McKeehanon Rue counsels clients with commercial real estate transactions, representing developers, investors and owners in the acquisition, financing, disposition and leasing of real property. Additionally, McKeehanon represents landlords and tenants in drafting and negotiating leases for general office, industrial and and retail spaces in both single and multi-tenant locations. He works with clients to secure commercial leases, amendments, licenses, and termination agreements for all types of properties.
He also works closely with the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group on real estate due diligence for large corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, McKeehanon was an associate with Chambliss, Bahner and Stophel PC. He earned a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and undergraduate degrees in business administration from Tennessee Wesleyan University.
Represented Pinnacle Financial Partners in the sale-leaseback of 36 properties to Oak Street Real Estate Capital, a Chicago-based private equity real estate firm, for $127.5 million. The lease-back term on each of the properties is 14.5 years, with a renewal option of an additional 10 years.
Representation of Prairie Capital’s portfolio company Family Allergy & Asthma, an allergy medical practice headquartered in Louisville, KY, in its Physician Practice Management transaction with Asthma and Allergy Associates of Florida, an allergy and asthma medical practice in Flordia. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, one of the country’s leading dermatology practices, in its acquisition of Esterson Dermatology, a dermatology practice. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of LFM Capital, a private equity firm focused on lower middle market manufacturing and industrial services businesses, in its acquisition of Novex, Inc., a seasoned manufacturer and distributor of polyurethane belting and sheet product used in high-abrasion applications across a wide variety of industries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch — Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Real Estate Law (2022-2023)
CALI Award for Excellence — Evidence and Business Torts
Transactions: Tennessee Journal of Business Law — Executive Editor