Don has extensive experience in commercial real estate matters, mergers and acquisitions, business reorganizations and counseling entrepreneurs in wide range of industries.

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Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1992
  • Illinois, 1979
  • Alabama, 1977


  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®– PreeminentPeer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law (Memphis)
    • Corporate Law, 2006-2021
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2010-2021
    • Real Estate Law, 2010-2021
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyer, Business/Corporate, 2006

Education & Honors

  • John Marshall Law School, LL.M., Taxation, 1983
  • Cumberland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1977


  • Counsel to entrepreneurs in wide range of industries in connection with privately held businesses.
  • Represented clients in numerous transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, capitalizations and reorganizations of businesses.
  • Extensive experience in commercial real estate:  counsel to owners and developers in connection with acquisition, construction, financing and disposition of variety of properties, including many multi-property, multi-state acquisitions, dispositions and refinancings.
  • Advises clients in organization of various enterprises and reorganization of enterprises experiencing financial difficulties.