John F. Rogers , Jr. - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

John F. Rogers , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

John F. Rogers Jr., a shareholder in the Nashville office, concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial real estate (including acquisitions, divestitures, development and leasing) and financial services and transactions. He also is a member of the Firm's Economic Development Group and has experience in land-use matters. Mr. Rogers helps clients implement and consummate a variety of different and complex transactions. He has experience in the negotiation and preparation of complex real estate and financing documents, including as relates to land acquisitions, portfolio transactions, sale/leaseback transactions, health care facilities and financing "work-out" transactions for both private and publicly traded corporate/entity and financial institution clients, including real estate investment trusts (REITs). He also has experience in negotiating asset purchase agreements and other business acquisition and divestiture agreements. Mr. Rogers joined the Firm in the fall of 1997 after practicing in Louisville, Kentucky for approximately eight years.

Vanderbilt UniversityBA 1986University of Kentucky College of LawJ.D. 1989
Tennessee Economic Development CouncilBoard of Directors and Executive Committee, Nashville-based Dismas House; Vice-Chairman (2012 – 2013) Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee, Nashville and American (Real Property, Probate and Trust Section) Bar Associations 2012 Nashville Chamber of Commerce Partnership 2020 Economic Development Committee; 2007 Nashville Chamber of Commerce/Partnership 2010 Policy and Incentives Taskforce

Case History

Recent Representative Matters
  • Successfully represented United States real estate subsidiary of international company in 2007-2008 acquisition, leasing and development of new $40 million industrial office and distribution warehouse facility for company's American operations.
  • Currently represents a publicly traded REIT in site acquisitions and divestitures (fee and leasehold), and leasing.
  • Represented landlord client in successful negotiations of long-term 90,000+ rentable square foot commercial office and communications facility lease agreement with tenant.
  • 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 renal dialysis services prior to its acquisition by competitor in which representation was provided on 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 Firm 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.

Office Location

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

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law