Two More Sheriffs Sales set for August: Williamson County Commercial Properties

Last week, I wrote about a pending Sheriff’s Sale that I have scheduled for August 3, 2021 on 2137 Maricourt Street, Old Hickory, Tennessee. A number of you reached out for information on any other sales that I may have pending. Here is information on two Williamson County commercial properties that will be sold at … Continue reading “Two More Sheriffs Sales set for August: Williamson County Commercial Properties”

Tennessee Court of Appeals issues a “must read” opinion on General Sessions appeals

As long-time readers know, some plaintiffs elect to file their lawsuits in General Sessions Court, even if their claims exceed the $25,000 jurisdictional limit. Of course, they’ll ask for damages right up to the max amount of $24,999, which means they’ve shaved off some amount of their claim, in order to get all the other … Continue reading “Tennessee Court of Appeals issues a “must read” opinion on General Sessions appeals”

The Law is Back! (and pretty much the same as it ever was)

Remember, back in the spring of 2020, when we embraced all the radical changes to the way we practiced law? All across the country, law firms were closing their offices, sending the staff to work from home, and figuring out how to practice using a laptop, a phone, and really strong wi-fi. No more 4-hour … Continue reading “The Law is Back! (and pretty much the same as it ever was)”

Homebuyer Beware: Some of the property listings on Zillow are Foreclosures and Sheriff’s Sales

Last year, I had a foreclosure scheduled for a Williamson County property in an “in demand” neighborhood and, somehow, Zillow picked up my Foreclosure Sale Notice and listed my sale on the property’s Zillow page. In April, I wrote a post about the 500 phone calls and emails I received from all over the world, asking … Continue reading “Homebuyer Beware: Some of the property listings on Zillow are Foreclosures and Sheriff’s Sales”

Bankers: Tennessee Court of Appeals issues opinion on safe practices on handling bank levies.

A few weeks ago, I went to Chancery Court on a conditional judgment motion and part of my presentation to the Judge was to acknowledge how rare it is to be in court on conditional judgment proceedings. Under Tennessee law, a creditor can get a “conditional judgment” against a non-debtor garnishee (usually an employer or … Continue reading “Bankers: Tennessee Court of Appeals issues opinion on safe practices on handling bank levies.”

Welcome to Nashville: Property Developers, Bachelorettes, and National Law Firms

The Nashville Post ran a story on Tuesday about the “shifts in the local legal market” and all these national law firms moving to town and scooping up lawyers to create local offices. It’s a topic that local lawyers have been talking about for a few years, generally in the form of complaints about the … Continue reading “Welcome to Nashville: Property Developers, Bachelorettes, and National Law Firms”

Don’t Forget This Blog Post (I did): A local court can order an out of county Sheriff to conduct a sheriff’s sale of real property.

I need to pay more attention to this blog. (And not just posting to it.) A few weeks ago, I had a pretty deep legal discussion with a lawyer for a nearby county on a complex creditor rights question. And, after a few days of comparing research, she sent me a link to my own … Continue reading “Don’t Forget This Blog Post (I did): A local court can order an out of county Sheriff to conduct a sheriff’s sale of real property.”

11 U.S.C. § 363 may solve my Zillow foreclosure nightmare

Last month, I talked about how my phone has been ringing off the hook about a Williamson County foreclosure I had scheduled in late-2020, at 2113 N Berrys Chapel Road, Franklin, Tennessee 37069. The sale was cancelled when the corporate owner filed a California Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but Zillow nevertheless has me listed as the … Continue reading “11 U.S.C. § 363 may solve my Zillow foreclosure nightmare”

Does Post-Judgment Interest change every six months? (Probably not)

I had an “in-person” court appearance yesterday morning, renewing and extending a judgment from 2011. As a creditor, old judgments can be a gold-mine, as home values have soared in Middle Tennessee, and a well placed judgment lien might have some equity. Plus, it’s sort of nice to take a trip down memory lane, back … Continue reading “Does Post-Judgment Interest change every six months? (Probably not)”

My name got listed as sales agent on Zillow and my phone hasn’t stopped ringing

Last November, I started a bank foreclosure sale on a piece of property in Williamson County, at 2113 N Berrys Chapel Road, Franklin, Tennessee 37069. The foreclosure never happened, because the borrower filed a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the Eastern District of California. When I received the Notice of Bankruptcy Filing, I printed a copy … Continue reading “My name got listed as sales agent on Zillow and my phone hasn’t stopped ringing”