About Farris Bobango Branan PLC
Farris Bobango PLC has a broad-ranging practice dating from the 1950's with particular focus on business matters, civil litigation, and advocacy before government agencies and officials. Farris Bobango Branan PLC is the exclusive Memphis member of Meritas, an integrated, non-profit alliance...
Farris Bobango PLC has a broad-ranging practice dating from the 1950's with particular focus on business matters, civil litigation, and advocacy before government agencies and officials. Farris Bobango Branan PLC is the exclusive Memphis member of Meritas, an integrated, non-profit alliance of more than 170 independent commercial law firms, with more than 7,000 lawyers within the USA and in more than 70 other countries. Our practice includes significant emphasis on: business formation and structuring, finance, securities, tax planning, business planning, banking and financial institutions, real estate, land use/zoning, environmental law, and related litigation matters. Our governmental advocacy and lobbying practice extends from local government administrative and legislative matters to State administrative agencies, the State Legislature, and the Executive Branch of State government.
Administrative Law/Government Relations
The firm has an extensive practice before state and local boards and agencies. Several members of the firm are registered as lobbyists in the State of Tennessee.
Banking/Financial Institutions and Business Law/Securities
Our banking/financial institution services include loan closings, regulatory compliance, banking procedures, and litigation. We also form and represent businesses and have a broad business law practice, including securities work. We advise on intellectual property matters and have experience in the special issues pertaining to internet commerce.
We represent clients in federal and state courts, as well as mediation and arbitration, in matters including business disputes, securities and commodities fraud, employment law and workers compensation, insurance, and government issues.
Real Estate, Land Use/Zoning and Environmental Law
We handle commercial and residential real estate matters of all types. We have a substantial real estate closing practice. The firm is Agent for three major title insurance companies. We have had a substantial land use/zoning practice since 1965. We also advise clients on a wide range of environmental matters, including litigation.
The firm provides counsel to a number of medical groups on business, regulatory and litigation issues. We have a substantial certificate-of-need practice for health care institutions and medical practice groups.
The firm includes members of the American Board of Trial Advocates, American Planning Association, American Health Lawyers Association, and National Association of Investment Counsel. Two members of the firm are Tennessee Rule 31 mediators, and one member is on the local federal court mediation panel.
Members of the firm are active in civic, political, and bar organizations. Members have been officers in the Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations. One is a former United States Senator. Another is a former Memphis City councilman, former Shelby County Republican Party Finance Chairman and Chairman of the Memphis/Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency. Another is past chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party, a member of the Tennessee Democratic Party executive Committee, and a member of the state Board of Regents (overseeing state colleges and universities).