A client who chooses Taylor English will work with experienced professionals who make it a priority to assist in building your business and to establish a long-term relationship in order to address all of your legal needs.
As a former in-house counsel for a nationwide retailer, Ken Mallernee brings extensive practical and strategic business experience to the representation of his clients and a thorough understanding of the retail real estate industry. Mr. Mallernee also works with local restaurant operators and franchisees of national restaurant chains in the leasing, purchase and sale of business assets and real property. Mr. Mallernee’s clients in office leasing cover a wide spectrum of industries and sizes, and he has negotiated leases and subleases for office locations throughout metro Atlanta and across the country. In addition, his leasing practice includes warehouse/industrial locations, and specialty leases such as airports, manufacturing facilities and solar farms.
At Taylor English, Mr. Mallernee focuses his practice on all aspects of commercial real estate. He represents clients in the acquisition and development of real estate for retail, restaurant, office, warehouse and industrial purposes, and in sale-leaseback, ground leasing, build-to-suit and rebuild situations. In his acquisition and development practice, Mr. Mallernee performs title, survey and site plan review, real estate closings, and loan modifications and closings. He also advises clients in multi-family leasing and residential real estate matters, including those involving condominiums and homeowners associations.
When he is not practicing law, Mr. Mallernee enjoys cycling, skiing, hiking and boating. He is a devoted dog owner and supporter of rescue dogs.
The State Bar of California, 2021-present
State Bar of Georgia, 1997-present
North Carolina State Bar, 1995-present
The Florida Bar, 1992-present
Ohio State Bar Association, 1989-present
Atlanta Board of Realtors, 2007-2012
Association of Corporate Counsel, 1997-2008
Action Cycling Atlanta, Board Member, 2013-2015
Extensive experience includes representation of a large national retail tenant and franchisor in more than 1,300 retail leases, and in the approval of more than 300 franchise leases, representation of numerous national and local operators of retail sale and service locations in a variety of industries and occupying space in shopping malls, strip centers and free-standing buildings, and representation of property owners in numerous retail leases in Georgia ...
Extensive experience includes representation of franchisees of a national restaurant operator in over 200 leases, representation of tenants in ground leases throughout the United States for new build and renovated restaurant locations, representation of restaurant tenants in leases for new and renovated open market spaces and commercial developments in metro Atlanta, representation of numerous national and local restaurant, bar and entertainment venue ...
Extensive experience includes representation of tenants in the leasing of a 109,000 sq. foot office building and a 61,000 sq. foot office space in metro Atlanta, numerous office locations in the urban and suburban commercial markets of Atlanta, an 18,000 sq. foot office sublease space in Atlanta, a building lease for co-working office and event space in New York, office sublease spaces in Georgia, New York, California and New Jersey, and representation of property ...
Extensive experience includes representation of tenants in the leasing of a 157,000 sq. foot warehouse and industrial space in Utah, a 105,000 sq. foot warehouse space in Ohio, a 103,000 sq. foot office and warehouse space, and 30,000 sq. foot sublease in Tennessee, a 63,000 sq. foot warehouse and manufacturing space in Texas, and a 32,000 sq. foot office and warehouse space in Georgia, and representation of a cold storage facility operator in leasing and storage ...
Extensive experience includes representation of an international airline in more than 100 airport leases, representation of a building owner in a 37,000 sq. foot office and research laboratory lease in Georgia, representation of a solar company in ground leases for solar farms in California and Georgia, representation of a tenant in an 18,000 sq. foot dining club lease in Georgia, representation of a national billboard company in the leasing of sites for office and ...
Extensive experience includes representation of a large national franchisor in the acquisition and development of more than 800 new store sites, in the disposition of surplus property, and in the closing of more than 100 sale lease-back transactions, representation as lead counsel to landlord in connection with acquisition and development of retail outparcels and negotiation of dozens of single-tenant retail leases for multiple sites in Georgia, North ...
Extensive experience includes representation of manufacturing companies in the purchase and sale of real property in Georgia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas, representation of a national billboard company in the acquisition of sites for billboard use, representation of entities in the disposition of surplus real property, and representation of both purchasers and sellers in various purchase and sale ...
Representation of a primary United States federal agency, as receiver, in the sale of more than 200 REO commercial, retail, industrial and residential properties.
Representation of one of the world's leading food service operators in the rebuild, redevelopment, acquisition and leasing of more than 100 properties throughout the United States.
Experience includes representation as real estate counsel for a large national retail franchisor, representation of restaurant operators in the purchase and sale of business assets of franchise locations in Georgia and Florida, and representation of franchisees in the negotiation of new franchises and termination of existing franchises.
Experience includes representation of owners of apartment complexes in the revision and updating of apartment leases, community rules and tenant applications in several Southeastern states, and the handling of various landlord tenant issues, and representation of a property owner in the operation and management of apartment complexes, rental homes and motels.
Experience includes representation of a developer in the formation and development of a master condominium with residential, restaurant and retail units, review of declarations of covenants, conditions and restrictions associated with the purchase or lease of real property, and representation of condominium and planned development property owners in various real estate matters.
Experience includes representation as closing counsel in numerous closings of residential property, and the handling of various broker related issues, representation of an agent in the listing and location management of property for advertising and production events, representation of property owners in lease and lease purchase transactions, and representation of a property owner in the sale of property to be developed as a residential subdivision.
Experience includes representation of lenders in the closing of commercial loan modifications, representation of borrowers in the closing of commercial loan transactions, and representation as closing counsel in numerous commercial loan closings.
- Real Estate
- Restaurant, Food and Beverage, and Licensing
- Corporate and Business
- Entertainment, Sports and Media
- Financial Institutions
- Leisure and Hospitality
- Lending and Corporate Finance
University of Akron School of Law, JD, 1989
Kent State University, BBA, cum laude, 1986
Judicial Law Clerk, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Cleveland, Ohio, 1990-1992
Ohio (currently inactive)