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Philip B. Whitaker

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Philip Whitaker, a shareholder in the Firm's Chattanooga office, concentrates his practice in real estate, business transactions and estate planning.

Featured Experience

Represented a regional long-term care provider in negotiating and closing a $6.5 million loan for the construction of a 50-unit, 75-bed personal care home in the state of Georgia.
Negotiated the sale of a regional transportation terminal in Nebraska on behalf of a national transportation carrier.
Represented a regional long-term care provider with $7.5 million lease-purchase of 180-bed skilled nursing facility and 70-unit residential care facility.

Professional Biography

Overview

Mr. Whitaker has experience in commercial and residential real estate development and finance transactions, as well as health care and senior housing financing and acquisition and development of long term care facilities.

Mr. Whitaker's practice also includes the drafting of wills and trusts and the implementation of sophisticated estate planning strategies.

Representative Matters
  • Represented a regional long-term care provider in negotiating and closing a $6.5 million loan for the construction of a 50-unit, 75-bed personal care home in the state of Georgia.
  • Negotiated the sale of a regional transportation terminal in Nebraska on behalf of a national transportation carrier.
  • Represented a regional long-term care provider with $7.5 million lease-purchase of 180-bed skilled nursing facility and 70-unit residential care facility.
  • Represented regional long-term care provider with $9.3 million purchase of 152-bed skilled nursing facility and 340 unit assisted living facility.
  • Assisted a regional real estate developer with developing and selling 24-unit, 35-unit and 48-unit mixed-use condominium developments.

  • Represented national transportation carrier with acquisition of leasehold interests in distribution centers located in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Washington.
  • Assisted a national care provider in selling its long-term leasehold interest in a 240-bed skilled nursing facility.
  • Negotiated and closed the re-financing of a $19 million loan secured by a 29,000 square foot office building and terminal situated on a 48-acre site in southern California.
  • Represented a national transportation carrier with $5.3 million refinance of indebtedness secured by terminals in Tennessee and Georgia.
  • Represented a national transportation carrier in purchase of undeveloped 38-acre tract of land followed by construction of 2,000 foot public road and state-of-the-art transportation terminal.
  • Represented a national transportation carrier in the re-finance of a $3.6 million loan secured by warehouse and transportation terminal.
  • Negotiated and closed drop yard leases in multiple locations, including California, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas and Washington.
Professional Honors & Activities
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Real Estate Law since 2010 
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Commercial Litigation since 2010
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Trusts & Estates Law since 2010 
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • "Tax Aspects of Qualified Conservation Easements," Lorman Educational Services (August, 2012)
Military Service
  • Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy (1983 – 1986)

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