Brent B. Young advises creditor clients in bankruptcy and debt restructuring issues across the country, with an emphasis in the two states where he is currently licensed: Tennessee and South Carolina. Mr. Young has twenty years of experience in more than one hundred commercial loan work-out and recovery matters.
He is based in the Firm’s Johnson City office, and has worked extensively with special servicers in wide-ranging CMBS and other related matters including foreclosure (judicial and non-judicial), receiverships, defense of borrower litigation, guarantor recovery, and analysis of rights and duties of parties to pooling and servicing agreements.
In addition to his creditor practice, Mr. Young has defended dozens of employers against claims of discrimination and other litigation matters. He has likewise counseled dozens of companies of all sizes on the enforcement of covenants not to compete, negotiated severance and separation agreements, and helped draft employee handbooks and employment applications. Mr. Young also has extensive experience in commercial, business, premises liability, long term care, personal injury, and products liability litigation.
Mr. Young also serves on the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee and serves as office pro bono coordinator in the Tri-Cities, TN/VA office. He is a frequent presenter at seminars on most employment topics and professional ethics issues and is bilingual (English and Spanish), conducting training and investigations in both languages.
- University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1998, cum laude
- Brigham Young University, B.A., 1993
- Tennessee, 1998
- South Carolina, 2005
- Represented various financial institutions in commercial loan workouts, negotiations, foreclosure and receivership proceedings; chiefly in Tennessee and South Carolina. Applicable collateral has included: golf courses and other luxury amenities, shopping malls, strip shopping centers, apartment complexes and hotels.
- Represented an international chemical company in a $500 million commercial dispute in federal court. Representation included co-chairing a multi-layered team of litigators, including the implementation of a document review process of thousands of electronic documents, discovery and motion practice.
- Represented international finance company in mold abatement case, serving as defense counsel. The case was comprised of 75 plaintiffs. Ultimately Baker Donelson negotiated a successful settlement of the case for the client.
- Instrumental in obtaining revision to owner-operator truck driving statutes in South Carolina relative to workers’ compensation benefits through ongoing litigation on several matters and at different levels of
- Represented international finance company, successfully mediating the settlement of a complex sexual harassment and age discrimination lawsuit.
- Successfully defended international auto parts company in FMLA and age discrimination that was dismissed on summary judgment.
- Conducted multiple investigations of correctional centers, including issues surrounding medical departments and inmate escapes.
Professional Honors & Activities:
- Pro Bono Coordinator for Tri-Cities TN/VA office; Pro Bono Firm of the Year awarded by Legal Aid of East Tennessee (2008, 2010, 2013, 2014)
- Past President – Kingsport Bar Association
- Past President – Volunteer Kingsport
- Member – Washington County Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association and American Bar Association
- Past Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater Kingsport
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