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Teresa M. Bernhardt

Teresa M. Bernhardt is a bilingual attorney who is fluent in Spanish and has practiced law in the Memphis area for over 23 years.   She has a broad transactional practice, focusing primarily in the areas of residential and commercial transactions (she has closed over 11,000 transactions), as well as extensive experience in title law, business law services (to include business formations and contract negotiations) and estate planning.  After 17 years of owning and running her own practice, Bernhardt Law Firm, Ms. Bernhardt joined the law firm of Harkavy Shainberg Kaplan PLC as senior counsel in the spring of 2020.  Ms. Bernhardt graduated of Virginia Tech University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Spanish Literature, as well as a minor in Chemistry.  She attended the College of William & Mary Law School International Law Program in Spain, and Christian Brothers University’s Certified Financial Planning Program.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Northern Illinois University School of Law with honors, 9th in her class.

Areas of Practice
  • Contracts and Contract Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate transactions
  • Business Law & Business Formations
Education
  • Graduated from Northern Illinois University, magna cum laude, law review, 1997
  • Attended International Law program abroad with William & Mary College of Law, 1995
  • Graduated from Virginia Tech University 1983 (Majors in Biology & Spanish Literature, minor in Chemistry)
  • Completed Christian Brother’s University Certified Financial Planning curriculum
Admissions
  • Admitted to the bar of the State of Illinois in 1997
  • Admitted to the bar of the State of Tennessee in 1997
  • Admitted to the Western District of Tennessee
  • Admitted to the Norther District of Illinois

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