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Doug Sloan represents businesses and individuals in the areas of land use and zoning regulations, regulatory compliance in development, public–private partnerships, and government relations.

Prior to joining the firm, Doug served as the Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. Doug was the Planning Director for Nashville and managed the Metro Planning Department for several years during Nashville’s recent growth. Prior to that, he served in the Office of Mayor Karl Dean, where he managed land purchases for Nashville after the 2010 flood and also served as liaison to the Tennessee General Assembly for the city of Nashville. Prior to working in the Mayor’s Office, Doug advised the Codes Department, Planning Department, Water Services and a variety of other Nashville Metropolitan Government departments for more than 15 years.


Doug has worked with a wide variety of businesses and developers to assist them in accomplishing their goals for land development and the creation of jobs in Nashville. Doug has written numerous pieces of local legislation for the Metropolitan Council regarding land use and zoning matters, as well as state legislation affecting land development. Doug has worked closely with the Finance Department of the Metropolitan Government regarding the purchase and sale of publicly owned land. He negotiated public–private partnerships that benefit the community and the private partners involved.

Professional Recognition and Activities


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association

About Doug

Doug is a native Nashvillian and a lifelong public servant. He enjoys being involved in local politics and working with the community. Doug enjoys playing golf and traveling with his family. Along with his wife, Karre, and 15-year-old-daughter, Gracie, the Sloan family has found a new love in skiing.

Doug in the News

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