Practice Areas

Ferraro Hancock and Associates
Law Firm in Nashville, TN

Est. 1992 | Need Help?

Creditors’ Rights


Ferraro Hancock & Associates has concentrated its efforts and learnings on creditors. Our Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Attorneys pride ourselves on our representation of commercial and consumer creditors in Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcy proceedings. FHA handles a broad range of legal services in bankruptcies throughout the State of Tennessee. Our firm maintains an A-to-Z mentality; thus, from the inception of the referral to the resolution of the matter to the satisfaction of our client, our firm employs a vast range of services to protect the rights of the creditor, while maintaining the upmost degree of ethical and legal integrity and compliance.
Our Bankruptcy services include:

Our Bankruptcy services include:

  • Notice of Appearances
  • Proof of Claim
  • Motions for Relief from the Automatic Stay and/or Adequate Protection
  • Motions for Relief from the Co-Debtor Stay
  • Objections to Confirmation
  • Motions to Value
  • Defense to Objections to Claim
  • Preference, Lien Stripping
  • Objections to Discharge
  • Fraudulent Transfer / Insider Transaction Litigation
  • Use of Cash Collateral
  • Reaffirmation Agreements
  • Other Litigation Bankruptcy Motions
  • Appellate Representation
  • Adversary Proceedings
Outside the of bankruptcy arena
Outside the of bankruptcy arena, we have advised secured creditors on forbearance agreements, out-of-court restructurings and workouts, foreclosure proceedings, and receiverships. Our firm is a full-service creditors’ practice ready to meet all our clients’ needs.


Repossession (Replevins)

Repossessions (Replevins) / Domestication of Foreign Judgments

Ferraro Hancock & Associates, LLC represents a wide array of creditors, including national and local banks, businesses, automobile lenders and individuals in the enforcement of an obligation to pay a debt and other contractual disputes. Our firm specializes in both commercial and consumer claims from the initial demand letter through suit, judgment, and execution of process, in addition to coordinating personal property repossessions after the filing and granting of a Replevin action. We also domesticate judgements from others states for collection in Tennessee. Our firm covers the entire State of Tennessee and Georgia.

FDCPA, FCRA and the Tennessee Collection Services Act

We are familiar with FDCPA, FCRA and the Tennessee Collection Services Act, and comply with all regulations in this regard. We encourage you to call our Firm and speak with one of our attorneys who will be able to listen to your issue and steer you through the process.

& Debts

Debt Collection
Our Collection Attorneys represent countless clients in the enforcement of a judgment. Winning your court case is only one chapter in the book. The next chapter is equally as important. Ferraro Hancock & Associates, LLC is an expert in the field of enforcing the creditors’ rights against the individual or commercial obligor. Our first step is to always determine the solvency of the debtor to ensure that collections are worth our client’s time and expense. Providing the debtor is solvent, our firm there are several remedies for enforcing a judgment. From conducting post-judgment discovery to levying upon the discovered property or bank accounts, our Firm is dedicated to equitable but zealous methods to collect the sums owed to our clients.
Execution of Process
Our firm specializes in execution of process, in addition to coordinating personal property repossessions. We are familiar with FDCPA, FCRA and the Tennessee Collection Services Act, and comply with all regulations in this regard. We look forward to your call so that we can work with you the collection of your judgment.
Our Collection Services include:

Our Collection services include:

  • Skip-tracing/Asset Searches
  • Written Demand for Payment
  • Collection Lawsuits / Litigation
  • Post Judgment Executions
  • Repossession /Replevins
  • Mechanics’ Liens and other possessory liens

Divorce & Child Custody

Divorce and Child Custody Family Law

Family law generally includes the dissolution of a relationship; whether the individuals are married or only share a child. Our firm understands the delicate nature of dealing with family law cases, and that each matter is different and deserves its own time and understanding. We walk the path with our clients as if it were our own lives. From the initial filings to mediation, as well as any further legal action, our team can assist clients with their specialized needs.

Contested and Uncontested Separations
Our firm handles contested and uncontested separations and divorces. We are well versed in the discovery of assets and the distributions of marital property, the issues of child custody, visitation, and support both for the child and spouse. We represent clients in the drafting of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and work to protect grandparents’ rights. While we pride ourselves to be zealous advocates for our clients, we also understand the benefits of and work towards amicable resolutions when possible, without costly courtroom appearances and trials. We are well-equipped to handle each case confidently and look forward to your inquiry.

Civil & Commercial Litigation

Civil and Commercial Litigation

Our litigation practice represents clients in most major areas of the law and has extensive experience in all types of dispute resolution. Over the tenure of our firm, we have represented clients in jury trials and appeals in federal, state and bankruptcy courts, as well as administrative tribunals and arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute forums throughout the United States. 

