Andy Kauss has extensive experience in advising large real estate and corporate clients on a broad range of sophisticated real estate transactions, including development, leasing and acquisitions, and sales. He regularly represents clients in the organization of ownership structures for real estate assets, and the formation of institutional capital for investment in real estate with collateral knowledge of the tax exempt investor and ERISA aspects of such matters. He has represented several real estate industry and corporate clients in the development of major investment and corporate real estate projects; has represented several companies in headquarters office leasing transactions of more than 100,000 square feet of space; and has represented clients in the organization of investment funds for institutional investors that have invested over $1 billion in real estate assets nationwide.

Mr. Kauss is listed in the 2016 and the seven years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law in 2018 and the 12 years immediately preceding. He has been named a Georgia "Super Lawyer" for Real Estate Law in 2016 and the seven years immediately preceding by Super Lawyers magazine and recognized in the 2009 Legal 500 US. In 2011, 2013 and 2014, Mr. Kauss was named by International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in the area of Real Estate. He has been named in Georgia Trend magazine's "Legal Elite" list and is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Member

Atlanta District Council of the Urban Land Institute, Advisory Board

The Epstein School Foundation, Inc., Director and President

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Director

The Weber School, Founding Trustee

The Epstein School, Trustee, Past-President (1995-1997)

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Former Trustee


  • University of California at Los Angeles, J.D. (1977)
    Order of the Coif
  • Boston University, B.A. (1974)
    summa cum laude, with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • New York (2005)
  • Georgia (1977)

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
t +1 404.815.6620
f +1 404.541.3262
The Grace Building, 1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, 10036-7703
t +1 212.775.8705
f +1 212.775.8805

M. Andrew Kauss

Experience Highlights

Sale/leaseback by BB&T Corporation
Represented Branch Banking & Trust in multiple proposed sale/leaseback transactions involving approximately 1,000 bank properties. more
Formation of $1.25 billion real estate investment funds for Avanti Properties Group
Representation of Avanti Properties Group in formation of six investment funds totaling $1.25 billion of institutional capital for investment in real more
Lender holding $60 million debt secured by mixed use complex in bankruptcy
Representation of Waterton Associates, holder of $60 million of mortgage and mezzanine debt, in bankruptcy case of residential apartment and more
Multi-phased project development for Carter & Associates LLC as master developer
Represents  Carter & Associates LLC as the master developer of “The Banks,” a multi-phased project for an extensive mixed use development on more