Property Tax Abatement in Tennessee

OL104-17  |  On Demand  |  Update  |  Self-Study


This session will explain the legal basis for providing property tax abatement in Tennessee and the mechanics of granting such abatement. The session will provide some insights on documentary and financing issues that often arise in a tax abatement transaction. The session will conclude with a discussion of the implementation of recent GASB changes relating to tax abatement reporting.

This video was recorded at the 2017 Governmental & Not-for-Profit Conference.


Number of Credits Type of Credits
1 Tax







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G. M. Mamantov

Mamantov is a member of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, where he chairs the largest public finance practice in the State of Tennessee. Having practiced in the public finance area for over 30 years, Mark has served as bond counsel for more than $3 billion of debt issues and has worked on public finance transactions in over 70% of the counties in the State. His public finance experience encompasses a broad spectrum of financings, including traditional government financing and conduit financing for charitable institutions, low-income housing and manufacturing facilities. As a result, Mark has had the opportunity to work on many of Tennessee's largest bond financings, including public projects such as convention centers, stadiums and arenas; hospital system financings; and public utility system financings. In connection with his public finance practice, Mark has also developed a comprehensive economic incentives practice. In that area, Mark has closed numerous property tax abatement and tax increment financing transactions throughout Tennessee, representing both local governments and private parties.

Mamantov has also assisted a number of local governments in developing tax abatement and tax increment policies and procedures. Mark has also had the opportunity to work with many of his clients on special projects relating to financings, including construction-related matters and open meeting requirements. Mark received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in 1981 and his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1984, where he served as Articles Editor for the Virginia Law Review.

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