Hale and Hale, PLC

Hale and Hale, PLC

Hale and Hale, PLC is a family-founded law firm with deep roots in Franklin and other communities throughout Middle Tennessee.

Firm Overview

For more than 30 years, our lawyers have been proudly serving the legal needs of individuals, families and businesses throughout the region.
Today, our firm provides services for individuals and businesses with a myriad of different, but often interrelated legal needs. Our focus includes real property transactions, zoning and real property development concerns, business formation and general business law matters, estate planning, probate administration, family law and divorce. We represent clients on all sides of these issues in litigation and mediation.

More than anything else, our lawyers pride themselves on practicing law the right way.

Where many law firms boast about the experience they have at trial, how willing they are to litigate and how aggressive they are in court, we apply this same level of expertise and aggressive representation outside the court room, because we appreciate the reality that if a client's situation reaches the court room, control of the outcome is removed from the client and rests with the judge and/or jury. While we know this is unavoidable in some cases, we also realize that mediation and negotiation of disputes often can prevent costly, unpleasant and time consuming litigation.

We show respect for our clients' needs by providing the type of legal advice, service and representation that is intended to decrease the likelihood of litigation. This approach is more cost-effective and it allows you to retain some measure of control over the outcome.
Lastly, while we do not rush blindly to the courthouse doors when there are ways to avoid it our attorneys are experienced and fully capable of representing and protecting your interests in court.

Schedule an initial consultation with a member of our firm by calling 615-794-1312 or, by contacting us online. Office and off-site consultation appointments are available.

Main Office

Main Office
231 Public Square, Suite 312, First Tennessee Bank Building
Franklin TN 37064



Real Estate

Every individual, licensed professional or business involved in any residential or commercial real estate transaction has something significant at stake in the outcome.

At Hale and Hale, PLC, we have been counted on to protect the interests of all types of clients and to handle all types of real estate transactions for more than 30 years. We are "approved attorneys" for many lenders and mortgage companies in this area. We offer competitive title insurance rates and other services for agents, mortgage brokers and realtors. We provide local representation on behalf of commercial clients from out-of-state. We represent individual homeowners, buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants as well.

Simply put, the reputation for quality service we have established and the range of real estate-related needs we can serve are second to none in Middle Tennessee.

Our practice includes:
-Residential and commercial real estate buy-sell agreements
-For sale by owner (FSBO) transactions
-Commercial lease contracts
-Home refinancing
-Zoning and land development issues
-Title work and title insurance
-Dispute mediation
-Real estate litigation

Real Estate Closing Services
Whether you are a lender, an agent, a broker, a seller or a buyer real estate closings are more than just a perfunctory task. They are critically important and they demand attention to detail. At Hale and Hale, PLC, we understand that fact and give these legal matters the legal skill they deserve. Every closing we do is managed by an attorney and except in rare and unusual circumstances is attended by and attorney. We conduct closings at our office, however, we are available and routinely travel to conduct them elsewhere as well.

A Trusted Legal Resource for More Than 30 Years
To discuss a specific real estate-related concern in more detail, call our law offices in the Williamson County city of Franklin at 615-794-1312 or contact us online. We accept major credit cards and are available for evening, weekend and out-of-the-office consultations by appointment.

Brenda Franks Hale

Hale and Hale, PLC

Areas of Practice
-Residential & Commercial Real Estate Transactions
-Residential & Commercial Real Estate Development, Zoning and Approvals
-Business Formation

Bar Admissions
-Tennessee, 1978
-U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1979
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1980
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1989

-Nashville School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee
---Juris Doctor
-University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
---Bachelor of Science

Honors and Awards
-Recipient, Tennessean's Toast of Music City Reader's Choice Award
-Best Legal Services, 2008 - 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships
-Nashville Bar Association, Member
-Williamson County Bar Association, Member
-Tennessee Bar Association, Member
-American Bar Association, Member
-Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society, Member
-BrightStone, Current Board Member
-Family and Children's Service, Current Board Member
-Sister Cities of Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee, Charter Member
-The University of the South-Sewanee, Parent Council, 2005 - 2008
-Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women, Member
-Chicago Title Insurance Company, Title Insurance Agent
-Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Title Insurance Agent
-Stewart Title Guaranty Insurance Company, Title Insurance Agent
-Leadership Franklin Graduate
-Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Current Board Member
-St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Franklin, Tennessee, Charter Member-


Nashville School of Law
Juris Doctorate,