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Neal Dodell

Senior Counsel


A 30-year veteran of the Atlanta legal industry, Neal is known for his professional, calculated, and seasoned approach to his practice. He has an extensive real estate law background, with his practice covering the sale, leasing of, and the facilitating of loans (representing both lenders and borrowers), on all types of commercial real estate.

Neal’s commercial property transactions have ranged from $2 million to $75 million over the course of his career. With each, he provides his clients measured solutions with a thorough understanding of commercial real estate risks.

In addition to his real estate work, Neal has a growing government relations practice that focuses on a bipartisan approach to improving both education and job training in Georgia. He is active in efforts to improve literacy rates in Georgia, having previously served on the  advisory committee to the Georgia State Literacy Commission.

Neal is a graduate of the University of Michigan and earned his J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School. Prior to joining Robinson Franzman in 2022 and the Caiaccio Law Firm in 2015, Neal served as in-house counsel for MetLife and for the ING Group.

When he’s not at the office, you can find Neal enjoying outdoor experiences in Roswell, a community he has called home for over 25 years.

Additional information

Bar & Court Admissions
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
  • University of Michigan, B.A., Political Science
Publications & Presentations
Professional Activities & Affiliations
  • In-House Counsel for MetLife, Inc. and ING Group
Professional Background
Representative Matters
  • As its national acquisitions counsel, represents a growing self-storage developer in purchasing and developing properties in transactions throughout the Southern and Northeastern United States.
  • Represented a developer in purchasing properties in the Southern United States which were then developed and ground or triple net leased to national tenants.
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