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Kelsie concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial real estate transactions, development, acquisition and leasing.

She negotiates leases and other agreements with national tenants on behalf of a real estate investment trust (REIT) owning or operating nearly 100 large, regional shopping centers across the country. She also assists with business organizations, general corporate representation and commercial transactions. Kelsie has experience with clients in the real estate, manufacturing and transportation industries.




  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2017-2018


  • J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law
      • The Texas Review of Law & Politics, Editor-in-Chief
      • Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law, Staff Editor
  • B.S., Georgetown University
      • Oxford University - Trinity College, International Finance and Strategic Management
      • Captain of Division I softball team, Big East Conference


  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Associated General Contractors of East Tennessee Construction Leadership Council
  • Chattanooga Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Texas Credentialed Mediator
  • Conducted due diligence on a $192 million acquisition of a Tier 1 open-air mixed-use center that generates more than $200 million in annual sales.
  • Negotiated leases with national and regional tenants for more than 25,000 square feet of retail space.
  • Assisted in the closing of a $300 million tax equity financing deal for a wind energy project.
  • Conducted due diligence and assisted in the closing of a $1.175 million sale of land.
Community Leadership
  • Chattanooga Friends, Board Member
  • Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute
  • Junior League of Chattanooga
  • Wills for Heroes