Practice Areas 

The Cheadle | Law offices have broad experience in representing creditors in all forums in Tennessee. In state court, the attorneys assist businesses in recovering unpaid obligations and in enforcing creditors' rights. In bankruptcy court, the lawyers file proofs of claim, motions for relief from stay, objections to confirmation, and dischargeability complaints. John R. Cheadle, Jr. has had far-reaching involvement in receivership law and in representing businesses in defending and prosecuting commercial disputes.

Nashville, Tennessee’s Cheadle | Law attorneys, as well as their Knoxville branch, Cheadle and Schnupp, have lengthy experience in several areas of legal practice. Primary areas of focus include :

  • Business Law
  • Banking Law
  • Creditor Bankruptcy Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Receivership Law
  • Aviation Law

Business Law

The Cheadle | Law offices offer clients an extensive background in business law. The firm’s lawyers are available to assist clients with most business matters, including recovery of unpaid obligations, transactions, and providing general legal counsel.

Banking Law

Banking law covers the regulation of banks and finances. Attorneys at the Cheadle | Law offices assist clients in cases pertaining to:

  • Recovery of unpaid loans
  • Recovery of DDAs
  • Deposit and trust accounts
  • Electronic banking and fund transfer systems
  • Limitations on the disclosure of confidential financial information
  • Recovery of unpaid credit card balances
  • Credit card agreements and services
  • Defense of counter-suits
  • Defense of lender liability suits
  • Other banking related legal issues

Creditor Bankruptcy Law

Business creditors will wish to secure early representation in bankruptcy court. Although the bankruptcy legal framework was constructed with the primary objective of discharging debts, the rights and responsibilities of the respective parties and the priorities of creditors are rigidly defined. Attorneys at the Cheadle | Law offices have had extensive creditor bankruptcy law experience and can assist business creditors in confirming the creditor's rights and interest in the debtor's secured property, assist in resolving nondischargeability and preference issues and negotiate reaffirmations and motions for relief from the automatic stay.

Insurance Law

The Cheadle | Law office attorneys have extensive experience in the recovery of subrogation claims for insurance carriers. In addition, counsel have assisted insurance companies in the defense of its insureds in personal injury and property damage lawsuits.

Receivership Law

State Court Receiverships are a particularly effective judicial remedy in which a business borrower's assets, which are collateral for a lender's secured loan, can be marshaled, stabilized and secured. For over three decades, John Cheadle has served as a Court-appointed Receiver or Liquidating Trustee of businesses and commercial properties, including apartment complexes, condominium projects, automobile dealerships, office buildings, shopping centers, a cable television company and many others.

Aviation Law

As a licensed pilot since 1980, John Cheadle is knowledgeable about aviation law and aircraft issues. The Cheadle | Law attorneys represent pilots and businesses in all areas of aviation practice including:

  • Securitization of collateral
  • Representation of lenders
  • Representation of Part 135 Charter operations
  • Representation of Fixed Base Operators
  • Aviation collateral
  • Pilot representation
  • Aviation conflicts
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