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William H. Tate of Howard, Tate, Sowell, Wilson, Leathers & Johnson Joins Advisory Commission on Tennessee Business Courts

The Tennessee Supreme Court has named William H. Tate to serve on the Advisory Commission for the state Business Court Pilot Project.
As a member of the Commission, Bill Tate will join seven other attorneys to provide input for processes and procedures for the state’s first business court. The group is led by Court of Appeals Judge Neal McBrayer.
“The members of this Commission, who have graciously agreed to serve, have the specialized skills and knowledge needed to assist in guiding the Business Court,” said Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon G. Lee.
The Business Court Pilot Project was established in March 2015 by the Tennessee Supreme Court to be in Davidson County Chancery Court, Part III and Chancellor Ellen Lyle was designated as the judge. The Supreme Court created this court to handle the special litigation needs of existing and future businesses in Tennessee by providing expedited resolution of business cases by a judge who is experienced and has expertise in handling complex commercial cases.
The court began taking cases in May of this year. More information about the business court can be found at TNCourts.gov/bizcourt.