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Blake represents developers, owners, investors, borrowers, and managers in the purchase, sale, development, financing, leasing and management of commercial and residential real estate properties. Blake’s 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 has represented national banks, national real estate investors and developers, and regional and local developers for the new construction, purchase or refinancing of multifamily housing, hotels, offices, retail centers, industrial and residential properties. Blake also acts as a trusted business advisor on many transactions and is able to provide a wealth of experience and practical knowledge to his clients.

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.

Other Info About Blake


Legal Work Highlights

Developer’s counsel in construction and financing of thousands of market rate multifamily apartment units.

Developer’s counsel in construction and financing of over one million square feet of industrial warehouse space.

Developer’s counsel in construction and financing of downtown corporate convention center.

Lender’s counsel in issuance of multi-million-dollar construction loan for acquisition and development of industrial sites.

Lender’s counsel in issuance of multi-million-dollar construction loan for development of speculative warehouses.

Developer’s counsel in multi-million-dollar acquisition of farm and residential community.

Investment firm’s co-counsel in nationwide acquisition of single-family residential properties.


Law School

Notre Dame Law School

Undergraduate School

University of Michigan

Bar Memberships

Blake is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Local & National Recognition

University of Michigan Athletic-Academic Achievement Award

Academic All-Big Ten

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Member, Nashville Bar Association

Member, Tennessee Bar Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Member, Notre Dame Alumni Association,

Member, University of Michigan Alumni Association

Member, Montgomery Bell Academy Alumni Association

Firm Committees

Blake serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Technology and Innovation Committee, Member

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