Nashville Commercial Litigation Attorneys
Many attorneys spend their entire careers without ever entering a courtroom. At MBSLaw, PLLC, we embrace the courtroom when the appropriate resolution to a dispute is through litigation. While many commercial disputes can and should be resolved outside of the litigation setting, which is sometimes prohibitively expensive, others merit determination by a judge, arbitrator or (only sometimes, since a contractual jury waiver is often in play) a jury. In the last five years our commercial litigation practice has focused on unusual, even bizarre, factual scenarios where there was very little (or no) black-letter law to provide a pre-determined answer. For example, recent engagements have included: the meaning of certain terms in a condominium’s master deed; whether a vendor’s obscenely excessive prices (compared to actual acquisition price) charged to a lessor under an Article 2A finance lease can constitute fraud; whether a defendant’s counter-claim may be included to calculate the amount in controversy requirement for diversity jurisdiction in the Middle District of Tennessee; whether a judgment debtor can protect assets by placing them in tax deferred retirement accounts (in excess of statutory limits) and re-branding the accounts as tenants-by-the-entireties; the enforceability of oral and written statements involving a commercial loan and potential interest rate swap agreement; and the enforceability of a cross-collateralization clause involving commercial property collateral in multiple states.