Serving Clients Across North Mississippi & West Tennessee

Practice Areas

Civil & Commercial Litigation

Shelby County Courthouse, Memphis, TN

Graves Palmertree represents businesses and individuals in many types of civil matters and our attorneys are highly experienced litigators in state and federal courts in both Mississippi and Tennessee. 

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Real Estate


We handle a broad range of real estate related matters from the purchase or sale of commercial properties to landlord/tenant disputes or complex zoning and land use matters. 

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Creditors' Rights


 Our firm understands that businesses and lenders need to recoup bad debt whenever possible. We will work to collect the money owed to you and defend your rights in bankruptcy court.

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Business Planning


Whether you are starting a new business or purchasing an existing business, Graves Palmertree has the experience to help you determine your next steps. 

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Wills & Estates


 At Graves Palmertree we have a broad range of experience dealing with estate and probate matters.  Whether drafting a simple will, probating an estate or challenging an invalid will, we can help you in your time of need. 

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Divorce & Family Law


 You can turn to Graves Palmertree for assistance related to divorce, separate maintenance, property division, child custody, child support, visitation, and alimony. 

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Civil & Commercial Litigation


Graves Palmertree represents businesses and individuals in many types of disputed commercial and civil matters, including:

  • Breach of Contract 
  • Business Torts 
  • Landlord/Tenant Matters 
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Collections
  • Estate Litigation 
  • Will Contests
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Property Boundaries
  • Negligence
  • Defamation
  • Alienation of Affection
  • Land Use & Zoning

Our attorneys are highly experienced litigators in both state and federal courts in Mississippi and Tennessee and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals 


Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use


Graves Palmertree is experienced in representing individuals and businesses in all levels of real estate transactions from buying and selling property to property development. We also represent a large number of homeowners associations and property managers in the area.

Our firm is able to provide clients with a wide variety of real estate services for properties across North Mississippi and West Tennessee including:

  • Real Estate Closings 
  • Loan Closings
  • Title Opinions
  • Title Insurance 
  • Tax Sale Confirmation & Contests
  • Title Confirmation & Remediation
  • Covenant Review & Preparation

Graves Palmertree’s attorneys are also experienced in handling zoning and land use issues, including:

  • Rezoning
  • Subdivisions
  • Variances
  • Conditional Uses
  • Annexation
  • Special Exceptions
  • Permits
  • Architectural Controls

Graves Palmertree has extensive experience in representing both applicants and opponents in zoning and land use matters from the initial stages through administrative hearings, litigation, and appeal. 


Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights


The attorneys of Graves Palmertree are experienced in assisting businesses and individuals collect and enforce debt obligations. These services include experienced negotiation, pursuing and collecting monetary judgments, repossession and replevin, garnishment, liens, and foreclosures.

Graves Palmertree also represents creditors who are faced with customers or borrowers who declare bankruptcy. Graves Palmertree assists creditors collecting from individuals in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies or businesses in Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 bankruptcies.  


Business Formation & Planning



Graves Palmertree is experienced in representing all forms of business clients. From providing guidance in the formation or purchase of your new business to preparing all types of documents your existing business, we are ready to assist you with the development of your business.

Our attorneys also have extensive experience in advising and assisting clients with many business planning and operational issues, including:

  • Contracts 
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Leases 
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Invoicing 
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Signage 
  • Due Diligence
  • Zoning Requirements & Restrictions 
  • Privacy Statements 

Additionally, our business services can help clients seeking to limit liability, reduce bad debt, comply with legal and contractual requirements, and prevent litigation.  


Wills & Estates


Our firm is experienced in handling many matters involving wills and estates, including:

  • Preparation of Wills 
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Probate of Wills 
  • Will Contests
  • Will Construction 
  • Intestate Succession
  • Appointment of Estate Representative
  • Fiduciary Duties 
  • Estate Administration
  • Waste & Dissipation of Estate Assets

The attorneys of Graves Palmertree have extensive experience in the probate of wills and administration of estates as well as in litigation concerning contested wills and the administration and distribution of estate assets.


Divorce & Family Law


The attorneys of Graves Palmertree have extensive experience in handling divorce and family law matters, including:

  • Divorce
  • Irreconcilable Differences/No Fault Divorce
  • Child Custody 
  • Custody Modification 
  • Visitation 
  • Visitation Modification
  • Child Support
  • Child Support Modification 
  • Alimony 
  • Alimony Modification
  • Property Division 
  • Separate Maintenance
  • Contempt 
  • Collection of Child Support
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Adoption
  • Grandparent Visitation
  • Guardianships 
  • Conservatorships
  • Alienation of Affection

Our experienced attorneys can help you reach a negotiated resolution or pursue all available legal rights through litigation.