Practice Areas

Business Entities

Harkavy Shainberg’s business and corporate practice encompasses all areas of business from financing, reorganization, planning, development, and corporate governance to operational issues that are related to federal, state and local laws.

Our services include:

  • Formation of all business types such as corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies
  • Negotiation, drafting, interpretation and implementation of contracts and agreements, including executive employment contracts
  • Representation of either buyers or sellers in the sale of a business or professional practice
  • Harkavy Shainberg’s serve as general counsel for numerous companies
Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights

Harkavy Shainberg is experienced in all areas of bankruptcy litigation. Our lawyers assist creditors in obtaining the repayment of debts and the recovery of collateral. We also help debtors reorganize their businesses or liquidate their assets, both in and out of bankruptcy.

Our activities include:

  • Enforcement of judgments and other credit remedies
  • Uniform Commercial Code matters
  • Mechanic’s, tax, and other lien priority disputes

Harkavy Shainberg’s trial attorneys are vigorous in representing businesses and individuals involved in litigation. We also have earned excellent results for our clients through the use of negotiation and alternative resolution techniques, such as mediation and arbitration. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants involved in a wide range of legal matters in the state and federal courts of Tennessee, Mississippi and other states in which our attorneys are admitted to practice.


Employment and Labor

Harkavy Shainberg’s labor and employment practice provides advice and essential documents to companies and individuals regarding legal matters that affect employers and employees. Our services include drafting and negotiating employment contracts, employment handbooks and policy manuals as well as consultation and representation in disputed matters regarding issues that may come before federal and state administrative agencies, such as the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, and the Tennessee and Mississippi Human Rights Commission and Departments of Labor.


Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration

Harkavy Shainberg’s estate planning practice helps individuals, families, and business owners make important life decisions affecting the protection and disposition of their assets. Our wide range of estate planning and wealth transfer services focuses on meeting the family, business, tax, charitable, and financial needs of our clients. To make the cost of estate planning realistic and predictable, we have established flat fees for many of these services.

In addition to helping our clients plan and secure for the future, we also assist our clients in navigating the administration of estates and trusts by ensuring professional and efficient management.

Our services include:

  • Development of estate plans, wills and sophisticated wealth transfer strategies
  • Estate, gift, and income tax planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Establishment and Management of Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Development of trusts and directing trust administrations
  • Counsel for executors, trustees, and guardians, both individual and corporate
Land Use Planning and Zoning

Harkavy Shainberg has been selected as a Best Law Firm in Real Estate Law and Land Use and Zoning Law for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers. Ronald M. Harkavy, Raymond M. Shainberg, Michael D. Kaplan, Allen C. Dunstan and Neil Harkavy have also been selected individually as Best Lawyers in their respective practice areas.

Harkavy Shainberg is a recognized leader in the zoning and land use practice areas and have extensive experience working with and participating in hearings before the planning and legislative bodies in the greater Memphis area.

Harkavy Shainberg also counsels clients about a wide range of environmental issues. We are practical problem solvers as we work with our clients to develop solutions to complex environmental problems. Through work and professional associations, Harkavy Shainberg attorneys have developed familiarity with state and federal regulators and legislators to assist our clients with:

  • Regulatory compliance issues
  • Developing self-auditing programs and procedures
  • Representations before federal, state, and local bodies that legislate and enforce environmental regulations
  • Litigation, including agency enforcement actions


Landlord and Tenant Law

Harkavy Shainberg represents property management companies responsible for leasing and managing more than 15,000 apartment units in Tennessee and Mississippi. In addition to advising them on leasing-related matters, our attorneys represent them in court on all landlord-tenant lease disputes and actions for rent and possession of the premises.


Personal Injury

Harkavy Shainberg lawyers represent individuals in cases involving automobile accidents, slip-and-falls, defective products, and other tort actions. Through the use of negotiation, alternative resolution techniques, and ultimately trial, our clients have received favorable verdicts, in state and federal courts in Tennessee and Mississippi.


Real Estate and Commercial Lending

East Memphis Office
6060 Poplar Ave. Suite 140
Memphis, Tennessee 38119
Telephone (901) 761-1263

Downtown Office
119 S. Main St., Suite 543
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Telephone (901) 761-1263