John A. Gupton  III - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

John A. Gupton III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 615-726-7351

John A. Gupton III, shareholder in the Nashville office and former chair of the Firm's Real Estate/Finance Group, concentrates his practice in commercial real estate and mortgage lending.  He represents several life insurance companies, developers, commercial real estate owners, brokers and contractors and is experienced in the formation, development, financing, acquisition, disposition and leasing of commercial real estate projects and properties. 

University of VirginiaBA The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawJ.D.
American College of Mortgage AttorneysNashville, Tennessee (Real Property Sections) and American (Real Property Sections) Bar Associations

Case History

Recent Representative Matters
  • Coordinated acquisition of approximately 1,000 fueling sites in 21 states for energy company.
  • Represented developers in development of several condominium projects and mixed use projects.
  • Represents national developer in development of its apartment product in southeast United States.
  • Represents regional apartment owner in its operation of 4,000 units in southeast United States.
  • Represented a national renal care company in the acquisition, development, ground lease and tenant leasing of its facilities.

Client Comments

"John has had oversight over the vast majority of our real estate transactions the last few years. He is always available and ensures that our work receives proper and timely attention. We have been very pleased with John and Baker, Donelson."

-John Moore
Murphy Oil Corporation

"Mr. Gupton conducts his business with a sense of urgency and timeliness that the real estate industry demands. John has been effective in assigning the right person of this staff to best match our needs for any given legal matter that may occur. I would not hesitate to recommend John Gupton to others within our industry."

-Ken Starrett
I. & M. J. Gross Company (Gross Builders)

"John's knowledge and representation of our interests in Tennessee have proved invaluable. He provides a vital link in managing our assets efficiently and cost-effectively. His personable attitude serves wonderfully in driving our project goals towards success."

-Kent S. Koptiuch
Natural Resource Manager
Nestle Waters North America, Inc.

Office Location

Baker Donelson Center, Suite 800
211 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37201
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law of the Nashville Metro Area
John A. Gupton III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Commercial Finance Law
Land Use and Zoning Law
Real Estate Law