Atlanta-based McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC is pleased to announce that Kerry McInerney has joined the firm as Managing Partner of the firm’s Alabama and Mississippi Litigation and Trial Practice Group. The firm is also pleased to announce that William Tate, previously a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group, has been named Managing Partner of the firm’s Georgia Litigation and Trial Practice Group. McInerney and Tate will manage teams of experienced litigators handling a variety of complex matters. They will also join the firm’s Management Committee.
Managing Partner and CEO Marty Stone expressed great excitement about these appointments: “Kerry and Will bring a vast amount of experience, goodwill, and enthusiasm to their Groups. We are extremely pleased they are assuming these new leadership roles at the firm. The addition of Kerry and Will to the Management Committee adds undeniable depth and bench strength showcasing the firm’s commitment to both growth and quality of litigation services in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia.”
Kerry McInerney brings a stellar reputation and over 22 years of litigation experience with him to the firm. Before joining McCalla, McInerney was a shareholder with Sirote & Permutt, P.C., where he handled complex lender and servicer liability cases and served as co-chair of that firm’s Mortgage Litigation Group. Over the years McInerney successfully defended lenders and servicers against class actions and a myriad of individual cases asserting claims of fraud, wrongful foreclosure, and allegations of violations of consumer protection statutes such as TCPA, FCRA, FDCPA, TILA, RESPA, and UDAAP. He will be based out of the firm’s Birmingham office and will oversee all litigation matters in both Alabama and Mississippi.
Will Tate began his legal career as an associate in the creditors’ rights group at Morris, Manning & Martin LLP in Atlanta in 2009. Tate joined McCalla in 2013 as a senior associate in the Commercial Litigation and Transactions Group and was named a partner in that group in 2016. Tate has extensive experience in Georgia foreclosure confirmation law and enforcement of debt instruments. Tate’s broad creditors’ rights practice includes the representation of lenders in all aspects of loss mitigation and litigation, including workouts, actions for receivers, confirmation actions, deficiency actions, collections, and representation of creditors in bankruptcy cases. He will be based out of the firm’s Atlanta, Georgia office and will oversee all litigation matters in Georgia.
McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC’s offices are located in Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Chicago, Illinois; Hartford, Connecticut; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Iselin, New Jersey; Las Vegas, Nevada; Long Beach, California; Orlando, Florida; Oxford, Missouri; New York City, New York; and Tampa, Florida.