Brooks R. Smith Elected Fellow of American College of Mortgage Attorneys

Firm News, Accolade

Bradley is pleased to announce that Nashville partner Brooks R. Smith has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA). The newly elected Fellows will be formally inducted into membership at ACMA’s 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting on September 19-21, 2024.

Formed in 1974, ACMA is a professional group of more than 500 experienced real estate finance attorneys across North America dedicated to developing professional excellence, trustworthy referral networks, and lasting collegial relationships. ACMA Fellows are committed to giving back to their profession, improving and reforming laws and procedures affecting real estate secured transactions, and raising the level of professionalism of lawyers in the industry.

Mr. Smith concentrates his practice on all aspects of real estate transactions, including borrower-side financings, joint ventures, and development projects on a national basis. He regularly works with developers and real estate professionals to structure transactions, compose entity formation documents, draft and negotiate contracts for sale, perform due diligence review, review and address title and survey issues, and finalize closings. Mr. Smith is well known in the real estate industry for his proficient technical skills and as a frequent author of legal opinion letters, as well as articles on relevant real estate and finance industry topics.

An active member of the Nashville community, Mr. Smith is a past chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Real Estate Section. He is a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation and the American Bar Association. Mr. Smith has taught real estate finance and real estate transactions as an adjunct professor of law at Belmont Law School, and serves as the municipal judge for the City of Forest Hills, Tennessee. He is ordained in the Episcopal Church as a deacon, serving at the Church of the Holy Trinity in downtown Nashville, adjacent to the Nashville Rescue Mission. He has been ranked in Chambers USA in Tennessee Real Estate since 2016 and listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Real Estate Law since 2009. Mr. Smith is also the author of numerous articles on commercial real estate topics and has most recently published the first volume of Tennessee Real Property Law and Practice with LexisNexis.