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  • Member, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee
Robert focuses his practice is focused on mergers, acquisitions, real estate development and finance.

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Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1986

Civic Involvement

  • Backfield in Motion, Board Member


  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV®-Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Real Estate Law, 2008-2022
    • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, 2010-2022
    • Economic Development Law, 2012-2022
    • Lawyer of the Year, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law (Nashville, TN), 2020
    • Lawyer of the Year, Economic Development Law (Nashville, TN), 2014, 2017, 2019
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Real Estate (Tennessee), 2015-2021
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2008-2014, 2018
  • Best of the Bar, Nashville Business Journal, 2020
  • Vice-President, Board of Directors, Special Olympics Tennessee, Inc.
  • Director on the Board, Mary Queen of Angels Assisted Living Project
  • Board Member, Nashville Downtown Partnership

Education & Honors

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1986
  • Sewanee: The University of the South, B.A., magna cum laude, 1982
    • Phi Beta Kappa


  • Robert represents local, closely-held companies in all areas of corporate activity including mergers and acquisitions.
  • His practice also focuses on areas of real estate development matters, including sales, acquisitions, financing and development matters
  • Represented a manufacturer of concrete products in acquisition and disposition activity in five states in the Southeast and Midwest.
  • Represented an urgent care provider in sale to private equity firm.
  • Represents a holding company that provides services to multiple industries including healthcare, hospitality, retail, sports and leisure, transportation and aviation with issues ranging from acquisition and disposition of portfolio of companies and divisions of portfolio companies, contract negotiations, regulatory issues and labor and employment issues.
  • Served as local counsel to Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency in connection with development and construction of Metro Nashville’s $500,000,000 convention center.
  • Worked on downtown development matters using Tax Increment Financing for commercial and residential development in the Nashville Central Business District.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications