Attorney Sheila Jordan Cunningham is Special Advisor, Problem Properties for NPI. Since 2014 she has focused her legal practice on understanding and addressing the causes of abandoned and blighted properties, including serving as the first executive director of Blight Authority of Memphis. Ms. Cunningham served for 16 years as Senior Vice President & General Counsel for Buckeye Technologies Inc., a New York Stock Exchange company headquartered in Memphis, and was a partner in the Baker Donelson law firm. She serves on the boards of Community LIFT and Community Alliance for the Homeless and as named a 2016 Superwomen in Business by the Memphis Business Journal.
It’s obvious to anyone driving through dozens of Memphis’s neighborhoods — Memphis has too many abandoned and vacant properties. More than 13,000 structures and vacant lots are abandoned, in disrepair, neglected or overgrown. In many […]