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Kenneth Raymond Besser

Kenneth Raymond Besser

The Besser Law Firm
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Family Law ...
  • Maryland, Tennessee
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Ken Besser has over 40 years of experience starting up and managing small businesses and over 25 years as lawyer, attorney, counselor, and consultant.

As a young man, after graduating a year and a half early from high school, Ken chartered his first corporation and began warehousing and distributing steel cable/wire rope supplier to dragline and barge operators throughout the mid-south. After getting a bachelor's degree in chemistry and attending two years of medical school, Ken started his second company, building $250,000 single-family "spec" homes in Nashville, Tennessee.

After serving as not one but two law review editors and earning his JD, Ken practiced with one of the premier legal firms in Memphis before starting his own law firm and eventually taking his family to Columbus, Ohio; Modi’in, Israel; and then Baltimore, Maryland.

In addition to practicing law, Ken has worked in several industries. He has owned and run an Apple software development and publishing company he purchased from a group of owners led by Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari. In addition, Ken served as the founding medical practice administrator at a new medical clinic in Columbus.

After drafting patents in Israel, Ken was hired as the founding head of a new Jerusalem-based debt collection subsidiary of an international telephone conglomerate, which he started from scratch and developed to full operation within 24 days after being tasked with the project by the majority shareholder and CEO of the publicly traded corporation. He wrote a textbook for debt collectors, "Debt Collection 101," the copyright of which was purchased by American Collectors Association International. Ken has also served as a debt collection consultant for a Tennessee bank and several debt collection participants.

Ken has been (and continues to be) happily married to his wife Susan since 1979 and together they have raised 6 children.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Elder Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I negotiate sliding scale fees for worthy clients.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
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Volunteer of the Year
Ohio Educational Library Media Association
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
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Tennessee Bar Association
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Maryland State Bar Association
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Contact & Map
5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite 2700
Memphis, TN 38137
Telephone: (901) 290-8253