Karen Nelson, a partner in the Real Estate practice, was recognized by Real Estate Forum magazine as a Southeast Woman of Influence. The feature profiled two dozen women who were acknowledged for their professional achievements in commercial real estate in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas and Tennessee.

Karen was singled out for her work advising commercial and investment banks, insurance companies and real estate investment trusts from across the nation on complex financial transactions. She also was praised for her success in developing strong relationships with her clients. "Working in a primarily male-dominated field, I've tried to lead by example in supporting the advancement of women in both law and real estate," she told Real Estate Forum. "The more women progress in the industry, the more it is recognized that women are a vital part of the leadership and success within commercial real estate." ("Southeast Women of Influence," May, 2015)