Cheyne Harris works closely with commercial and residential developers, landlords and tenants, businesses and investors on the acquisition, disposition and financing of real estate assets. He also represents local and regional banks with commercial loans and other secured transactions. As a former city planner, Cheyne has significant experience in land development and zoning issues.
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.
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)
Represented a public multi-family REIT in the acquisition and disposition of 59 apartment communities with more than 16,000 units in 12 states
Represented Maslow Development Inc. in connection with the acquisition and future development of 15 acres of land in Memphis, Tennessee
Representation of Neighborhood Preservation Inc. (NPI) in acquiring a number of tax sale parcels of land as part of an effort to redevelop a blighted area in Memphis
Representation of Tennessee Community Bank Holdings, Inc., the parent company for Community Bank & Trust located in Ashland City, Tennessee, in its definitive agreement to sell to Reliant Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: RBNC) for $37 million in an approximately 50% stock and 50% cash transaction.
Represented a public multi-family REIT in the acquisition/disposition of 59 apartment communities with approximately 15,000 units in 15 states over the past five years
Volunteered for Memphis Area Legal Services’ Saturday Legal Aid Clinic to provide pro bono legal advice to community members
Represented a financial services company in connection with a $44.5 million construction loan for the development of the 227-room Hyatt Centric Hotel
Represented an owner and operator of assisted living facilities in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of 10 assisted living properties for $45.5 million
Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch — Real Estate Law (2021-2022)
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2021)
Memphis Law Review — Staff Member
CALI Excellence for the Future Award — Estate and Gift Tax