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John S. Golwen

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Memphis
(901) 543-5903 TEL
(866) 627-4696 FAX

John S. Golwen

Member

Memphis
(901) 543-5903 TEL
(866) 627-4696 FAX
Memphis
(901) 543-5903 TEL
(866) 627-4696 FAX

John Golwen focuses his practice on business litigation. He represents a wide variety of businesses including healthcare, financial, retail, service, energy, construction and transportation companies. He also routinely represents business owners, management and directors. As a seasoned trial lawyer and chair of the firm's Business Disputes Practice Group, John sees litigation strategy as inherently tied to risk management, problem solving and strategic planning. He regularly represents parties as counsel in settlement negotiations, judicial settlement conferences, mediations and arbitrations in commercial disputes, class actions and trials.

John Golwen focuses his practice on business litigation. He represents a wide variety of businesses including healthcare, financial, retail, service, energy, construction and transportation companies. He also routinely represents business owners, management and directors. As a seasoned trial lawyer and chair of the firm's Business Disputes Practice Group, John sees litigation strategy as inherently tied to risk management, problem solving and strategic planning. He regularly represents parties as counsel in settlement negotiations, judicial settlement conferences, mediations and arbitrations in commercial disputes, class actions and trials.

John represents public and private companies in a wide variety of industries with matters relating to:

  • Business Disputes – Representing clients in all types of contractual and transactional disputes, including business divorces among owners of all types of business entities; commercial torts such as procurement of breach of contract, tortious interference with business relations, interference with contracts, misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of restrictive covenants.
  • Broker-Dealer & Financial Products – Providing advocacy related to shareholder disputes, customer and financial product disputes, including proprietary investment products, high-yield junk bonds, open and closed-end bond funds, and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations.

John was part of a team of trial lawyers who successfully defended a large broker-dealer in hundreds of cases arising from the failure of its proprietary investment product. He also is a certified Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator and regularly serves as an arbitrator or mediator in commercial litigation cases.

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Memphis Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Federal Bar Association — Mid-South Chapter Past President

Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court

Lawyers' Journal Club of Memphis

Regional One Health Source — Board of Directors

University Club of Memphis — Former President, Board Member

The Phoenix Club — Former President, Board Member

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis — Former Board Member

Federal Bar Association — Mid-South Chapter, Former President

Oakhaven Boys & Girls Club — Director, Former Chairman of the Board

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Accolades

Best Lawyers in America® — Memphis Arbitration "Lawyer of the Year" (2017); Memphis Litigation: Securities "Lawyer of the Year" (2013)

Best Lawyers in America® — Arbitration; Commercial Litigation; Litigation: Banking and Finance; Litigation: Securities (2010-2017)

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2013-2015)

Memphis Bar Association — Fellow

Tennessee Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution — Rule 31 Mediator

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Law Clerk (1990)

Washington & Lee Law Review — Editor

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