Jeffrey R. "Jeff" King

Jeffrey R. "Jeff" King

Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Recognized since 2007

Nashville, Tennessee

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning Law

Real Estate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Land Use and Zoning Law
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A practicing attorney for more than 30 years, Jeff King focuses on real estate projects. He represents commercial and residential real estate developers, builders and lending institutions in the acquisition, development and finance of projects. He also assists in the purchase, sale and leasing of property. Jeff is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Mr. King served as Law Clerk for the Presiding Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court. Jeff's civil and community involvement has centered on the boards of United Way, Crimestoppers and Friends of Radnor Lake. He was awarded the Environmental Award by Friends of Radnor Lake in 2014. Mr. King also provides legal counsel to The Nature Conservancy on the purchase and sale of real estate in Tennessee. He's a member of First Presbyterian Church where he has served as deacon and chairman of the personnel committee. He loves the outdoors and you can often find him hiking, fishing, gardening or taking adventure-related travels.


  • 401 Commerce Street, Suite 800
    Nashville, TN 37219


  • English


  • Tulane University, J.D., graduated 1973
  • Vanderbilt University, BA, graduated 1970

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Mississippi, The Mississippi Bar


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Nashville Bar Association - Member; Real Estate Committee, Chairman
  • Tennessee Bar Association - Member; Real Estate Section, Member
  • Mississippi Young Lawyers Association - Past President
  • Warren County Young Lawyers Association - Past President
  • Nashville Bar Association Pro Bono Program - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court for Tennessee

State Clerkships

  • Mississippi - Supreme Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Land Use and Zoning Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Nashville (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus:

  • Commercial
  • Condominiums
  • COVID-19
  • Development
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Hotels
  • Secured Transactions
  • Shopping Center Transactions
  • Tax Certiorari
  • Transactions
  • Workouts and Restructurings
  • Zoning


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Nashville Business Journal's Best of the Bar (2005, 2006, 2008)
  • Friends of Radnor Lake, Environmental Award (2014)

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Banking and Finance Law

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