Rated by Super Lawyers 

Harley Steffens’ practice, though focused in real estate, has included general corporate transactions, health care, and securities matters. Harley represents commercial real estate developers, public and private corporations, investment companies, family offices, and lending institutions including state and national banks and insurance companies. Development clients include local, regional, and national developers, as well as landlord and tenants in retail, industrial, and office leases. A transactional lawyer, Harley is licensed in Tennessee and Mississippi, and his areas of practice include, but are not limited to:

  • Commercial real estate development
  • General corporate representation
  • Financing and leasing
  • Business and tax planning for real estate owners, investors, joint ventures, and partnerships
  • IRS Section 1031 transactions
  • Conservation easements, IRS Section 170(h)
  • Asset-based lending including loan participations
  • Representing owners and tenants in PILOT transactions
  • Originating, negotiating, and advising commercial clients on public and private restrictions, easements, and covenants
  • Entity formation and structuring

He is a member of the Tennessee, Mississippi, and the Memphis Bar Associations and currently sits on the board of directors for both the Mid-South Food Bank and the Urban Arts Council.

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Mid-South Food Bank and Urban Arts Council
  • Mid South Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015, 2016
  • successfully negotiating a PILOT transaction to a Fortune 500 Company and an office park acquisition in Tennessee for $62 million. He was lead counsel for the disposition of a retail shopping center parcel to a Fortune 500 company.


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