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Yelena Abalmazova Chan

Yelena Abalmazova Chan

Associate

Overview

Yelena Abalmazova Chan represents owners, developers, and investors in a variety of commercial real estate transactions with an emphasis on purchase and sale of both improved and unimproved property, financing, and development. She also advises lenders in financing transactions and negotiates commercial leases for tenant and landlord clients. Yelena drafts and negotiates primary transaction documents, including purchase and sale agreements, notes, guarantees, and loan agreements. In addition, Yelena has experience representing financial institutions in Small Business Administration (SBA) lending compliance.

Yelena is part-time faculty at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, where she teaches an undergraduate business law class, The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business. She is fluent in Russian.

Prior to entering private practice, Yelena was an assistant district attorney in Hall County, where she represented the state of Georgia in felony prosecutions, including serving as lead counsel in jury trials.

Credentials

Education
  • Emory University School of Law (J.D., 2012)
  • Georgia State University (B.A., 2008)
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
Languages
  • Russian
Court Admissions
  • Georgia Supreme Court

Background

  • Associate, Kitchens Kelley Gaynes, P.C., Atlanta, GA (2015–2019)
  • Part-Time Instructor, Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Atlanta, GA (2016–2019)
  • Assistant District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney, Northeastern Judicial Circuit, Gainesville, GA (2013–2015)
  • Assistant Solicitor General, Augusta-Richmond County Office of the Solicitor General, Augusta, GA (2013)

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