Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Real Estate Department

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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.


Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD)

Crosstown Building Owner

Gladstone Land (NASDAQ: LAND)

IASIS Healthcare

MarketStreet Enterprises


Commercial facilities (retirement, industrial)

Economic & corporate development




Multi-family housing