Real Estate & Construction

Clients with real estate and construction needs demand full-service legal providers who can address their pressing current needs even as they anticipate tomorrow’s problems and work toward practical, sophisticated solutions. They expect legal service providers to support and advance their business strategies in times of economic adversity as well as prosperity.

We understand real estate from all vantage points. Our clients are developers, public and private owners, operators, investors, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, lenders and real estate investment trusts (REITs), among others, locally, regionally and nationally.

Our strategy is based on the ultimate goals of our clients. We understand the market. We can separate the important from the insignificant. We are “deal doers,” but not beyond our client’s tolerance for risk. We understand the value of expediency.

The technical acumen of our multi-disciplinary team has developed over years of closing deals and solving problems specific to this industry:

  • Real estate transactions of all types
  • Construction and design contracts
  • Environmental contamination
  • Economic incentives
  • Tax-exempt financing
  • Land use and zoning
  • Tax
  • Dispute resolution
  • Distressed assets

Nationally ranked by Chambers USA for the past 16 years, researchers found our firm is known as a “[t]op-flight department of prominent real estate practitioners, well respected for its work on high-value transactions. Its comprehensive experience encompasses commercial leasing, portfolio acquisitions and mixed-use developments. Well versed in multistate deals, including those involving retail properties and real estate investment trusts.” And clients “describe the team as ‘first-rate, combining high character and integrity with strong talent.'” (from Chambers USA 2017) We have also been applauded and awarded in Best Lawyers in America®, Mid-South Super Lawyers, Lawdragon and Who’s Who Legal.

E. Warner Bass
Member (retired)
Coburn Dewees Berry IV
Member (retired)
Stefanie R. Chamberlain
Associate
John W. Dawson IV
Member
Katie Day
Associate
Brian M. Dobbs
Member
Felix R. Dowsley, III
Member
Michael C. Gibson
Member
Thomas Gossett
Associate
B. Taylor Gray
Counsel
Nathaniel F. Greene
Associate
David W. Harper, Jr.
Associate
Cheyne W. Harris
Associate
R. Turner Henderson
Associate
L. Wearen Hughes
Member
Jason S. Lewallen
Member
Vincent B. Lillegard
Associate
G. Mark Mamantov
Member
Robert P. McDaniel, Jr.
Member
James Polk Moneyhun, Jr.
Associate
Jordana Katz Nelson
Senior Public Finance Attorney
Michael S. Peek
Member
John N. Popham, IV
Counsel
Jessica R. Reeves
Associate
Marisa Rouse
Associate
Jill E. Schwartz
Associate
John S. Seehorn
Member
Cynthia N. Sellers
Member
Molly Shasteen
Senior Attorney
D. Mark Sheets
Member
Katherine Smalley
Associate
David W. Smith
Counsel
Richard R. Spore, III
Member
Justin T. Starling
Member
John A. Stemmler
Member
Michael A. Stewart
Member
Marc Tahiry
Attorney
James S. Tate, Jr.
Member
T. Gaillard Uhlhorn, V
Member