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Parker Poe Announces Expansion of Real Estate and Commercial Development Team

Attorney Susan L. Elliott Joins in Raleigh Office

  • September 12, 2016

Charlotte, NC—Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, a full-service business law firm, announced today that attorney Susan L. Elliott has joined the Raleigh, North Carolina office, one of the firm’s seven locations. Elliott joins the firm’s Real Estate and Commercial Development (RECD) practice group with more than 20 years of real estate experience. The firm’s RECD group includes more than 20 attorneys across the Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, and South Carolina offices in Columbia and Charleston.

Parker Poe’s RECD group handles all phases of the development process  from acquisition through entitlement, construction and operation. Parker Poe’s attorneys assist clients with matters such as investments and development projects, commercial leasing, affordable housing and tax credit issues, financing, and property disputes. The firm is regularly involved with top clients and projects including Dorothea Dix Park, Centennial Campus, Project Phoenix, Holiday Inn Crabtree, and Glenwood Place Apartments in Raleigh. Additional projects in the Charlotte area include the Childress Klein Museum Tower and Crescent Stonewall Station.

Elliott joins the practice group at Parker Poe with broad experience in multi-site real estate portfolio management and commercial expansion. A former counsel at HD Supply, Inc., Elliott managed the legal aspects of real estate transactions for the entire HD Supply enterprise including owned, leased, subleased, and licensed property in 48 states and Canada. She assisted in real estate aspects in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and financing transactions including the HD Supply spinoff from Home Depot in 2007 and the IPO in 2013. In her previous roles at private firms, Elliott represented top clients such as SunTrust Bank, MARTA, the City of Atlanta, and General Electric Capital Corporation. At Parker Poe, Elliott will assist clients in the structuring, negotiating, and closing of commercial real estate transactions.

“Parker Poe’s Real Estate and Commercial Development group has been supporting residential and commercial development growth projects in the Triangle for more than 20 years,” said Parker Poe Partner and Board member Russell Killen. “We are proud to add Susan to this group with her unique perspectives and impressive dedication to prominent real estate projects.”

Elliott received her law degree, cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

About Parker Poe

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has approximately 200 lawyers in seven offices located in major markets across North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. The firm provides legal counsel to large commercial and public organizations on litigation, corporate and regulatory matters.

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