Finance lawyers vying to partner in Nashville’s downtown expansion

A view of the east bank of the Cumberland River, where the future site of a new Oracle hub is expected to be, as seen Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn.

A sweeping public-private funding plan to expand downtown Nashville across the Cumberland River took shape this week as subway officials interviewed lawyers applying to partner on the complex project .

Three candidates have been interviewed to be the Metro Industrial Development Board’s new bond advisors. The quasi-governmental agency expects a wave of bond demands for public-private deals to grow downtown with a coherent and connected strategy.

“It seems like an exciting time to render legal services to this council,” said nominee Doug Overbey, who most recently served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee. “It would be a good time for us to engage with this advice as you seek to spread your wings. I find it very appealing.”

Continued:As Oracle finalizes designs for its East Bank campus, the tech company has rented a downtown office