Audra Esrey
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Audra Esrey



Audra is a founding partner of Stanley, Esrey & Buckley, LLP and a key member of SEB’s Commercial Real Estate Practice.


With more than 20 years’ experience as a commercial real estate attorney, Audra represents sophisticated clients in a diverse blend of real estate transactions.


Audra specializes in commercial leasing representing a variety of landlords and tenants, including institutional landlords, developer landlords and local, regional, and nationally recognized tenants in more than 3,000 commercial retail, office, and industrial lease transactions throughout North America.


In addition to representing clients with their leasing needs, Audra represents sellers and buyers in the disposition and acquisition of property.  This broad view of the retail market enables Audra to offer expertise and counsel to clients across the ownership life of a property.


Before practicing law, Audra, an alumna of Teach For America, taught English Literature and Theater at Roosevelt High School in East Los Angeles, California.


Audra has been a frequent presenter at the ICSC Law Conference:

Presenter, 2021, “Everyone Wants to Rule the World: Quest for Control in Supermarket Leasing”

Presenter, 2020, “To Be or Not To Be – Contemplating Complex Co-Tenancy Issues”

Presenter, 2018, “Any Which Way but Use:  Prohibited and Exclusive Use Provisions in the Evolving Landscape of Retail Development”

Presenter, 2016,  “The Express Line:  The 10 Items (or Less) to Consider When Negotiating Grocery Store Leases”

Presenter, 2013, “Assignment and Subletting: Working Through the Unexpected”

Presenter, 2012,  “Assignment and Subletting:  Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together”


  • Georgia Bar Association, Member, Real Estate Section
  • American Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers


J.D., 1999, University of Notre Dame

B.A., 1993, University of Colorado at Boulder, English Literature


(404) 835-6202 direct

Legal Assistant

Deja Jones
(404) 835-6218 direct


Promenade, Suite 2400
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 835-6200 main
(404) 835-6221 fax