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Bonelaw attorney Stephen Zralek is a panelist at the Americanafest

Stephen J Zralek Attorney at Bone McAllester NortonStephen J. Zralek AttorneyBone McAllester Norton attorney Stephen Zralek is speaking on the panel “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” at AMERICANAFEST: The Americana Music Festival & Conference on Sept. 12. The 19th annual gathering brings together legendary artists, rising stars, fans and industry vets to Nashville for six days of music and education.

Zralek, Hearst Magazines attorney Nick Beaudoing and singer-songwriter Nora Jane Struthers (previously of the band Bearfoot) will discuss legal issues such as ownership of the masters, debts and copyrights that can follow a band breakup. Additionally, the panel will offer performing artists practical advice about striking out on their own. CLE credit will be available.

A Music City native, Zralek has practiced law since 1997 and clients continue to seek his advice, tenacity and engaging approach for litigation and protecting their creativity by resolving intellectual property, entertainment and business disputes.

Details:

Breaking Up is Hard to Do at AMERICANAFEST: 
Wednesday, 9/12/2018 
11:00am - 12:00pm 
Westin Hotel, Sobro III 
The Westin Nashville (807 Clark Pl, Nashville, TN) 
CLE credit available

Bonelaw attorney Alex Little is selected to the Nashville Business Journal’s 40 under 40 class

Alex Little Attorney at Bone McAllester NortonAlex Little AttorneyThe Nashville Business Journal included Bone McAllester attorney Alex Little in its 2018 40 Under 40 class. Winners include the men and women who are impacting Music City and are keeping the business community prosperous and thriving. Read the full article HERE

Bone McAllester Norton is proud to announce 17 of our attorneys have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 recognized 17 Bonelaw attorneys in 25 distinct practice areas to be leading attorneys in their fields. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers® has identified the leading attorneys and law firms in the United States and 70 countries worldwide. Best Lawyers has become one of the most widely trusted resources to locate attorneys with, “exceptional talent in an area of practice” (Best Lawyers). The methodology behind Best Lawyers’ selection is based upon an extensive peer review process because “Best Lawyers believes that the best lawyers know who the best lawyers are” (Best Lawyers).

Bone McAllester Norton is proud of the continued recognition our attorneys receive for providing excellent legal services. A complete list of recognized attorneys and respective practice areas is listed below:

Anne Sumpter Arney
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Health Care Law
Trace Blankenship
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
Charles Robert Bone
  • Administrative / Regulatory
  • Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs 
Charles W. Bone 
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
John P. Branham
  • Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs 
Glen A. Civitts
  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law,
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
William J. Haynes III
  • Employment Law- Individuals
Sharon O. Jacobs
  • Environmental Law
Paul W. Kruse
  • Copyright Law
  • Trademark Law
Anne C. Martin
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment
  • Law - 
  • Management
  • Litigation-L
  • abor and Employment
Sam J. McAllester III
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization law
Robert G. McDowell
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Arbitration Mediation
Andrea P. Perry
  • Real Estate Law
 Christopher Raybeck
  • Banking and Finance Law
Jack F. Stringham II
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
Edward M. Yarbrough
  • Criminal Defense: General Practic
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • DUI/DWI Defense
Stephen J. Zralek
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation- Intellectual Property

Bonelaw Attorney Sam Jackson Speaks on Teachers Text Messaging and Social Media

Samuel L Jackson Attorney at Bone McAllester NortonSamuel L Jackson AttorneyBonelaw’s Samuel L. Jackson was interviewed by News Channel 5 and Channel 4 on the caution teachers should use when communicating with students by text and social media. With the new school year in motion, questions are resurfacing on how teachers can appropriately incorporate and use text messaging and social media. Jackson provides a simple rule of thumb; teachers should always use group chats that hide everyone’s number when communicating to students and parents.

Watch interviews here:

Notice to Patients on Departing a Practice

Notice to Patients on Departing a Practice - Healthcare Law

Most physician employment agreements prohibit them from soliciting patients if they leave the practice. Although similar, this obligation is separate from any covenant of non-competition. A non-solicitation provision typically prohibits a physician from trying to influence the patients he treated at his former practice to follow up to his new practice location. From a business standpoint, this covenant can be very important to both parties if a physician is relocating to a practice that is in a close enough geographic area that patients would have no difficulty changing to the new location.

