Ken Mallernee


San Diego, California

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. His clients in office leasing include an owner of several office complexes in metro Atlanta and cover a wide spectrum of industries and sizes. Mr. Mallernee has negotiated leases and subleases for office locations throughout 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 sailing, cycling, skiing, and hiking. He is a devoted dog owner and supporter of rescue dogs.


  • Action Cycling Atlanta, Board Member, 2013-2015
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, 1997-2008
  • Atlanta Board of Realtors, 2007-2012
  • Crawford High School Academy of Law and Justice Mentoring Program, 2022-present
  • North Carolina State Bar, 1995-present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 1989-present (currently inactive)
  • San Diego County Bar Association Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, Member, 2022-present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, 2021-present
  • State Bar of Georgia, 1997-present
  • The Florida Bar, 1992-present
  • The State Bar of California, 2021-present
  • Tom Homann LGBTQ+ Law Association, 2022-present
  • Tom Homann LGBTQ+ Law Association Mentorship Program, 2022-present

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Business
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Finance & Securities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Leisure & Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurant
  • Retail


  • University of Akron School of Law, JD, 1989
  • Kent State University, BBA, cum laude, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina


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