Mark Kaplan

Mark Kaplan

Mark Kaplan is Special Counsel with Sweetbaum Sands PC. He represents clients in complex commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and disposition of properties. He has extensive experience with retail, office, industrial, mixed-use and health care projects. Mr. Kaplan previously served as in-house counsel at a national big box home improvement retailer where he handled transactions for the acquisition, leasing, development and construction of stores and distribution centers throughout the United States. He also served as in-house counsel at a national dialysis company where he negotiated transactions for the development and construction of dialysis centers throughout the country. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Kaplan spent time as a real estate developer where he developed Target and Wal-Mart anchored shopping centers. Mr. Kaplan also served as an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law where he taught classes in negotiating, managing and documenting business transactions.

Admitted to Practice:

  • Colorado
  • Georgia


  • Duke University School of Law
  • Bucknell University


  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell

Community Activities:

  • Volunteer at MaxFund Animal Adoption and Rehabilitation Center
  • Volunteer youth sports coach

Representative Transactions:

  • Represented developer in the construction and leasing of a transit oriented mixed-use project
  • Represented supermarket operator in the sale of a portfolio of more than 100 grocery stores
  • Represent developers and retailers in connection with the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and sale of shopping center projects
  • Represent industrial developers in the acquisition, financing, leasing and sale of industrial projects
  • Represent doctors in negotiating leases for medical practices