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Glen Watson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Creditor Debtor Rights Attorney in Nashville, TN

Watson Law Group PLLC
1114 17th Avenue South, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-369-9600
Fax: 615-301-6557
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014
Licensed in Tennessee Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (40%), Bankruptcy: Business (30%), Business/Corporate (30%)
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Attorney Profile

Glen Watson is a commercial lawyer with wide-ranging experience in the practice areas of Bankruptcy, Creditor-Debtor Rights, Banking, Real Property and Tax Controversies.

Known among clients and colleagues for his strong work ethic, sharp sense of humor and engaging personality, Glen’s career in private practice began with a focus on providing advice and counsel to businesses in financial distress. For more than 20 years, he has guided businesses through all aspects of the restructuring process, including negotiating with creditors, finding capital and facilitating asset sales to maximize the return to all interested parties.

By helping companies across a variety of industries navigate insolvency-related matters in and out of bankruptcy, Glen developed a reputation for creative, practical approaches to achieve clients’ objectives in a cost-effective manner.  Glen is considered a trusted voice for lenders and financial institutions seeking to proactively protect their interests as creditors in secured and unsecured transactions and, when necessary, institute collection action to ensure the return on their portfolio.

In Tennessee, Glen is frequently retained to represent court-appointed bankruptcy trustees and receivers in evaluating and pursuing litigation to recover avoidable preferences and assets transferred via fraudulent conveyance. Additionally, Glen’s bankruptcy practice includes defending actions to recover alleged preference payments and the prosecution of adversary proceedings to declare debts incurred through fraud nondischargeable in bankruptcy.

Outside of court, Glen has extensive experience dealing with the IRS and Tennessee Department of Revenue on behalf of individual and corporate taxpayers. He provides a broad range of services as tax controversies arise, including trust fund penalty defense, offers in compromise, installment agreements, administrative appeal of collection actions, and relief from liens, levies, seizures and wage garnishments.

Given his expertise in assessing the financial capabilities of individuals and closely held entities, fellow members of the bar frequently engage Glen to advise their clients in matters involving the intersection of federal bankruptcy law and domestic law in Tennessee. Because of his ability to explain complex insolvency issues in a relatable way, Glen often serves as an expert witness in contested divorce proceedings among high-net worth individuals. He’s also a contributing author of The Alimony Bench Book, published annually by the Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section.

Glen’s even-handed approach and skill in facilitating mutually beneficial resolutions among adverse parties are attributes valued by the legal community. He was recently appointed as an arbitrator for the Nashville Bar Association’s Ethics and Fee Dispute Committee, entrusted with resolving disputes between attorneys and their clients without the necessity of litigation.

As a result of his professional achievements, Glen is perennially recognized as a “Mid-South Super Lawyer” in the field of Creditor/Debtor Rights and the holder of an “AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell, given exclusively to attorneys ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills and ethical standards by their peers.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
  • 30%Bankruptcy: Business
  • 30%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Collections, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications, Bankruptcy Law, Business Formation and Planning, Contracts

Selections

6 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2014

About Glen Watson

First Admitted: 2000, Tennessee

Professional Webpage: https://www.bestlawyers.com/lawyers/glen-watson/316459

Verdicts/Settlements

  • In re Vision 21, LLC
  • In re Handkov Enterprises, LLC
  • In re: Kohls
  • In re Tekeni Partners, LLC
  • In re Current River Capital, LLC
  • In re Old Timers' Log Homes and Supply Inc.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Nashville Bar Association, 2000 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, 2002 - Present
  • American Inns of Court, Master, 2017 - Present, 2017
  • Small Firm Committee, Nashville Bar Association, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Fee Dispute Committee, Nashville Bar Association, Arbitrator, 2015 - Present
  • Tennessee, 2000
  • Fee Dispute Committee, Nashville Bar Association, 2020

Honors/Awards

  • Mid-South Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016
  • Preeminent (AV) Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, Preeminent (AV) Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer (Creditor-Debtor Rights), Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017

Educational Background

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville, BA - Bachelor of Arts, 1996

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Alimony Bench Book, Author, The Discharge ability in Bankruptcy of Debts for Alimony and Property Settlements Arising from Divorce, Tennessee Bar Association, 2019

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Mediator (General Civil), Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed, 2021
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Office Location for Glen Watson

1114 17th Avenue South, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37212

Phone: 615-369-9600

Fax: 615-301-6557

Last Updated: 10/7/2021

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