Mark C. Rusche - Alston & Bird LLP

Mark C. Rusche

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 404-881-7281

Mark Rusche is a real estate transactional lawyer representing owners, investors and users of all types of commercial real estate projects, including office, retail, industrial, apartments, hotels and mixed use. He handles acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, major leases, equity investments, forward developments and portfolio transactions and his practice is national in scope. Mark has handled transactions from Boston to California, from Florida to Washington and most states in between. He has particular expertise in senior housing transactions, where he represented one of the nation's most prominent pension fund advisors for more than twenty years in connection with senior housing projects worth over $2 billion.

Mark is recognized as one of the leading commercial office leasing lawyers in the country and represented one of the "Big Four" accounting firms for more than twenty years, handling major lease negotiations for them in all parts of the country. He is known as a deal making lawyer, who lawyers and clients say they want to work with again. Mark is ranked as a leading real estate lawyer inChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2006-2011), and The Best Lawyers in America ranked him a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate Law.

Furman UniversityBA 1981University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1985

Case History

  • Represented Prudential Real Estate Investors for more than twenty years, handling senior housing transactions worth over $2 billion for them.
  • Represented KPMG for over twenty years and have negotiated major office lease transactions for them throughout the country and internationally.
  • Represented Virgin Galactic in the negotiations with the State of New Mexico for the development of the first commercial spaceport in the world.
  • Handle all space needs for the firm, on both a business and legal basis, including our recent 350,000 square foot lease in Atlanta.

Office Location

One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Atlanta Metro Area
Mark C. Rusche has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Real Estate Law