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Colby Nelson

Colby B. Nelson

Of Counsel
Phone: 404.504.5467
Fax: 404.365.9532

Colby Nelson represents Owner and Developers in both private and public development projects across the country. Colby focuses his practice on the drafting, review and negotiation of construction, design and consulting agreements, as well as advising clients throughout the lifecycle of a project.

Colby has extensive experience dealing with projects in many sectors, including data-warehousing facilities, industrial, hospitality, multi-use, commercial, residential (including apartments, condominiums, townhomes, and single-family homes), healthcare and build-for-rent developments.

In addition to large-scale development Projects, Colby also assists clients with smaller scale projects such as hotel renovation projects. Colby also has significant experience working with clients who do not traditionally operate within the construction industry, such as lessees undertaking tenant build-out projects for their businesses.

Colby’s prior experience as a litigator has helped inform his views on his transactional practice, and allows him to counsel clients on the practical pitfalls they are likely to encounter on a given project.

Prior to joining MMM, Colby worked in the construction practice at a national law firm. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, where he graduated summa cum laude, and his law degree from the University of Virginia, where he served as Senior Editor for the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology.

Representative Experience

  • Represented an Owner in the design and construction of a $100 million hotel development in Arizona.
  • Represented an Owner in the design and construction of a $75 million manufacturing facility in Arkansas.
  • Represented an Owner in the design and construction of a $64 million apartment complex in Georgia.
  • Represented an Owner in the design, construction and operation of a $50 million waste water treatment plant in Kansas.
  • Represented a local business in the $2 million interior buildout of its new office headquarters in Illinois.
  • Represented a client in the design, consulting, construction and remediation of a hotel project in North Carolina. 


Named, Super Lawyer’s Rising Star, 2017, 2018, 2019