Client Successes

Real Results, Real Clients

Litigation

  • Successful defense of numerous medical malpractice lawsuits on behalf of physicians and hospitals in East Tennessee.
  • $11,000,000 personal injury settlement against a commercial trucking company
  • Successful defense of a personal injury claim for horrific burns and injuries sustained in a house fire, where the claimant had sued the landlord for $30 million
  • $1.25 million personal injury settlement for Inmates against correctional authority
  • $1.2 million settlement for personal injury in motor vehicle accident without any discovery
  • Obtained favorable result (2% fault) for driver who struck pedestrian in wrongful death case.  The remaining (98%) fault was assigned to pedestrian’s employer in the jury award of more than $7 million, trial court later ordered a new trial.  Appeal resulted in dismissal of case against pedestiran’s employer. Case is awaiting re-trial only against driver.


Employment

  • When a client’s HR director commenced a romantic relationship with one of his subordinates, it made the subordinate’s peers uncomfortable.  We advised upper management how to approach the situation within their own policy guidelines.  When the director rejected a reasonable severance package, we obtained a rarely-granted summary judgment in Tennessee State Court in favor of the employer
  • Successful defense of a federal court lawsuit filed by a former employee alleging that her dismissal violated the FMLA and constituted sex discrimination
  • Successful representation of a client’s Affirmative Action Program before the OFCCP, resulting in approval of the plan without modification to the client’s program
  • Successful representation of a college before the Office for Civil Rights regarding alleged failure to accommodate claim lodged by a current student.  The OCR concluded its investigation by requesting optional adjustments to the campus and curricula, with the only mandatory adjustment being the erection of signage noting the availability for handicapped parking
  • Successful defense and litigation strategies for client in race and age discrimination federal lawsuit
  • Successful defense of client in a charge of discrimination brought under the Americans With Disabilities Act resulting in a no-cause finding


Corporate and Business Transactions

  • Merger of leading nonprofit hospital systems in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
  • $6,500,000 private placement of common stock for bank holding company. (Issuer Counsel)
  • Corporate reorganization of bank holding company to effectuate S Corporation tax election
  • $27,500,000 monetization of 11 medical office buildings (Seller’s Counsel)
  • Issuer Counsel for private placement of LLC membership interests for Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Successful defense of lender liability suit The Homestead Group, LLC v. Bank of Tennessee  (Tn. Ct. App. E2008-00350-COA-R3-CV) (Lender Counsel)
  • $560,000,000 in Hospital Revenue Bonds, Tax-Exempt and Taxable (Borrower Counsel)
  • $2,750,000 Tax Increment Revenue Bond – retail shopping center (Bank Counsel)
  • Acquisition of General Motors franchise and dealership properties (Purchaser Counsel)
  • Sale of Honda franchise and dealership properties (Seller counsel)
  • Reverse stock split and recapitalization of bank holding company (Company Counsel)
  • Chapter 11 Debtor counsel for chain of 47 convenience stores operating in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
  • Proxy contest and exercise of dissenters rights in bank merger  (Minority Shareholder Counsel)