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USA 2022
Tennessee Real Estate
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Band 1

3 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

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.

Chambers Review

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Real Estate - Tennessee
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Band 1
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.

Work Highlights

Provided by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC represented Hall Capital in the sale of an office building located in Nashville, for a sale price of $78.5 million.

Notable Practitioners

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Richard R Spore III
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Richard R Spore III
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Band 2

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.
"Richard Spore is one of those guys who picks up things that are not always obvious. He is very insightful."

D Mark Sheets
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D Mark Sheets
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Band 3

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.
"Mark Sheets is a fantastic lawyer to deal with, and handles things very well." "Mark has our complete trust. He has never led us in a direction that would cause us to think any differently."

T. Gaillard Uhlhorn
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T. Gaillard Uhlhorn
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Band 3

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.
"Gil is a pleasure to work with. He is very quick and efficient with a great knowledge of the law."

Ranked Lawyers at
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

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Richard R Spore III
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Richard R Spore III
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Band 2
D Mark Sheets
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D Mark Sheets
3
Band 3
T. Gaillard Uhlhorn
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T. Gaillard Uhlhorn
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Band 3

Members

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Clients

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Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD)

CoreCivic (NYSE: CXW)

Gladstone Land (Nasdaq: LAND)

MarketStreet Enterprises

Mid-America Apartment Communities (NYSE: MAA)

Industries

Provided by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Commercial facilities (retirement, industrial)

Economic & corporate development

Environmental

Healthcare

Hospitality

Multi-family housing

Retail