• TENNESSEE: COURT OF APPEALS HOLDS PERSON ENTITLED TO REDEEM MUST HOLD INTEREST IN PROPERTY AT TIME OF TAX SALE

    In a result that opposes a case of the same Court and similar facts (City of Chattanooga v. Tax Year 2011 City Delinquent Real Estate Taxpayers), The Tennessee Court of Appeals has held that a person attempting to redeem property after a tax sale must have been an “interested party” at both the time of

    Jerry Morgan

  • TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT RULES ON ISSUE OF THEFT OF REAL PROPERTY

    On November 29, 2017, the Tennessee Supreme Court held that the state’s theft statute applies to real property in a high-profile, multimillion-dollar Memphis case against the holdover tenant Tabitha Gentry — aka Abka Re Bay. No. W2015-01745-SC-R11-CD, 2017 Tenn. LEXIS 733 (June 1, 2017). It was a case that began in August of 2011, but

    James Bergstrom

  • 5 WAYS PROPSPECTIVE PARENTS SHOULD PREPARE FOR ADOPTION

    Adoption is a wonderful way to expand your family and your life. As you begin this process, make it your goal to learn everything you can, develop relationships with trusted professionals on whom you can rely, and enjoy the adventure! One way to enhance the experience and increase the likelihood of a successful outcome is

    Keith Morrison

  • GOT DEBT OWED TO YOU? 4 QUICK TIPS FOR HELPING YOU RECOVER YOUR MONEY

    “Cash is king” is a well-known phrase used by many investors and business owners that refers to the importance of cash to the survival of any business. Unpaid invoices, past due accounts, and other debts owed to your business may not only interrupt your cash flow but may also jeopardize future success. Whether you are

    Robert M. Wilson, III

  • Strong Arm of the Law—Fitness at Work

    Socrates (if he actually existed, but I’m not going to open that Grecian urn of worms right now) once said, “No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body

    Andrew Rindahl

  • WARNING ORDERS: IMPORTANCE OF RECENT ARKANSAS PRECEDENT

    Warning Orders: Importance of Recent Arkansas Precedent Arkansas Courts have recently reviewed cases regarding the sufficiency of constructive service by warning order. Service by warning order is governed by Arkansas Rule of Civil Procedure 4(f), which states: “If it appears by the affidavit of a party seeking judgment…, after diligent inquiry, the identity or whereabouts

    Jillian Wilson

  • NO RIGHT TO A SHORT SALE AFTER DEFAULT

    No Right to a Short Sale After Default A Review of Jorge A. Alfonso, et al. v. Linda V. Bailey, Executrix and Personal Representative of the Estate of Robert M. Bailey, et al. By Kate Lachowsky      Jorge A. Alfonso, et al. v. Linda V. Bailey, Executrix and Personal Representative of the Estate of

    Kate Lachowsky-Khan

  • BANKRUPTCY UPDATE NACTT ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2016

    BANKRUPTCY UPDATE NACTT Annual Conference 2016 by Joel W. Giddens Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C. USFN Member (AR, MS, TN) The National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees (NACTT) held its annual conference in Philadelphia this past July. Mortgage issues continued to be a hot topic at the conference, with several educational panels addressing them. There was

    Joel Giddens

  • SUCCESSFUL MENTORING: ACCESSIBILITY, COMMUNICATION, AND FEEDBACK

    SUCCESSFUL MENTORING: ACCESSIBILITY, COMMUNICATION, AND FEEDBACK      Mentoring programs are an important part to the growth of the legal community, but is often overlooked by practitioners. Law schools and bar associations have begun realizing the importance of mentoring programs, however some mentors commit but cannot follow-through. In order for the mentor relationship to succeed,

    Heather Martin-Herron

  • TENNESSEE: FORECLOSURE OF SUPERIOR DEED OF TRUST EXTINGUISHES SUBSEQUENT EASEMENT

    Tennessee: Foreclosure of Superior Deed of Trust Extinguishes Subsequent Easement Courtney McGahhey Miller The general rule in Tennessee regarding the foreclosure of a superior deed of trust is the purchaser at a foreclosure sale takes title divested of all encumbrances made subsequent to the foreclosed deed of trust. The Court of Appeals of Tennessee recently

    Courtney Miller

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