Brooks R. Smith

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  • Roundabout Plaza
    1600 Division Street
    Suite 700
    Nashville, TN 37203
P: 615.252.2344
F: 615.252.6344
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P: 615.252.3521
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Brooks R. Smith

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Brooks Smith is a Member of the firm's Real Estate team and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group. He advises clients in their endeavors related to commercial real estate matters, commercial financing and general business transactions. Brooks represents developers, owners, users, borrowers and lenders in all aspects of commercial real estate development, acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing among all classes of real estate (office, retail, industrial, multi-family, and hospitality, medical and residential developments). Brooks also regularly represents lending institutions in all types of real estate and asset based financings, and has had significant experience advising lenders, and borrowers, in the work-out and restructuring of loans. Brooks' practice also includes general business and commercial law with a focus on legal opinion letters.

Brooks Smith is a Member of the firm's Real Estate team and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group. He advises clients in their endeavors related to commercial real estate matters, commercial financing and general business transactions. Brooks represents developers, owners, users, borrowers and lenders in all aspects of commercial real estate development, acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing among all classes of real estate (office, retail, industrial, multi-family, and hospitality, medical and residential developments). Brooks also regularly represents lending institutions in all types of real estate and asset based financings, and has had significant experience advising lenders, and borrowers, in the work-out and restructuring of loans. Brooks' practice also includes general business and commercial law with a focus on legal opinion letters.

Brooks is active in legal, civic and community organizations. He is the current Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association's Real Estate Section and a graduate of the Young Leaders' Council. Brooks dedicates his time and knowledge to a number of organizations including, Valor Collegiate Academy, Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee (past board president), CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Land Trust for Tennessee and the Economic Club of Nashville.

Brooks is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Belmont Law School where he teaches Real Estate Transactions. Brooks frequently lectures on topics related to commercial real estate and finance, and he is the host of www.dddtn.com, a blog dedicated to “Dirt, Debt and Dollars in Tennessee” concerning real estate and finance matters in Tennessee and around the world.

Distinctions

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, 2009-2014
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2006, 2011-2013
  • Listed in Nashville Business Journal, "Best of the Bar," Commercial Real Estate Practice, 2008-2010

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association (Chairman, Real Estate Section)
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Valor Collegiate Academy, Board Member
  • Alumni Council of Sewanee, The University of the South
  • Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee, Board Member 
  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
  • The Land Trust for Tennessee
  • Economic Club of Nashville

You May Not Know

Brooks is married to Janna Eaton Smith, a commercial litigation attorney, and is active in the many activities of his daughter (11) and son (9). Brooks is also an avid outdoorsman and whether he is running, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, gardening or tending to his chickens in the middle of Nashville, he would rather be spending time outdoors. He also has played in several bands over the years, whether he is playing the piano, the banjo or the guitar. He is still trying to get the band together.