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John A. Gupton III

Senior Counsel
Nashville
T: 615.726.7351
F: 615.744.7351

John Gupton is former chair of the Firm's Real Estate and Finance Group.

Featured Experience

Coordinated the acquisition of approximately 1,000 fueling sites in 21 states for an energy company.
2011

Represented developers in the development of several condominium projects and mixed use projects.

Represented national developer in development of its apartment product in southeast United States.

Professional Biography

Overview

John represents both private and public companies with their acquisitions, sales, financing and leasing activities. He represents national health care REITS with their acquisition development and lease activities.

Representative Matters
  • Coordinated the acquisition of approximately 1,000 fueling sites in 21 states for an energy company.
  • Represented developers in the development of several condominium projects and mixed use projects.

  • Represented national developer in development of its apartment product in southeast United States.
  • Represented a national renal care company in the acquisition, development, ground lease and tenant leasing of its facilities.
  • Represented national REIT in its acquisitions and leasing.

  • Advised a health care real estate company on the purchase of four medical office buildings in the Chicago area.
  • Advised a health care real estate company on the purchase and finance of a hospital in Charleston, West Virginia.
  • Advised a health care real estate company on the acquisition of six medical office buildings from a regional health care provider in Mississippi.
  • Advised a health care real estate company on the purchase of a hospital in Indianapolis.
Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2005; Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law and Commercial Finance Law 
  • Named the 2017 Best Lawyers' Nashville Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2004
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2006; named among top 100 attorneys in Tennessee by Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2007
  • Named "Best of the Bar," Nashville Business Journal, 2011 and 2012 
  • Member – Nashville, Tennessee (Real Property Sections) and American (Real Property Sections) Bar Associations
  • Member – American College of Mortgage Attorneys
Speaking Engagements
Press Releases

Education

  • The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Virginia, B.A.

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1976
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1977

John Gupton is well thought of by sources, one of whom says: 'John is effective, efficient and always has the sense of urgency that is required in our industry.' With over 30 years of experience behind him, he has extensive knowledge of traditional real estate matters, including acquisitions, sales and financing.

Interviewees say that John Gupton is 'practical, timely and understands the sense of urgency when dealing in real estate.' He handles acquisitions, sales and leasing transactions relating to multifamily, office and medical properties. 

John Gupton is an esteemed and highly active real estate practitioner, with almost 40 years of legal experience. His practice centers on commercial real estate and mortgage lending, representing developers, REITs and real estate owners.

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