Bryan Echols is a Partner in the Franklin, Tennessee office of Thompson Burton PLLC. He focuses his practice in real estate law with an emphasis on acquisitions & dispositions, development & land use, leasing, and real estate finance.  He also assists clients in the areas of banking & financial services.

Bryan has played an integral role in many projects in and around the Nashville and the middle Tennessee area. He has completed acquisition, loan and condominium establishment for multiple distinctive residential, office and mixed-use developments in downtown Nashville, including the Gulch area. He counsels clients in real estate negotiations including completing protracted negotiations for multiple tenants in a 400,000 square foot building. He has also been prominent in the acquisition, zoning and development of first-class residential projects in the middle Tennessee area.

He has led seminars for real estate professionals and attorneys on a wide range of topics including land use and zoning, due diligence investigations, lending principles, foreclosures, conservation easement drafting and tax aspects.

Bryan has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Land Use & Zoning Law and Real Estate Law and was selected by Best Lawyer’s in America as Nashville’s outstanding Land Use attorney in 2013. He was also named by Nashville Business Journal as a Commercial Real Estate MVP in the Professional Services category in 2010.  His contributions toward preservation in the community were acknowledged by the presentation of the Patron’s Award by the Heritage Foundation for Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee., and he has also received the Williamson County, Tennessee “Impact Award” three times, resulting in his Hall of Fame status for this award.

  • Thompson Burton PLLC
  • Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Stites & Harbison PLLC
  • United States Air Force, Judge Advocate

  • United States Air Force Academy, B.S.
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D.
  • American Jurisprudence Awards in Contracts II, Commercial Paper, and Labor
  • Licensed to practice in Tennessee and Georgia

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • NAIOP
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Heritage Foundation for Franklin and Williamson County, Board of Directors, past member
  • Franklin Tomorrow, Board of Directors, past member
  • Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, past member
  • O’More College of Design, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee