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Business and Commercial Litigation

We represent corporate clients and individuals in a wide variety of contract and other business disputes in many sectors of the economy, including aviation,  banking, energy, big box retailers, franchising, manufacturing, packaging, intellectual property, health care, insurance, real estate, oil and gas, and countless others.

We prosecute and defend claims of breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference with contract, and similar claims in both state and federal courts, at trial and in the appellate courts, as well as in arbitration. 

Our experience includes:

  • Litigation involving complex commercial loan disputes;
  • Defending shareholder class action and derivative litigation involving alleging breach of fiduciary duty by directors and officers;
  • Managed care reimbursement claims by a health system against third party payers;
  • Bankruptcy litigation attacking sham corporations and fraudulent trusts;
  • Real Estate litigation involving the sale of office buildings and big box retail stores;
  • Litigation involving non-competition provisions in medical practice agreements;
  • Nationwide  oil and gas royalty owner’s class actions;
  • Bondholder class action;
  • Franchise litigation involving a national franchisor that acquired a competing franchise business;
  • Litigation of aviation supply contracts; and
  • Trade secrets litigation
Super Lawyers list includes HFH attorneys
Attorneys of Hite Fanning & Honeyman have been selected for inclusion in the latest issue of Super Lawyers. Richard Hite is included in the category of general litigation, Richard Honeyman and Jim Robinson are in the business litigation category and Art Chalmers is in the defense litigation category. Linda Parks is recognized in the area of business and corporate work and Gaye Tibbets is included in the category of Employment and Labor. Additionally, Don Gribble and Randy Troutt are included in the list of attorneys defending medical malpractice cases. Finally, Scott Hill was selected to be included in the list of Rising Stars in the area of business and corporate work. Super Lawyers’ annual process for identifying attorneys include independent research and peer review. No more than 5% of the attorneys in the state can be included in the Super Lawyers listing.
Court Rules Against Proposed Wind Farm in Northern Sumner County
On September 21, a Sumner County judge issued a ruling in a zoning appeal case that blocks the construction of a proposed wind farm in northern Sumner County.
Kelly Rundell leads Wesley E. Brown American Inn of Court
Kelly Rundell has been elected president of the Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court for the 2017-2018 year. The Inn’s 100 members are selected through an application process. The membership is made up of Masters, Barristers and Associates, depending on the attorney’s experience. Kelly is a Master and has been a member of the Inn since its formation in 2008.