Franklin Lawyer Censured for 'Prohibited Transactions'

Franklin lawyer Huntly Scott Gordon was censured by the Tennessee Supreme Court on Dec. 23 for conflicts of interest and conducting prohibited transactions. Gordon was one of several investors in the development of two tracts of land. Over a two-year period, he collected rent on three houses while a fourth was provided rent-free. He later claimed that he had a verbal agreement allowing him to retain the rent and live in the house in exchange for services provided by the renters. The court found that his actions violated requirements that agreements be put in writing. Download the BPR notice.

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