CAMPBELL STEELE - General Counsel
Campbell Steele is Principal and General Counsel of the Blackbird Companies, which includes Blackbird Capital, LLC, Blackbird Media, LLC (The Nashville Sign) and other affiliated companies specializing in private equity and real estate investments, emerging restaurant franchising, branding companies, and out-of-home media assets. Blackbird utilizes operating businesses and local and national relationships developed over the time to create and increase value in various assets not only at the enterprise level but also through unique development, equity and private offering structures that maximize revenue and build value in real estate. Blackbird's principals are active as investors, advisors, and owners in the Nashville community.
Recent private equity and real estate investments include Von Elrod’s, LLC, Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint, LLC, Pies & Pints Pizzeria, LLC, 30A.com Investment Partners, LLC, and Royal Circus, LLC. Prior to joining Blackbird, Campbell was a partner at Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC after several years at Stites & Harbison, PLLC. His practice focused on commercial lending, finance, real estate and corporate law, including the representation of lenders, developers and equity partners in transactions combining multiple private and public funding sources. He is experienced in complex partnership structures and also advised clients as to various phases of real estate development, including land acquisition, financing, leasing, disposition, zoning matters and various land use matters affecting various all types of developments. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee and a J.D. from The University of Memphis School of Law. Campbell is a member of the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association and the Nashville Bar Association and was recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014 and 2015.