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Practice Areas

Brooks advises clients in matters related to commercial real estate, commercial financing and general business transactions. He represents developers, owners, users, borrowers and lenders in all aspects of commercial real estate development, acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing among all classes of real estate (office, retail, industrial, multi-family, and hospitality, medical and residential developments). Brooks also regularly represents lending institutions in all types of real estate and asset-based financings, and has had significant experience advising lenders and borrowers in the work-out and restructuring of loans. His practice also includes general business and commercial law with a focus on legal opinion letters. Brooks is active in legal, civic and community organizations, and dedicates his time to a number of organizations, including Valor Collegiate Academy, Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee (past board president), CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Land Trust for Tennessee and the Economic Club of Nashville.

Brooks is also an adjunct professor of Law at Belmont Law School, where he teaches Real Estate Transactions.

Professional Memberships

Nashville Bar Association; Tennessee Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Health Lawyers Association; Valor Collegiate Academy


J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law (1996); B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South (1993), cum laude