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Kramer Rayson LLP

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Managing Partner: Robert L Bowman

Firm Overview:
Since its inception in Knoxville in 1948, Kramer Rayson has dedicated itself to the representation of businesses and business owners throughout Tennessee. The firm is committed to providing superior, cost-effective legal services covering the gamut of issues its business clients face. Kramer Rayson has 25 attorneys with significant practices in labor and employment law, healthcare, corporate/business, government relations, tax, estate/planning/probate, litigation and insurance coverage. The firm is regularly employed by corporate counsel, government agencies and public and private entities, as well as individuals either doing business or involved in litigation in Tennessee.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Labor & Employment:
Kramer Rayson’s 16 labor and employment attorneys represent management in employment discrimination litigation; unfair competition disputes; harassment and whistleblower cases; traditional labor law, including union campaigns, collective bargaining, arbitration and NLRB practice; human resources counseling and training; and ADR-mediation processes. The firm has one of the largest management-side employment practices in East Tennessee and has successfully litigated through trial and appeal many high profile matters. Decisions can be viewed at www.kramer-rayson.com.
Key Clients: Cellular Sales of Knoxville, Inc.,Centerra Group, LLC, Knoxville Utilities Board, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, UT Battelle, LLC, Functional Pathways of Tennessee, LLC, University of Tennessee
Contact: Edward G Phillips
Tel: 865 525 5134
Email: [email protected]
Contact: John E Winters
Tel: 865 525 5134
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Robert L Bowman
Tel: 865 525 5134
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Betsy J Beck
Tel: 865 525 5134
Email: [email protected]

Healthcare:
Kramer Rayson’s four healthcare attorneys have successfully represented and counseled clients ranging from major hospitals and practice groups to independent practitioners on a complete range of matters spanning business-related issues, licensing, certificates of need, compliance plans/audits, Medicare reimbursement, HIPPA compliance, fraud/abuse, Stark, anti-kickback and false claims.
Key Clients: Tennova Healthcare, St. Thomas Health Services
Contact: Warren L Gooch
Tel: 865 525 5134
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Shannon Coleman Egle
Tel: 865 525 5134
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/Business/Real Estate:
Kramer Rayson’s eight corporate/business attorneys maintain a strong practice in traditional corporate and transactional areas including corporate governance, start-up ventures, purchase, sale merger or acquisitions, financing and credit arrangements and related commercial transactions, creditor’s rights, business planning, real estate transactions, zoning, loan workouts and other commercial transactions.
Key Clients: US Cellular, Blalock Companies, CROET
Contact: Thomas M Hale
Tel: 865 525 5134
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jackson G Kramer
Tel: 865 525 5134
Email: [email protected]

Government Relations:
Kramer Rayson’s six government relations attorneys have extensive experience representing clients’ interests before federal, state and local governmental decision-makers, boards and public bodies.
Key Clients: Town of Farragut, City of Townsend, Loudon County
Contact: Thomas M Hale
Tel: 865 525 5134
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Robert L Bowman
Tel: 865 525 5134
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
Kramer Rayson’s five tax attorneys have practices that include work in the areas of estate, gift, state and local tax (including sales, use and property taxes), corporate, partnership, tax exempt entities and individuals in their personal tax planning. The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in federal and state tax audits, appeals and litigation, as well as waivers of penalties, payment plans and offers in compromise, as well as ad valorem, property and sales and use tax planning and litigation.
Key Clients: General Motors, Alcoa, UT Battelle
Contact: Wayne R Kramer
Tel: 865 525 5134
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Leslie L Shields
Tel: 865 525 5134
Email: [email protected]

Estate Planning/Probate:
Kramer Rayson’s six estate planning/probate attorneys provide a full range of estate planning services and advises clients with respect to succession issues and closely held businesses.
Contact: Charles M Finn
Tel: 865 525 5134
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jackson G Kramer
Tel: 865 525 5134
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Wayne R Kramer
Tel: 865 525 5134
Email: [email protected]

Litigation:
Kramer Rayson’s 12 litigation attorneys represent a broad array of clients in commercial litigation, unfair competition, construction law, insurance defense, insurance coverage, personal injury litigation, condemnation, worker’s compensation, product liability litigation, government contract disputes, ERISA litigation, arbitration, mediation and appellate practice, as well as administrative matters including in tax and related forums.
Key Clients: CHUBB, TFMIC, Grange Insurance, Functional Pathways of Tennessee, LLC, Auto Owners Insurance, State Farm
Contact: John T Johnson, Jr
Tel: 865 525 5134
Email: [email protected]
Contact: William J Carver
Tel: 865 525 5134
Email: [email protected]