Saul C. Belz concentrates his practice in the areas of business litigation, commercial disputes of all types, complex litigation, appeals and employment law. Mr. Belz has over 40 years of experience in the law, primarily assisting corporate clients with resolution of disputes, both in court and through alternative dispute mechanisms. He has participated both as counsel for the plaintiff and counsel for the defendant in class actions involving such diverse matters as securities fraud and Title VII claims. He has represented numerous broker/dealers and customers in arbitration and litigation. Mr. Belz is also a Certified Tennessee Rule 31 mediator.
EDUCATION University of Texas, B.A. degree, with honors, 1964 Vanderbilt University, J.D. degree, 1967 (Order of the Coif, Legislation Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review) ADMITTED TO PRACTICE Tennessee HONORS/AWARDS Pillars of Excellence Award Recipient, 2016, University of Memphis Law Alumni Association The Best Lawyers in America, “Memphis Best Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year 2016” The Best Lawyers in America, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Regulatory Enforcement Litigation, Securities Litigation Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers Mid South SuperLawyers Top 50 Mid South Area SuperLawyers Chambers and Partners America’s Leading Lawyers for Business The Best Lawyers in America, “Memphis Best Lawyers Litigation – Securities Lawyer of the Year 2012” Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star in Tennessee Martindale Hubbell AV Rated PROFESSIONAL/CIVIC/CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS American Bar Association Memphis Bar Association (Director, 1987-1988) Tennessee Justice Center (Director, 2001-06) Center for Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi (Past Director) Memphis Zoological Society (Past Director) Supreme Court of the State of Tennessee Advisory Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure Memphis Area Legal Services Fundraising Campaign Chairman 2009 PUBLISHED ARTICLES Contributing co-author of the American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Survey of State Class Action Law, A Report of the State Laws Subcommittee of the Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee (ABA 1999) for the State of Tennessee; Also published in the 2001 Supplement to Newberg on Class Actions (West Group 2001); Federal Tax Rulings: Procedure and Policy, 21 Vand. L. Rev. 78 (1967) and co-aut
Mediation Education & Training:
Certified Tennessee Rule 31 Mediator
Type of Mediation:
Commercial and Financial