Jon R. Erickson


Jon is a partner in the firm's real estate practice group and specializes in commercial real estate development and finance. His practice is devoted to the representation of lenders, developers and end users of commercial real estate properties. Jon has over thirty-five years' experience in the purchase and sale, development and financing of multi-family, office and retail properties and the formation of limited liability companies, partnerships and joint ventures for these types of properties. He has also developed specific expertise in representing non-profit foundations in the area of "public-private ventures" with state agencies for the construction of student housing and recreational facilities in the state of Georgia and other projects across the southeast.

More About Jon

Jon's closing practice with regional and community banks has broaden his experience in the areas of forbearance, workouts and restructuring agreements involving real estate collateral during recessionary periods. His practice also includes foreclosure, confirmation and deficiency actions for his lending clients. Jon also has extensive experience representing landlords and tenants in connection with office, retail and industrial leases. Based on the firm's long history with representing many automobile dealers, Jon often heads up the acquisition and sales of these franchises dealership and related dealership properties for many of the firm's clients. Prior to joining SWTW in 2003, Jon was a shareholder in an international law firm and played a key role in establishing that firm's Atlanta office.

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1984
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1984; Law Review
  • Davidson College, B.A., 1979; with honors
  • Edinburgh University, 1980

Key Representations

  • Represented a non-profit foundation in the development of a University's student housing with financing through a $53,320,000 bond financing
  • Represented a trust in the resolution of title defects and ultimate sale to the State of Georgia of over 2,500 acres
  • Represented a multi-national company in the acquisition of a flight simulator from a major defense contractor
  • Represented a non-profit foundation in the acquisition and construction of University student housing and parking decks with financing through a $59,900,000 revenue bond

Areas of Practice

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Commercial Real Estate

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Commercial Lending

And Secured Transactions

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Professional Organizations & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Cobb County Chamber of Commerce

Leadership & Community Service

  • Member, Honorary Commander's Alumni Association
  • Past President, Marietta Civitan Club, 1998-99
  • Former Faculty Member, National Center for Paralegal Training

Honors & Awards

  • Georgia Super Lawyers Honoree, 2014-2024
  • Georgia Legal Elite, 2013-2014, 2021
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Atlanta, GA 30303

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