Clinton E. Dye, III


Mr. Dye is an accomplished real estate and business lawyer with extensive and varied experience.  He has over eleven years' experience in transactional law, with an emphasis on commercial real estate transactions representing owners and developers in the acquisition and development of multi-family, office, retail, hospitality and mixed use properties. A particular focus of his practice has been the negotiation and drafting of lease and sublease agreements for retail, industrial and office premises in single and multi-tenant properties (landlord and tenant representation). Mr. Dye also has extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers in complex commercial lending transactions.

Prior to co-founding Dye Snyder, LLP, Mr. Dye spent two years practicing with a large regional law firm, and spent eight years practicing with a large international law firm. In addition, he clerked for the Hon. Clarence Cooper of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Mr. Dye is married and has two children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading and sports.


Selected Experience
  • Represented a local owner/investor in the acquisition, development and sale of mixed use properties in the Midtown and Buckhead areas of Atlanta.
  • Represented a local credit union in its expansion of branch locations in the metropolitan Atlanta area.
  • Represented supermarket operator in the sale of a portfolio of more than 100 grocery stores located in Georgia, Florida and Alabama.
  • Represented a national portfolio lender in real estate finance transactions (loan amounts ranging from $30,000,000 to $300,000,000) involving improved and unimproved real estate collateral in single and multi-state transactions.
  • Represented landlords and tenant in the negotiation of retail and industrial leases and subleases in single and multi-tenant properties throughout the country.
  • Contract negotiation, documentation and due diligence with respect to transfer of title to real property and assignment of leases in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions.
  • Represented a national commercial bank in preparing and negotiating real estate collateral documents including fee simple and leasehold mortgages, landlord waivers, subordination agreements and nondisturbance agreements concerning real estate collateral in single and multi-state transactions.
  • Represented investors and developers in connection with various land use issues, including rezoning and subdivision.



University of Texas at Austin
J.D., 1997

Harvard University
A.B. in English, 1993


Bar Admissions



Community Involvement

  • Vice Chairman, City of Atlanta Zoning Review Board
  • Board Member, City of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority
  • Vice Chairman, Historic District Development Corporation
Clinton E. Dye, III
Dye Snyder, LLP
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Dye Testimonials

"I've had the pleasure of working with Tres on several real estate deals. I've always found him to be extremely reliable, always knowledgeable of the issues and most importantly, consistent. On more than one occasion, I have been in need of immediate assistance and would put in a call to Tres who always stepped in and handled the issue with relative ease. As a client, I've had the opportunity to observe Tres in various settings and situations, and have always been impressed with not only his legal expertise but his personable manner as well."
-1991 Heisman Trophy Winner, MVP-Super Bowl XXXI & Real Estate Investor

"Tres has been instrumental in developing corporate lease agreements, land purchases and representing our firm at the closing table. Tres has always been very responsive and diligent and has represented our corporation as a professional in his field. Tres always puts his client's best interest first and foremost and we would highly recommend his services to other corporations."
-Vice President of Properties and Facilities for State of Georgia Chartered Credit Union with over $3.0 billion in assets

"Tres is an exceptional individual. When we were making our decision on legal support, we sought a firm that would offer us great flexibility and affordability, with the level of expertise and professionalism that we had grown accustomed to receiving from large law firms. With Tres, we found all of what we were looking for, with the bonus of humility and commitment."
-Managing Principal for Real Estate Services Company

"Tres is a highly intelligent, dedicated, resourceful and detail oriented attorney. I operate a boutique private equity fund that executes complex transactions, usually in a compressed time frame. Tres' proactivity, flexibility and creativity have been very helpful in the matters that he has handled for me. I have and will continue to recommend him to my peers and colleagues."
-CEO for Private Equity Fund

"Tres is clearly a pleasure to work with as a client. Tres was diligent and timely. However, his most significant advantage to our team was his manner in working with our customers. His professional, even keeled style took the edge out of "tough" customers. His timeliness and sensitivity to cost were key to helping us strengthen a long term customer relationship."
-Vice President for International Financial Services Company with over $646 billion in assets

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