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Gregory G. Fletcher

Shareholder
Memphis
T: 901.577.2294
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Gregory G. Fletcher is a shareholder in the Memphis office, a member of the Firm's Board of Directors and former chair of the Firm's Advocacy Department.

Featured Experience

Obtained the settlement and dismissal of assessment of Tennessee motor fuel taxes against a major petroleum refiner on grounds of auditor error.
Obtained the settlement and dismissal of state sales, franchise and excise tax assessments against an Internet vendor of software on the grounds of lack of constitutional nexus.
Obtained the settlement and dismissal of a multi-year ad valorem tax assessment against a Class I railroad in Florida in a case involving taxation of tangible and intangible property.

Professional Biography

Overview

Mr. Fletcher concentrates his practice in civil trials and appeals. His litigation experience includes the trial of complex franchise, excise and sales and use tax cases on behalf of telecommunications companies and manufacturers, and the representation of businesses in cases involving asset valuation, construction disputes, general contract disputes and business torts.

Mr. Fletcher's experience also includes the trial of numerous property tax valuation and equalization cases for railroads and public utilities in state and federal court. His representative cases include: CSX Transportation, Inc. v. New York Office of Real Property Services, 306 F.3d 87 (2nd Cir. 2002); Wheeling & Lake Erie R.R. v. Pennsylvania Public Utilities Comm’n, 141 F.3d 88 (3rd Cir. 1998); Consolidated Rail Corporation c. Town of Hyde Park, 47 F.3d 473 (2nd Cir. 1995); Burlington Northern R.R. v. Dept. of Rev. of St. of Washington, 23 F.3d 239 (9th Cir. 1994); and Burlington Northern R.R. v. Triplett, 682 F. Supp. 443 (D. Minn. 1988).

Representative Matters
  • Obtained the settlement and dismissal of assessment of Tennessee motor fuel taxes against a major petroleum refiner on grounds of auditor error.
  • Obtained the settlement and dismissal of state sales, franchise and excise tax assessments against an Internet vendor of software on the grounds of lack of constitutional nexus.
  • Obtained the settlement and dismissal of a multi-year ad valorem tax assessment against a Class I railroad in Florida in a case involving taxation of tangible and intangible property.
Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2005 in the areas of Tax Litigation & Controversy, Commercial Litigation and Construction Litigation 
  • Named The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 Memphis Construction Litigation "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2006
  • Member – Memphis, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Naval Aviator, 1969 – 1974
Publications

Awards

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1977
  • University of Colorado, B.A., 1969

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1977
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits

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