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GEORGE A. DEAN is a partner with the Nashville law firm of Tune, Entrekin & White, P.C. He is recognized as an expert in the south on land use law. Mr. Dean has been involved in some extremely important land use (and other) cases at the trial and appellate court levels. He has principally written Legal Aspects of Codes Administration (revised, 2004). In 2009, Mr. Dean published the 2nd edition of Tennessee Zoning Boards: Practice and Procedure. He continues to concentrate in land use litigation, as well as other litigation. Mr. Dean earned his A.B. degree, cum laude, from Lafayette College and his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee and American bar associations; and the American Planning Association.
J. BRYAN ECHOLS is a partner with Thompson Burton PLLC, where he is frequently engaged in challenging annexation, zoning and other land use applications in Franklin and Williamson counties. He also represents financial institutions in commercial lending, particular real-estate secured transactions. Mr. Echols earned his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and his B.S. degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and currently teaches a commercial real estate course at the Owen School of Business at Vanderbilt University.
SAMUEL H. EDWARDS is retired from government service, and is the former executive director and chief legal counsel for the Greater Nashville Regional Council. He is a former transportation planner with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, former planning director for the Wilson County/Lebanon Planning Office and former regional planning director and deputy executive director of the Greater Nashville Regional Council. Mr. Edwards serves as the administrative hearing officer for Kingston Springs; and received the Joseph I. Mulligan, Jr. Distinguished Public Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers Association. He earned his B.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University; his M.P.A. degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and his J.D. degree from the Nashville School of Law. Mr. Edwards is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the 15th Judicial District Bar Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners.
JASON D. HOLLEMAN is a principal of West Nashville Law Group. Mr. Holleman began his legal career with the Office of General Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, working mainly on issues related to solid and hazardous waste regulation and the Tennessee State Parks system. From 1999 until 2002, he served as an assistant attorney general with the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General and Reporter, Environmental Division, where his primary responsibilities involved enforcement litigation on behalf of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Holleman served as the city attorney for the city of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, where he represented all boards and commissions within the municipal government, including the Board of Commissioners and the Municipal-Regional Planning Commission. He also provided legal advice to all city departments and coordinated all litigation on behalf of the city of Mt. Juliet. Mr. Holleman is the past chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the Nashville Bar Association, a former member of the Executive Committee of the Environmental Section of the Tennessee Bar Association, and a current member of the Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association. In 2007, and again in 2011, Mr. Holleman was elected to serve as a district councilman on the Metropolitan County Council for Nashville and Davidson County. During his tenure, his service has included appointments to the Budget & Finance, Rules, Confirmations & Public Elections, and Planning & Zoning committees. He has also represented the Metro Council on the Metro Greenways Commission and the Metro Homelessness Commission, and he has participated in the National League of Cities. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Samford University and his J.D. degree from Tulane University School of Law.
DAVID L. KLEINFELTER is an attorney with Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC - a firm with a broad range of real estate development, finance, and regulatory clients, with a special focus on affordable housing and community development. Mr. Kleinfelter advises clients on zoning and land use issues and the development approval process. He is a certified city planner with the American Planning Association's American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). From 2002 to 2009, he was manager of the Land Development Division of the Metro Nashville Planning Department. Prior to joining the Planning Department, Mr. Kleinfelter was in private practice. He received his B.S. degree from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. degree, with high honors, from the University of Tennessee, where he was Order of the Coif. He served as law clerk to the Honorable Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr., Chief Judge, Middle District of Tennessee, U.S. District Court. Mr. Kleinfelter is a past member of the Metropolitan Council.