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Theresa Clark focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions, including real estate finance and acquisitions and dispositions. Theresa’s real estate finance experience includes representation of institutional bank and non-bank lenders in the origination, administration and syndication of mortgage and mezzanine financing secured by multifamily, office, hotel, retail and industrial properties, with a focus on complex debt structures and construction loans. Theresa’s transactional experience includes representation of investment funds and REITs in single-asset and portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, and encompasses multiple facets of real estate work, including the negotiation of purchase agreements, borrower-side negotiation of loan documents, resolution of owners’ association and reciprocal easement and development agreement issues, and the negotiation of office leases.

Theresa’s prior experience includes public sector experience as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where she advised with respect to FHA-insured commercial mortgages and other affordable housing finance programs. In her current practice, Theresa advises clients on affordable housing transactions, including loan assumptions involving agency debt and tax-exempt and taxable bond financings for the development, operation, and maintenance of affordable multifamily properties.



  • Represented lenders in the co-origination and conduit note securitizations of a $1 billion mortgage loan and subordinate note syndication secured by fee and leasehold interests in a retail shopping center.°
  • Represented lenders in the joint origination, securitization and syndication of mortgage and mezzanine loans totaling $900 million secured by a multi-state multifamily portfolio.°
  • Represented co-lenders  and lead arrangers in the joint origination and placement of a securitized mortgage loan of $300 million and simultaneous origination and syndication of a mezzanine loan, collectively secured in part by multiple borrowers’ -fee and leasehold interests in a shopping mall.°
  • Represented private equity fund, as borrowers and subsidiaries guarantors, in the origination of, and initial draws from, a revolving credit facility with maximum principal balance of up to $400 million.
  • Represented private equity fund in $700 million acquisition of a multi-state multifamily portfolio.°
  • Represented private equity fund in $500 million acquisition of an industrial portfolio.°
  • Represented private equity fund in $500 million acquisition of an industrial portfolio.°
  • Represented private equity fund in $850 million disposition of a portfolio of assets.°
  • Represented global real estate developer in $250 million disposition of an office tower.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Clark prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Attorney, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2013-2015
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 2012

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, “Ones to Watch,” Real Estate Law, 2021-2024
  • Listed, National Black Lawyers
    • Top 40 Under 40 – Georgia, 2020-2021
    • Top 40 Under 40 – New York, 2019
  • Member, Urban Land Institute, Young Leaders Group, 2016-Present
  • Member, Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Young Professionals, 2016-Present
  • Member, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, 2014-Present
    • Member, Constitution and Bylaws Committee, 2015-2016
    • Past Chair, Government Section, 2014-2015
  • Member, Florida Bar Association, 2016-Present
    • Member, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2016-2017
  • Member, University of Miami Alumni Association Atlanta Club, 2014-Present
    • Board of Directors, 2014-2016
  • GABWA Affiliate Membership Representative, Georgia Statewide Task Force on Human Trafficking, 2015


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
    • Managing Board and Editorial Board, Virginia Tax Review
  • B.B.A., Economics, cum laude, University of Miami
  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • New York
  • Spanish, Conversational