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Over 50 Years of Experience

Memphis Law Firm Serving Real Estate Buyers, Sellers & Investors Throughout Tennessee

At GCEM, we’re here for your protection. No matter what legal issues you encounter as a residential homeowner, commercial investor, business owner, or an individual addressing important needs for your family, our talented and dedicated attorneys make sure all the bases are covered. With 70 years in business and a long-term staff on-board, our legal team brings together broad backgrounds and unique experiences in different areas of residential and commercial real estate and business law. No matter your issue or concern, we’ve likely dealt with it before and handled it successfully.

Below you will find a brief description of our firm’s main areas of practice, along with a link to the right person to contact with your questions or request. We look forward to meeting you and helping you with your legal needs in Memphis or anywhere in the state of Tennessee.

Real Estate

Since our founding more than 50 years ago, Real Estate closings have and continue to be the forefront of our law practice. We close on a variety of transactions, including residential transactions and refinances, construction loans, development projects, and commercial real estate transactions. Our clients include buyers, sellers, borrowers, lenders, contractors, and developers, among others. Thousands have trusted us over the years to help take care of what is frequently a person’s largest financial investment. Our clients know we don’t take their trust for granted, because we show our commitment to earning that trust in every transaction.

For questions concerning representation in these areas, please contact any of our attorneys as listed herein, or you can contact: Jenni Lape (jlape@gcemlaw.com) with our Commercial Real Estate Section or closings@gcemlaw.com for our Residential Real Estate Section.

Business Law

Our attorneys provide general legal services for many types of profit and non-profit businesses. These services include assistance in structuring business arrangements and in the negotiation and drafting of documents for many types of transactions, including the acquisition or disposition of businesses and business assets, the selection of business entities and organization, and financing of same. We also assist in changes to the structure of businesses and the winding up of a business upon dissolution.

For questions concerning representation in these areas, please contact any of our attorneys as listed herein, or you can contact: Carolyn Rosson (crosson@gcemlaw.com)

Contracts

The real estate transaction begins with the negotiation and drafting of the contract. You can trust our firm’s wealth of experience in negotiating and drafting complex contracts for commercial and residential transactions and customizing contracts to fit your or your business’s unique needs. Good contract drafting helps to proactively prevent disagreement or litigation by anticipating and resolving potential issues before they can become a problem. We know well the impact a poorly drafted contract can have on a person’s life or business. You can trust our firm to do everything we can to ensure that contractual disputes never have the chance to arise.

For questions concerning representation in these areas, please contact any of our attorneys as listed herein, or you can contact: Jenni Lape (jlape@gcemlaw.com) with our Commercial Real Estate Section or Closings@gcemlaw.com for our Residential Real Estate Section.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning is an area of law that affects everyone. Whether drafting a will, ensuring a disabled child has a financial cushion for the future, or working through the difficult process of retirement and healthcare planning, our firm’s attorneys help clients structure and plan their estates so that they can feel confident of their future and the legacies they leave behind. Our team has a great deal of experience and success in handling complex estates, but estate planning is important no matter the size of your estate. At its core, estate planning is about planning ahead. We strive to help our clients understand the issues that will arise upon their disability or demise, looking at how these events will affect them and their loved ones. Helping clients understand their options, define their goals, establish an effective plan and assisting in the implementation of that plan is what we do.

Ask us about the advantages and disadvantages of specific trusts, tools, and techniques for minimizing tax burdens, avoiding the probate process, how to plan for long term or emergency health care, or any other questions you may have.

For questions concerning representation in these areas, please contact any of our attorneys as listed herein, or you can contact: Carolyn Rosson (crosson@gcemlaw.com)

Probate

Probate, broadly speaking, is the infamously complicated process of administering a person’s estate after they die. People who enter the probate process after a loved one has died deserve the chance to mourn without the added worry of carrying out tough decisions for the deceased. We help lift the burden by advising executors and administrators about dispositions of assets and other important decisions for the estate. We also help avoid complicating things further, as often happens when someone attempts to probate an estate without understanding the process. There are different types of probate, and sometimes there may not even be a requirement for a probate at all. Helping you understand your options and explaining your duties and responsibilities are important parts of our services.

With all the pitfalls and complications of Probate, everyone could use some help. You can feel confident that our professionals will ease the process for you and your family and give you the best advice we can throughout.

For questions concerning representation in these areas, please contact any of our attorneys as listed herein, or you can contact: Carolyn Rosson (crosson@gcemlaw.com)

Call Griffin, Clift, Everton & Maschmeyer, PLLC Today

If you have any questions, concerns or an immediate need for legal services in any of the above areas, please do not hesitate to give us a call. If you are a new home buyer moving into town or are establishing a new business in Memphis, we’d love to meet you, and we’re sure you will enjoy the family atmosphere at our firm. We offer a variety of fee structures and accept a number of different legal service plans for real estate closings, including Hyatt Legal and ARAG. Call 901-752-1133, and let’s see how we can help you.

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