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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Commercial Real Estate: What increased e-commerce means for brick-and-mortar stores

No topic has been the subject of greater debate in commercial real estate in recent years than how increasing e-commerce is adversely impacting brick-and-mortar retail. The trends are undeniable. A long-term change in consumer behavior has dramatically reduced store traffic, as consumers are electing to shop and browse merchandise from home or their mobile devices rather than entering the retail store. As evidence, the average number of stores visited per shopping trip to the mall has dropped from 5 stores in 2007 to 3 stores today, according to Shoppertrak. The result of decreasing traffic at shopping malls and other retail outlets has been a dramatic increase in store closings by some of America’s most storied retail brands, including Sears and J.C. Penney. Sbarro is the most recent casualty, filing for bankruptcy protection and announcing that it will close 155 of its remaining 400 locations nationwide. There are also rumors that […]

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6 Critical Diligence Items when Purchasing Multi-Family Commercial Real Estate

I recently represented a client in connection with the purchase of 925 apartment units located in East Tennessee. As part of the transaction, I updated my multi-family commercial real estate closing checklist. In reviewing my checklist, it reminded me of the below 6 items that buyers sometimes forget when purchasing multi-family commercial real estate properties. 1. Purchasers should always review police reports for the last 2 years related to the property (particularly if the property is in a low-income area). A purchaser may not necessarily want to purchase an asset that was the scene of a homicide or known for drug activity; 2. It’s important to identify any units that are not currently available for rental due to needed repairs and discount the purchase price appropriately. A well-drafted contract will include a formula to adjust the purchase price based on any “non-rentable” units as discovered during the due diligence period. 3. […]

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The shopping truck trend: Commercial Real Estate on Wheels

Undoubtedly, you have noticed the ubiquitous food trucks that have seemingly taken over parts of Nashville. There is even a food truck park, Wanderland Urban Food Park, where the food trucks can gather around the city. This trend is certainly not unique to Nashville. Food trucks and food truck parks have been popping up at a surprising rate around the country. Food trucks provide a variety of food options for business or entertainment districts that otherwise would only be served by the restaurants located in brick-and-mortar buildings in that area. What you may not have noticed around Nashville just yet are the fashion trucks that have started making their debuts around town. Fashion trucks, like food trucks, are simply trucks that bring their merchandise to their customers at their customers’ chosen location or at a designated location that is convenient for customers. The backs of these trucks have been renovated so […]

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Adaptive reuse: Repurposing Nashville commercial real estate

Although the concept of adaptive reuse has been around for centuries, its popularity has increased over the past few years. Adaptive reuse refers to the reuse of an older site or building for a different purpose than the one for which it was built or designed. Historically, buildings that were durable and structurally sound often changed purposes many times before being torn down in favor of new construction. In the past, new construction was primarily driven by economic reasons or reasons of efficiency. More recently, an increased interest in adaptive reuse has emerged as the movement to preserve historical buildings, neighborhoods and structures has become more prevalent. As new development and reuse occurs, the owners of the city’s older, and sometimes historic, buildings are faced with tough decisions regarding new investment. Older buildings often do not provide the return on capital and predictability that newer, more efficient buildings may provide. […]

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Nashville’s use of tax incentives is working

Mayor Karl Dean has a history of using city tax incentives to lure or keep companies in Nashville, particularly by helping with real estate costs or taxes. Beneficiaries of these incentives have included a variety of companies, including Standard Candy Company, HCA, AmSurg and Oberto Sausage Company. The latest beneficiaries of the mayor’s tax incentives are developers planning full-service hotels in the SoBro district in anticipation of the lodging demand that will be created by the new Music City Center. The two planned hotels are a Hyatt Regency and a Marriott Hotel. The Hyatt’s tax incentives would come through tax-increment financing, which allows the cost of infrastructure, assembly, demolition and development of the Hyatt site to be financed through future increases in property taxes that are generated by the Hyatt itself. The Marriott’s tax incentive is a property tax discount. Both incentives are valued at approximately $3 million each and are contingent on the developers […]

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