Burr & Forman

John F. Rogers, Jr.

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  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law (1989)
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University (1986)

Kentucky, Tennessee

  • American Bar Association; Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Nashville Area Chamber's Partnership 2020 Initiative (2014, 2015)
  • Nashville Chamber of Commerce Partnership 2020 Economic Development Committee
  • Nashville Chamber of Commerce/Partnership 2010 Policy and Incentives Taskforce (2007)
  • Tennessee Economic Development Council
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent© Peer Review Rating
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law (2013-2020), Banking and Finance Law (2018-2020)
  • Dismas Inc., House Committee (2015 - early 2016), Board President (2013 - 2014) and Board Vice-President (2012)
  • Represented client in two separate 2016 Tennessee raw land acquisitions of approximately 500+ acres and approximately 1050+ acres, respectively.

  • Co-managed and lead a team of approximately 170 attorneys and paralegals, together with support staff, in successfully completing the 2014-2015 expedited review, assessment and abstracting of approximately 16,000 contracts as part of a multi-billion dollar purchase and sale transaction. Over 1,000 additional contracts were also reviewed and abstracted to some extent but were removed from the transaction.

  • Represented client in the acquisition of an approximate 21,000+/- square foot office and retail building development site.

  • Represents a publicly-traded REIT in medical office buildings and facilities site fee and leasehold transactions, including transactions amounting to approximately $147 million in purchase price value over the last five-years. Have also represented this client in various property master and building space leasing transactions.

  • Currently serve at Tennessee and Kentucky local counsel for an industrial property REIT in site acquisitions and financing transactions.

  • Represented client as co-counsel on 2015 $23-$24.5 Million payment-in-lieu of taxes equipment / personal property transaction for an industrial distribution warehouse facility.

  • Represented acquired industrial warehouse REIT client over three year period on Tennessee and Mississippi matters in transactions involving acquisition, development and leasing issues and with aggregate purchase prices in excess of $180 Million.

  • Tennessee counsel on a 2014-2015 industrial warehouse development and lease transaction for single tenant facility comprising approximately 1 million square feet under roof (together with expansion rights for another 1 million square feet). Transaction also involved economic incentives.

  • Lead counsel for an SEC registered non-public traded REIT in a 2014 acquisition of two companion office buildings with a purchase price of approximately $33 Million.

  • Handled real estate and loan divestiture aspects in 2011-2013 for a national financial institution secured creditor in one of the largest personal bankruptcy cases ever filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Middle District of Tennessee.

  • Represented landlord client in successful negotiations of long-term 90,000+ rentable square foot commercial office and communications facility lease agreement with tenant.

  • Successfully represented United States real estate subsidiary of international company in acquisition and leasing of new $40 million industrial office and distribution warehouse facility for company's American operations, which transaction also included payment-in-lieu of taxes aspects.

  • Tennessee counsel for private residential apartment holding company and operator, including with respect to acquisition of 5 complexes at aggregate purchase price of approximately $150 million.

  • Primary outside real estate counsel for publicly traded provider of health care company for approximately 6 years prior to its acquisition by competitor in which representation was provided on clinic facility site acquisition, divestiture and leasehold transactions.

  • Lead counsel in representation of subsidiary of publicly-traded hospitality company in $213 million sale-leaseback transaction involving approximately 65 restaurant sites in 14 states.

  • Member of team which represented owner/operator of fueling stations on project extending from 2007 to 2010 that resulted in the client's acquisition of over 1,000 sites in numerous states. Personally handled responsibilities pertaining to dozens of such sites.

  • Represented tenant client in successful negotiations of multi-year approximate 150,000-square-foot commercial office and call center facility lease agreement with landlord.

  • Represented health care company in complex leasing and subleasing transactions pertaining to multiple clinic and/or office facility premises.

Counsel | Nashville, TN

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Real Estate

John serves as Counsel in the Real Estate Practice Group where he focuses his practice in the areas of commercial real estate, financial services and various transactions.

John’s real estate practice includes handling complex commercial transactions pertaining to undeveloped and developed land acquisitions, divestitures, and leasing. John has represented clients in transactions involving single and multi-tenant office properties, industrial properties, healthcare properties and residential community properties. He has also experience in representing clients in retail real estate matters and negotiating payment-in-lieu of taxes transactions. John’s representative matters have included portfolio acquisitions and divestitures, sale/leaseback transactions and real estate associated financings.

Clients have included individuals, privately held entities and partnerships and publicly traded entities, including real estate investment trusts (REITs). He also has experience in negotiating asset purchase agreements and other business acquisition and divestiture agreements.

T:  (615) 724-3226

C:  (615) 414-8123


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