Blake represents clients on matters involving closely-held business entities, including formations, acquisitions, and restructuring ownership and control. He routinely organizes limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships for a variety of business purposes, including preparation of buy-sell, employment, and non-competition agreements.
Blake’s practice also includes extensive work in real estate. Blake represents clients in purchasing, financing, developing, leasing and selling commercial and residential properties. His real estate practice involves all aspects of ownership and capital structures, including joint ventures relationships, preferred equity and mezzanine financing structures, and conventional and program financing.
Blake earned his law degree from Notre Dame Law School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, where he also played Division I football.
Purchaser’s counsel in multi-million-dollar acquisition and development of 40-unit apartment complex.
Developer’s co-counsel in construction and financing of corporate convention center.
Lender co-counsel in issuance of multi-million-dollar construction loan for acquisition and development of industrial sites.
Lender co-counsel in issuance of multi-million-dollar construction loan for development of speculative warehouses.
Purchaser’s co-counsel in $14 million acquisition of farm and residential property.
Company’s counsel in issuance of membership interests and restructuring ownership and control.
University of Michigan Athletic-Academic Achievement Award, 2014-2016
Academic All-Big Ten, 2015, 2016
Member, Nashville Bar Association
Member, Tennessee Bar Association