Cheyne W. Harris
Cheyne Harris represents clients in real estate transactions across a variety of industries, including agricultural, industrial, office and retail. Cheyne works closely with real estate investment trusts (REITs), commercial and residential developers, businesses and private investors on the acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of real estate assets. He also represents borrowers and lenders with commercial loans and other secured transactions. As a former city planner, Cheyne has significant experience in land development and zoning issues. His practice includes:
- Real Estate – Representing commercial real estate clients on real estate acquisitions and sales, financings, leasing, zoning and land use, and property tax appeals.
- Financing Transactions – Advising borrowers and lenders in various transactions, such as financing transactions, including acquisition and construction loans, term loan facilities, asset-based secured financings and others.
- Land Use & Zoning – Representing developers and property owners in the submittal and management of municipal development applications, including site plans, rezoning requests, variances and conditional use permits.
- Economic Incentives – Counseling municipalities, industrial development boards and companies on the development, negotiation and implementation of economic incentives, such as payment in lieu of tax abatement (PILOT) and tax increment financing (TIF) programs.
Cheyne also has experience assisting clients with the sale and acquisition of businesses and general business matters including, but not limited to, business formation and various contractual agreements.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Cheyne was an attorney at Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, PLLC where he represented clients in commercial real estate transactions. Before practicing law, Cheyne worked as a city planner for a Tennessee municipality where he worked with city officials on commercial and residential development projects and related zoning and variance matters.
Urban Land Institute (ULI) — Memphis Chapter
Tennessee Bar Association
Mississippi Bar Association
Memphis Bar Association — Real Estate/Environmental Law Section
University of Memphis Law Pillars of Excellence — Board Member (2015-2017)
Memphis Maroon Club — Board Member (2015-2018)
Leadership Collierville (2007)
Media Mentions & Firm News
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America — Real Estate Law (2021-2024)
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2021-2022)
Memphis Law Review — Staff Member
CALI Excellence for the Future Award — Estate and Gift Tax