Commercial Real Estate at Thompson Burton

Thompson Burton PLLC provides effective commercial real estate solutions for business and property owners in the Nashville area. Our commercial real estate lawyers are available to serve as your real estate transaction coordinator, land use attorney, or advisor on all other commercial real estate matters, such as:
  • Commercial real estate closing costs
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • Commercial real estate loans
  • Types of commercial leases
  • Contractual agreements
  • Zoning laws
  • Intellectual property laws
  • Commercial real estate taxes
  • Commercial litigation
  • Bankruptcy and creditors’ rights
  Our attorneys in Nashville, TN. have extensive experience representing commercial real estate clients from entrepreneurs to landlords to multi-location business owners.

Nashville Commercial Litigation Attorney

At Thompson Burton PLLC, we ensure that our clients and their properties stay protected. As a commercial real estate owner, you may experience disputes regarding incorrect zoning laws, leasing disagreements, tenant complications, loans, or property taxes at some point. If you require legal assistance in any of these areas and are searching for a commercial real estate attorney in Nashville, TN., don’t hesitate to contact our local law firm. Our dedicated team of commercial litigation attorneys includes Walt Burton, a founding partner of Thompson Burton PLLC. Walt Burton is a highly acclaimed attorney known for his impeccable approach to detail when representing clients in real estate transactions, leasing, real estate finance, acquisition, and disposition.  

Commercial Real Estate Lawyer Near Me

Thompson Burton’s commercial real estate attorneys are available to serve you throughout the Nashville area. To learn more about our commercial real estate attorneys and how we can assist you, give us a call or contact us to schedule an initial consultation with our practice. We look forward to working with you.  
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Jon Field Joins Thompson Burton

Thompson Burton has added real estate and M&A attorney Jon Field as a partner. Field was previously the founder of Field Law. At Thompson Burton, he will work with real estate developers, physician groups and investors. “Jon has quickly and easily woven his practice into the firm and we’re excited to see how he will grow our corporate practice area and supplement our real estate team,” said Walt Burton.

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In their ‘The Boss’ Column About Leaders of Music City Businesses, the Nashville Business Journal Interviews Walt Burton

In the ‘The Boss’ column about leaders of Music City businesses, the Nashville Business Journal interviews Walt Burton for his perspective on Thompson Burton, commercial real estate and Middle Tennessee. Read the full article here.    

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The CARES Act Essentials for Businesses and Lenders

To ease the economic impact of the public health crisis caused by COVID-19, Congress recently enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), a $2 trillion stimulus package designed to provide aid to states, industries, and workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. The CARES Act creates a $500 billion lending program for businesses and local governments. The CARE Act incentivizes businesses to retain employees and expands access to federal unemployment insurance and other benefits. Many of the provisions of the CARES Act may be crucial for both businesses and lenders to weather the COVID-19 crisis.   Lending Program for Businesses. The CARES Act authorizes $349 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, which grants the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) the power to provide forgivable loans to small businesses to use for payroll expenses, such as employee salaries, rent, and utility payments. A business is eligible if it is […]

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Tennessee Excise Tax and Franchise Tax (Tenn. Code Ann. § 67-4-2007 and Tenn. Code Ann. § 67-4- 2104)

When purchasing commercial real estate, it is common, for tax and liability reasons, to form a single purpose entity to own the property. Many times, the entity that is formed is a limited liability company. Forming an LLC is generally relatively cheap, fast, and shields the members of the LLC from liability.  However, when forming an LLC in Tennessee, or any other entity that provides limited liability to owners there are tax implications to consider that may not arise in other states. Tennessee does not collect income tax from individuals on most forms of income. Instead of imposing income taxes, Tennessee imposes various other taxes, including two forms of taxes for the privilege of doing business in the state. In Tennessee an excise tax and franchise tax are imposed on corporations, subchapter S corporations, limited liability companies, professional limited liability companies, real estate investment trusts, limited partnerships, and registered limited […]

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Forming a General Partnership in Tennessee

  What is a Statement of Partnership Authority? In Tennessee, most types of business entities require specific documents to be filed with the Secretary of State in order to be recognized as a legitimate legal entity. One major exception exists for general partnerships, however, which can exist with no formal documentation. Under the Revised Uniform Partnership Act (the “RUPA”), a “partnership” is “an association of two (2) or more persons to carry on as co-owners of a business or other undertaking for profit.” Tenn. Code Ann. § 61-1-101 (7).  By this definition, individuals carrying on a business together may form a partnership without intending to, or even being aware that they are partners. See In re Copeland, 291 B.R. 740 (2003) (“under Tennessee law, there is no requirement that the parties actually intended to become partners”). In situations where it is unclear whether a partnership has formed, courts will consider […]

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