Julian L. Bibb - Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Julian L. Bibb

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 615-782-2227

Among Julian Bibb's biggest passions are his law practice and the community of Franklin, Tenn. He joined the firm in 1977 and is the former chairperson of the firm's Real Estate & Banking Service Group. His practice centers largely on banking and includes various credit facilities. Among these are the documentation of syndicated credit facilities, agent-administered loans, asset-based loans, real estate financing, non-profit and charitable institution credit facilities, and the extension of credit to varied types of businesses.

Mr. Bibb is also experienced in real estate law. He has counseled a wide variety of clients on acquisitions, dispositions, financing, zoning, development, planning and leasing. In addition, he counsels not-for-profits and has experience in historic preservation and conservation easements.

Sewanee: The University of the SouthBA 1973Vanderbilt UniversityJ.D. 1977
Tennessee Bar AssociationNashville Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationWilliamson County Bar AssociationTennessee Bar FoundationNashville Bar Foundation

Case History

Solar Energy Lending — Represented bank clients in solar energy lending 
Recovery and Protection of Interests — Led efforts on behalf of clients to recover or protect their interests in a wide variety of assets involving the automobile industry, manufacturing, and real estate development 
Merger Transactions — Led team of attorneys on behalf of bank clients in financing several substantial merger transactions 
Conservation Easements — Completed a diverse variety of conservation easements on behalf of The Land Trust for Tennessee to protect historic sites, farmland, and scenic viewsheds across the State of Tennessee 
Civil War Battlefield preservation — Coordinated efforts to preserve Civil War Battlefield sites in Franklin, Tennessee 

Client Comments

"Julian Bibb does great work for us. He is very experienced, and he cares about his clients. He has great attention to detail, and I would not hesitate to refer any Tennessee matter to him."

"The Land Trust for Tennessee has received only the very highest quality work from Julian Bibb and from his firm. He could not be more effective in moving forward the mission of The Land Trust for the good of our state's communities. He has guided us with impeccable ethics and judgment."

-Jeanie Nelson
President and Executive Director
Land Trust for Tennessee

"Julian Bibb is the epitome of legal excellence. He is a most respected member of the community as well as a first-class father, husband, and friend. His passion and compassion is unsurpassed."

-Gordon Inman
Fifth Third Bank

"Julian has a keen ability to coordinate relationships, empower others, and delegate while maintaining a lead role. He has exceptional talent to ameliorate conflict, help remedy tough negotiations, and provide solutions and positive outcomes. His non-profit and community contributions are indicatively notable as well. "

"Julian Bibb is the lawyer I feel most confident having represent me in any negotiation. If there is an obstacle to overcome, or a creative compromise needed to be found, I am supremely confident that Julian's years of experience and unparalleled knowledge of Banking Law will provide for the best chance of finding success with my clients."

-Jason Reierson
First Vice President
SunTrust Bank

"Julian understands the business side of a transaction as well as the legal side, which helps promote positive, business friendly solutions."

"Julian Bibb has always had an excellent ability to keep a group focus on the important issues, especially when we have an adverse situation. We always know going into any meeting that we are represented by one of the best attorneys in the industry. I will always have admiration and respect for Julian, not only as an attorney but as a person."

"Julian is the ideal banker's attorney because, while naturally having an expected understanding of the law, he also uniquely has a business understanding of lender/borrower situations. I find him to be consistent in bringing business sense into the equation when drafting and negotiating loan documents."

-Mark Mattson
EVP Healthcare Banking
CapStar Bank

"Julian is one of the most respected real estate attorneys in Nashville. His expertise and reputation is invaluable during the loan documentation process. Julian truly understands his position in helping the bank to facilitate a client relationship. I appreciate the fact that he has never allowed his fee to stand in between the bank-client relationship."

"We have worked with Julian Bibb for two decades, both from a banking perspective and the local civic perspective. Professionally, he has always been responsive, proficient, and attentive. As importantly, he is vital to many of the local civic organizations that make our community so special."

"Julian is a very bright individual and has a personality that makes him easy to work with. He is excellent in his ability to take complicated documents and help you get a clear understanding of them and your options. As a client I always feel confident when I have Julian on my side."

"Julian Bibb is the best real estate attorney in the Nashville market."

-Chris Wilson
Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate
Tennessee Bank & Trust

"Julian is not only a Great Lawyer (THE BEST) but also a great person who believes in giving back."

-Gordon Inman
First Bank

Office Location

401 Commerce Street, Suite 800
Nashville, TN 37219
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Nashville Metro Area
Julian L. Bibb has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Commercial Finance, Finance, Regulatory)
Corporate Law (Banking)
Land Use and Zoning Law (Land Use, Municipal, Zoning)

Other Information

Gender: Male