Richard C. Raines


P 901-537-1020

F 901-537-1010


6070 Poplar Avenue

Suite 300

Memphis, TN 38119

Richard Raines is a member of the Firm's Real Estate & Construction Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions and real estate acquisition, development and disposition. 

Mr. Raines represents financial institutions in transactional practice, including commercial asset based and real estate loans, work outs and foreclosures.  He also represents real estate developers and leasing and acquisition entities on a national basis, possessing experience in contract negotiation, title and survey evaluations and tenant lease matters.  He is also an approved title attorney for national title companies. 

  • Professional Experience 
    • General Counsel to Union Planters Bank (now Regions Bank)
  • Honors 

    • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, in Real Estate
    • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Corporate Law 2005-2021; Real Estate Law and Securitization and Structured Finance Law 2005-2021
    • Best Lawyers® 2012, 2017, 2019 Memphis Securitization and Structured Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year"
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Tennessee, in the area of Real Estate
    • Highest Professional Rating (AV®) by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Education 

    1974 - J.D., University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University)

    1971 - B.B.A., University of Memphis

  • Presentations 

    Mr. Raines has lectured at educational seminars on real estate, banking and contract law.

  • Professional Activities and Memberships 
    • Memphis, Shelby County and Tennessee Bar Associations
  • Admissions 
    • Tennessee