Fred T. Isaf


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  • Emory University School of Law, LLM, Taxation, 1978
  • Emory University School of Law, JD, with Distinction, Order of the Coif, Order of Barristers, 1975
  • Duke University, AB, 1972
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Tax Court

Member, State Bar of Georgia

Panel Member, Institute of Certified Financial Planners - Financial Products Standards Board, 1987

Member, Real Estate Task Force, which published "Standards for Real Estate Investments" for use by certified financial planners effective January 1, 1987, Institute of Certified Financial Planners

Board of Directors, 1996-2002; Chairman, Finance Committee, 1996-2002, Pinecrest Academy, Inc.

President, 1998-1999; Board of Governors, 1993-2000, Cherokee Town & Country Club, Atlanta, Georgia

Member, Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of Malta

Regional Board of Directors, National Kidney Foundation, Georgia/Alabama Region, 2012

Fred is a former member of the McGuireWoods LLP Board of Partners and served as managing partner of the Atlanta office from 2004 to 2008. For more than three decades Fred has been a trusted business advisor to corporations, partnership and limited-liability companies in the securities, healthcare, international trade, professional services, real estate and other industries. Fred has particular focus on (i) private equity fund advisors in connection with private equity and hedge fund investments, with an emphasis on investment advisors to state pension funds and other institutional investors, and (ii) real estate operating companies which develop, joint venture, acquire, lease manage and finance multifamily, retail and office portfolios.

Fred’s broad experience includes securities, tax and other aspects which arise in mergers and acquisitions. He often serves in the various roles of company counsel, fund or account counsel and transaction counsel. Fred counsels clients with respect to their day-to-day legal matters and assists company boards regarding the legal implications of strategic business decisions.

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Fred T Isaf
T: +1 404 443 5712F: +1 404 443 5766Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

Represented seller in an approximately $600 million sale of 50% of the equity interest in an institutionally-owned real estate operating company.

Represented registered investment advisor to a state pension system in over $2.5 billion in investments in a wide range of industries, including (i) agricultural lending institutions, (ii) funds focused on value-oriented investments in opportunistic situations, bankruptcies, restructurings and turnarounds in the United States, (iii) funds focused on debt obligations and other assets, including real estate, operating companies and special situations, (iv) funds focused on investments in life settlement contracts and (v) funds focused on investment in social media and technology companies.

Represented a joint venture partner in the formation of joint venture and acquisition/operation of core apartment properties, including equity investment of $265 million by joint venture partners and $980 million non-recourse financing of property acquisition.

Represents a closely held trading corporation engaged in international purchase and sale of food and related products.


Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2013-2018

Named to “Georgia Super Lawyers,” Business/Corporate, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2004-2007, 2009-2016

SEC Supervisory Liability FAQs, October 15, 2013