Kenneth M. Chadwell

Kenneth M. Chadwell

Managing Partner

Kenneth Chadwell is the Managing Partner of the Firm.  Mr. Chadwell focuses primarily on a broad range of real estate transactions including finance, acquisitions, and dispositions across numerous asset types including residential developments, multi-family, industrial and retail assets.  In addition, Mr. Chadwell has significant experience in transactions involving timber and natural resources and serves as regional counsel to timber, land management and natural resource companies throughout the southeast.

His clients include private equity groups, individual investors, developers, family offices, property owners associations, and other real estate companies.

Mr. Chadwell also represents banks and financial institutions with regard to compliance, lending, underwriting and other issues. Additionally, he has represented municipalities and utilities and has experience with utility acquisitions and mergers.

Mr. Chadwell currently serves as a Director for Highland Federal Savings and Loan Association. He serves as municipal attorney and counsel for local municipalities and utilities.  Mr. Chadwell is a member of the American Bar Association, and Tennessee Bar Association and of the real estate sections of each.

Recent Matters

  • Advised family office in acquisition of retail shopping centers in the Southeast;
  • Advised bank in refinance of portfolio of industrial assets;
  • Represented clients in due diligence and acquisition of of marinas and partially completed residential subdivisions;
  • In 2018, advised and represented clients in acquisitions of more than 30,000 acres of timberland;
  • Advised family offices and closely-held companies in the restructuring of asset holding companies.


  • Freed-Hardeman University, B.A, 1988; Harding School of Theology, M. Div., 1991; University of Tennessee, J.D., 1997