Commitment to Service
Martin Tate was founded by Judge John D. Martin, Sr., over 100 years ago. Since then, the attorneys of Martin Tate have strived to live up to and build upon the recognized tradition of service to our clients, the profession, and the Memphis community that our founder bestowed to us. From its continuing commitment to providing exemplary service in Memphis and the Mid-South, Martin Tate has garnered a national reputation as a leading law firm in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
Loyalty to Clients; Loyalty from Clients
By loyally serving our clients in goods times and bad, Martin Tate has enjoyed loyalty from its clients, many of whom Martin Tate has represented for decades. For example, Martin Tate guided the founders of Holiday Inn through the development of its brand from its inception. Martin Tate assisted M.S. Carriers, Inc. as it grew from one truck through an Initial Public Offering with 5,000 tractors and 30,000 trailers, to the merger with Swift Transportation, which created the largest publicly-held truckload carrier in the United States. More recently, over a six-year period, Martin Tate represented four national banks in the foreclosure of a condominium project, the defense of sixteen materialmen liens, and through the sale of the project free and clear of encumbrances. We regularly help small business owners and individuals navigate the legal issues they encounter on a daily basis. Our greatest achievement is the number of times a satisfied client has retained us again.
Practical Advice; Sophisticated Knowledge
At Martin Tate, we pride ourselves on our ability to handle both routine and complex, sophisticated matters for our clients in an efficient manner. With regard to our business clients, we strive not only to provide practical and sound legal advice, but to counsel our clients in everything from organizational matters to dispute resolution. With regard to our individual clients who may be navigating legal waters for the first time, our goal is to guide our clients to an understanding of the issues that they face and to a desirable resolution.
Our attorneys routinely represent clients in litigation in federal and state courts, business and commercial transactions, trust and estate matters, commercial and residential real estate matters, contract drafting and disputes, intellectual property matters, construction issues and disputes, transportation litigation, PILOT transactions, securities matters and products liability cases, to name a few. We also counsel our clients on various regulatory issues. For a listing of our practice areas, please visit the "Practice Areas" section of our website.
A Reputation for Excellence
While client satisfaction is the highest recognition we can achieve, the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by their peers and numerous organizations for their outstanding work. We are proud to be a firm comprised of attorneys who are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been rated by Martindale Hubble and received the "AV" rating, the highest rating available.