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Blake represents clients on matters involving closely-held business entities, including formations, acquisitions, and restructuring ownership and control. He routinely organizes limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships for a variety of business purposes, including preparation of buy-sell, employment, and non-competition agreements.

Blake’s practice also includes extensive work in real estate. Blake represents clients in purchasing, financing, developing, leasing and selling commercial and residential properties. His real estate practice involves all aspects of ownership and capital structures, including joint ventures relationships, preferred equity and mezzanine financing structures, and conventional and program financing.

Blake earned his law degree from Notre Dame Law School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, where he also played Division I football.

Other Info About Blake


Legal Work Highlights

Purchaser’s counsel in multi-million-dollar acquisition and development of 40-unit apartment complex.

Developer’s co-counsel in construction and financing of corporate convention center.

Lender co-counsel in issuance of multi-million-dollar construction loan for acquisition and development of industrial sites.

Lender co-counsel in issuance of multi-million-dollar construction loan for development of speculative warehouses.

Purchaser’s co-counsel in $14 million acquisition of farm and residential property.

Company’s counsel in issuance of membership interests and restructuring ownership and control.


Law School

Notre Dame Law School

Undergraduate School

University of Michigan

Bar Memberships

Blake is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Local & National Recognition

University of Michigan Athletic-Academic Achievement Award, 2014-2016

Academic All-Big Ten, 2015, 2016

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Member, Nashville Bar Association

Member, Tennessee Bar Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Volunteer

Notre Dame Alumni Association, Board Member

University of Michigan Alumni Association, Member

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