Litigation

GSRM litigators assist clients to gain and sustain a tactical advantage.  Today’s business climate is infused with conflict between employees and owners, staff and supervisors, management and shareholders, business owners and vendors, and business owners/partners and stakeholders.  Controversy or dissention can result in expensive claims with no clear winner.  For decades, business owners and entrepreneurs have turned to GSRM not only for courtroom results, but also for innovative strategies that advance business interests, protect client holdings and block potential loss.

Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for our client.  At times, this means negotiating a resolution outside of court.  Other circumstances demand complex, persistent litigation, trial or appellate counsel.  In any of these scenarios, GSRM litigators are consistently called upon to represent clients before Tennessee and federal courts, before state and federal administrative agencies, and before administrators, arbitrators and mediators. Regardless of the venue, GSRM litigators present highly focused and compelling arguments in order to resolve strife before it can snowball into a hazardous outcome.

The firm’s attorneys offer multifaceted experience and proven results on the spectrum of commercial law claims, a sampling of which includes:

  • General business
  • Real estate and construction
  • Labor and employment
  • Shareholder and corporate litigation
  • Product liability
  • Professional malpractice
  • Personal injury defense
  • Civil rights defense
  • Consumer protection claims
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Franchise
  • Consumer financial services
  • Alcoholic beverage claims
  • Partnership disputes and dissolution
  • Class actions
  • Trial and appellate counsel

Many industries today are highly specialized.  This requires specific knowledge of the rules, regulations or business practices that affect a particular business sector.  GSRM litigators are experienced in resolving disputes that occur in these highly specialized industries, including:

  • Railroad and transportation
  • Dental and healthcare
  • Life sciences
  • Hospitality, food and beverage
  • Municipalities and government agencies
  • Banking and financial services
  • Retail

Our attorneys are proficient in preserving recovery.   Under the right circumstances, our litigators seek such extraordinary remedies as injunctions, writs of attachment and possession, receiverships and the like to gain immediate relief or opportune advantage in a dispute.  However, in the event that these actions do not warrant the desired objective, GSRM attorneys defend clients with unrelenting vigor.  The time that can pass from the beginning of a claim to judgment or settlement can be exhaustive and arduous.  GSRM litigators are known not only for balancing time and cost, but also for expediting the process when it is advantageous to our client.

The optimal result is not always obtained in the courtroom.  GSRM attorneys approach the challenge of litigation with unwavering confidence.  However, the firm is also known for devising strategies that keep clients out of court.  Whenever possible, GSRM litigators explore alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options to assist clients avoid the delays, stress and cost of litigation.  GSRM’s Litigation team includes Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 certified mediators and a certified administrator for the National Association of Realtors’ Code of Ethics, Arbitration and Mediation Program.