Alexander ("Al") W. Suto
Formerly a partner with Troutman Sanders LLP and Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, Georgia
Al has broad business and legal experience. Al has been an attorney since 1971with experience
in commercial and real estate matters as diverse as:
the structuring and formation of a variety business entities, including general and limited partnerships, limited liablility companies, and joint ventures;
foreign investment in the United States;
acquisition and disposition of companies and tangible and intangible assets;
real estate and asset based financing, and mezzanine financing;
office and retail leasing;
entity dispute resolution, loan workouts, dispute resolutions, and foreclosure;
estate planning; and
In addition, he was the president of a private investment company that acquired renovated and sold over 8,500 apartment units.
Further, he was the co-owner of an investment advisory company that advised clients on the acquisition, management and disposition of over $600 million dollars of real estate.
Counsel to several foreign institutions in connection with the structuring and formation of several investment entities
which invested over $2.5 billion in real estate assets in the U. S.
Counsel in connection with the formation of a joint venture between a non-traded real estate investment trust
controlled by a large insurance company which contributed multiple properties to the joint venture and a foreign investment fund which contributed cash
Counsel to a Fortune 500 company in connection with a build to suit lease for its corporate headquarters
Counsel to a developer in connection with the leasing of the in-line stores in a regional mall
Counsel to several domestic investors in connection with the structuring and formation of several investment entities
which acquired over $250 million of real estate assets in the U.S.
Counsel to several different investment funds in connection with the acquisition, non-recourse financing, and disposition of over 65 office and retail properties, including the following: 3333 K Street, Washington D.C.; 84 State Street, Boston, Massachusetts; 2300 M Street, Washington, D.C.; 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York; 3040 M. Street, Washington D.C.; 1258 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington D.C.; 18 and 138 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts; 1247 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington D.C.; 211 Perimeter Center, Atlanta, Georgia; 1815&1819 H. Street, Washington, D.C.; 555 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois; 1200 K Street,
Washington, D.C.; 2 Ravinia Drive, Atlanta, Georgia; 333 Bush Street, San Francisco, California; 2001 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.; 181 West Madison, Chicago, Illinois; 1180 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York
Counsel to an investment fund in connection with the sale of an entity that owned 2,500 apartment units in various cities in Florida
Counsel to a foreign investment fund in connection with a joint venture with an international property developer and manager for the acquisition, non-recourse financing, and disposition of the Chrysler Building in New York, New York
Counsel to a lender in connection with a $10 million loan secured by an office building in Atlanta, Georgia and the subsequent workout of the loan
Counsel to an apartment investor in connection with the workout of two loans secured by two apartment communities in Atlanta, Georgia
Counsel to an apartment investor in connection with the sale of an apartment community to a retail developer for redevelopment as a shopping center
Counsel to several investment funds in connection with a joint venture with an international property developer and manager for the acquisition, no-recourse financing, and disposition for $1.8 billion of an office building in excess of 1,000,000 square feet in New York, New York
Counsel to several non-U.S. citizens in connection with estate planning for their assets located in the U.S.
Counsel to a property receiver in connection with litigation for the collection of amounts owed by a building owner to the receiver
"The Answers in the Balance Sheet"- Fulton County Daily Report (October, 2008)