Real Estate Law Section

The section monitors, studies and proposes statutory developments in property law and keeps its membership updated by sending periodic e-newsletters. It also produces annual CLE programming for real estate lawyers and others.

Immediate Past Chair
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
401 Commerce Street, Suite 800
Nashville, TN 37219
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
6070 Poplar Avenue
Suite 300
Memphis, TN 38119
Immediate Past Chair
5860 Ridgeway Center Parkway Suite 101
Memphis, TN 38120
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Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
900 South Gay St. STE 1700
Knoxville, TN 37902-1859

Waller Hires 4 from Birmingham Firm

Nashville-based law firm Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis has added a group of attorneys from the Birmingham-based law firm of Balch & Bingham. Jesse Vogtle, Randolph Lanier, Eric Ray and Paul Greenwood join Waller as partners, the Nashville Post reports. They all handle finance and real estate matters and will work out of Waller’s Birmingham office.

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Former Friends Locked in a Contentious Race for Hamilton County Property Assessor

The contest for Hamilton County Commission Property Assessor is heating up, pitting two friends and colleagues against each other in a deeply personal race to the March election. The Chattanooga Times Free Press has provided details regarding the campaigns of incumbent Marty Hayes and hopeful assessor, current Hamilton County Commission Chairman Randy Fairbanks, both of whom served together for years as county commissioners. Fairbanks says he is running to restore trust in the office, maintaining that Hayes flip-flopped on discretionary spending and alleges distrust in his leadership by assessor's office employees. Hayes touts his experience and his qualifications to maintain his role, highlighting a 2018 Assessor of the Year Award and 2019 leadership award from the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers. He believes Fairbanks' attacks are motivated by personal reasons, not his professional record.

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