I have worked in the commercial and real estate banking business in Knoxville, Tennessee for over thirty (30) years, and I have worked with LRW attorneys for most of that time. They are knowledgeable and experienced in representing lenders in commercial loan transactions, particularly commercial real estate loans. Dennis Ragsdale is one of the best attorneys in Tennessee for this type of work. I also have a great working relationship with other LRW attorneys, including David Long and John Waters. Randy Miller has provided many title policies for the bank and its borrowers. Complex deals close smoothly and efficiently when these lawyers are involved. I would feel very confident with LRW handling any loan our bank can make, regardless of type or size.
The lawyers at LRW have represented Temple Enterprises and related family companies since before they consolidated into one firm. That is how long we have trusted them. Our companies own, sell, lease and operate various types of real property. We have also operated a milling company and farm supply store. Our legal services, including general business, real estate transactions, leases, entity formation, dispute resolution and estate planning, have been promptly and successfully provided. I expect our companies to continue working with these attorneys for another 30 years.
I have been working with the attorneys at LRW for over 25 years. I have worked with David Long and Dennis Ragsdale, and John Waters has been my primary counsel since 1998. Some of my transactions have been large enough to require the participation of nearly all of the LRW attorneys. These people are deal closers. LRW has closed dozens of transactions with me, involving hundreds of millions of dollars. I can rely on John Waters and LRW for technical expertise, business savvy and moral support. I am a real estate developer, and these guys are the best real estate development attorneys out there.
Greystone Lodge and the Miller family companies have been a client of Long Ragsdale & Waters for many years. LRW has handled numerous transactions for our companies and for us personally. They are consummate professionals and handle each issue as if we were their only client. Having such competent representation in our own backyard allows us to focus on business and let LRW handle legal and transactional matters. I would recommend this firm to anyone.