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Real Estate

Tennessee

16 Years Ranked

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Provided by Richard R Spore III

USA

Practice Areas

In more than 30 years of practice, Richard Spore has advised hundreds of real estate investors and other capitalists on how to best reach their business objectives through three primary areas: commercial real estate and lending, business and transaction planning, and business divorce. Richard has represented private investors, publicly traded REITs and institutional lenders in commercial real estate projects across the nation. Specifically, Richard has served as real estate counsel in high profile transactions in Memphis, Tennessee, including landmark buildings and projects such as Clark Tower, Central Station, Overton Square, Union Row, the International Paper headquarters buildings and Sears Crosstown.

Richard's practice includes:

- Real estate

- Business transaction planning

- Business divorce

Career

Joined Bass, Berry & Sims in 1999; Richard currently serves as chair of the firm’s Real Estate & Debt Financing Practice Group; he previously served as the Managing Partner of the firm's Memphis office and is a former member of the firm's Executive Committee

Professional Memberships

Urban Land Institute (ULI), Memphis Chapter; Technical Assistance Panel, Chair (2018)

American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations

Lambda Alpha International

Personal

MBA, Christian Brothers University (1992)

JD, University of Virginia School of Law (1987)

BA, The University of the South (1984) - summa cum laude

Awards

Real Estate (2008-2023)

Chambers USA

Memphis Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” Memphis (2022); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2021)

Best Lawyers®

Banking and Finance Law; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Project Finance Law; Real Estate Law (2006-2023)

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