Ms. Lyerly's practice is devoted primarily to the representation of developers, investors and users of commercial real estate in the acquisition, construction, financing, development, leasing and sale of shopping centers, office buildings and mixed-use developments. Ms. Lyerly has significant experience in the acquisition of land for large-scale retail, mixed-use and "lifestyle" developments and in the preparation and negotiation of retail tenant leases. Her experience also includes negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, operating agreements, joint venture agreements, easements, restrictive covenants, development agreements, management agreements, ground leases and both retail and office leases. Her practice also includes real estate financing such as traditional acquisition and construction loans, new market tax credit financing and tax-deferred exchanges. Ms. Lyerly currently serves as a member of the firm’s Compensation Committee and she is the recent past practice area leader for the firm's Commercial Real Estate practice group.