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Trey Range III

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Ronald S. "Trey" Range III is an associate in Baker Donelson's Johnson City office.

Featured Experience

Handled numerous EEOC Charges of Discrimination on behalf of employers under Title VII and other federal discrimination laws.

2018

Second chair at federal jury trial in employment discrimination lawsuit.

2018

Handled multi-million dollar M&A transaction on behalf of the target entity.

2017

Professional Biography

Overview

Mr. Range concentrates his practice in labor and employment litigation and aviation law. He has defended clients before the EEOC and in state and federal courts on all types of employment lawsuits, including allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliatory discharge and other matters. He has also represented clients on a wide range of aviation deals in North America, Asia and Europe, and has experience coordinating with local counsel in a variety of jurisdictions to accomplish the clients' goals. 

As a compliment to his aviation and general transactional practice, Mr. Range helps clients in commercial lending, contract disputes, and administration of probate wills and estates. He maintains an active pro bono work load, primarily guardianships for immigrant children and Online Tennessee Justice.

Before joining Baker Donelson as an associate, Trey worked as a summer associate for two summers, gaining experience in Title VII discrimination litigation as well as corporate transactional work.

Representative Matters
  • Handled numerous EEOC Charges of Discrimination on behalf of employers under Title VII and other federal discrimination laws.

  • Second chair at federal jury trial in employment discrimination lawsuit.

  • Handled multi-million dollar M&A transaction on behalf of the target entity.

  • Assisted clients and coordinated with local counsel regarding aviation, secured asset and tax issues for operating and financing leases and purchase and sale agreements for fixed wing aircraft and helicopters in various international locations, including England, Spain, France, Italy, Indonesia, Brazil, Malaysia, Nigeria, India, East Timor, Taiwan, Chile, Peru and the Philippines.

  • Drafted a complex master lease agreement and subordinate lease schedules to facilitate the leasing of several aircraft worth $28 million to an operator in Asia.

  • Assisted domestic entities in aircraft purchases, sales and leases, and regulatory compliance.

  • Advised clients with respect to asset and stock acquisitions of several companies, including related due diligence and the preparation of asset and stock purchase agreements.
  • Advised a large furniture manufacturer with regard to agreements with suppliers, customers and other third-parties, and drafted supply agreements, sales representative agreements and exclusivity contracts.
  • Advised aircraft components manufacturer on a license agreement with a major OEM.
  • Represented financial institutions in the origination and securitization of commercial loans involving a variety of pledged collateral types.
  • Drafted numerous pleadings and motions for clients in ADA, FMLA, and FLSA actions, contract disputes and real estate disputes, including successful motions for summary judgment.
  • Deposed third-party fact witnesses in a product liability action.
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement in a product liability action.
  • Represented executors in multiple complex probate administrations.
Publications
  • Co-author – "The Third Amendment's Consent Clause: A Conceptual Framework for Analysis and Application," Tennessee Law Review, Spring Edition, Volume 82, Number 3, pages 647-662 (2015)
  • Co-author – "Could Windsor Revive Federalism? The States' Right to Protect Citizens Following DOMA's Demise," Tennessee Law Review, Winter Edition, Volume 81, Number 2, pages 309-340 (2014)
Speaking Engagements

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2014
    • Student Materials Editor – Tennessee Law Review
    • Second Year Editor – Tennessee Law Review
    • Vice President – Student Bar Association
    • At-Large Representative – Student Bar Association
    • Member – Novak Loan Committee
    • Member – Law Men
  • University of Tennessee, B.S. in Finance, 2011, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 2015

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