Harold Yellin is a partner in the Savannah office, practicing in the areas of commercial real estate, zoning/land use, and commercial leasing. Harold has broad experience in commercial real estate matters, including the purchase, sale, and refinance of retail shopping centers, hotels and motels, and office, industrial, and mixed-use developments. He is actively involved in the negotiation and drafting of commercial sales contracts and commercial leases on behalf of owners of shopping centers and office and industrial parks.
Harold also has extensive experience representing developers and other clients in various zoning and land use matters before local governmental bodies in the metropolitan Savannah area, including the Savannah City Council, Chatham County Commission, Chatham-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission, and the Savannah Historic Review Board.
Harold has served as president of Congregation Bnai Brith Jacob, president of the Savannah Jewish Federation, chairman of the Savannah Jewish Federation Endowment Fund, chairman of the Savannah Music Festival, and chairman of the board of directors of Silent Witness. He is on the board of directors and a member of the Executive Committee of the Workmen’s Circle Credit Union. Harold has previously served on the board of directors of Union Mission and as chairman of the Attorneys Division of the United Way Campaign. Additionally, Harold serves on the HunterMaclean management committee.
Harold graduated from the University of North Carolina with a B.A. in 1977 and from Emory University with an M.B.A. and a J.D. in 1982. While in law school, Harold served as managing editor of the Emory Law Review.
Mayor Knox White of Greenville, S.C. was the keynote speaker for the HunterMaclean Savannah Critical Issues Forum: Creating the Best Downtowns in America. HunterMaclean partnered with the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and the Savannah Economic Development Authority to present the 2014 Forum.
One of Savannah’s largest employers, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. HunterMaclean attorneys have worked with Gulfstream since it first moved to Savannah in 1967 with the encouragement and support of the late Malcolm R. Maclean, then a HunterMaclean partner and former Savannah mayor.
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa is well-known as one of the most popular and most successful hotels in Savannah, but the hotel, which is located on Hutchinson Island just across the river from Savannah’s National Landmark Historic District, had several major legal hurdles to overcome when it was first conceived in the 1980′s.