Dickinson Wright PLLC Adds New Attorney to the Nashville Office

November 1, 2010

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that J. Bryan Echols has joined the firm as a new member in the Nashville, Tennessee office. Echols comes to Dickinson Wright from the Louisville, Ky.-based law firm of Stites & Harbison PLLC, in which he was a member of the Nashville, Tenn. and Franklin, Tenn. offices. Mr. Echols specializes in commercial real estate law, primarily in Williamson Co., Tenn.

"We are thrilled to welcome Bryan Echols to our growing practice in Nashville," said William T. Burgess, Dickinson Wright CEO. "He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and dedicated client service in the area of commercial real estate to our national practice. We plan to continually expand this particular practice area in Nashville and in the other communities that we serve, and Bryan's influence will greatly help to accomplish this expansion."

Bryan Echols focuses on commercial real estate, including zoning and land use, acquisitions and due diligence, financing, development, planning and leasing. He has assisted with shopping centers, business centers, commercial office space and flex-space leases. He also represents lenders and commercial borrowers in loan transactions, including national lenders providing conduit credit facilities secured by real estate interests. Another facet of Mr. Echols' practice is the use of conservation easements, fund-raising for preservation purposes and related issues.

Mr. Echols received his B.S. in political science from the United States Air Force Academy, and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. A lecturer and seminar speaker, he is a member of the American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations; as well as the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Before joining Dickinson Wright, Mr. Echols was a member in the law firm of Stites & Harbison PLLC.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright has approximately 260 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Lansing, Michigan; Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, D.C.; and Toronto.

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