The firm is led by one of the country’s finest oral advocates, a member of American College of Trial Lawyers who has won jury and bench trials and appeals in federal and state courts throughout the United States. And it is supported by partners and associate who are all former federal clerks, each having significant experience at Am Law 100 firms prior to joining MTB. Collectively, the firm has the vision, depth and unrelenting work ethic to conceive, craft and execute strategies to achieve its client’s goals against any adversary in any forum. In one recent matter, a major investment bank retained the firm to represent it when a counterparty frustrated by the outcome of a business venture revealed its intention to commence litigation against the client by filing an action for pre-suit discovery in Mississippi Chancery Court. After first exhausting all reasonable efforts to avert litigation through negotiation, the firm determined that the best defense was to bring affirmative claims on behalf of the bank against the counterparty in New York state court. When the counterparty attempted to blunt the force of the firm’s suit by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Mississippi, MTB moved to dismiss the Chapter 11 case as having been filed without proper corporate authorization. Following a one-day trial, the bankruptcy court granted the motion, and the firm successfully defended the court’s ruling in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The parties thereafter resolved all their outstanding claims and litigations amicably.
Franchise Servs. of N. Am. v. United States Trs. (In re Franchise Servs. of N. Am.), 891 F.3d 198 (5th Cir. 2018)