“Erica has spent the past 17 years of her career interacting with various agencies of the Metropolitan Government and working daily on land-use and development issues with many development teams in the city, helping them to site and permit controversial and exceptional projects alike. This experience provides her with a unique understanding of municipal and state regulatory laws and how they impact companies with a presence in Nashville,” said Bradley Nashville Office Managing Partner Lauren B. Jacques. “We are thrilled to welcome Erica to the team and know that her understanding of the interaction of law, politics, and policy will enhance our capabilities to serve our clients.”
Bradley’s Economic Development Practice Group’s depth and breadth enable the firm to handle projects throughout the United States with a creative, multidisciplinary approach. The firm’s attorneys have handled some of the largest deals in the country.
Ms. Garrison concentrates her practice on assisting clients involved in transactions with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and other local governments. She also works on land use and zoning issues and permitting projects associated with complex projects and identifies and obtains state and local incentives for businesses looking to relocate to Tennessee. Ms. Garrison also performs procurement work for clients and regularly represents clients on a variety of state regulatory matters before various boards and commissions.
Ms. Garrison’s background includes working as an associate with the Metropolitan Department of Law in Nashville, which gives her insight into how government works and how to best interact with the various entities in the Nashville business landscape. She earned her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame and her B.A. from DePauw University. Ms. Garrison is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations, as well as a past member of the Harry Phillips America Inns of Court. She also has served on the board of the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, the Board of West End United Methodist Church, the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and she volunteers her time with Legal-Aid and at her children’s school, University School of Nashville.