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  

Community Involvement

Action Cycling Atlanta, Board Member

Practice Highlights



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

Bar Admissions



North Carolina