Hartman Simons Attorneys Ryan Rivera and Whalen Kuller Elected to Equity Partner and Partner


Ryan P. Rivera and Whalen J. Kuller

Hartman Simons & Wood, one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate law firms, announced Ryan P. Rivera and Whalen J. Kuller have been elected to equity partner and partner, respectively. These promotions went into effect January 1.

“Ryan and Whalen’s commitment to their clients and Hartman Simons made them a natural choice to be promoted,” said Bob Simons, head of Hartman Simons’ commercial real estate department. “Their hard work, dedication and knowledge of real estate law are an asset to the firm, and we look forward to their continued growth and success in their new roles.”

Rivera has extensive commercial real estate experience in a wide array of areas, including all types of acquisition, disposition, development and lease transactions nationwide. He represents developers and retailers, including small shop, junior anchor and big box national retailers in all types of retail lease transactions. He also represents landlords and tenants in office and industrial leases throughout the United States. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and his law degree from Emory University.

Kuller’s experience includes representing real estate and corporate clients on acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital and commercial financing. He also advises clients on the organization and formation of business entities, corporate governance, and the negotiation and preparation of agreements and contracts, including employment, shareholder, licensing, and supply and distribution agreements. Kuller earned his bachelor’s, master’s and law degrees from the University of Florida.

About Hartman Simons & Wood LLP

Based in Atlanta, Hartman Simons & Wood LLP, one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate law firms, is respected for its integrity, experience and value-driven results. Businesses of all sizes count on its team of attorneys and paralegals for sound, practical and effective legal solutions. Hartman Simons & Wood LLP is recognized for its proven expertise in the following practice areas: commercial real estate, construction and sustainable development, corporate and tax, creditor’s rights and bankruptcy, environmental, investment and finance, land use and government relations, and litigation. For more information visit our website at http://www.hartmansimons.com.

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