assets practice teams, and chairs AGG's Multifamily Practice Team. He also is a member of the Firm's Executive Committee and co-chairs the Firm's Diversity Committee.

Mr. Pepper focuses his practice on the representation of multifamily developers and owners in the development and financing of new multifamily apartment projects and in the acquisition, financing and disposition of existing multifamily apartment projects, as well as in the structuring and closing of other commercial real estate transactions.

He regularly serves as special Georgia counsel on significant multi-state financings in which he is engaged by lead counsel at major national firms for advice on Georgia law and opinion letters in connection with significant financings.

Mr. Pepper received his law and undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida.

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP is a law firm in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., that serves the business needs of growing public and private companies. Through mergers and acquisitions, capital markets financing, strategic alliances, joint ventures, regulatory compliance, litigation and other business-related guidance, the firm helps clients across a broad range of industries turn legal challenges into business opportunities.

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