NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Mid-South Commercial Law Institute (MSCLI) recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Erika Barnes as a director of its 25-member Board of Directors. She will serve a five-year term.
The Mid-South Commercial Law Institute has been conducting annual Continuing Legal Education seminars on commercial and bankruptcy law topics for 40 years. The MSCLI Board of Directors, composed of attorneys from across Tennessee, manage all aspects of producing the annual seminar.
Barnes is a Member (Partner) of the firm in the Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy and Business Litigation Service Groups based in Nashville, Tenn. She also serves on the firm’s Management Committee. Barnes represents creditors and franchisors in bankruptcy cases nationwide. She also has experience representing creditors’ committees and Chapter 11 trustees. She handles complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts. She frequently represents lenders in commercial foreclosures and mortgage litigation.
Outside of the firm, Barnes is active in a variety of professional organizations. She is a member and a Past Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Executive Council. Barnes is certified as a specialist in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Certification. She is also a graduate of the 2011 Nashville Emerging Leaders Class.