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James McLaren, Expansion of Graceland Featured in Mid-South Super Lawyers

November 11, 2019

James McLaren spoke with Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine for a feature on his economic development work with the expansion of Graceland, which Elvis Presley once called home, and how he is working with client Elvis Presley Enterprises on this project.

James has been involved in numerous major economic development projects in the Memphis area, but this one, he says, has reinvigorated an entire area nearby.

As James notes in the article, Graceland is one of the most important tourist attractions in Tennessee, and welcomes more than 500,000 visitors each year, making it the second most-visited house behind the White House. Graceland's visitors, mostly from outside the county in which it is located, will bring around $300 million each year to the surrounding area over the next 30 years. 

James also discusses how he helped his client and the Graceland project overcome hurdles, as well as what's in store for the expansion project. Nashville attorney Dale Allen's work with Elvis Presley Enterprises is also highlighted in the magazine.