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William G. Brown

William G. Brown

Will Brown is an attorney in the firm's Franklin office and a member of the Real Estate and Banking service group.  His practice centers largely on banking, including the documentation of syndicated credit facilities, asset-based loans, music catalog loans, real estate financing, non-profit and charitable institution credit facilities, and the extension of credit to varied types of businesses.

Mr. Brown is also experienced in real estate law, general corporate matters, business litigation, and professional liability.  He counsels a wide variety of clients on acquisitions, dispositions, financing, zoning, development, planning, leasing, governance, and legal ethics issues. In addition, he counsels non-profits and has experience in conservation easements.

Recent Assignments

  • Represented bank client in loan to non-profit church association to finance construction of new church facility
  • Represented bank clients in solar energy lending
  • Represented commercial landlord in series of leasing disputes with national trucking company tenant, and negotiated leases with replacement tenants
  • Represented bank clients in loans to several major recording artists and songwriters secured by songwriting catalogs and/or royalty streams
  • Worked with team of attorneys to represent lenders in several substantial merger transactions
  • Represented bank clients in financing vehicle floor plan and real estate loans to chains of automotive dealerships across the southeast
  • Represented lenders in financing the acquisition, development, and construction of hotel developments across the nation

More Than Stites & Harbison

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brown practiced for several years with a small boutique firm in Nashville, where he advised businesses and executives on a wide array of issues – from corporate organization, governance, recapitalizations, private equity transactions, and mergers all the way to lawsuits at the trial and appellate levels. Will lives in his hometown of Franklin, where he spends most of his time trying to be the best husband and dad he can be to his wife and two children. Sometimes that includes hiking, swimming, cycling, or just being outside. He'll also do just about anything to get back to Sewanee.