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Kurt Raulin is the founding member and principal lawyer of The Raulin Professional Group, an Atlanta, Georgia commercial law firm.  Immediately
prior to forming the firm, Kurt served as the general counsel for
Tivoli Properties, Inc., an Atlanta developer of high-rise
condominiums, apartments and hotels.


 


Kurt brings a wealth of experience in contract, corporate and real estate-related matters to his practice of law.  In
particular, he has expertise in the acquisition and entitlement of real
estate for development, the preparation of construction contract
documents, the negotiation of equity and institutional financing, the
formation of corporate, limited liability company and partnership investment vehicles, the
structuring of commercial refinancing and work-outs, the drafting of
commercial, mixed-use and residential condominium documents, the preparation of industrial, retail, mixed-use and residential covenants, and the negotiation of
telecommunications agreements and related easements.


 


Before
returning to Atlanta, Kurt previously served as the general counsel for
two different South Florida real estate development and investment
companies, based in Boca Raton and Miami, respectively.  Kurt
started his full-time legal career as a commercial real estate attorney
in the Atlanta office of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams &
Martin.


 


Kurt
earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in Economics and Political
Science from the University of Florida, a Juris Doctor degree (J.D.),
with honors, from the University of Florida, and a Master of Laws
degree (LL.M.) in Real Property Development & Finance from the
University of Miami.  He also attended the
University of Virginia as an undergraduate and Oxford University as a
law school exchange student, and completed two years of economics
graduate work at the University of Florida graduate school of business.


 


Before
Kurt attended graduate school and law school, he managed five political
campaigns on behalf of U.S. congressional and state legislative
candidates in Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida.


 


Kurt
is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia,
the American Bar Association and the Federalist Society.  He
is admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia
Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
of Georgia.


 


Kurt
serves as a member of the University of Florida Law Alumni Council, and
is also a contributing life member of the alumni associations of the
University of Florida, the University of Miami and the University of
Virginia.


 


In
his free time, Kurt enjoys running, sailing, snow skiing, tennis,
hiking, hunting, trout fishing, grilling, wine, and reading history and political biographies.  He is also an avid college football fan.

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Practice areas

  1. Real Estate: 35%
    18 years, 130 cases
  2. Corporate: 25%
    18 years, 55 cases
  3. Construction: 25%
    18 years, 20 cases
  4. Business: 15%
    18 years, 30 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

The Raulin Professional Group, LLC

2000 RiverEdge Parkway, N.W.
Suite 660
Atlanta, GA, 30328-4618

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GADisbarment200007/15/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Interim Suspension
    issued in GA, 2014

    updated

    Interim suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice during a disciplinary investigation. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.

  2. Interim Suspension
    issued in GA, 2011

    updated

    Interim suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice during a disciplinary investigation. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.

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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence Award for Professional ResponsibilityUniversity of Florida College of Law1997
National Merit ScholarNational Merit Scholarship Corporation1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Raulin Professional Group, LLC2008 - Present
General CounselTivoli Properties, Inc.2007 - 2008
General CounselBF Group2006 - 2007
General CounselRoyal Palm Communities2002 - 2006
AttorneyChamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin1999 - 2001
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Georgia, Committee on Opinions to Third Parties in Georgia Real Estate Secured TransactionsMember2008 - Present
Association of Corporate CounselMember2006 - Present
Federalist SocietyMember2005 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Corporate Counsel Law SectionMember2003 - Present
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMember2000 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Business Law SectionMember2000 - Present
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2000 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Real Property Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar Association, Construction Industry ForumMember2000 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$11.5 Million Real Estate AcquisitionSuccessful closing of acquisition and financing
$11.75 Million Real Estate AcquisitionSuccessful closing of acquisition and financing
$13 Million Acquisition of Foreign CorporationSuccessful closing of acquisition and financing
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Real Property Institute CoursebookDrafting Reciprocal Easements & Protective Covenants for Mixed-Use Projects2009
Fulton County Daily Report"Lawyer sails into new job at Tivoli Properties"2007
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawReal Property Development & FinanceLL.M - Master of Laws1999
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of FloridaPolitical Science & EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Real Property Institute (ICLE)Drafting Mixed-Use Covenants2009
How to Obtain Good Title in Real Estate Transactions (NBI)The Anatomy of a Real Estate Title2008
How to Obtain Good Title in Real Estate Transactions (NBI)The Anatomy of a Real Estate Title, Ethical Considerations2007
Succesful Commercial Real Estate Financing Techniques (NBI)Financing Issues in Mass Developments, Retail, Construction & Hotels2006
Construction Contracting & Lien Enforcement in Georgia (NBI)Understanding the Owner/Developer's Perspective2006