Geoffrey is a member of the Business Services Group and the Finance, Real Estate and Restructuring Group and focuses his practice on commercial real estate and finance, mergers and acquisitions, business formation and planning, and consensual reorganizations outside bankruptcy. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in real estate law.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1998

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®-Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Real Estate, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Real Estate Law, 2013-2020
    • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law, 2017-2020
    • Lawyer of the Year, Transactions/UCC Law (Memphis), 2018

Education & Honors

  • University of Memphis, J.D., 1998
    • Am Jur Awards, Civil Procedure and Partnership Taxation
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., History, 1992
  • Clerkship, Judge John R. McCarroll, Jr., Circuit Court, Shelby County, Tennessee

Experience

  • Representing owners, operators, borrowers, developers, investors, sponsors and managers in the acquisition, disposition, financing and workout of commercial real estate properties, including self-storage, multifamily housing, franchised restaurants and complex, urban development properties
  • Representing mid-market operating companies, including restaurants, collision repair centers and transportation companies, and assisting in organizational and planning matters, acquisitions, dispositions and financings
  • Representing businesses and individuals in non-bankruptcy, consensual workouts
  • Represents operator of franchised, quick-serve restaurants with over 100 units in 4 states and operator of franchised, fast-casual restaurants with over 15 units in 5 states
  • Represents self-storage investor and developer with over 20 locations in operation or development in the top 40 metropolitan statistical areas across the United States
  • Represents multifamily housing owner and property manager with over 25,000 apartment homes in 80 communities, primarily in the Southeast United States
  • Represents transportation company with operations in over 35 locations throughout the continental United States
  • Represents developer of mixed-use, historic buildings in Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina