R. Culver Schmid - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

R. Culver Schmid

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 865-971-5103

Culver Schmid, office managing shareholder in the Firm's Knoxville office, is a member of the Real Estate/Finance Group. Mr. Schmid's practice focuses on commercial transactions including real estate development and finance, business acquisitions, secured lending, commercial and residential condominium law, municipal corporations and administrative law. He represents banks, commercial real estate developers, manufacturing concerns and acts as legal counsel to The Industrial Development Board of the City of Knoxville. Mr. Schmid currently serves on the board of directors of The Episcopal School of Knoxville and East Tennessee Historical Society.

He has previously served on several community boards of directors including The United Way, The Webb School of Knoxville and as chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Knoxville's Community Development Corporation.

University of VirginiaBA 1981University of Tennessee School of LawJ.D. 1984
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Knoxville Bar Foundation Knoxville, Tennessee and American (Section of Business Law) Bar Associations.

Case History

Representative Transactions
  • Represented the developer in the creation and financing of a theater in downtown Knoxville which included the use of empowerment zone bonds and new market tax credit financing; and tax incremental financing.
  • Formed and represented U.S. subsidiary of a Chilean corporation in the acquisition of a U.S. plastics manufacturer.
  • Represented the developer in the acquisition and financing of a convention center hotel in downtown Knoxville.
  • Served as landlord's counsel to the municipal corporation in payment in lieu of tax lease projects (PILOT).
  • Served as legal counsel and state of Tennessee lobbyist to the Tennessee Oil and Gas Association in connection with the development of fracking regulations for the oil and gas industry in Tennessee.

Office Location

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

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Commercial Finance Law
Economic Development Law
Real Estate Law