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Christine Norstadt

Senior Counsel

Education

J.D., cum laude, Emory University School of Law, 2009; Order of the Coif (top 10% of class); Executive Managing Editor of Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal

B.S. International Affairs, summa cum laude, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003

Honors

Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star (Real Estate) - 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

Urban Land Institute Center for Leadership - 2011

Bar Admissions

Georgia

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Profile

Christine Norstadt brings a professional and positive “can-do” nature to her practice in commercial real estate. In the business of fast-moving transactions, she is an effective force for her clients – a deal driver and a problem solver.

Christine counsels owners, managers and users of office, retail and industrial properties, apartments and land in all aspects of commercial real estate. Her clients span from individual, local investors to national real estate funds, each of whom enjoy working with her and appreciate her attention to detail and easy-going, client-centered approach.

Most frequently Christine’s representation involves acquisitions, dispositions, financing, and leasing; she also has experience with real estate litigation matters such as quiet title proceedings, lease enforcement litigation, post-foreclosure litigation, as well as federal collections litigation for the FDIC.

Christine is an Atlanta native. She and her husband reside in East Cobb, where they are active parents to their three young children and enjoy a variety of sports and outdoor activities.

Significant Cases

  • Represented developer in the complex disposition of apartment project involving a defeasance of the existing loan
  • Represented owner/developer in the complex disposition of an apartment project in mid-construction, including post closing escrow and development services agreements, as well as the assignment and assumption of the existing construction loan
  • Represented developer in the acquisition and redevelopment of a historic mill property in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Local counsel for national investor in the acquisition, financing and disposition of a portfolio of light industrial/office properties throughout the metro Atlanta area
  • Counsel for buyer/borrower in the purchase and financing of Class A office buildings and apartment complexes throughout the metro area
  • Working with condemnation counsel, represent owner in connection with the sale of property in lieu of a City's exercise of its eminent domain power
  • Represent regional investor in connection with purchase and financing of residential duplexes, triplexes and quadplexes throughout Midtown Atlanta
  • Represent local developer in a quiet title proceeding to acquire title to an alley necessary for development of a site
  • Represent local investor in quiet title proceeding for tax sales

Presentations

  • Negotiating Survival Clauses in Real Estate Sales, presenter for Strafford Webinars (2018)
  • Allocating Risk in Real Estate Leases: Contractual Indemnities, Additional Insured Endorsements and Waivers of Subrogation, presenter for Strafford Webinars (2016)
  • How to Avoid Lease Mistakes, presentation to Stream Realty Partners (2013)
  • Current Trends in Today’s Retail Market, panelist for Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors Expert Series CE Program (2012)
  • The Rundown on Avoiding Tenant Runarounds – How to Help Your Client Realize More Value from Leases, presentation to Resource Real Estate Partners (2011)
  • Tips and Tactics in Tricky Times – A Guide For Receivers and Managers of Distressed Real Estate, presentation to GlassRatner Management and Realty Advisors (2011)
  • Top Ten Mistakes in Commercial Leasing and How to Avoid Them – presentation at Stream Realty Partners (2011)

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia

News

Publications

Articles & Publications

  • Article, “Back to School: Easements 101” The Network, June 2017
  • Article, “Does Your Work Letter Work For You?,” The Network, December 2016
  • Article, “Survey Says: A Land Survey Says Volumes,” The Network, August 2016
  • Article, “Georgia Lien Law, Practice Tips for Property Owners,” The Network, June 2016
  • Article, “Abandonment: Best Practice Tips for Treatment of Abandoned Personal Property,” The Network, March 2016
  • Article, “Association Issues in Property Transfers,” The Network, September 2015
  • Article, “Understanding Gross Ups and Expense Caps,” The Network, June 2015