Kevin Baltz has extensive experience counseling clients through complex civil litigation in state and federal courts. Mr. Baltz routinely handles contract disputes, real estate litigation, disputed dissolutions, business torts and appellate work. Mr. Baltz also regularly serves as counsel in arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2003
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Western, Middle, Eastern
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts - Tennessee: Western, Middle, Eastern

Civic Involvement

  • East Nashville Football Stadium Foundation, Inc.
    • Director/Secretary
  • Nashville Sports Counsel

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®-Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 2012-2017
  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Future Litigation Star, 2009
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, Stanford, 2008

Education & Honors

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003
    • Editor, Tennessee Law Review
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, B.S., cum laude, 2000
    • 2000 Academic All-American (Wrestling)
    • Dayle-May Award Winner

Experience

  • Obtained dismissal of breach of contract and fraud claims asserted against Member/Director of LLC in American Arbitration Association’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). (February, 2017).
  • ​Represented tenants in highly-publicized litigation related to landlords’ efforts to terminate lease agreements.
  • ​Represented several insurers in claims arising from Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey federal courts (2015-2016).
  • ​Obtained $1M judgment against an entity that defrauded a church in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Successfully petitioned for the appointment of a receiver and, thereafter, prevailed on claims asserted by the purchaser of the receivership assets. Farmers & Merchants. State Bank v. Direct Scaffold Servs., Co., LLC, Case No. 3:09-0376, (M.D. Tenn. 2016).
  • Successfully represented a condominium home owners association with respect to breach of contract and fraud claims (Fall 2013).
  • Obtained a declaratory judgment vacating and voiding an arbitration award. The Braxton, LLC v. TWB Architects, Inc. et al., Chancery Court for Davidson County, Tennessee, Case No. 09-1670-III(IV) (May 2012).
  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of Averitt Air, Inc. in a multi-million dollar claim related to aircraft maintenance. Valley Commercial Capital, LLC v. Averitt Air, Inc., Circuit Court for Davidson County, Tennessee, Case No. 09C3849 (June 2012).
  • Enforced a restrictive covenant before a FINRA arbitration panel. SunTrust Bank and SunTrust Investment Services, Inc., Claimants, vs. Corey D. Anderson, Respondent (FINRA Arbitration 11-03554, June 5, 2012).
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • ​Author, “Doctrine, Doctrine … Give Me the News,” Bizlitnews.com, July 2017
  • Author, “Three Stripes and You’re Out: adidas Seeks to Protect its Mark,” Bizlitnews.com, March, 2017
  • Author, “Puff … Puff … Sue? Distinguishing an Aggressive Sales Pitch from an Actionable Misrepresentation,” Bizlitnews.com, January, 2017
  • Author, “Anything is (Im)Possible: Applying the “Impracticability” Defense to the Tennessee Wildfires,” Bizlitnews.com, December, 2016
  • Author, “Arbitration Agreements: Make Your Own Rules of Civil Procedure,” Bizlitnews.com, May, 2016
  • Author, “False Advertising? Not if Just One Expert Says It’s Not,” Bizlitnews.com​, June, 2015
  • Author, “Careful What You Wish For: Court Affirms Award of Attorney’s Fees Based Upon Arbitration Rules,” Bizlitnews.com​, January, 2015
  • Author, “I Want My Selfie Back!!!,” Bizlitnews.com, September, 2014
  • Author, “Is There A Right To Be Forgotten? The Court of Justice of the European Union Says 'Yes',” Bizlitnews.com, May, 2014
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