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Overview

Marshall T. “Marty” Cook concentrates his practice in the area of business law, commercial litigation, real estate law, real estate development, employment litigation and premises liability litigation. He represents clients in all aspects of litigation, arbitration and mediation. Marty is a founding member of the firm’s Sumner County office.

His commercial litigation practice ranges from representation of companies and individuals in contract and business disputes to defense of product manufacturers in product liability litigation. In the employment law context, Marty has experience enforcing non-compete contracts for employers and defending employers against claims of discrimination.

Marty is a member of Sumner Bank & Trust’s Board of Directors.

Experience

Corporate

  • Represented seller in $37 million sale of international company
  • Represented multiple sellers of privately held companies
  • Represented multiple purchasers of privately held companies
  • Assisted in the formation of numerous corporations, LLCs, and other entities

Real Estate

  • Represented multiple residential and commercial real estate projects with regards to the zoning process in Hendersonville and Gallatin, TN
  • Represented developer of large mixed use project in Gallatin, TN
  • Represented developer of large assisted living facility in Hendersonville, TN

Construction

  • Represents multiple commercial and residential contractors in Sumner County, TN
  • Areas include: contract drafting, liens and payment disputes

Civil Litigation

  • Multiple defense verdicts in state court employment cases
  • Obtained favorable Federal Court case for employer in class action wage case
  • Successful enforcement of non-compete agreements
  • Negotiated multiple favorable settlements in complex business disputes

Professional Recognition and Activities

Awards

  • AV© Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected as a "Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment," 2013, The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel

Membership

  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Sumner County Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law ("TBALL") Class Member
  • Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce, Former Legal Counsel, Board Chair

Community Involvement

  • Hendersonville Rotary Foundation: Former Board Member
  • United Way of Sumner County: Former Board Member
  • COMPASS: Founding Board Member
  • Leadership Middle Tennessee: Graduate and Former Board Member
  • Leadership Sumner: Graduate
  • Sumner Teen Center: Former Board Member

Insights

Marty is a regular speaker on issues of the law in the Hendersonville community. Recent speaking engagements include:

  • Avoiding Legal Hazards in the Construction Industry, AMC Safety Consultants, March 2018.

About Marty

A native of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Marty is actively involved in the Sumner County community, serving on the boards of several local non-profits. He enjoys spending much of his free time with his family — wife, Jama, and two children, Carson and Campbell. Marty also enjoys biking, boating, hunting and riding ATVs.

Testimonials

  • Mr. Cook is an outstanding advocate and lawyer. His profession is beyond measure. All who deal with him have an excellent experience. His ethical standards are also impressive. He is deserving of your highest rating.
    Rated by a Member in Civil Litigation

  • I have worked closely with Marshall Cook in a piece of complex civil litigation for the past 6 years. He has done an excellent job in all respects on behalf of his client. He also maintains the highest level of honesty and integrity. A great member of the bar.
    Rated by a Member in Civil Litigation

Martindale Hubbell

 

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