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Bo Campbell

Partner, Real Estate Industry Co-Chair

Recognized by Chambers USA as "a leading choice for complex commercial real estate transactions"

Bo Campbell represents developers, investors, lenders and buyers and is well-versed in incentive and tax-based real estate development financing. He is recognized by his peers and clients as a resource on Nashville's evolving real estate industry and as a connector in making sure that complex real estate transactions come to fruition.

Developers, investors and financing professionals call on Bo for his insight and experience handling high-stakes real estate developments. In both stable and crisis-driven times, Bo manages the divergent expectations of buyers, sellers, lenders, developers and investors, guiding them through the complexities of unique real estate transactions.

With a reputation for knowing key players, exercising good judgment and closing complex transactions,  Bo represents clients in complex development, acquisition and investment projects including multi-family, office, retail, mixed-use and industrial distribution warehouse developments. Bo also provides clients with a wealth of knowledge on public/private incentive-based packages, navigating them through state and local approval processes, structuring tax increment financings and negotiating in lieu of tax agreements.

Bo has had a hand in several first-time transactions or development deals in Tennessee, including the relocation of an automobile company's North American headquarters to middle Tennessee; the development and financing of Nashville's first downtown high-rise multi-family project followed by its first high-rise condominium project; and the redevelopment of the former Nashville Convention Center site into the $400 million mixed-use Fifth + Broadway development.

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  • Education
    • J.D., with high honors, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1983
      • Order of the Coif
      • Recipient of five American Jurisprudence Awards for Academic Excellence
      • John W. Greene Scholarship
      • Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity
    • B.A., Wake Forest University, 1980
  • Bar Admissions
    • Tennessee
  • Recognitions
    • Chambers USA
      • Recognized in Real Estate (Tennessee), 2005-2022
    • Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings)
      • Banking and Finance Law, 2005-2023
      • Project Finance Law, 2005-2021, 2023
      • Real Estate Law, 2005-2021, 2023
      • Lawyer of the Year, Project Finance Law (Nashville, Tennessee), 2017
    • Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings), 2022
      • Lawyer of the Year, Banking and Finance Law (Nashville)
    • Martindale-Hubbell
      • AV-rated
    • Nashville Business Journal
      • Best of the Bar, Real Estate, 2019-2022
      • Power Leaders in Commercial Real Estate, 2019
    • Nashville Post
      • Recognized as one of the "CRE50" - the top 50 leaders in Commercial Real Estate - and named on the publication's "2017 Power 100" list of individuals with the greatest impact on Nashville business
      • In Charge, Real Estate, 2022
  • Professional Involvement
    • Member, Nashville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations
    • Chairman, 2002 Large Firm Campaign for Legal Services of Middle Tennessee
  • Community Involvement
    • Vice Chairman, Electric Power Board, Nashville Electric Service
    • Former Board Chair, Nashville Downtown Partnership
    • Member, Leadership Tennessee, Class of 2014-2015
    • Former Member and President, Board of Trustees of Currey Ingram Academy
    • Former Member and President, Nashville Child Center Board of Directors
    • Former Member, YMCA Urban Services Council

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