May 27, 2016- Memphis, TN- Glankler Brown, PLLC has been selected as a “leading U.S. firm” in the area of Real Estate in the Chambers USA 2016 guide. Attorneys R. Hunter Humphreys, B. Douglas Earthman and J. William Pierce, Jr. are listed as leading U.S. attorneys in the area of real estate and secured lending, Arnold E. Perl is listed as a leader in labor and employment law, Saul C. Belz and Michael P. Coury are listed as leaders in litigation, and Randall B. Womack is listed as a leader in environmental law.
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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.
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.
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.
Arnold E. Perl has more than forty (40) years of experience in assisting organizations in labor and employment law, with extensive experience counseling organizations on remaining union free. He offers a dynamic leadership development program for all levels of management. He has successfully argued many cases before various United States Courts of Appeals, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Saul C. Belz concentrates his practice in the areas of business litigation, commercial disputes of all types, complex litigation, appeals and employment law. Mr. Belz has over 30 years of experience in the law, primarily assisting corporate clients with resolution of disputes, both in court and through alternative dispute mechanisms. He has participated both as counsel for the plaintiff and counsel for the defendant in class actions involving such diverse matters as securities fraud and Title VII claims. He has represented numerous broker/dealers and customers in arbitration and litigation. Mr. Belz is also a Certified Tennessee Rule 31 mediator.
Michael P. Coury concentrates his practice in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law, business reorganizations, workouts, and business and commercial litigation. Coury is a Fellow with the American College of Bankruptcy and has been honored by The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Bankruptcy Litigation and Commercial Litigation, and by the Mid-South Super Lawyers in the field of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights. Coury is a Board Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law.
Mr. Womack has practiced environmental law for nearly twenty years. He has counseled businesses and other entities on federal, state, and local environmental laws, rules and regulations in such areas as release reporting, storm water permitting requirements, waste management, air emissions, underground storage tanks and real estate transactions. He has represented a number of businesses and other entities in environmental cost recovery actions and environmental enforcement actions. Mr. Womack has also represented a number of persons, businesses and other entities involved in the redevelopment of properties impacted by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances or other pollutants. In addition, he has counseled persons, businesses and other entities in the environmental due diligence process in support of real estate transactions.
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, Alabama, Illinois, Georgia, Maryland, Texas 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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