Practice Areas


Our firm has extensive experience in the area of general civil litigation. Our litigators believe that in most cases our clients benefit from an aggressive strategy which seeks to move the case to disposition rather than merely reacting to moves by opponents. In advising clients on cases, our attorneys use our resources and years of experience to effectively evaluate claims and potential issues pertinent to each client. In addition, we take affirmative steps to stay abreast of recent developments in the law and help our clients to become aware of these changes as they happen.


Construction encompasses a wide field of laws, rules, and regulations, and lawsuits may involve property law, contract law, commercial law, employment law, environmental law, real estate law, personal injury claims, and regulatory claims, among others.

Construction law cases often involve large sums of money, complex issues, and multiple parties, which makes alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a compelling option.

Our attorneys have handled cases involving multi-unit construction, single-family construction, mixed-use residential properties, public buildings, commercial buildings, pipelines, warehouses, hotels, shopping centers and commercial buildings.

Construction cases may include:
  • Construction defect claims
  • Construction delay claims
  • Validity & enforcement of lien waivers & lien priority claims
  • Scope of contract issues
  • Negligent construction
  • Breach of warranty/warranty claims
  • Wrongful termination
  • Change order disputes


Our attorneys are well-versed in handling sophisticated commercial transactions, including real estate matters involving acquisition, sale, development, re-zoning, financing and leasing. As counsel we advise and represent our clients in such areas as wholesale and retail sellers of petroleum products in leasing and general corporate matters; development and land use planning; purchase, sale and leasing of commercial and residential real property; construction and permanent financing for lenders and owners/developers. In addition, Schulman, LeRoy & Bennett has one of the few certified closing attorneys for  504 Small Business Administration loans in this area. At Schulman, LeRoy & Bennett, our real estate expertise complements and works with other areas of practice within the firm, effectively meeting our clients’ needs.


For over three decades SL&B firm has represented insurance companies, agents, agencies and policyholders through all phases of litigation including coverage issues, property and casualty and automobile issues. Insurance serves as a crucial safety net, providing individuals and businesses with financial protection against unforeseen events and risks. However, conflicts between policyholders and insurance companies can arise when disputes arise over claims, coverage, or contract interpretations.    

In addition to civil litigation involving insurance companies and their insureds, we represent property and casualty insurance companies in all facets of administrative law. Specifically, we guide our clients through rate filings, licensing of agents, policy interpretations, and necessary procedures and hearings. Attorneys at SL&B act as corporate counsel for domestic property and casualty companies.

We handle insurance-related cases involving:
  • Auto insurance claims
  • Bad faith claims
  • Business interruptions
  • General liability insurance claims
  • Homeowners insurance claims
  • Property insurance subrogation claims
  • Workers’ compensation claims

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3310 West End Ave | Suite 460

Nashville, TN 37203


Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 8am – 8pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

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