Ross I. Schram  III - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Ross I. Schram III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 423-209-4285

Ross Schram, senior counsel in the Firm's Chattanooga office, concentrates his practice in real estate development. His clients include developers, lenders and managers of shopping centers and other retail, residential, mixed-use and office properties. He has been lead counsel for major developments in over 20 states ranging from multi-anchored enclosed regional malls to single-purpose stand-alone commercial facilities. Mr. Schram has served as legal counsel to The Hamilton County Industrial Development Board since 1983.

Kenyon CollegeAB 1971Vanderbilt University Law SchoolJ.D. 1974
Fortwood Mental Health Center Board of Directors Children's Home/Chambliss Shelter Board of Directors Rotary Club of Chattanooga International Council of Shopping CentersVolunteer Community School Board of Directors United Way of Greater Chattanooga, Community Investment Committee and Allocations Task Force Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church The Siskin Children's Institute Board of Directors Chattanooga and Tennessee Bar Associations

Case History

Recent Representative Matters
  • Negotiated on behalf of a national developer occupancy documents (e.g., lease/ground lease, purchase and sale agreement, construction, operation and reciprocal easement agreement, etc.) with major stores (i.e., department stores, theatres, hotels, health clubs, sporting goods/outdoors, booksellers, crafts stores, pet supplies, electronics, home goods, etc.) and with free-standing full service restaurants for lifestyle center projects located in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas, Colorado and California.
  • Counseled developers of shopping centers in North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia with respect to land acquisition and joint access with adjoining property owners' issues and common area maintenance contribution disputes.
  • Represented the owner of single user retail facilities in Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee in all aspects of site acquisition, development, leasing, financing and disposition of completed projects.
  • Negotiated on behalf of the developer leases with "mini-anchors" and shop tenants for a lifestyle center in Arizona.

Office Location

1900 Republic Centre
633 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37450
United States

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law (Commercial, Development, Foreclosures, Homeowners Association Law, Joint Ventures, Land Use and Zoning, Payment in Lieu of Tax Arrangements, PILOT Agreements, Planned Real Estate, Shopping Center Transactions, Tax Certiorari, Transactions)