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DLA Piper

Focus on real estate development, emphasizes large, mixed-use TOD developments

Noted author, presenter and media sources

In her position as DLA Piper’s Location Head, Atlanta Real Estate Practice, Maxine Hicks’ focus is on real estate development with a particular emphasis on large mixed-use, transit-oriented developments, including destinations for stadiums, entertainment, hospitality, club and resort projects. She represents clients on a wide range of matters related to real estate, transportation, construction, infrastructure development, redevelopment and public incentives.

Hicks also advises developers, owners and healthcare providers on real estate issues associated with medical office buildings, ambulatory surgery centers, long-term acute care hospitals and hospital campus projects. In addition, she assists clients with site selection, incentive agreements, zoning compliance, contract negotiation, acquisition, construction, property management and lease negotiations.

She has extensive experience in real property acquisition, development and leasing; planned communities; distressed assets; state and federal regulation of real property; mixed-use community governance and public-private partnerships.

A noted author, presenter and media source, Hicks has been frequently recognized by Chambers USA: Georgia Real Estate and named a “recommended” lawyer in The Legal 500 United States. She’s also been honored as a Law360 MVP, named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list of Who’s Who in the Legal Community, honored as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia and named as a Georgia Super Lawyer.


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