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Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Top-flight department of prominent real estate practitioners, well respected for its work on high-value transactions. Its comprehensive experience encompasses commercial leasing, portfolio acquisitions and mixed-use developments. Recognized experience pertaining to a broad range of property classes, including healthcare facilities, shopping centers, office buildings, hotels and industrial developments. Well versed in multistate deals, including those involving retail properties and REITs. Also has experience dealing with a wide array of construction and design matters.

Strengths

"I feel like they understand my business enough to communicate where the pitfalls are, so that I can understand that and make the final decision. They are very good at dealing with complexity and they don't skip a beat, so as a result they are really trusted advisers," reports an impressed client.

Work highlights

Acted for Mid-America Apartments on its formation of a joint venture with Jefferson Apartment Group to acquire land in Florida and develop an apartment complex comprised of 264 units.

Notable practitioners

Mark Sheets has a plethora of transactional real estate experience. He is well versed in acquisitions and sale and leaseback agreements, and has a wealth of knowledge concerning development and financing matters as well.

John Stemmler is noted for the depth of his real estate experience, spanning over 40 years of advice on both financing and acquisitions. His wealth of expertise extends to representing clients in retail, multipurpose and hospitality projects.

Richard Spore is well equipped to handle mandates for investors and borrowers, often advising on sales, acquisitions and development projects. He also has a well-established understanding of PILOT agreements.
"He is smart and hard-working; he has a good practice."

Gaillard Uhlhorn has experience across the full gamut of real estate finance and property acquisitions, acting for REITs and various other commercial real estate owners.
"He can assess and communicate in a way that helps us to move forward; he understands that we need to get on with business, so he'll get into the fine details to help us to find solutions." "We trust Gil completely."

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Overview

Real Estate Practice Summary

Bass, Berry & Sims helps clients acquire, sell, finance and develop all types of real estate, from office and industrial, to retail and redevelopment districts, to residential subdivisions and multi-family apartments.

Real Estate Transactions

Our firm represents developers, public and private owners, operators, investors, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, lenders and real estate investment trusts (REITs) in all aspects of real estate transactions locally, regionally and nationally, including:

  • Acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Commercial leasing.
  • Development and construction.
  • Equity participations.
  • Joint ventures.
  • Residential, commercial and mixed use condominiums.
  • Master Declarations and Easements.
  • Conservation Easements.
  • Multi-state portfolio sales and financings.
  • Management contracts.
  • Sale-leasebacks.
  • Workouts and restructuring.
  • Tax deferred exchanges.

Real Estate Litigation

We also regularly handle hearings and other board and council proceedings concerning licensing, zoning, planning and land use issues. We litigate a wide range of real estate conflicts including eminent domain, mechanic's lien, quiet title and contract disputes. We advocate in commercial litigation and mediation which arises from bankruptcy proceedings.

Clients

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD)

Crosstown Building Owner

Gladstone Land (NASDAQ: LAND)

IASIS Healthcare

MarketStreet Enterprises

Industries

Commercial facilities (retirement, industrial)

Economic & corporate development

Environmental

Healthcare

Hospitality

Multi-family housing

Retail

Real Estate

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

firm
Location

150 Third Avenue South

Suite 2800

Nashville

Tennessee

USA

TN 37201

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Tennessee

Real Estate


D Mark Sheets
Band 3
John A Stemmler
Senior Statespeople
Richard R Spore III
Band 2
T. Gaillard Uhlhorn
Band 3