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Jonathan H. Peyton, Esq.
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Knoxville Attorney
Jonathan H. Peyton, Esq.

Phone: 865.312.8814


Languages: English

JONATHAN H. PEYTON’s practice focuses in the areas of real estate development and lending, corporate and business law, commercial law, and technology transfer and commercialization.

Mr. Peyton represents clients varying in size (ranging from start-ups to mature companies with net sales exceeding 100 million) on a full array of corporate, commercial and real estate issues. Mr. Peyton devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing lenders and borrowers involved in FHA-insured multifamily real estate loan transactions; including financings under HUD’s Section 202 and Section 811 loan and grant programs, as well as HUD’s Section 232, 221(d), and 223(f) programs. In addition, Mr. Peyton’s practice involves establishing various business organizations, commercial real estate acquisitions, sales, financing, leasing, homeowners’ association management, contract drafting and negotiation, as well as representing lending institutions in secured transactions. Mr. Peyton regularly counsels general contractors, subcontractors, owners, and suppliers on construction contracts and mechanic’s liens issues. Mr. Peyton handles commercial litigation for his real estate and business clients.

Mr. Peyton is admitted to practice in the states of Tennessee, Kentucky and New York. He is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association, as well as, the Tennessee and Kentucky Bar Associations. Mr. Peyton graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts (Doctor of Jurisprudence 2003). While at Suffolk University, he served as the Associate Executive Editor for the Suffolk University Law Review. Before law school, Mr. Peyton attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, where he received a Bachelors and Masters degree in Business Administration (B.B.A. 1999 & M.B.A. 2000).

Representative Transactions:

  • Successfully represented seller in $65,000,000.00 transaction involving the sale of 107 convenience stores and gas stations.
  • Mechanic’s lien
  • Represented lender in $15,700,000.00 FHA-insured real estate loan transaction involving the construction of a market-rate multifamily housing facility in middle Tennessee.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Banking & Lending
  • Construction
  • Business & Commercial Transactions


  • Suffolk University – J.D., cum laude, 2003
  • Millsaps College – M.B.A. 2000
  • Millsaps College – B.A., cum laude, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee – 2006
  • Kentucky – 2004
  • New York – 2004


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Associations.


What Arbitration Clause?: The “Appropriate” Standard for Measuring Notice of Binding Arbitration To an Employee, 36 SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 745 (2003).


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Kennerly, Montgomery & Finley, P.C.

550 Main Street W
Knoxville, TN 37902
United States

Law Firm Contact: Jack Tallent, II

Tel: 865.312.8814

Fax: 865.524.1773



Member Since: 2008

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