Sam J. McAllester  III - Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

Sam J. McAllester III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Sam J. “Mac” McAllester III primarily represents financial institutions and concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial lending, commercial loan documentation, commercial real estate, secured transactions, commercial paper, the issuance of title insurance policies, bankruptcy, financial consultations, creditors’ rights, collections and foreclosures. For more than 40 years, Mac has represented creditors and other interested parties in bankruptcy and insolvency matters.  

Earlier in his career, Mac served as Staff Attorney for the Tennessee Department of Labor and Chapter 7 Interim Trustee, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Tennessee. Also, for 17 years, Mac served as a member of the Panel of Trustees, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Tennessee.  

A well-known legal authority in his areas of practice, Mac has been the guest speaker at numerous seminars on commercial lending, real estate, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights for the Tennessee Bar Association and other professional groups and organizations.  

Mac is third in a line of lawyers from Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father and grandfather were both lawyers, and his grandfather was at one time a Bankruptcy Referee in Chattanooga. Today, Mac resides in Brentwood with his wife, Renee. Together, they have four children, Andrew, Molly, Phillip and Stephanie, and five grandchildren, Jack, Rhett, Clay, Beau and Sydney. Fortunately, all of the children and grandchildren live in the Williamson County area and are a great part of Mac's life. Mac and Renee also have a residence in South Florida, where Mac enjoys the beach, boating, traveling to the Caribbean, blue saltwater and music from Margaritaville. During the fall, University of Tennessee football occupies a large portion of Mac's free time. He also finds time to enjoy the Tennessee Titans and the many seasonal sports and school activities in which his grandchildren are involved.  

Practice Areas

  • Banking and Financial Services 
  • Commercial Lending and Creditors’ Rights 
  • Real Estate Law    
  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1970
  • University of Tennessee, B.S., 1969       

Bar Admissions
  • Tennessee, 1971    

  • Best Lawyers, 2012 
  • AV© Rating, Martindale-Hubbell  
  • Super Lawyers - Corporate Counsel Edition, May/June 2010, Real Estate and Construction  
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2009 edition
  • Best of the Bar, Bankruptcy Law, Nashville Business Journal    

  • Nashville Bar Association 
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association  
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Fellow, Board of Regents and Tennessee State Chair
  • American Bankruptcy Institute 
  • Nashville Bar Foundation Fellow    

Community Involvement  
  • Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity: Advisory Board of Directors and Member of Finance Committee, 2012-2013

The University of TennesseeBS 1969The University of TennesseeJ.D. 1970
Nashville Bar AssociationTennessee Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationAmerican College of Mortgage Attorneys, Fellow, Board of Regents and Tennessee State ChairAmerican Bankruptcy InstituteNashville Bar Foundation Fellow

Office Location

Nashville City Center, Suite 1600
511 Union Street
Nashville, TN 37219
United States


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Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Commercial Finance, Litigation)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Other Information

Gender: Male