May 15, 2012- Memphis, TN- Stewart G. Austin, B. Douglas Earthman, Lynn A. Gardner, R. Hunter Humphreys and J. William Pierce, Jr. have been named Top Lawyers in American Lawyer/Corporate Counsel’s Annual Guide to Real Estate Law.
Stewart G. Austin, Jr., concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of commercial real estate, leasing and secured lending. Prior to joining Glankler Brown, PLLC, Mr. Austin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Daniel H. Thomas, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of Alabama. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law.
B. Douglas Earthman concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate law, secured lending transactions, and transactional work, including municipal bond and other tax-exempt financing transactions. He serves as bond counsel in a variety of tax-exempt bond matters, including general municipal finance, industrial development, health care and housing matters, and in other capacities, such as trustee’s counsel, developer’s counsel, issuer’s counsel, credit provider’s counsel, underwriter’s counsel and counsel to companies using or benefiting from tax-exempt financings. He serves as an agent or approved attorney for most major title companies active in the Memphis area.
Lynn A. Gardner concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial and residential real estate and secured lending. In her real estate practice, she represents individuals, corporations and financial institutions in connection with the acquisition, development, construction, leasing and financing of real property. In the secured lending area, Ms. Gardner has represented financial institutions in connection with the preparation of loan documents and the closing of loans secured by accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, contract rights, securities and other collateral. Ms. Gardner is an approved attorney for Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, First American Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Stewart Title Company and Security Title Company.
R. Hunter Humphreys concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate and secured lending. He represents numerous investors, developers, lenders and participants in real estate, secured lending and other business transactions. Mr. Humphreys is chairman of Glankler Brown’s real estate section and he is an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis School of Law where he teaches a course on real estate transactions.
J. William Pierce, Jr. is a Member of the firm and is in the Real Estate, Secured Lending and Banking Practice Group. Mr. Pierce concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial real estate, secured lending, and other business transactions. In the area of commercial real estate, Mr. Pierce represents developers of office buildings, shopping centers, warehouse properties and all other types of real estate. He is experienced in the leasing of real estate, including the representation of both landlords and tenants. In addition, Mr. Pierce is very active in the representation of commercial lenders involving real estate transactions and other secured and unsecured credit facilities. He is an approved attorney for Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, Chicago Title Insurance Company and First American Title Insurance Company.
American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazines will distribute the annual guide to their combined readership, highlighting the top firms and attorneys in the area of Real Estate Law.
ABOUT GLANKLER BROWN: Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Glankler Brown, PLLC attorneys represent clients with matters throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to Tennessee, the firm’s attorneys are licensed in Mississippi, Arkansas, New York, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. With experience in more than 30 different areas of law, Glankler Brown’s attorneys deliver quality legal services to local, regional, national and international clients.
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