Kurt Raulin is the founding member and principal lawyer of The Raulin Professional Group, a commercial law firm serving metro Atlanta. Immediately prior to forming the firm, Kurt served as the general counsel for Tivoli Properties, an Atlanta developer of high-rise condominiums, apartments and hotels.
Kurt brings a wealth of experience in contract, corporate and real estate-related matters to his practice of law. In particular, he has expertise in the acquisition and entitlement of real estate for development, the preparation of construction contract documents, the negotiation of equity and institutional financing, the formation of corporate, limited liability company and partnership investment vehicles, the structuring of commercial refinancing and work-outs, the drafting of condominium documents and subdivision covenants, and the negotiation of telecommunications agreements and related easements.
Before returning to Atlanta, Kurt previously served as the general counsel for two different South Florida real estate development and investment companies, based in Boca Raton and Miami, respectively. Kurt started his full-time legal career as a commercial real estate attorney in the Atlanta office of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin.
Kurt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in Economics and Political Science from the University of Florida, a Juris Doctor degree (J.D.), with honors, from the University of Florida, and a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Real Property Development & Finance from the University of Miami. He also attended the University of Virginia as an undergraduate and Oxford University as a law school exchange student, and completed two years of economics graduate work at the University of Florida graduate school of business.
Before Kurt attended graduate school and law school, he managed five political campaigns on behalf of U.S. congressional and state legislative candidates in Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida.
Kurt is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association and the Federalist Society. He is admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District and Middle Districts of Georgia.
His core clients include developers, equity investors, general contractors, landlords and tenants, property managers, property owners associations and restaurateurs.
Kurt serves as a member of the University of Florida Law Alumni Council, and is also a contributing life member of the alumni associations of the University of Florida, the University of Miami and the University of Virginia.
In his free time, Kurt enjoys running, sailing, snow skiing, tennis, hiking, hunting, trout fishing, and reading history and political biographies. He is also an avid college football fan.