A restriction on patient solicitation may be in the best interest of a physician’s former practice, it may not be in the best interest of a patient. The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners have recognized the potential harm and have adopted rules that require a patient be notified when his physician leaves the practice whether or not the departing physician is contractually obligated not to contact his former patients. According to Tennessee Rule 0080-2-.15 the responsibility of notifying the patients of a physician who leaves a group practice should be governed by the physician’s employment agreement and any patient who has seen the departing physician for more than 2 office visits in the preceding 18 months must be notified.

Unless the employment agreement provides otherwise, the patients shall be notified of the physician’s new address and offered the opportunity to have their medical records forwarded to the departing physicians. Often a physician’s employment agreement will be silent on whose responsibility it is to notify patients. Whether or not the employment agreement includes a nonsolicitation provision, it is clear that the rules intend for the patient to be notified of his physician’s departure. If the employment agreement is silent on the responsibility of notification but includes a restriction on solicitation, arguable the practice could notify the patient that a physician has left but not incl ude his new practice information. If the practice does not notify the patient of their doctor’s departure, the physician may have an obligation to do so.

It is best for both the practice and the employed physician to address the notification of patients in the employment agreement and avoid any confusion on what is required and what is not when a physician leaves.

Bone McAllester Norton attorney James Crumlin featured in Nashville Fit Magazine

James A Crumlin Jr. Attorney at Bone McAllester NortonJames A Crumlin Jr. AttorneyBonelaw attorney James Crumlin continues to coach a Nashville favorite free community workout at the Tennessee State Capitol. This past May, over 130 community members joined James to celebrate six years of hard work, dedication, and encouragement. Nashville Fit Magazine dove deeper into the story behind this growing community workout.

Crumlin’s fitness journey began in 2003 when he ran the St. Jude Half Marathon in honor of his mother who passed a year earlier. He continued running the St. Jude Half Marathon every year, “except for 2010. It was really hot that year,” he laughs (Nashville Fit Magazine). The Capitol Steps Workout began in 2012 when a friend suggested to James they increase the intensity of their half marathon training; so they started running the steps at the Tennessee State Capitol. Along the way, in 2015, Crumlin began training for Ironman Triathlons with three friends. This led to his most recent accomplishment, completing his fourth full Ironman this past June, in Nice, France.

As the Capitol Steps Workout continued, more and more friends joined the fun. What began as a couple of friends training for a half marathon has transformed into a community of health and fitness advocates. Every Monday and Thursday night at the steps of the State Capitol building, you will find Crumlin challenging a group of nearly 90 dedicated Nashvillians to pursue a healthy lifestyle for their body, mind, and spirit. The twice-a-week group fitness adventure is free and open to people of all ages and fitness levels.

You can read the spotlight from the Nashville Fit Magazine here.

Our Sumner County Office Has Moved!

We are pleased to announce our Hendersonville office has moved. Bone McAllester Norton has called Hendersonville home for years. We are excited to continue to serve the Sumner County community from our new location.

Please update your records with the following address:

Bone McAllester Norton
Bluegrass Commons II
100 Bluegrass Commons, Suite 2370
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Our Hendersonville office attorneys are Kee Bryant-McCormick, Marty Cook, Johnny Garrett, Bob Langford, George Phillips, and Bill Wright.

KeeKee Bryant McCormick Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional imageKee Bryant McCormick focuses her practice in the areas of criminal defense and government investigations, estate planning, probate, wills and trusts, business and corporate law, and special education law. She has proven herself to be a problem-solver in tough situations. Prior to joining Bone McAllester Norton, Kee ran her own private practice in Hendersonville, where she represented clients in civil litigation and criminal litigation.

MartyMarshall T Cook Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional imageMarshall T. Cook focuses his practice in the areas of small business law, commercial litigation, employment litigation and premises liability litigation. He represents clients in all aspects of litigation, arbitration and mediation. A native of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Marty is actively involved in the Sumner County community, serving on the boards of several local non-profits.

