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.

Chair
Webb Sanders PLLC
125 W Hester Rd
Cottontown, TN 37048
(615)581-0804
Immediate Past Chair
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
P. O. Box 340025
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)252-2344

State Denies Metro's Employment and Wage Records Requests

The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development denied two records requests by Metro Nashville officials for wage and employment data. Metro officials are seeking the information for use in its plans to create a new affordable housing policy. State attorneys argue that the data is confidential information that state labor workers cannot disclose under federal law. “We’re trying to create affordable housing where the jobs are, and for us to really understand where the jobs are, we need the most up-to-date data. And they’re not willing to share that data with us,” Metro Planning Department Executive Director Doug Sloan said.

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Digital Billboard Ruling Ends 15-Year Battle

The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled a digital billboard in Brentwood must be converted back into a standard style, ending a 15-year court battle. Brentwood and Metropolitan Nashville teamed up in the lawsuit against Lamar’s Advertising. Metro initially approved construction of the billboard that sits 12-feet north of the city’s border, but then denied Lamar’s request to make the sign digital, citing it was prohibited in its zoning district. Read more from The Brentwood Homepage

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