Economic Development

Economic Development

To best serve clients considering a relocation or expansion, Waller provides an interdisciplinary team of attorneys skilled in the many nuances of economic development and incentives. Attorneys from Waller's government relations, real estate, environmental and tax practices have represented many of the most significant companies relocating to, or expanding within, the region.

A testament to the enduring nature of Waller's client relationships, each of the foregoing remains a client, relying on Waller for a variety of ongoing operational legal services.

Companies that have relied on Waller's counsel and assistance with corporate and business relocations and incentives span a broad range of industries. From an international automaker establishing its first U.S. manufacturing facility, to professional sports teams and the three largest corporate headquarters located in Middle Tennessee, our relocation/expansion track record is unmatched. These clients continue to rely on us for a wide variety of legal services after their relocation or expansion projects are complete.

Incentives available to relocating or expanding businesses can be conveniently divided into two categories: discretionary incentives that are negotiated on a case-by-case basis, and incentives that are set by statute and are available to all businesses that engage in the qualifying activity. Some of Waller's deals for tax and incentive-based financing have become models for other similar transactions across the country.

Clients have relied on Waller's team of economic development and incentives attorneys for assistance negotiating the following representative options:

  • BIDs (Business Improvement Districts)
  • FASTTRACK incentives
  • Legislative/state legislation
  • PILOT agreements
  • Special assessment districts
  • Targeted privilege tax assessments
  • TDZ (Tourist Development Zones)
  • TVA energy assistance grants

Every phase of a construction project, from conceptual design through final completion and beyond, has the potential to encounter critical legal issues. We offer our clients sound land use and zoning counsel, and comprehensive assistance on the myriad issues that site development in the 21st century entails, including:

  • Environmental concerns
  • Growth planning
  • Real estate acquisition and financing
  • Tax and government relations

Our experience includes numerous industrial and commercial projects, including those related to regional shopping malls, significant single tenant developments, quarries, landfills and utility structures.

Real Estate

Clients rely on our attorneys to assist them in the areas of design, construction, development, acquisition, financing, leasing and disposition of multi-tenant office buildings, hotels and shopping centers, hospitals, medical office buildings and other healthcare facilities, as well as manufacturing facilities, hospitals, telecommunications facilities, apartments and unimproved parcels.

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