Paula serves as Vice Chair of the Firm's Business Department. She represents local, regional and national lenders and borrowers in a variety of real estate and asset-based loan transactions, including loan syndications and participations.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2006

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Real Estate Law, 2018-2019
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Star, Business/Corporate, 2015-2016
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Memphis, School of Law, 2007-2008

Education & Honors

  • University of Memphis, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006
    • Editor-in-Chief, University of Memphis Law Review
  • Georgetown University, B.A., Philosophy, 1997
  • Clerkship,
    Honorable David R. Farmer, Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section, 2006-2008

Experience

  • Representing local, regional and national companies in real estate and land use matters including acquisitions and dispositions, financing, development, land use, construction and leasing.
  • Representing local, regional and national lenders and borrowers in a variety of real estate and asset-based loan transactions, including loan syndications and participations.
  • Represented regional hospital in joint venture for the acquisition and conversion of an office tower to medical office space.
  • Served as real estate counsel to national health care company in disposition of multiple hospital campuses.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Tennessee's Charitable Property Tax Exemption: A Legally and Economically Unwieldy Tool for Achieving Charitable Policy Objectives, 37 U. MEM. L. REV.149 (2006).