I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Garrett. He is a rock star lawyer.  He handled the quagmire in our subdivision with wellhoned skills, tact and finesse.

Donna BaranReal Estate Agent, Keller Williams Realty

In over 30 years of public accounting, I have never dealt with a tax attorney whose technical skills are so finely tuned and whose professional demeanor is so perfectly suited for dealing with clients in any type of situation. We have worked together closely on many complicated tax issues from estate planning to entity structuring to exit strategies for shareholders and partners. In each situation, he has comported himself with confidence, true professionalism and brilliant strategic skills. I have watched him enter emotionally charged situations and diffuse them with the assurance and temperance of an individual who possesses great negotiating capabilities. But the highest compliment I can pay to Lee Popkin is that his enthusiasm for strategic teamwork has inspired this 30-year veteran CPA to find joy in her career again.

Jenny L. HinesCertified Public Accountant

I have worked in the commercial and real estate banking business in Knoxville, Tennessee for over thirty (30) years, and I have worked with LRW attorneys for most of that time.  They are knowledgeable and experienced in representing lenders in commercial loan transactions, particularly commercial real estate loans.  Dennis Ragsdale is one of the best attorneys in Tennessee for this type of work.  I also have a great working relationship with other LRW attorneys, including David Long and John Waters.  Randy Miller has provided many title policies for the bank and its borrowers.  Complex deals close smoothly and efficiently when these lawyers are involved.  I would feel very confident with LRW handling any loan our bank can make, regardless of type or size.

Thomas M. Vester IIIPinnacle Bank

I have had the pleasure of working with Garrett for the past six years with regards to all my legal issues. In many instances, his quick response to my calls and excellent legal guidance have enabled me to be proactive in avoiding lengthy legal proceedings. Garrett always has time for me, and he is always professional and courteous. Evictions are difficult, costly, stressful and time-consuming. As a result of his legal expertise and effective handling of my evictions, on many occasions the resident will forgo court proceedings. I know that I can always depend on him and consider myself very fortunate to have him working on my behalf.

Christi SandersonProperty Manager, Southwood Apartments

Garrett has provided invaluable legal services to our company for over 12 years. He understands our business and the role he plays in our success. Garrett has ably prepared contracts, handled commercial collections and provided general legal advice. He knows his way around contracts and, when necessary, the courthouse. Garrett responds quickly to everything from the smallest questions to the most significant legal issues. He tells us the good, the bad and the ugly, and is always ready with a sound recommendation. We really appreciate his knowledge, responsiveness and cost-effectiveness.

Greg CollinsCredit Manager, Stowers Machinery Corporation

I have used Garrett for several years for commercial collections. He is tenacious, but also cost-conscious. Garrett knows the ins and outs of collections, garnishments and levies. He is great at thinking outside the box in difficult cases. He is good about personally responding by telephone and email and good about providing updates. I’m glad I found him!

Todd SmithPresident, Receivable Solutions, Inc.

I am very pleased with Mike’s legal work. He has helped me over the years with issues affecting my medical practice and my real estate. Mike has assisted with contracts, leases, and business negotiations. He has been responsive to my legal needs and has worked with great care and thoroughness.

R. Shane Roberts, M.D.

Mike has helped my companies and me with legal issues involving business entities and commercial real estate development over the years. He is superb at real estate and business negotiation and documentation. Mike has helped us deal with tenants, landlords, buyers, sellers, and lenders in connection with various types of properties, including retail, restaurant, office, and raw land. I appreciate the intelligence, thoroughness, and detail of his legal work.

J. Mark TarverTarver Properties, Inc.

Mike is an excellent lender’s lawyer with many years of experience. He has helped us with lending issues and transactions, including commercial mortgage financing and personal property secured transactions. He is smart, responsive and thorough in documentation and negotiation.

Jeffrey L. CunninghamAthens Federal Community Bank

Mike is an outstanding lawyer for commercial real estate and business enterprises. I have worked with him for many years. He has helped me personally and with issues involving my company’s retail center, including tenant space leases, landlord ground leases, mortgage financing, and environmental compliance. I really appreciate his experience, responsiveness, attention to detail, and dedication.

Mark W. DeLauterOlde Kingston Limited Liability Company