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Claire T. Tuley


Claire Tuley concentrates her practice in acquisitions, commercial real estate and financing transactions, focusing particularly on the long term care industry.

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Professional Biography

Ms. Tuley concentrates her practice on commercial real estate and finance transactions, focusing particularly on the long term care industry.

Ms. Tuley regularly represents health care lenders and owner/operators of long term care and seniors housing facilities in acquisitions, dispositions, and financing transactions. Ms. Tuley works on all phases of a transaction, including corporate formation, due diligence, and coordination with local counsel. She also does extensive work representing national health care lenders in balance sheet and bridge-to-HUD loans and mezzanine loans.

Prior to law school, Claire worked as a paralegal at Baker Donelson and cultivated considerable experience assisting clients in large-scale financing transactions.

  • Represented a health care lender in a mezzanine loan portfolio secured by ten skilled nursing facilities.

  • Represented a long term care owner and operator in the management transfer of twelve skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, including negotiation of amendments to loan documents among five mortgage lenders and an accounts receivable lender.

  • Represented an international client in the sale of the real estate and operations of an assisted living facility.

  • Represented a health care lender in a bridge-to-HUD loan secured by four skilled nursing facilities.

  • Closed a complex mezzanine loan to finance a Florida health care facility on behalf of a senior housing lender.

  • Closed a $2.8 million acquisition of a Florida hotel on behalf of a real estate development company.

  • Women's Team Advisory Board Member – Chattanooga Football Club
  • Supporter-Elected Board Member – Chattanooga Football Club (2019 – 2021)
  • Member – Southeast Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women Board
  • "Attorney Wellness Inside and Out: a Two-Part Panel Discussion on How to Improve Your Own Well Being and the Impact of Mentoring on Group Well Being," Tennessee Bar Association 2023 Convention (June 2023)
  • "Don't Be the Wicked Stepmother: Managing Non-Attorney Staff and the Ethical Limits of the Work They Can Do," Southeastern States Young Lawyers Regional Summit (September 2022)


  • University of Tennessee, J.D., 2018, with honors
    • Acquisitions Editor, Tennessee Law Review
    • Executive Editor, Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law
  • University of Mary Washington, B.A. in History, 2011, magna cum laude


  • Tennessee, 2018

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