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Amelia (Amy) H. Huskins

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Address: 1075 Peachtree Street N.E., Suite 2000, atlanta, GA, 30309
Law Firm: Duane Morris LLP
Phone: 404 253 6930
Fax: 404-253-6901
Website: http://www.duanemorris.com

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DescriptionAmy Huskins practices in the areas of commercial leasing, real estate and finance . Her leasing experience includes representation of both landlords (and sublandlords) as well as tenants (and subtenants). She represents both lenders and borrowers in connection with complex financing transactions, including multi-state and multi-national transactions. She also represents owners and operators of real property, including the permitting, purchasing, selling and licensing of real property.Ms. Huskins is Co-Chair of the Legislative Subcommittee for the State Bar of Georgia Real Estate Section, working with the State Bar of Georgia regarding all proposed legislation of the State of Georgia relating to real property matters, including the leasing, owning and operating of real property, as well of the lending upon and occupancy of real property. In connection with serving as Co-Chair of the Section’s Legislative Subcommittee, she speaks at events regarding Georgia legislation, LIBOR transition and other commercial real estate matters, including those in connection with the State Bar of Georgia Advisory Council on Legislation. She also serves on the State Bar of Georgia Real Estate Section Subcommittee on Title Standards.Ms. Huskins also serves as one of the firm’s liaisons with and is an active member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREF-C) (formerly known as CMSA), with emphasis on all aspects of CMBS transactions, including, but not limited to, LIBOR transition.Among her clients, Ms. Huskins represents one of the world’s largest publicly-traded telecommunications companies, serving as the firm’s key partner contact for the company’s worldwide leasing needs, including headquarters leasing and subleasing, as well as office leases for its employees in the U.S. and worldwide. Leases for this client often address construction and permitting issues.Ms. Huskins also represents a technology and integrated risk management company with offices in Atlanta as well as throughout the nation, on real estate matters. Ms. Huskins advises this client on real property leasing and business permitting in London, Northern Ireland, and also Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago and other locations in the U.S.Ms. Huskins serves on a firm team that represents one of the nation’s largest provider of post-secondary degrees regarding national lease-related documentation, including negotiating numerous commercial leases, subleases, licenses, subordinations, estoppels and termination agreements. This client has unique regulatory issues that affect the leasing terms and conditions of most of the client’s locations. The firm and Ms. Huskins have represented this client on hundreds of leasing transactions in almost every state.Ms. Huskins represents a worldwide entertainment company in lease negotiations for its entertainment complexes, including a retail lease in a Las Vegas hotel and retail resort and casino.Ms. Huskins is a member of the firm’s team representing a hospital chain that has purchased several hospitals, hospital complexes, and medical office buildings in Texas and Illinois, which includes leases for more than 180 doctors practicing with those hospitals. Ms. Huskins also represents tenants in medical office or hospital leasing matters, including those located in New Jersey, New York, Georgia and Pennsylvania.Ms. Huskins represents a client with real estate retail centers in Georgia, Arizona, Utah and Idaho in connection with the purchase and leasing of retail tenants, as well as negotiated settlements arising from tenant breaches.She is a member of the firm’s team representing an operator of convenience stores with hundreds of locations throughout the nation in the periodic acquisition and transfer of stores, which representation has involved FTC divestiture and other governmental compliance issues.Ms. Huskins served on a firm team of partners representing the world’s largest operator of marinas, whose legal matters include real estate leasing, operations, survey and zoning issues, as well as unusual permitting issues regarding ownership and leasing of structures located in navigable waters of the U.S. Leasing matters for this client include industrial boat repair facilities leases and also yacht slip leases, riparian dock and pier leases with federal and state governments, and life-estate leases with initial boat owners.Ms. Huskins also represents financial institutions in connection with public and project finance transactions, matters involving CMBS transactions, lenders in connection with condemnation, foreclosure, restructuring, reorganization, loan sale, receivership and commercial real estate matters, owners/developers in the acquisition, holding and disposition of commercial real estate; secured creditors in loan workouts, foreclosures, economic development, leasing, land use and other business matters.Ms. Huskins is a member of the firm’s finance group and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) group and represents underwriters, issuers and banks in connection with public and private activity, taxable and tax-exempt bond transactions, as well as assists clients in preparing requests for proposal for PPP transactions. Ms. Huskins also has experience in project finance and credit enhancement transactions. She has experience in loan pool sales, sale/leasebacks, securitization/structured finance of government credit-lease projects, and the financing of alternative energy projects, including waste-to-energy and solar projects.She has served as outside real estate counsel for a developer of mixed-use, high-end developments, which developments included medical office buildings, retail, sporting and other amenities, as well as senior housing, work force housing and luxury homes in South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas. She also has acted as Georgia transactional counsel for national life insurance companies for sale/acquisition/loans/creditors’ rights transactions. Ms. Huskins has considerable experience representing financial institutions in transactions with nonprofit organizations, in her position as lead counsel for a lender regarding commercial loans to non-profit organizations in more than 40 states. Ms. Huskins has been an approved title attorney for and title agent for substantially all major national title insurance companies.Ms. Huskins is a past president of Commercial Real Estate Women of Atlanta-CREW, the first attorney to be elected as president, and served as Atlanta co-chair of the National Network CREW convention, working with her staff of 123 volunteers over a three-year span. She was the inaugural co-recipient of the CREW-Atlanta Member of the Year Award. She has been featured by and authored articles for the Atlanta Business Chronicle, was author of RTC Title Standards for the State Bar of Georgia Title Standards, and was previously appointed to the Advisory Board of Dorey’s real estate publications.Ms. Huskins is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she was elected to the editorial board of the Tennessee Law Review and is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she served as Panhellenic President and Neyland Scholar and was inducted into Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa. She is a past delegate to the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association, past president of the University of Tennessee Atlanta Alumni Association and past representative to the University of Tennessee College of Law Dean’s Circle Advisory Council. She currently serves on subcommittees for the University of Tennessee College of Law.ResumeExperienceDuane Morris LLP – Partner, 2004-present Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice (now Womble Bond Dickinson) – Prior PartnerParker, Johnson, Cook & Dunlevie (merged into Womble Carlyle) – Prior Partner and AssociateSmith, Gambrell & Russell – Prior AssociateSelected PublicationsContributor, A Hot Issue for a Hot Summer: Time to Understand ISDA IBOR Benchmark Fallbacks, Duane Morris Banking and Finance Blog, August 18, 2020 Contributor, For LIBOR Transition Procrastinators, SOFR Starter Kit to the Rescue!, Duane Morris Banking and Finance Blog, August 10, 2020 Contributor, Hardwired for a Smoother LIBOR Transition, Duane Morris Alert, August 6, 2020 Contributor, ARRC Pumps Up the Summer Heat on LIBOR Transition, Duane Morris Banking and Finance Blog, July 24, 2020 Contributor, Transition Away from LIBOR Gains Traction, Duane Morris Banking and Finance Blog, July 22, 2020 Selected Speaking EngagementsPresenter, COVID-19: From Sea to Shining Sea: A Quick Update of U.S. and International COVID-Related Restrictions, Duane Morris LLP, Webinar, December 11, 2020
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