Chad M. Wilgenbusch, associate in the Memphis office of Baker Donelson, is a member of the Real Estate group where he focuses his practice on commercial real estate, secured lending and economic development. Mr. Wilgenbusch counsels clients in a wide array of matters including real estate sales and purchases, lending, leasing, state and local incentives, and general corporate matters.
Mr. Wilgenbusch works with clients from the preliminary site selection and incentive negotiation phase of a project through the ultimate lending and development/construction process. Mr. Wilgenbusch also represents hotels and retailers in securing on and off-premises beer and liquor permits from local and state level regulators.
Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Mr. Wilgenbusch worked with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation where he was exposed to and gained experience working on various banking regulatory matters.
- University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 2010, magna cum laude
- University of Memphis, M.B.A., 2010
- Auburn University, B.A., 2007, summa cum laude
ADMISSIONS : Tennessee, 2011
- Commercial Lending
- Represented a Nashville-based bank on approximately $15 million in construction and term loans to finance self-storage facilities across the United States.
- Advised a national bank on local issues related to a $33 million construction loan to renovate a downtown skyscraper.
- Represented an industrial development board in a $3 million seller financed transaction to facilitate the construction of a solar-farm.
- Real Estate and Economic Development
- Assisted a global athletic footwear company with the leasing and construction aspects of a 500,000 sq. ft. warehouse expansion.
- Counseled a national real estate development firm with issues related to tax increment financing and the creation of a tourism development zone in connection with an $84 million hotel and tourism development.
- Assisted a global “big box” retailer as to incentive, jurisdictional, and real estate issues associated with a $45 million construction project.
- Represented a global conveyor company in all aspects of economic development, leasing, and construction of a $15 million consolidated manufacturing facility in Arkansas.
Professional Honors & Activities:
- Member – Binghampton Development Corporation
- Member – American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations
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