Representing local governments, economic development agencies, companies and developers, we help our clients' structure and negotiate economic incentives to spur business development and growth across Tennessee.
We offer deep experience in the creation, administration and implementation of payment in lieu of tax abatement (PILOT) programs and tax increment financing (TIF) programs, as well as the structuring and execution of sales tax increment financings and special assessment bond financings. Having been heavily involved in the drafting of legislation regarding the use of TIFs by industrial development boards and housing and redevelopment authorities, we bring unique insight and substantial knowledge of how to leverage incentives for the maximum long-term economic impact.
Our team is involved in incentive projects ranging from a few million dollars for infrastructure improvements relative to new retail developments to hundreds of millions of dollars for convention centers and sports facilities in major cities. Representing local governments as well as companies and developers in these transactions, we bring a comprehensive perspective to all aspects of economic incentives transactions as a result of representing clients on all sides of the table.
Beyond deal work, our attorneys are actively involved in helping to educate state and local officials across Tennessee on the use of economic incentives — volunteering their time to speak at multiple economic development programs each year and authoring publications on the topic.