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Michael I. Less - Memphis, TN

Crescent Center6075 Poplar AvenueSuite 500 Memphis, TN 38119

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Updated: 10/11/2013

Memphis Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer

Overview

Michael Less is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Service Team. He concentrates his practice in all aspects of the area of Construction Law.


Mr. Less has been involved with private and public projects serving as counsel for owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals, financial institutions, insurance companies and sureties...

Michael Less is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Service Team. He concentrates his practice in all aspects of the area of Construction Law.


Mr. Less has been involved with private and public projects serving as counsel for owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals, financial institutions, insurance companies and sureties. He has handled contract drafting, contract negotiation, dispute resolution and transactional matters for clients engaged in the construction industry. He has also represented clients in contract, tort and business litigation and arbitration throughout the United States and in various foreign jurisdictions.

Civic Involvement
Memphis Chamber of Commerce
Memphis Jewish Federation, Former Board Member
Memphis Jewish Home, Former Board Member
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Man of the Year (2002

About Michael I. Less

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction and Building Products Litigation

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member: Forum on the Construction Industry; Member: Tort Trial and Insurance Section (Fidelity and Surety); LawFormer Vice Chairman: Fidelity and Surety Law Committee)
  • American Arbitration Association (Former Member: West Tennessee Advisory Council)
  • American College of Construction Lawyers (Board of Governors (2009-2011))
  • Associated Builders & Contractors (Former Member: Legal Rights Committee)
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • National Bond Claims Association
  • Surety Claims Institute
  • Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel (founding member) (President (2005-2006); Vice President (2004-2005))
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American College of Construction Lawyers (Fellow (1996-2012))

Past Positions

  • Less, Getz & Lipman, Managing Partner

Education

  • Memphis State University School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee, 1972
    J.D.
  • University of Missouri, 1969
    B.A.

Office Information

Address

Crescent Center6075 Poplar AvenueSuite 500 Memphis, TN 38119

Fax

  • (901) 680-7201

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Michael I. Less

Included on the 2023 Mid-South list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Mid-South Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Michael I. Less on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyer in the area of Construction Litigation
  • Don L. Smith Award in Recognition of Lifetime Achievement in the Advancement of Tennessee Construction Law (2010)

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