David E. Fielder - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

David E. Fielder

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 865-971-5173

David E. Fielder is the former managing shareholder in the Firm's Knoxville office. He concentrates his practice in commercial real estate, UCC, corporate law, partnership law, limited liability company law and commercial bankruptcy. Mr. Fielder has represented owners, developers and tenants of office buildings, shopping centers, multi-family housing, manufacturing facilities and warehouse facilities in all aspects of acquisition, construction, financing, sale and leasing of such properties. Mr. Fielder also has represented lenders and owners in construction litigation, lien priority claims and commercial bankruptcies.

Mr. Fielder has extensive experience in commercial lending and construction lending representing both lenders and borrowers as well as foreclosure on commercial real estate, subdivisions and workouts of distressed projects.

East Tennessee State UniversityBS 1970University of TennesseeJ.D. 1979
U.S. Army Active Duty USAR, JAG CorpsKnoxville, Tennessee, Georgia and American Bar Associations

Case History

Examples of major real estate transactions for which Mr. Fielder has represented clients include:
  • Sale of the Tennessee Valley Authority headquarters building in Knoxville, Tennessee to TVA;
  • Acquisition, construction and leasing of five Class A office buildings and two shopping centers for a real estate development company in Knoxville, Tennessee;
  • Purchase, leasing and subsequent sale of the SunTrust Bank Building in Nashville, Tennessee;
  • Merger of a major real estate developer with a publicly traded REIT, which involved in excess of $500 million with projects located in 12 states;
  • Acquisition and development of a multi-use commercial real estate project which included a 200,000 square feet office building, retail condominiums and a hotel with an aggregate value of approximately $60,000,000;
  • Acquisition, development and financing of various other commercial office buildings and shopping centers in East Tennessee;
  • Development and financing of resort residential developments;
  • Negotiation of a ground lease with Knox County, Tennessee for a marina; and
  • Negotiation of a ground lease for a commercial office building constructed on airport property in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Office Location

265 Brookview Centre Way, Suite 600
Knoxville, TN 37919
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2009 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Knoxville Metro Area
David E. Fielder has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2009!

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law