Jef Feibelman engages principally in the litigation, arbitration or mediation of complex commercial matters. He has litigated substantial claims involving fraud, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of non-compete and confidentiality agreements, shareholder and partnership disputes, and business dissolution and valuation controversies. He has also been retained or appointed in numerous matters of public interest involving state and federal constitutional law and statutory interpretation.
Mr. Feibelman regularly counsels boards and governing bodies of corporations on fiduciary issues, director/officer liability, and corporate governance/ethics. An experienced trial lawyer with extensive jury and bench trial experience in both federal and state courts, from 2014 to 2016 he was the Tennessee State Chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He, with Joel Porter, served as lead counsel for the plaintiffs in one of the largest commercial recoveries in state history. He serves as Special Master by court appointment on pending litigation and as a special litigation committee in corporate disputes. He also regularly serves as a mediator or arbitrator in complex commercial and business disputes.
In 2006, he was awarded the Lawyer’s Lawyer Award by the Memphis Bar Association, its highest honor. In 2016, Mr. Feibelman was selected by the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Chapter as a Pillars of Excellence honoree. He is ranked by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Band 1 of General Commercial Litigators and also Band 1 for Litigation: Mediators in Tennessee. Mr. Feibelman began his law practice in 1970 after a clerkship with Hon. Bailey Brown, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He joined the firm as a member in 1977 and served as its managing partner from 2007-2010.