Joseph B. Collins
Atlanta, GA 30328
- Asset Based Lending
- Commercial Loan Workouts
- Commercial Real Estate Finance
- Commercial Real Estate Transactions
- Hotel Law
Joseph B. Collins advises clients regarding the acquisition, development, management, and disposition of multi-family, mixed-use, office, hotel, retail outlet/shopping center, golf course and restaurant properties. He represents business owners, real estate developers, real estate investors, lending institutions, and corporations. He is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance and Transactions practice group at KPPB LAW’s Atlanta office.
Prior to joining KPPB LAW, Joseph served as associate city attorney with the City of Atlanta Department of Law in the Real Estate and Infrastructure practice group. In that role, he provided real estate-related legal counsel to the Office of the Mayor, City Council, Department of City Planning, Office of Housing and Community Development and Department of Enterprise Assets. He also gained extensive experience collaborating with City leaders including council members, executive cabinet members, Atlanta Development Authority, Atlanta Housing on the City’s affordable housing policy. Notably, he served as legal counsel to City of Atlanta leaders regarding the $20-million-dollar property acquisition that provided for the expansion of Piedmont Park and the transfer of $50 million dollars in Atlanta Streetcar and related real estate assets from the City of Atlanta to the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).
His professional affiliations include the State Bar of Georgia where he is a member of the Diversity Program Steering Committee and the Real Property Law section. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Urban Land Institute, Atlanta Bar Association, and Gate City Bar Association. Joseph earned his juris doctor degree from Georgia State University College of Law. As a law student, he served as president of the Black Law Students Association, and a member of Business and Law Society as well as the Environmental Law Society. Additionally, he was selected to serve as a graduate research assistant for Professors Corneill A. Stephens and John Travis Marshall.
Joseph earned his bachelor of arts degree in business administration – management from Morehouse College, where he was a four-year recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship and mentored young men attending J.E. Brown Middle School.