Andrea P. Perry

P 615.238.6303 | F 615.238.6301


Andrea P. Perry combines industry insights with responsive, considerate client service to help lending and financial institutions of all types navigate the complex regulatory landscape to achieve efficient, cost-effective transactions. She concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate, commercial lending, general corporate, and tax-exempt organizations. Andrea currently serves as co-practice group leader for the Banking and Financial Services Group.

Andrea represents financial institutions and borrowers in loan transactions involving all types of collateral and projects. She also provides general advice to business clients from basic entity formation through all phases of their growth. As a real estate attorney, Andrea regularly handles matters related to the conveyance, acquisition, and development of commercial property, both new development and construction.

Her experience includes representing clients in connection with the development and acquisition of condominiums, apartments, office buildings, and other commercial properties. She also represents landlords and tenants, both public and private, in the negotiation of commercial leases for a wide variety of uses.

A lifelong resident of Tennessee, Andrea was born in Memphis, where she graduated from Central High School. Upon graduating magna cum laude from the University of Memphis, Andrea decided to go to law school to fulfill her elementary school dream. Her interest in law was sparked when, “I participated as a defense lawyer in a mock trial in the third grade.” She explains, “My client was Johnny B. Good, and he had been accused of burglary. Armed with a plastic briefcase and the facts, I was determined to prove his innocence. The trial lasted less than an hour. The verdict: NOT GUILTY. I loved every moment of it, and at that moment, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer.”

Andrea says the best part of being a lawyer is working with her clients. She says, “My clients entrust to me their secrets, their business, and their money in hopes that I will help them in such a way that their lives will be better … What a privilege, and one that I take seriously.”

Andrea finds joy in and devotes a good deal of time to charitable and community service efforts directed toward the uplifting of children and young adults.



  • Vanderbilt University Law School, 2000 (J.D.)
  • University of Memphis, 1996 (B.A.), magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee

  • Middle Tennessee Council Boy Scouts of America
    • Former Board Member
    • Scout Reach Committee, Former Vice President
  • Rocketown
    • Board Member, Former Member
    • Governance Committee, Former Chair
  • Industrial Development Board, Former Board Member
  • Nashville Children’s Theatre, Former Board Member
  • Rotary Club of Nashville
  • CABLE, ATHENA Awards, Chair

  • Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce, Connector & Achiever Award, 2023
  • Nashville Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2018-2023
  • National Law Journal, Real Estate / Construction Trailblazer, 2022
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Fellow, 2017
  • Nashville Business Journal, Women of Influence, 2014
  • Nashville Business Journal, 40 Under 40, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2024
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star
  • Athena Young Professional Award, 2012
  • Nashville Lifestyles, Nashville’s 25 Most Beautiful People, 2012
  • Napier-Looby Bar Association
    • Fellow
    •  Outstanding Service Award, 2011
  • CABLE, Promote Women Award

  • Lawyers’ Association for Women
    • Board of Directors, Former Member
    • LAW Symposium, Co-Chair, 2019
    • Programs Committee, Former Co-Chair
  • Napier-Looby Bar Association
    • Napier-Looby Bar Foundation, Board Member
    • Banquet Planning Committee, Chair
    • Past President
  • Tennessee Alliance for Black Lawyers
    • Board of Delegates, Former Member
    • TABL Annual Conference Planning Committee, Former Chair
    • Past President
  • Nashville Bar Foundation, Board Member
  • Nashville Bar Association, Fellow
    • Minorities Opportunities Commission
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Fellow
    • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law (TBALL), Class of 2008
  • Board of Professional Responsibility, Former District Committee Member
  • Elevated Development, Board Member