Jon Gallant provides full service representation for clients who are buying, selling, leasing, developing, lending, and investing in commercial real estate assets.
Jon’s practice includes acquisition and related due diligence concerning all asset types, including raw land, anchored and unanchored retail centers, business and residential condominiums, office buildings, hotels, industrial facilities, farmlands, apartment complexes, medical office towers, and timberlands.
Jon has routinely represented developer-borrowers in their acquisition, bridge, construction, and permanent debt financings of real estate projects through portfolio, conduit, and agency based credit facilities, including various government related loan programs for acquisition, construction, and permanent financing of multi-family developments such as HUD 221d(4), HUD 223(f), Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. In addition to general representation of developer clients in the traditional asset classes of retail, office, multi-family, and industrial, Jon has also advised developer clients with respect to certain niche real estate assets such as solar farms and purpose-built military housing projects.
On the lending and investment side, Jon has represented the interests of debt and equity providers in commercial real estate transactions and advised clients with respect to the impact of corporate structures upon real estate assets. Finally, Jon has reviewed, drafted, and negotiated all types and aspects of real estate leases in the representation of both landlords and tenants, including ground leases, triple net leases, and space leases for retail, office, and industrial assets.
Prior to forming Knowles Gallant Timmons, Jon practiced at one of Atlanta’s largest and most respected law firms for many years. Jon is an active member of the Church in Atlanta where he serves in the Service Office, and he and his wife Sarah live in Atlanta, Georgia, with their three children – Samuel, Anna, and David.
Georgia State University College of Law, JD, cum laude, 2005 (Law Review, Editorial Board)
Emory University, BA, cum laude, 2001