Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

John A Stemmler

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Practice Areas

John has more than 40 years of experience in commercial transactions, real estate and corporate law. He advises clients in mergers and acquisitions, commercial and residential real estate development and commercial lending. John represents entrepreneurs and companies in acquiring, disposing of and financing investments in hotels, multi-family communities, office buildings, single-family developments, retail shopping centers, warehouse and multipurpose real estate projects and a variety of other operating businesses.


Joined Bass, Berry & Sims in 2000. He is a former Member of firm's Executive Committee and former Managing Partner of the firm's Memphis office.

Professional Memberships

Memphis Bar Association; Tennessee Bar Association: Corporation and Business Law Section, Chair (1995-1997); TBA: Tennessee Business Corporation Act Revision Committee (1993-1996) and Special Committee on Opinion Standards (1993-1994)


JD, Vanderbilt Law School (1971); BA, Vanderbilt University (1968)