Michael C. Tackeff


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Mike Tackeff is an associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group where he represents clients in complex business litigation, criminal prosecutions, bankruptcy matters, and government investigations.

Mike focuses his practice primarily on:

  • Business Disputes – Advising clients in various disputes for breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, and other business torts.
  • Restructuring & Bankruptcy – Handling all aspects of bankruptcy cases, various types of bankruptcy and commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, and out-of-court workouts, restructurings and mediations.

Mike is also actively involved in the firm’s pro bono initiatives, including capital defense, post-conviction remedies, asylum advocacy, and litigation on behalf of Medicaid recipients.

Mike earned his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School and a B.A. and an M.A. in English from Brown University. After law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. During law school, Mike was a law clerk with the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office in Nashville, the Southern Environmental Law Center in Nashville, and the Honorable Melvin S. Hoffman, Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts. Before law school, Mike was a paralegal at a boutique litigation firm in Boston.


American Bankruptcy Institute

Tennessee Bar Association

Nashville Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Constitution Society

American Health Law Association (AHLA)