1. Tate Hemingson

    Tate Hemingson regularly guides clients through pre-suit demands and negotiations, injunctive relief, trials, enforcement and collection of judgments, and appeals, always keeping in focus the client’s best interests and objectives in obtaining the best possible result.

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Some of Tate's Results

Defended financial institutions against injunctive relief sought by borrowers to prevent foreclosure. Represented banks in multiple garnishment actions to ensure legal compliance and protect bank’s interests. 

Obtained $1.7million summary judgment in federal court against borrower and guarantor for recovery of post-foreclosure deficiencies following default on commercial loans, successfully defending against multiple counterclaims and defenses raised by borrower and guarantor. 

Oversaw pursuit of defaulted borrowers in guarantors in out-of-state actions, including foreclosures and other remedies.

Represented multiple financial institutions in both state and federal court to enforce commercial loans and guaranties and collect post-foreclosure deficiencies from borrowers and guarantors, with particular experience in Texas’ anti-deficiency statute obtaining favorable settlements and judgments.

Pursued multiple garnishment actions and judgment collection against debtors.

Prepared expert reports on the recoverability and reasonableness of attorney’s fees for both plaintiff and defense.

Represented various businesses and individuals in prosecuting and defending against breach of contract and business tort claims

Represented national importer and distributor in a complicated case involving competing claims of breach of contract, fraud, and tortious interference stemming from dispute over multi-year import agreement.

Obtained temporary restraining order requiring turnover of important documents and information related to a breach of contract.

Defended national department-store chain against various types of claims, from personal injury to employment-related disputes. 

Represented multinational manufacturer in breach of contract and business tort dispute with former representative.

Tate is an experienced litigator as both plaintiff and defense counsel. He also advises on complex procedural and legal issues at the trial level and also conducts appeals before both state and federal appellate courts. Tate represents a variety of clients in a range of business and contractual disputes, business torts, and real estate matters.

Tate represents a variety of clients — multi-national corporations, closely-held companies, financial institutions, landlords and tenants, and individuals — in a broad range of business, contractual, franchise, and real estate matters, as well as business torts. In addition to general business disputes, he frequently assists financial institutions in enforcing commercial loans, collecting foreclosure deficiencies, and defending foreclosure rights. He also guides clients on disputes involving real property, including assisting landlords and tenants with lease disputes and other property issues.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Commercial Litigation (2022)
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars by Thompson and Reuters (2016-2019)
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 2011
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 2008, Classics
  • M.A., University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 2004
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 2001
  • U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
  • U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Texas
  • U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
  • U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • State Bar of Texas

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