Wide Array of Commercial Matters

The substance of our litigation practice and experience includes a wide array of commercial matters ranging from banking and finance, employment, internet, administrative, corporate litigation, major products liability, aviation torts, real estate transactions and internal corporate investigations.
Our litigation section works with all other sections of the firm, including business reorganizations arising from complex matters in bankruptcy courts.


Personal Injury

As part of our litigation practice, we have developed an ability to represent clients in serious personal injury cases. We work with our clients to minimize litigation risks on the front end, and we are ready to assist when litigation is necessary.

Ferraro Hancock & Associates, LLC recognizes that not all our clients’ cases need to be tried, but we are prepared to do so if necessary or desirable, and our clients’ adversaries know we are so prepared.

Commercial Lending
& Regulation

Commercial Lending and Regulation

Ferraro Hancock and Associates, PLLC provides full-service to commercial lending institutions. We assist with all types of asset-based and non-asset based lending, and handle loans and lease transactions under UCC Articles 9 and 2a, as well as real property loans. Our firm also focuses on loans secured by non-standard collateral, including aircraft and vessels.

Designs and Customizes Consumer Finance Programs

Ferraro Hancock & Associates, PLLC designs and customizes consumer finance programs to comply with Tennessee and federal laws, including e-based financial services. We focus on the interplay between Tennessee and Federal Statutes, including Reg. Z, RESPA, Reg. M, and the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act. We offer opinions and law charts concerning allowable finance charges and services charges for consumer transactions, including interest rate limitation, permissible loans charges, brokerage commissions, dealer incentives, etc.


Consumer Regulatory

Ferraro Hancock & Associates, PLLC further assists in licensing financial institutions under Tennessee Banking Laws as Residential Lenders, Thrift Companies, offerors of credit card services, etc.

We work with the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions and participate on various task forces to monitor and revise Tennessee laws governing real and personal property consumer lenders.

Business & Transactional Law

Business and Transactional Law

Businesses today face many legal challenges, and running a business is difficult enough without having to continually worry about whether or not you are legally protected. Ferraro Hancock and Associates, PLLC provides experienced legal insight, industry knowledge, and courtroom experience to a wide variety of our client’s business and transactional law matters.

Business Transaction and Related Services include:

Business transaction and related services provided by the Firm include the following:

  • Business Entity Choice
  • Business Formation and Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business / Interest Purchase and Sale
  • Dealing with the Government / Regulatory Issues
  • Business Disputes and Resolutions
  • Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Small Business Outside General Counsel
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Protection
  • Trademark Registration
  • Influencer and Social Media Contracts
  • Unpaid Invoice and Payment Recovery
  • Business Succession and Planning


Real Estate Litigation and Title Services

Ferraro Hancock & Associates, LLC represents consumer and commercial clients in a variety of real estate related matters. Our real estate group provides our clients with a vast array of foreclosure, loss mitigation, real estate litigation and title services.

Real Estate Litigation and Title Services include:
  • Residential and Commercial Foreclosure
  • Residential and Commercial Eviction
  • Real Estate Title & Closing Services
  • Title Examinations
  • Construction Law
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Deed Preparation
  • Contract Interpretations & Negotiations
  • Title Clearing
  • Lien Disputes
  • Quiet Title Actions
  • Partition Actions
  • Priority Disputes & Mortgage Reformation
  • Litigation and Defense
  • Condemnation & Appropriation Proceedings
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Loss Mitigation Workouts
  • Counterclaim Defense


Probate Law

When facing a complex legal issue that impacts the future of your loved ones or your business, you need all the information you can obtain. Working with a law firm that is committed to providing this education and information will dramatically improve your chances of resolving your legal concerns in a swift and effective manner. At Ferraro Hancock & Associates, PLLC, clients are offered dedicated attention to their unique legal needs.

FHA Probate Law offers the following services:
By working closely with you, our attorneys first determine your exact needs before providing the information and insight you need to make knowledgeable decisions during your legal proceedings.

FHA is committed to ensuring that each client receives the utmost in quality care and offers the following services:

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Will Preparation
  • Guardianships
  • Living and Revocable Trusts
  • Health Care Directives
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Business Succession and Planning
  • Asset Protection
  • Charitable Planning

Since 1992

Legal Expertise You Can Rely On

Ferraro Hancock and Associates, PLLC is a majority woman-owned law firm, dedicated to promoting diversity in the legal field, and fostering relationships between women and minority-owned firms and public corporations. Regardless to what extent your legal needs entail, FHA has the expertise and experience to represent you.