Charleston R. Morford

Associate

Atlanta
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Charleston Morford focuses her real estate practice on commercial real estate transactions, with emphasis on high-volume leasing. Charleston previously worked for a vertically integrated national real estate investment trust (REIT) as in-house counsel. During this time she developed a depth of experience working with construction, property management and brokers, among other internal parties involved in development and leasing. Placing a focus on individual clients' needs, Charleston is pragmatic and thorough in her approach to conducting negotiations and creating solutions for clients.

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  • Represented a national REIT in the extension of a single-tenant office building, recognized as the company’s Office Deal of the Year.
  • Represented a national REIT as the market attorney in connection with commercial transactional matters for assets located in Central Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee.  
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Experience

  • Represented a national REIT in the extension of a single-tenant office building, recognized as the company’s Office Deal of the Year.
  • Represented a national REIT as the market attorney in connection with commercial transactional matters for assets located in Central Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee.  
  • Represented a large banking association in branch banking and ATM leasing matters for assets located in the West and Northeast.
  • Represents a major healthcare system in connection with the preparation and administration of Stark- and Anti-Kickback-compliant ground leases, leases, subleases, timeshares and other occupancy agreements.

Memberships

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • Professional Women in Building
  • BakerHostetler Women's Committee: National Committee Member

Community

  • Soccer in the Streets
    • Volunteer and Donor (2011 to 2017)
    • Black Tie Soccer Game Committee Member (2015 to 2017)
  • United Futbol Academy: Volunteer Soccer Coach U5 (2015 to 2017)

Services

Admissions

  • Georgia

Education

  • J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law, 2005
  • B.S., Psychology, Mississippi State University, 2001, cum laude