Nashville Commercial Lending Attorneys


While commercial lending often involves real estate as collateral, anything with value can serve as collateral, including equipment, inventory, motor vehicles, aircraft, intellectual property, instruments and securities, accounts receivable, intangibles like good will, deposit accounts and even insurance policies and proceeds. Our attorneys specialize in structuring, negotiating and documenting commercial loans for lenders, businesses and, sometimes, borrowers. In fact, Mike and Ernie literally wrote the book on commercial lending in Tennessee, having authored the Tennessee chapter of Commercial Lending Law, Second Edition: A Jurisdiction-by-Jurisdiction Guide to U.S. and Canadian Law, American Bar Association, Business Law Section (2016), the American Bar Association’s best-selling treatise on the subject. Ernie, in particular, is an expert in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, and has taught seminars on the issue at universities and continuing legal education events.