Our policy is to establish a clear understanding about the nature and extent of the services we are to perform and a reasonable time schedule for completing the work.

We are always happy to discuss the legal services required by your situation, the strategies we recommend and the status of your legal matters. If, as your legal work progresses, we recognize that there are greater requirements for legal services than originally anticipated, we will discuss this with you.The following are examples of the types of legal services provided by our firm:

Business Matters

Business Matters

Business Transactions, negotiations, litigation, acquisitions and mergers, and formations of corporations, “S” corporations and partnerships

  • R. Wayne Peters
  • Robert L. Lockaby, Jr.
  • Lee Ann Adams
  • Beverly S. Edge
  • Eleanor G. LaPorte

Litigation and Trials

Litigation and Trial

Bringing or defending lawsuits in a variety of legal areas for individuals and businesses

  • Sam D. Elliott
  • Wade K. Cannon
  • David G. McDowell
  • Gary L. Henry

Mediation

Mediation

Rule 31 listed general civil mediators

  • R. Wayne Peters
  • Sam D. Elliott

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Investigation and evaluation of claims for injuries or death resulting from accidents and product defects, and negotiations and litigations of enforce claims

  • Sam D. Elliott
  • Wade K. Cannon
  • David G. McDowell
  • Gary L. Henry

Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

Wills, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and Estate Planning for transfers of assets during life or at death and reduction of taxes

  • R. Wayne Peters
  • Lee Ann Adams
  • Eleanor G. LaPorte

Commercial Law

Commercial Law

Commercial, banking and bankruptcy matters and related litigation

  • Robert L. Lockaby, Jr.
  • Wade K. Cannon
  • David G. McDowell
  • Gary L. Henry

Construction Law

Construction Law

Contract negotiations, arbitration, construction claims and bringing and defending claims and litigation

  • Robert L. Lockaby, Jr.
  • Sam D. Elliott
  • Wade K. Cannon
  • David G. McDowell
  • Gary L. Henry

Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law

Sales, acquisitions, financing, leases, contracts, zoning, condemnation, tax appraisals, development and related matters

  • Robert L. Lockaby, Jr.
  • Sam D. Elliott
  • Wade K. Cannon
  • Beverly S. Edge
  • David G. McDowell
  • Gary L. Henry
Tax Planning and Audits

Tax Planning and Audits

Business and personal planning to minimize taxes, federal and state tax audits, tax litigation and tax planning and advice

  • R. Wayne Peters
  • Lee Ann Adams
  • Beverly S. Edge
  • Eleanor G. LaPorte
Estates

Estates

Probate, estate administration, trusts, tax planning and audits, and will and estate litigation

  • R. Wayne Peters
  • Lee Ann Adams
  • Beverly S. Edge
  • Eleanor G. LaPorte
Foundations and Associations

Foundations and Associations

Trade associations, public and private foundations, charities and non-profit organizations

  • R. Wayne Peters
  • Beverly S. Edge
  • Eleanor G. LaPorte
Family Law

Family Law

Adoptions, guardianship, conservators, prenuptial agreements, marital dissolutions and property settlement agreements and litigation

  • Gary L. Henry
Environmental Law

Environmental Law

Federal and state environmental law matters and related litigation

  • Robert L. Lockaby, Jr.
  • Sam D. Elliott
  • David G. McDowell
  • Gary L. Henry
Defense Work

Defense Work

Defending claims and litigation of all types, tax investigations and litigation and defending “white collar” investigations and prosecutions

  • Robert L. Lockaby, Jr.
  • Sam D. Elliott
  • Wade K. Cannon
  • David G. McDowell
  • Gary L. Henry

Tennessee does not certify specialists in the law and we do not claim certification in any listed area.