Miller & Martin PLLC
Charlie is Co-Chair of the firm's Commercial Department. During his 35 years of practice, Charlie Brake has represented developers, investors and lenders. Prior to joining Miller & Martin, Charlie was a Partner at Alston & Bird for 17 years and then for 12 years at Hartman Simons & Wood where he served as head of the firm's Investment & Finance practice group. He has handled all aspects of the development process--land acquisition, construction issues, financing (construction and permanent loans), partnership and joint venture formation, lease negotiations; outparcel development and sales and dispositions. His clients have expertise in developing shopping centers, apartment complexes, office buildings, office parks, industrial buildings and industrial parks.
Charlie has also worked extensively with investors acquiring either direct ownership of, or equity interests in, raw land and fully or partially developed properties. His practice in this area includes representing his clients in purchasing REO and troubled loans from financial institutions. When his clients have purchased troubled loans, Charlie has then assisted them in acquiring the property through receiverships, foreclosure and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure.
On the lending side, Charlie's practice includes both front-end loans on all property types as well as assisting his clients with troubled assets. As such, his experience includes acquisition and development, construction, rehab, permanent, mini-perm and securitized loans; sale-leaseback transactions; inter-creditor, tri-party and take-out agreements; forbearance agreements, workouts, foreclosures and deeds in-lieu of foreclosure; and sales of REO and distressed loans.