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Jeffrey R. King

Jeffrey R. King

A practicing attorney for more than 30 years, Jeff King focuses on real estate projects. He represents commercial and residential real estate developers, builders and lending institutions in the acquisition, development and finance of projects. He also assists in the purchase, sale and leasing of property.  Jeff is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Recent Assignments

  • Rezoning, acquisition, finance and development of a mixed-use real estate project
  • Construction financing of apartments, office buildings and industrial properties in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and Texas
  • Successful work-out of troubled real estate project
  • Zoning, acquisition and development of several residential developments, and sale and refinance of major office building

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

  • "Are you taking advantage of this tax-credit program?," Guest Blogger, Nashville Business Journal, June 25, 2014
  • "New “Green Codes” gain momentum," Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Client Alert, July 1, 2011
  • "Green Design Collaboration," Waypoints on the Journey, Green Business Summit, Lipscomb University Institute for Sustainable Practice, Nashville, Tenn., April 13, 2010
  • "LEED Update - Performance Counts," NAIOP Green Development News
  • "Insurance Issues for the Real Estate Professional," International Council of Shopping Centers' Kentucky-Tennessee Idea Exchange, July 2004

More Than Stites & Harbison

Mr. King served as Law Clerk for the Presiding Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court. Jeff's civil and community involvement has centered on the boards of United Way, Crimestoppers and Friends of Radnor Lake. He was awarded the Environmental Award by Friends of Radnor Lake in 2014. Mr. King also provides legal counsel to The Nature Conservancy on the purchase and sale of real estate in Tennessee. He's a member of First Presbyterian Church where he has served as deacon and chairman of the personnel committee. He loves the outdoors and you can often find him hiking, fishing, gardening or taking adventure-related travels. 

Professional Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Land Use & Zoning Law and Real Estate Law (2007-19) 

Nashville Business Journal, Best of the Bar (2005, 2006 and 2008)

Friends of Radnor Lake, Environmental Award (2014)

Community Involvement

  • Friends of Radnor Lake
  • The Nature Conservancy, legal counsel
  • First Presbyterian Church, member, deacon and chairman of the personnel committee