Stephen M. Floyd

Partner

Atlanta
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"He is a strategic thinker and incredibly professional and detailed." "He is great; he has a great rapport with the clients and provides expertise in the real estate legal field."

— Chambers USA 2021

Overview

Stephen Floyd focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions, with a primary emphasis on leasing, development, acquisitions and dispositions. He has significant experience counseling healthcare and homebuilder clients in a wide array of commercial real estate transactions. With a value-oriented approach, Stephen helps clients anticipate future needs while providing practical advice on current issues.

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  • Prepares, negotiates and administers Stark- and Anti-Kickback-compliant ground leases, leases, timeshares and occupancy agreements for a large multi-campus health system.
  • Represents a publicly traded rent-to-own company with retail leasing and dispositions for its real estate portfolio consisting of approximately 1300 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
  • Advises regional and national homebuilders on acquisitions for residential developments and assists in the development of the sites, including the establishment and implementation of the covenants, conditions, restrictions and HOAs.
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Experience

  • Prepares, negotiates and administers Stark- and Anti-Kickback-compliant ground leases, leases, timeshares and occupancy agreements for a large multi-campus health system.
  • Represents a publicly traded rent-to-own company with retail leasing and dispositions for its real estate portfolio consisting of approximately 1300 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
  • Advises regional and national homebuilders on acquisitions for residential developments and assists in the development of the sites, including the establishment and implementation of the covenants, conditions, restrictions and HOAs.
  • Represents a private equity backed company that provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all of its real estate activities with respect to mergers and acquisitions.
  • Advises a rapidly growing aviation start-up in all of its real estate leasing.
  • Represented a nationwide provider of facilities, support staff and business services to dental practices in its retail leasing.
  • Represented a national construction company and developer in the privatization of military housing on U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force installations across the country.
  • Advised a national hospital system and senior care provider with respect to a joint venture transaction with a publicly traded real estate investment trust involving the indirect acquisition of nine rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities valued at approximately $300 million.
  • Negotiates ground leases, air space leases and signage agreements for a large multi-campus health system with respect to medical office buildings located both on and off hospital campuses, including significant experience working with publicly traded, national REITs and other third-party medical office developers.
  • Assists a growing multi-campus health system and other healthcare clients in the strategic acquisition of land for skilled nursing facilities, medical offices, hospitals and hospital campus development.
  • Assists a multi-campus health system in strategic planning for future growth by providing sophisticated counsel related to land acquisitions and medical use restrictions, and developing hospitals, medical office buildings and other medical facilities.
  • Provides real estate advice and counsel with respect to mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions, with an emphasis on providing value and efficiency to healthcare clients by using his depth of experience in the healthcare industry to identify potential regulatory issues and provide real-world solutions.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Real Estate in Georgia (2021)
    • Associates to Watch (2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2021)
    • “Ones to Watch” Georgia: Real Estate Law

Memberships

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Pro Bono

  • Advises a nonprofit religious organization on asset protection, real estate transactions and the administration of a real estate trust.
  • Advises an Atlanta area nonprofit children’s organization on commercial real estate transactions.
  • Represents an Atlanta area non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness for Georgia’s underprivileged communities in all aspects of the sale of their existing headquarters and the acquisition and development of a new headquarters, homeless shelter and donation center.

Admissions

  • Georgia

Education

  • J.D., Mercer University School of Law, 2011; summa cum laude; Mercer Law Review, Editorial Board; George Waldo Woodruff Award for Excellence; Walter F. George Scholarship; Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Writing; Brainerd Currie Honor Society
  • B.A., University of Georgia, 2008, summa cum laude with highest honors