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Glankler Brown, PLLC

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Chief Manager: William R. Bradley, Jr.

Firm Overview:
Glankler Brown, PLLC has long been part of the fabric of a storied city and the region it serves as capital of culture and commerce. The work of the attorneys has supported the growth of its citizens and its industry, its art and legacy, its health and progress.

Across all that time and through all that experience — in the course of building an almost legendary reputation in litigation, in the process of earning the kind of respect in more than 30 areas of law that only results can bring — there has been one common thread in that fabric. They are resolved.

Glankler Brown strives to provide every client thorough knowledge of the law, uncompromising professionalism, steadfast determination, and timely, meaningful and measurable response.

Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Glankler Brown attorneys represent clients across a wide spectrum of business and personal issues throughout the United States. In addition to Tennessee, they have attorneys licensed in Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, New York, Illinois and Texas. They are, at heart, a local firm, but they have far-reaching regional, national and international capabilities. The firm and many of its attorneys have received the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell, and several Glankler Brown members are listed in The Best Lawyers in America. The firm has received honors from US News & World Report (Best Law Firms Rankings), Chambers & Partners USA Leaders in their Fields, and Business TN magazine’s Top 150 Lawyers. Several of the attorneys are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American College of Estate Planning Counsel and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Practice Areas:
Appellate Advocacy
Bank & Trust Litigation
Class Actions
Business & Commercial Litigation
Conflict Management/Alternative Dispute Resolution
Construction Law
Corporate & Business Transactions
Corporate Finance & Securities
Creditors’ Rights
Criminal Defense
Director, Officer and Professional Liability
Employee Benefits & ERISA Litigation
Employment & Labor Law
Environmental Law
Estate Planning & Probate
Family & Domestic Law
Governmental Relations & Municipal Law
Healthcare Law & Hospital Administration
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Intellectual Property & E-Commerce
Landlord/Tenant Law
Medical Malpractice
Non-Compete Agreements
Personal Injury Litigation
Products Liability Litigation
Public Finance
Real Estate & Secured Lending Law
Tax Strategies
Trademark & Copyright
Transportation & Logistics
Venture Capital/Private Equity
Wealth Transfer Planning
Workers’ Compensation

Main Areas of Practice:
Glankler Brown is proud of its strong business and commercial litigation practice, with successful experience in the resolution of:
■ Contract disputes
■ Breach of warranty
■ Commercial disputes
■ Enforcement of creditor rights in large scale foreclosure proceedings
■ Commercial landlord/tenant disputes
■ Employment related disputes, including non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and disputes which often arise between investors in start-up ventures, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies and other legal relationships
Glankler Brown also has experience handling cases that involve improper conduct in business transactions, such as claims for:
■ Fraud
■ Tortious or intentional interference with contractual or advantageous relations,
■ Unfair competition
■ Defamation
■ Bad faith
■ Breach of consumer protection laws and violation of other state and federal statutes and regulations
Glankler Brown has been named a Top Tier law firm in the area of Commercial Litigation by US News & World Report, in addition to being recommended by Benchmark Litigation. Glankler Brown aggressively litigates for its clients with a focus on preparing and taking the case to trial. However, Glankler Brown’s attorneys have also been successful in negotiating many favorable settlements for our clients through the use of alternate dispute resolution, mediation and private settlement negotiation. A cost efficient and successful resolution for our clients is the firm’s goal.

Real Estate & Secured Lending:
The firm’s real estate and secured lending attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience on a broad range of real estate and commercial lending issues. It regularly represents clients on real estate acquisitions and sales, financing and secured lending, construction, leasing, zoning and land use, regulatory matters including environmental issues, and the exercise of rights and remedies such as receiverships and foreclosures.
Although a substantial amount of the firm’s real estate and secured lending work is provided to clients within Memphis and the Mid-South, it often provides legal services on multi-state, regional and national transactions. Within these geographic areas, the firm works with numerous banks and other lending institutions, real estate brokers and developers, insurance companies, property managers, real estate investment groups and other interested parties in facilitating an extensive variety of real estate and secured lending projects.
The firm’s secured lending and tax attorneys work closely and frequently with its real estate attorneys, and jointly counsels its clients on sophisticated financial transactions such as bond financing, all forms of structured finance and loan transactions, tax deferred exchanges, letter of credit issuance, lender liability issues, drafting and negotiating security documents, loan ‘workouts’, perfecting interests in collateral, interest and usury issues and subordination and intercreditor agreements.
The firm also act as agents or approved attorneys for a number of major title companies, including First American Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Old Republic Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company and Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company.

Corporate & Business Transactions:
Business Planning
■ Strategic advice on appropriate structures for conducting business
■ Create buy-sell and other owner-equity agreements Mergers & Acquisitions
■ Represent public and private buyers, sellers and financial intermediaries
■ Guide clients through securities, tax, real estate and environmental laws
■ Industry roll-ups Sale of Business or Division
■ Advise sellers, buyer and shareholders
■ Identify transaction alternatives
■ Structure due diligence and pricing matters
■ Manage the process and closing