Jack W. Robinson, Jr. Partner



Jack Robinson, Jr. is regularly called upon to serve as outside counsel for a wide variety of businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals.  Known for being highly detail-oriented with the ability to understand the big picture, Jack consistently brings practical solutions to complex or contentious situations.

Jack provides clients with the diplomacy required to negotiate commercial agreements, resolve conflict before it snowballs into costly litigation, as well as forge win/win solutions when negotiation appears to be at a standstill.  He has negotiated and closed the full spectrum of corporate and commercial transactions, including buying and selling businesses or business assets, forming new business ventures, negotiating a contract for or resolving a conflict with an employee.

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Jack is involved in a number of real estate related matters.  He has handled condemnation cases throughout Tennessee, and has experience not only in real estate law, but also understands Tennessee tax law.  He works with clients on issues such as land development, easements, dealing with homeowner associations, among many others.  He understands and regularly handles railroad property matters, and has successfully defended class actions involving railroads.  Jack has also represented counties on a broad range of issues including zoning, impact fee and tax matters.

In addition, Jack advises a variety of physicians, dentists and professional groups, where he assists them in setting up and protecting their practices and in mitigating problems.  In addition to providing the day-to-day business counsel needed to successfully run a healthcare related business, Jack is also well versed in the specialized issues pertaining to the healthcare industry, which can range from HIPAA application to negotiating recruiting agreements under the Stark law.

Jack also represents telecommunications companies on a number of issues, including franchise fee, franchise and excise tax, and property matters.  Further, as part of his practice, he has successfully represented telecommunications companies and other utilities in proceedings before the Tennessee Regulatory Authority.

Jack is called upon to handle personal asset protection challenges geared toward the preservation of personal wealth.  Jack regularly drafts wills and estate plans for individuals seeking to transfer wealth, minimize tax burdens and maximize assets for future generations.

Jack is the co-author of Tennessee Forms, a four volume set of books, now in the third decade of publication and published by Matthew Bender.  An avid tennis player, Jack has traveled to all 50 states and a number of foreign countries.

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Professional & Community Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated