Aasia Mustakeem is a Partner in the Real Estate Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Her practice focuses on commercial real estate. She represents developers, purchasers and sellers in connection with the acquisition, disposition and development of office, hotel, retail, industrial and mixed-use projects.
Ms. Mustakeem’s experience includes advising lenders and borrowers in secured loan and workout transactions; representing both landlords and tenants in negotiating commercial leases; representing companies that acquire and operate health care facilities and companies; representing institutions nationwide in the ownership, operation and finance of corporate-owned real estate and representing energy companies, particularly in connection with sustainable development projects. She has counseled companies involved in the purchase and sale of timberlands, and has also advised companies in connection with project and infrastructure finance.
Since 2004, Ms. Mustakeem has been selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers. In 2006, 2007 and 2008, she was named as one of Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite. She is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars, as well as an author and a past Chairperson of the 2,000 member Real Estate Section of the Georgia Bar.
Ms. Mustakeem is a member of several boards including the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation, ZooAtlanta, the Georgia Bar Foundation and the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC). She is a member of Leadership Atlanta, Leadership CREW and is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. In 2010, Ms. Mustakeem received the Commitment to Equality Award that was presented by the Women in the Professions Committee of the State Bar of Georgia. She also received the Outstanding Woman in the Profession Achievement Award from the Atlanta Bar Association in 2003 and the Trailblazer Award presented by the BLSA at Georgia State University College of Law in 2009.
Ms. Mustakeem received her B.A., cum laude, at the University of Pittsburgh and her J.D. in 1987, cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law. She is admitted to practice in Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
American Bar Association
American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Atlanta Bar Association
Atlanta Large Law Firm Diversity Alliance, Vice Chairperson
Atlanta Legal Diversity Consortium, Board Member
Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Chairman’s Advisory Board
Atlanta Zoo, Board Member
Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., Board of Advisors
City of Atlanta, Board of Ethics, Past Board Member
Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency, State of Georgia,
CoStar’s Atlanta Property News, Editorial Advisory Board
Gate City Bar Association
Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
Georgia Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees, President
Grady Memorial Hospital, Board of Directors
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Board of Directors
Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
National Bar Association
Real Estate Development Institute, Board of Directors
Real Estate Executive Council, Board of Directors, General Counsel and Secretary
State Bar of Georgia, Board of Governors, Executive Committee