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 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 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 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.
State Bar of Georgia, 1997-present
The Florida Bar, 1992-present
Atlanta Board of Realtors, 2007-2012
Association of Corporate Counsel, 1997-2008
Action Cycling Atlanta, Board Member
Lead counsel to landlord in connection acquisition and development of retail outparcels and negotiation of dozens of single-tenant retail leases for multiple sites in Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas between 2006 and 2015.
Represented one of the world's leading foodservice retailers in the rebuild, redevelopment, acquisition and leasing of more than 100 properties throughout the United States.
Represented a primary United States federal agency, as receiver, in the sale of more than 200 commercial, retail and industrial properties.
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 of a property owner in the sale of property to be developed as a residential subdivision, representation of restaurant operators in the purchase and sale of the assets of franchise locations; and ...
Experience includes representation as closing counsel in more than 100 sales of REO commercial and residential property, and representation as closing counsel in numerous closings of commercial property.
Extensive experience includes representation of franchisees of a national restaurant operator in over 200 leases, representation of restaurant tenants in leases for new open market spaces in Atlanta, representation of numerous national and local restaurant operators, a coffee bar operator and a craft micro-brewery, and representation of a property owner in numerous restaurant leases in North Carolina.
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 restaurant operators in retail leases, and representation of a property owner in numerous retail leases in Georgia and North Carolina.
Extensive experience includes representation of tenants in the leasing of a 61,000 sq. foot office space and a 57,000 sq. foot office space in metro Atlanta, numerous office locations in the urban commercial markets of Atlanta, an 18,000 sq. foot office sublease space in Atlanta, and office sublease spaces in California and New Jersey, and the representation of a property owner in numerous office leases in Georgia.
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 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.
Extensive experience includes representation of an international airline in more than 100 airport leases, representation of a solar company in ground leases for solar farms in California and Georgia, representation of a building owner in a 37,000 sq. foot office and research laboratory lease in Georgia, and representation of a tenant in an 18,000 sq. foot dining club lease in Georgia.
Experience includes representation as closing counsel in numerous closings of residential property, and representation of property owners in lease purchase transactions.
Experience includes representation of lenders in the closing of commercial loan modifications, and representation as closing counsel in numerous commercial loan closings.
- Real Estate
- Restaurant, Food and Beverage, and Licensing
- Corporate and Business
- Financial Institutions
- 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