Bradley is pleased to announce the addition of Van P. East III to the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group as a partner in the Nashville office.
“Van is a talented real estate and corporate attorney with an excellent reputation in Nashville, and we are excited to welcome him to the firm,” said Bradley Nashville Office Managing Partner Lauren B. Jacques.
Brooks R. Smith, chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, added, “Our team has been focused on strategic growth, and the addition of Van will enhance our capabilities in the real estate and finance industry, allowing us to proactively respond to the needs of our clients in Nashville’s booming market and beyond.”
Bradley’s Real Estate Practice Group is deeply embedded in the real estate industry and serves every sector of the market, including acquisitions, financing, lending, leasing, construction, regulatory, tax, and other matters. The team handles complex, multimillion-dollar projects for large institutions, as well as more routine ongoing transactions for clients whose primary businesses are in real estate investment or development.
Mr. East has extensive experience in commercial real estate, representing clients in purchasing, financing, leasing and selling commercial properties ranging from shopping centers to vacant land. He also works with clients on matters involving closely held business entities, including formations, conversions, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as restructuring ownership and control. Mr. East frequently organizes limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships for a variety of business purposes.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Mr. East is an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) and currently serves on the Executive Council of the Business Section. Through his involvement with the TBA, he participated in drafting legislation regarding Tennessee’s business entity statues, including the Tennessee Revised Limited Liability Company Act. Mr. East is also a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2012.