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Russell E. Stair

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Knoxville
(865) 521-2021 TEL
(866) 299-5619 FAX

Russell E. Stair

Member

Knoxville
(865) 521-2021 TEL
(866) 299-5619 FAX
Knoxville
(865) 521-2021 TEL
(866) 299-5619 FAX

Russell Stair's practice focuses on business litigation with an emphasis in commercial, financial products, and corporate and securities litigation, as well as restructuring and bankruptcy. When a client recently became embroiled in a dispute with a vendor over the installation of defective software, Russell successfully tried the client's claims to an arbitration panel and obtained a $102 million award in favor of the client.

Russell works with executives, boards of directors and other business leaders to advise on best practices to avoid litigation and navigate through proceedings when litigation is unavoidable. He represents clients from a range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and insurance.

Russell Stair's practice focuses on business litigation with an emphasis in commercial, financial products, and corporate and securities litigation, as well as restructuring and bankruptcy. When a client recently became embroiled in a dispute with a vendor over the installation of defective software, Russell successfully tried the client's claims to an arbitration panel and obtained a $102 million award in favor of the client.

Russell works with executives, boards of directors and other business leaders to advise on best practices to avoid litigation and navigate through proceedings when litigation is unavoidable. He represents clients from a range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and insurance.

His practice encompasses:

  • Business Disputes – Advising numerous clients in a variety of commercial disputes and claims, including: the Uniform Commercial Code; a variety of state and federal consumer protection statutes, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and The Tennessee Consumer Protection Act; commercial foreclosures; deficiency claims; contract disputes; business torts; mergers and acquisitions; business fraud; and, other general commercial matters.
  • Restructuring & Bankruptcy – Representing the interests of creditors, debtors, and trustees in bankruptcy cases and related matters, including stay relief motions, contested claims, confirmation hearings, avoidance actions, and other contested matters;
  • Securities & Shareholder – Representing corporations and directors in corporate and securities matters, including securities class action cases; breach of fiduciary duty and other director and officer liability claims; D&O liability coverage issues; and disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions;
  • Financial Services – Counseling broker-dealers as well as individual financial advisors in arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), including representing broker-dealers in customer disputes and registered representative transition cases; and,
  • Compliance & Government Investigations – Conducting internal and compliance investigations for clients of all sizes.

A former Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Russell also has represented accounting firms such as KPMG and Ernst & Young. Prior to beginning his legal career, Russell was a former intern with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and practiced for two years as a CPA with Ernst & Young.

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American Bankruptcy Institute

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2013-2015)

Tennessee Bar Association — Leadership Law Class (2011)

Former Certified Public Accountant — Tennessee (1997)

Vanderbilt Law Review — Associate Editor

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