Ron D. Talley


200 East Saint Julian Street
PO Box 9848
Savannah, GA 31412-0048

Tel 912.236.0261
Fax 912.236.4936

Ron Talley is a partner in the Savannah office. Ron’s practice is primarily in the areas of real estate and commercial finance.

Ron’s work has encompassed many property types, including shopping centers, hotels, restaurants, distribution facilities, industrial properties, office/business parks, hospitals, timber property, etc. He has assisted clients throughout the United States on a broad range of matters, such as real estate finance and acquisition (including all aspects of the due diligence required by buyers and lenders), leasing, sale-leaseback transactions, acquisition and sale of industrial properties, and assisting with all aspects of due diligence including due diligence related to environmental conditions.

Ron is a member of the State Bars of Georgia and South Carolina as well as the Savannah Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in Georgia and South Carolina.

Ron graduated from North Carolina State University in 1982 with a B.S. and from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1989 with a J.D., cum laude.


Representative Engagements

  • Handled closings for sale-leaseback transactions and credit tenant loan transactions involving various types of properties located throughout the United States. These transactions involved the customary document preparation/negotiations and coordination of due diligence investigations on matters such as zoning, environmental, survey, and title matters (including title insurance).
  • Represented parties in various types of leasing transactions, including ground lease developments, retail leasing, office leasing, industrial leasing, and warehouse leasing.
  • Representing borrowers and lenders in the financing, acquisition, and leasing of commercial real estate projects across the United States.
  • Handled the sale and acquisition of retail shopping center properties throughout the southeastern United States.
  • Represented a lender in connection with a loan transaction involving self-storage facilities located in several states and handled associated due diligence for the transaction.
  • Represented a lender in connection with a loan transaction involving multifamily properties located in various states and handled associated due diligence for the transaction. 
  • Representing various manufacturers in the establishment of new businesses in Georgia and South Carolina and negotiating incentive packages with various state and local governments and/or development authorities, including a large wood pellet production facility and its associated port expansion facilities.



University of South Carolina School of Law: J.D., cum laude, 1989
North Carolina State University: B.S., 1982


  • Savannah Bar Association
  • South Carolina Natural Resources Section
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of South Carolina


Best Lawyers in America: Environmental Law, Real Estate Law; 2011-2024
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Lawyer of the Year: Real Estate Law, 2018
The Best Lawyers in America named Ron Talley the Lawyer of the Year for Savannah in the area of Real Estate Law. Only one lawyer in each practice area and designated city is honored as the Lawyer of the Year. The award reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned from his peers for his abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rated
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Licensed In

South Carolina