Carla Peacher-Ryan - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Carla Peacher-Ryan

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 901-577-2268

Carla Peacher-Ryan   Memphis Phone: 901.577.2268  
Carla Peacher-Ryan, a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial finance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and opinion letters. Ms. Peacher-Ryan has extensive experience in commercial loans, multi-state lending transactions, loans secured by real estate, transactions involving the purchase and sale of real estate, loan workouts, leasing transactions and securitization transactions involving various asset categories. She also has dealt extensively with financing issues related to health care. Her opinion practice has involved multi-state lending transactions, interest and usury issues, choice of law, Tennessee recording tax issues and miscellaneous UCC issues. Ms. Peacher-Ryan also has experience in leveraged buyouts, aircraft and maritime loans, business contract drafting and factoring arrangements.

Publications & Speaking Engagements ·        Co-author – "Deed of Trust Chapter," West's Tennessee

Practice Professional Honors & Activities ·        Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Real Estate Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law and Banking and Commercial Finance Law since 2007 ·        Named the 2012 Memphis Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America® · 
Memphis Center City Revenue Finance Corp., Board Member (2010 – present), Secretary (2011)         
Leadership Memphis, Class of 2010 ·       
Community Legal Center, Board of Directors (2005 – 2009), President (2006 – 2008) ·       
Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change – Advisory Board (2008 – present), Chair (2011 – present) ·        
Member – American (Business and Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections), Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations ·       
Member – Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women ·       
Member – Association for Women Attorneys ·       
Legal Counsel, Rise Foundation ·       
Legal Counsel, Community L.I.F.T. ·     

Recipient, Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change Certificate of Recognition for pro bono work representing the Fayette County Civil Rights Museum ·          

University of MemphisBA 1978University of MemphisJ.D. 1983

Office Location

First Tennessee Building, Suite 2000
165 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Securitization and Structured Finance Law of the Memphis Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Memphis Metro Area
Carla Peacher-Ryan has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Carla Peacher-Ryan has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Finance Law
Real Estate Law (Commercial, Development, Finance, Foreclosures, Industrial, Secured Transactions, Tax Certiorari, Title Matters, Transactions, Usury and Interest, Workouts and Restructurings)
Securitization and Structured Finance Law (Collateralized Debt Obligations, Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Financial Institutions, Lending, Residential and Commercial Mortgages)

Other Information

Race: Caucasian
Gender: Female