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Neil Harkavy

Neil Harkavy’s practice primarily involves real estate and mortgage related transactions. He has extensive knowledge and experience on a broad range of real estate and commercial lending issues, including the use of traditional mortgage and construction loans, deeds of trust, conduit loans, Freddie Mac loans, and other available forms of financing. He has developed considerable expertise in representing commercial, multi-family and residential lenders and borrowers, purchasers and sellers and in title examination and title insurance issues. Although a substantial amount of Neil’s real estate and secured lending work is provided to clients within Memphis and the Mid-South, he often provides legal services on multi-state, regional and national transactions. He is a title insurance agent licensed in the State of Tennessee and approved by all major title insurance companies. Neil received his B.A. from Tulane University, and his J.D. from Touro College School of Law. 

Selected Professional Awards and Associations

  • Member: Memphis, Tennessee and American (Member, Sections on Corporations, Real Property and Probate) Bar Associations
  • Member, Real Estate Trade Industry Association
  • Member, Lamda Alpha
  • Former Director, Habitat for Humanity
  • Former Director, Memphis Jewish Home
  • Named to Best Lawyers in 2017-22 for Real Estate Law and Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Named Securitization and Structured Finance Law Lawyer of the Year, 2018


Representative Matters

  • Closed several billion dollars of Multifamily, Shopping Center, and other commercial loans.
  • Negotiated leases of more than 10 million square feet of commercial spaces in shopping centers, mixed use projects and offices.
  • Closed hundreds of Conduit, Fannie Mae and/or Freddie Mac loans on Multifamily and Student Housing projects.


Areas of Practice
  • Business Entities
  • Real Estate and Commercial Lending
  • Tulane University, B.A., 1981
  • Touro College School of Law, J.D., 1985
  • Admitted to the Tennessee Bar, 1986

East Memphis Office
6060 Poplar Ave. Suite 140
Memphis, Tennessee 38119
Telephone (901) 761-1263

Downtown Office
119 S. Main St., Suite 543
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Telephone (901) 761-1263