Harold E. Gill Jr. (Hal)
Hal Gill is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Service Group in the Atlanta and Nashville offices. Over his career, Hal has developed a multifaceted, nationwide real estate and finance practice. Hal represents numerous local, regional and national banks throughout Georgia, Tennessee and the Southeast in closing bilateral and syndicated loans secured by commercial real estate, and loans secured by the business assets of corporate borrowers. He also maintains a significant practice focusing upon the closing and subsequent development of land assemblages for residential, commercial and mixed-use projects. In addition, Hal represents a variety of companies and investors across many industry sectors.
Since 2019, Hal has served as the Office Executive Member of Stites & Harbison’s Atlanta office. Under his leadership, the Atlanta office has tripled in size, becoming a true full-service office representing the firm’s growing client base in the region.
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Closing of a $47,000,000 loan to refinance 13 retail properties in seven states for a large national tire distributor
Closing of a $95,000,000 syndicated credit facility secured by the assets of a financial services company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia
Closing of a bilateral credit facility for a national bank secured by the assets of a prominent national building products supplier
Closing of a $72,000,000 loan for the acquisition of a luxury multifamily project in Atlanta, Georgia for a major national bank; project was the most expensive multifamily purchase, per door, in Atlanta history at the time of closing
Led team of outside counsel in advising a North Georgia poultry processing company in the acquisition of a competitor
Outside general counsel for southeastern-based digital marketing company
US counsel for the world’s largest engineered stone manufacturer
Counsel for developer of mixed-use real estate projects in downtown Roswell, Acworth and Auburn, Georgia
Local counsel for developers of a large solar power facility with a transaction value exceeding $750,000,000
Development and implementation of loan program for a Florida-based national bank in closing multiple loans to a build-to-suit developer of properties for credit tenants throughout the southeastern United States.
Office Executive Member - Atlanta
Opinions Committee, Member
Atlanta Office Recruiting Committee, Member (ex officio)
Lateral Recruiting Committee, Member
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Alumni Advisory Board Member
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Fellow
Clan Campbell Society (North America), Georgia Deputy Commissioner
University of Georgia School of Law
University of Georgia
In addition to working at several prestigious Atlanta law firms, Hal's career also included four years as Atlanta Regional Partner of RealtiCorp Commercial Investment Fund. Hal has been actively involved in a variety of civic, charitable and church activities, including: Presbyterian deacon and elder, youth sports coach and member of various school booster clubs. He is a past board member of the Gwinnett YMCA. Hal is a seventh-generation native of Woodbury, Georgia. He is an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and is passionate about all aspects of Scottish and Irish history, culture and music. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, serves as Georgia Deputy Commissioner of the Clan Campbell Society (North America), and participates in Scottish Highland festivals whenever possible.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law (2021-23)
Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Business Law (2013)
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Publications
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® Publications
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
Hal Gill, Jr. named Office Executive Member for Stites & Harbison's Atlanta Office
ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC real estate attorney Harold E. “Hal” Gill Jr. has been named Office Executive Member for the Atlanta office.
Stites & Harbison strengthens its Atlanta office