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Neil Harkavy

Mr. Harkavy’s practice primarily involves real estate and mortgage related transactions. His practice includes contracting, acquisitions, dispositions, financings, leasing, entity formation (joint ventures, limited liability partnerships,corporations and limited liability companies), construction, and foreclosures. His real estate practice includes commercial and residential real property transactions, financing (representing borrowers, developers and lenders), and real estate development, including shopping center, multi-family, office, sub-division, mini-storage warehouse and condominium development. He has extensive experience in the area of structuring the financing for real estate transactions, including the use of traditional mortgage and construction loans, deeds of trust, Uniform Commercial Code matters, 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. He represents borrowers and lenders in single family, commercial and multi-family financing and refinancing. He has closed such loans secured by Properties in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. Mr. Harkavy is a title insurance agent licensed in the State of Tennessee, approved by all major title insurance companies including Fidelity National Family of Companies (Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Lawyers Title Insurance, Commonwealth), First American Title Insurance Company and Corporation. He received his B.A. from Tulane University. He received his J.D. from Touro College School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Tennessee.

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 4 million square feet of commercial spaces in shopping centers, mixed use projects and offices.
  • Closed several Conduit and/or Freddie Mac loans on Multifamily and Student Housing projects.


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