James S. Tate, Jr.
Jim Tate focuses his practice primarily on representing public and private companies as well as private equity sponsors in syndicated bank credit facilities. Jim also represents banks and other lenders in lending transactions and handles a variety of real estate projects.
Jim’s practice involves:
- Commercial Finance – Representing borrowers in large corporate financings, including syndicated senior revolving credit and term loan facilities (secured and unsecured), acquisition financings, sale/leasebacks and other specialized financings; and representing agent banks and lenders in revolving credit and term loan facilities for both public and private companies in a variety of industries.
- Real Estate – Representing developers and other real estate clients in connection with a variety of real estate acquisitions, dispositions, commercial leasing and development projects.
A private pilot, Jim enjoys addressing aviation-related matters for clients, including the sale, purchase and financing of aircraft. Jim is also actively involved in the firm’s legal opinion practice, primarily with respect to matters of Tennessee law in multi-state financing transactions.
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Media Mentions & Firm News
Chambers USA — Banking & Finance (2008-2023); Real Estate (2005-2006)
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Securitization and Structured Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2016); Nashville Commercial Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2015); Nashville Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2010)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions/UCC Law; Real Estate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law (1995-2024)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2013)
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2011-2012)