JohnnyJohnny C Garrett IV Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional imageJohnny C. Garrett IV focuses his practice in the areas of business transactions and formations, civil and commercial litigation, family law, estate planning and probate. The most rewarding part of being a lawyer for Johnny is the opportunity to gain people’s trust. Through consistent and diligent counsel, he is able to guide his clients through some of the most challenging and difficult times in their lives. Bob began his professional career as an attorney as a partner with then Bone, Langford & Armistead. He returns to private practice to serve the Bone McAllester Norton clients with more than 30 years of experience in the national food and beverage and franchisee world.

GeorgeGeorge J Phillips Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional imageGeorge J. Phillips focuses his practice in the areas of corporate and business law, communications law, labor and employment law, and commercial and business litigation. He has extensive experience in negotiating and facilitating significant business acquisitions and complicated commercial transactions and agreements, including international contract negotiations. Practicing in the firm’s Sumner County office, he provides business and legal advice to a number of growing Sumner County {01720054.3 }2 businesses and companies who consider locating to Middle Tennessee.

BillWilliam R Wright Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional imageWilliam R Wright focuses his practice in estate planning, probate law, government relations, and corporate law. Before joining the firm, Bill served as the first Law Director for Sumner County, from 1994 until March 2005. He was the legal representative for the Board of Commissioners of Sumner County and for all departments of county government, including the Board of Education, the Planning Commission, the Highway Department, the County Industrial Development Board and the Health, Education and Housing Facilities Board.

Please note: only the address has changed - all direct phone numbers, direct fax numbers, and e-mail addresses remain the same.

Sam Jackson Selected A Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L Jackson Attorney at Bone McAllesterSamuel L Jackson Attorney, attorney with Nashville firm Bone McAllester Norton, has recently been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of prominent attorneys across the state. Invitations to membership were extended to 32 attorneys this year by the Board of Trustees. The introduction of new Fellows took place in May at the annual Fellow’s Dinner in Nashville.

The Bar Foundation’s purpose is two-fold: to honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the profession and their community, and to administer a grant making program. That project, known by its acronym “IOLTA” (Interest On Lawyers’ Trust Accounts), has awarded grants in excess of $21 million over the years to law-related, public interest projects throughout Tennessee.

Sam Jackson is a member in the firm of Bone McAllester Norton and has been practicing law in Nashville for 17 years. He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and of Samford University, Cumberland College of Law.

Bonelaw attorney provides insight on the NHL concussion ruling

Samuel L Jackson Attorney at Bone McAllesterSamuel L. Jackson AttorneyBonelaw attorney, Samuel L. Jackson, provides insight on the Minnesota district court decision that denied class action status for a group of 100 individual hockey players who claim the NHL hid the dangers of head injuries, while perpetuating a culture of violence. Jackson says, “What I think you are going to see (is) several smaller lawsuits ‘against the NHL.’” Read the full story on the impact of the ruling here...

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Bellamy Named 2018 Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Winner

Raquel L Bellamy Attorney at Bone McAllester NortonRaquel L. Bellamy AttorneyBone McAllester Norton attorney, Raquel L. Bellamy, was selected by the Tennessee Bar Association as the 2018 recipient of the Larry Dean Wilks Leadership Award. The award honors former TBA President Larry D. Wilks, by recognizing Tennessee Bar Association Leader Law (TBALL) class member with exceptional leadership qualities. 

Raquel is a dedicated advocate with a wide range of experience in civil and criminal litigation. She advises clients concerning business, entertainment, and employment disputes. Raquel also advises individuals and corporations concerning immigration and nationality law. She has defended and advanced immigrant rights for individuals from over 50 countries.

Currently Raquel serves on the boards of Conexión Americas and Equal Chance for Education, LLC. She lends her experience to future attorneys through mentorship and teaching. Raquel mentors students through the Nashville Bar Association’s diversity high school intern program and Equal Chance for Education, LLC. She is also an adjunct faculty
member at Vanderbilt University Law School.

Our firm is proud of Raquel’s many accomplishments! Congratulations on being named the seventh recipient of TBA’s Wilks Award.