Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy LLP announced today that partner…

Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy LLP announced today that partner Aasia Mustakeem was appointed to the Fulton County Board of Zoning Appeals. She will serve a three year term which will expire on December 31, 2006.

Aasia Mustakeem is a member of the Firm’s Financial Products and Real
Estate Department and practices in the areas of commercial real estate,
including representation of financial institutions in commercial loans,
representation of developers in connection with commercial projects,
representation of purchasers and sellers in acquisitions and dispositions of
office, retail, hotel, industrial and other commercial properties, negotiation
and drafting of leases for both landlords and tenants in connection with
commercial leasing; and representation in connection with project finance
transactions as well as secured financing involving inventory, equipment and
similar assets.

Ms. Mustakeem is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of
Governors of the State Bar of Georgia and is the Immediate Past Chairperson of
the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Among her many Bar
and Civic activities, Ms. Mustakeem is the Chairperson of the US Law Firm
Group Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity and serves as the Diversity
Partner at Powell Goldstein.

Additionally, she is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, a founding member of the Real Estate Executive Council, a newly-formed national commercial real estate organization comprised of executive level minority real estate professionals, and is a member of the Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Indigent Defense. She has been a frequent
speaker and author for continuing legal education seminars and publications.
She holds a J.D., cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law and
a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh.

She is licensed to practice in Georgia and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh
Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.