Shareholder Robert J. Pinstein*

Robert (Bob) J. Pinstein’s practice and experience encompasses acquisition and sale of real estate and businesses and includes mortgage-secured transactions, general business, lending law, general corporate contracts, real estate financing and development, work-outs, foreclosures, leasing and title insurance matters. Once described by a client as “the consummate real estate lawyer,” and by another as “the most thorough lending lawyer I have ever worked with,” Bob has represented developers and investors in the acquisition, development and operation of commercial properties, as well as loan servicers, CMBS lenders, commercial banks, life insurance companies, and other financial institutions in commercial lending and other financing transactions.

Bob is lead counsel for the firm in representing Freddie Mac and its seller servicers in the Small Balance Loan (“SBL”) multi-family loan program. The firm is one of approximately 12 law firms in the country acting in such capacity for Freddie Mac. He has represented seller-servicers in the conventional Freddie Mac loan program for many years. Bob has also served as legal counsel in the development of one of the largest residential subdivisions in Shelby County, provided legal expertise in the development of commercial subdivisions and golf course properties, and has assisted in advising mortgage lenders in various aspects of their endeavors.

In his capacity as local counsel, Bob has represented buyers, sellers, borrowers, and lenders in all aspects of real estate and mortgage and other secured lending.

Drawing upon his litigation experience, Bob works closely with the firm’s litigation attorneys in business, secured lending and real estate related disputes.

He was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2024 in the field of Commercial Finance Law for the tenth year, and he has been selected to the 2023 Mid-South Super Lawyers list for the ninth year.

Best Lawyers Award Badge

  • Tennessee (all State Courts)
  • United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Fellow and Past President, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • Member and Former Director, Memphis Bar Association
  • Lambda Alpha, Land Economics Society
  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Finance), 2015-2024
  • Selected to 2023 Mid-South Super Lawyers list


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