The Pearson Law Firm, PLLC

Tennessee Real Estate Law

Every individual, licensed professional or business involved in any residential or commercial real estate transaction has something significant at stake in the outcome. At The Pearson Law Firm, PLLC, we have been counted on to protect the interests of all types of clients and to handle all types of real estate transactions for more than 10 years. We are “approved attorneys” for many lenders and mortgage companies in this area. We offer competitive title insurance rates and other services for agents, mortgage brokers and realtors. We provide local representation on behalf of commercial clients from out-of-state. We represent individual homeowners, buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants as well. Simply put: our established reputation for quality service and our ability to attend to a diverse range of real estate-related needs provides East Tennessee with second-to-none assistance.

Our practice includes:

• Residential and commercial real estate buy-sell agreements
• For sale by owner (FSBO) transactions
• Commercial lease contracts
• Home refinancing
• Zoning and development issues
• Title work and title insurance
• Dispute mediation
• Real estate litigation

Tennessee Estate Planning Law

Because no two lives are exactly the same, no two estate plans are either. Each person and family has unique characteristics, concerns and goals. The work of a skilled estate planning attorney is to draw those differences out in the initial stages, to help clients identify and articulate goals and to fully consider the appropriate options for achieving them.

At The Pearson Law Firm, PLLC, we do all of those things and more in providing individualized estate planning services for people and families throughout Tennessee. We are capable of handling estates of many sizes and provide legal services that cover basic and sophisticated needs equally well, including:

• Wills
• Revocable and irrevocable trusts
• Living wills and health care directives
• Durable powers of attorney for health care and finance
• Guardianships
• Business succession plans
• Asset protection plans

We are routinely engaged with Certified Public Accountants and estate tax attorneys when required; however, we do not offer tax advice. Many of our clients already have their own CPAs. If you do not, we have worked with many accountants in this area and would be happy to provide you with a professional recommendation based on our experience.

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Probate Services

We also provide a variety of probate and estate administration services. We initiate probate proceedings, advise administrators, notify creditors, distribute assets, deal with TennCare recovery claims and litigate adverse claims involving executors, administrators, trustees and other fiduciaries as well.

Contract Disputes and Civil Litigation

Contract disputes are responsible for much of the civil litigation that takes place in our nation’s courts. In most of these cases, resolutions are achieved only after each side has thrown a great deal of time and money at the problem.

At The Pearson Law Firm, PLLC, we understand the risks of litigation and the very real lack of control it affords over the outcome of a dispute. In other words, we are comfortable and quite capable of protecting our clients’ interests in court where a judge or a jury will determine the outcome of the dispute, but at the same time, we are fully committed to helping clients avoid the expense, time, frustration and risk of the litigation process whenever possible.

When a breach of contract claim cannot be resolved through negotiation or mediation, civil litigation may be unavoidable. We have experience representing plaintiffs and defendants; with lawsuits seeking monetary damages, injunctive relief, specific performance and extraordinary relief in qualified cases; and with various types of contracts, including:

• Business contracts
• Real estate contracts
• Commercial leases
• Insurance contracts

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