Emily J. Sweitzer

Emily Sweitzer

is a senior associate in King & Spalding’s Capital Transactions and Real Estate Practice Group. Ms. Sweitzer represents developers and investors in their core real estate transactions—acquisitions, dispositions, development, financings and structuring—with an emphasis on efficient process. She also advises developers and institutional investors in forming and negotiating strategic joint ventures to acquire, develop and operate real estate. Ms. Sweitzer’s practice is nationwide and extends across product types, including multi-family, office, retail, industrial, senior housing and parking.

In addition to her transactional work, Ms. Sweitzer works with clients to develop transactional processes and forms to maximize efficiency and outcome for her clients. Ms. Sweitzer also serves as pro bono real estate counsel to KIPP Metro Atlanta Collaborative, Inc.Ms. Sweitzer received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Carleton College in 2002 and received her law degree from Northwestern University in 2005. During law school, Ms. Sweitzer was active in Northwestern University’s Bluhm Legal Clinic.

Honors and Affiliations

Selected as a 2013 & 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star

Urban Land Institute, Member; ULI Urban Development/Mixed-Use (Silver) Product Council, Member; Participant in ULI-Atlanta’s Young Leaders Mentorship Program

State Bar of Georgia, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Representative Transactions


Represented Novare in connection with the financing and development of SkyHouse projects in Orlando, Dallas, Austin, Raleigh and Atlanta

Represented Hines in connection with the financing and development of a multifamily development in Atlanta, Georgia

Acquisition and Disposition

Represented GE Real Estate in a $2.2 billion acquisition of multifamily, hotel, office, industrial and retail properties

Represented GE Real Estate in its sale of InterPark, the nation’s largest parking company

Represented JAMESTOWN in the sale of the 999 Peachtree office tower


Represented various developers in construction financings generating over $450 million of loan proceeds

Represented JAMESTOWN in connection with the construction financing for the Ponce City Market development

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Real Estate and 2) Capital Transactions & Real Estate
Law School J.D., Northwestern University
Admitted Year 2005
Education B.A., magna cum laude, Carleton College
Bar Member / Association State bar of Georgia
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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