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Burch, Porter & Johnson is one of the oldest law firms in Tennessee. Since its founding in 1904, the firm has maintained a tradition of involvement in the legal and community affairs of the region.

Burch, Porter & Johnson engages in a highly diversified practice. The firm's litigation and general practice includes trial and appellate practice in all courts, general corporate and commercial practice, antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, criminal law, environmental law, employment law, employee benefits, trademark and intellectual property, media law, railroad law, probate, estate planning, defamation law, products liability, family law, alternative dispute resolution, and zoning.

The firm has a sophisticated business law practice with emphasis on general representation and transactional practice in corporate structure, finance, franchising, health care transactions, regulation of health care entities, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, real estate development, the hotel and hospitality industry, information technology, regulation of financial institutions, secured lending, securities law, international business law and tax law.

Contact Information

130 North Court Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-524-5000

Firm Attorneys

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Charles F. Newman Charles F. Newman Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC
Practicing in: Litigation - First Amendment
Practicing in: Litigation - First Amendment

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    Achievements

    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Memphis, Tennessee in Environmental Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Memphis, Tennessee in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Memphis, Tennessee in Litigation - Environmental with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Memphis, Tennessee in Litigation - Land Use and Zoning with 2 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Memphis, Tennessee in Environmental Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Memphis, Tennessee in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Memphis, Tennessee in Litigation - Environmental with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Memphis, Tennessee in Litigation - Land Use and Zoning with 2 lawyers.

    Client Comments

    "David Harris has proven himself invaluable to our legal department. He has helped us on bankruptcy matters on a national basis, which has allowed us to tap into his high level of expertise in the bankruptcy field and escape the escalating rates of big firms in big cities. He is always looking for a practical resolution and consistently delivers value-oriented results. Through the bankruptcy process, he has helped us recover well over $1M in claims. He has also helped us resolve complicated commercial disputes so that we avoided costly litigation. In addition, he has handled franchise litigation, including obtaining quick and effective injunctive relief. To date, we have not lost any case in which he has been involved. He is one of the few lawyers in whom we have complete trust and for whom we would give the highest possible recommendation."
    - Ted Raynor
    Hilton Hotels Corporation
    "David Harris has proven himself invaluable to our legal department. He has helped us on bankruptcy matters on a national basis, which has allowed us to tap into his high level of expertise in the bankruptcy field and escape the escalating rates of big firms in big cities. He is always looking for a practical resolution and consistently delivers value-oriented results. Through the bankruptcy process, he has helped us recover well over $1M in claims. He has also helped us resolve complicated commercial disputes so that we avoided costly litigation. In addition, he has handled franchise litigation, including obtaining quick and effective injunctive relief. To date, we have not lost any case in which he has been involved. He is one of the few lawyers in whom we have complete trust and for whom we would give the highest possible recommendation."
    - Ted Raynor
    Hilton Hotels Corporation

    Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC

    Contact Information

    130 North Court Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38103
    Phone: 901-524-5000

    Management

    Managing Partner

    Personnel

    Partners: 33
    Associates: 8
    Paralegals: 5
    Non-Legal Employees: 26

    Practice Areas

    Appellate Practice
    Arbitration
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Commercial Litigation
    Corporate Law
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    Employment Law - Management
    Environmental Law
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
    Family Law
    First Amendment Law
    Land Use and Zoning Law
    Litigation - Banking and Finance
    Litigation - Bankruptcy
    Litigation - Environmental
    Litigation - First Amendment
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
    Litigation - Municipal
    Litigation - Real Estate
    Litigation - Securities
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
    Mediation
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
    Municipal Law
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
    Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
    Real Estate Law
    Securitization and Structured Finance Law
    Trademark Law
    Trusts and Estates