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Lillian Marie Blackshear

Public finance and tax exempt finance Attorney at Nashville, TN

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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2008
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Since 2010, Lillian Blackshear has represented clients in public finance transactions totaling more than $10 billion. Governments and banks look to Lillian as counsel to secure the financing necessary to green-light a wide range of development projects and debt refundings. Exclusively focused on public finance, Lillian represents an array of governmental entities, investment banks and commercial banks on debt issuances throughout Tennessee.

Her practice involves:


  • Serving as bond counsel to counties, cities and various districts, authorities and nonprofit entities in the issuance of general obligation and revenue bonds and notes.
  • Serving as underwriter's counsel and bank counsel to financial institutions in the issuance of state, county, city and nonprofit debt.
  • Serving as disclosure counsel to local governments in the issuance of municipal bonds and notes.


Bass Berry & Sims, PLC
150 Third Avenue South
Suite 2800
Nashville, TN, 37201


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bass Berry & Sims
  • 2008 - Present


  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Spelman College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005


  • Women in Public Finance - Tennessee Chapter
  • Secretary
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • 2009 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association's Business Law Section
  • Executive Council Member
  • 2014 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Coif
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2008


  • Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law
  • Wait…What Did I Just Say: What Lawyers Need to Be Concerned About When Issuing Third-Party Closing Opinions
  • 2008
  • Tennessee Law Review
  • Constitutional Law—State Constitution of Tennessee—Term Limits in a County Charter Authorized Under Tennessee Code Annotated Section 5-1-210(4) and Article VII, Section 1 of the Tennessee Constitution
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Qualified Energy Conservation Bond Workshop
  • Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds
  • 2013

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Nashville Public finance and tax exempt finance Lawyer Lillian Marie Blackshear
Lillian Marie Blackshear
Public finance and tax exempt finance Attorney
Nashville, TN
Licensed for 16 years