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Prime Colorants Sold in Multi-Million Dollar Deal

Bone McAllester Norton attorneys Trace Blankenship, Chris Raybeck, Sheri Jacobs and Rick Nickels recently represented Franklin-based Prime Colorants in a $15 million acquisition by Ohio-headquartered A. Schulman Inc. Prime Colorants produces custom colors and additive concentrates for the automobile and construction industries, two sectors in which A. Schulman Inc. did not have capacity. Prime Colorants has approximately 50 employees and has been in business for 38 years.

Read more about this purchase from the Nashville Post here and the full press release here.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit www.bonelaw.com.

Andrea Perry Named as a Nashville Business Journal 2014 Women of Influence Finalist

Congratulations to Bone McAllester Norton attorney Andrea Perry, who has been named as a finalist in the Nashville Business Journal’s “2014 Women of Influence” awards. Andrea was nominated in the “Inspiration/Mentor” category. Winners will be announced at an awards luncheon at the Renaissance Hotel on February 11.

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Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 36 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

 

FOX News Talks to Alex Little about Facebook Privacy Lawsuit

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Alex Little appeared on FOX News’ Shepard Smith Reporting Friday, talking about a California federal lawsuit against Facebook for reading users’ private messages. The class-action lawsuit claims Facebook scanned links sent in messages and shared that information with advertisers, violating state and federal privacy laws. Little, former Assistant U.S. Attorney and a member of Bonelaw’s Criminal Defense and Government Investigations practice, “The lawsuit is very explicit that Facebook relied repeatedly on the affirmation that what you want share privately, you can share privately, and at the same time, they went in there and accessed those messages to find out stuff about you. That disconnect is one of the reasons why they are being sued under California state law for unfair trade practice.”

To watch the full interview, click here.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 36 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

Alex Little Talks to FOX News about McMath Life Support Case

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Alex Little appeared on FOX News on December 31, talking to Bill Hemmer about the case involving a California teenager who was pronounced brain dead after a tonsillectomy. A judge ruled an extension to the deadline that the family of Jahi McMath has until 5 p.m. on January 7to find a new doctor or hospital to care for her. Little, a former prosecutor and a member of Bonelaw’s Criminal Defense and Government Investigations practice, said, “I think the judge is making the right call for now, giving the family a little more time to pursue some other legal avenues.”
To watch the full interview, click here.

 

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 36 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

Anne Martin Slated as a Presenter at National Business Institute Human Resource Seminar

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Anne C. Martin will serve as a presenter at two sessions of the National Business Institute Human Resource Seminar in Nashville next month. “Human Resource Law From Start to Finish” will feature topics on “Safeguarding the Employment Lifecycle: What You Need to Know” at the one-day event. Anne will speak on alternative dispute resolution in the employment context, as well as on the necessary documentation for discipline and discharge.

The one-day seminar takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Doubletree Hotel Nashville.

Click here for more information.

 

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit www.bonelaw.com.

F. Scott’s Owners Plan New West End Location

Bone McAllester Norton client F. Scott’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar gave more information on its planned move to The Tennessean in an article that ran last week. Wendy Burch and Elise Loehr say the new location on West End will offer diners a more intimate, bar-centric atmosphere with the same jazz music for which the restaurant is famous. The same grill menu will be served as well, along with locally sourced ingredients. F. Scott’s will continue to serve its current Green Hills location through March.

 

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit www.bonelaw.com.

The Tennessean Features City Winery’s Planned Opening

Bone McAllester Norton client City Winery should open next September in the area south of Broadway in Nashville, The Tennessean reported in an article last week. Owners of the urban winery concept paid $2.7 million for a 30,000-square-foot warehouse on Lafayette Street and plan to convert it into a music venue, restaurant, winery and private event space. This will be the fourth location for the concept; others are in New York, Chicago and Napa Valley, California.

 

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Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit www.bonelaw.com.

Useful CLE Alert: 10th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar: March 7, 2014

If you enjoy this blog, then think about how great it'd be to see it live!

On March 7, 2014, David Anthony and Chris Raybeck of Bone McAllester will teach at the 10th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law: Leases, Evictions, Litigation, and Settlements seminar in Nashville.

This seminar is presented by Sterling Education Services, Inc. The seminar will cover all the big issues facing landlords, including:

  • Routinely negotiated lease provisions, construction and interpretation of leases

  • Lease options and right of first refusal: exercise, forfeiture of leasehold interest

  • Environmental or green issues in leasing

  • Tenant Default, Notice of Default, and Lease Termination

  • Landlord-Tenant Evictions, Court, and Litigation

  • Case studies & current trends in litigating landlord-tenant disputes

  • Landlord or Tenant Bankruptcy

  • Ethical Considerations in Landlord-Tenant Law


Plus, the seminar is only steps away from historic Printer's Alley, so, when the show ends at 4:30, all attendees are encouraged to buy their favorite presenter a beer.

All kidding aside, this should be a good one. Hope to see you there.

 

Bone McAllester Norton Client Honored as a Nashville Technology Council Awards Finalist

Bone McAllester Norton client Emma has been named as a finalist in the 5th annual Nashville Technology Council Awards, to be held at a ceremony on January 30, 2014. The email marketing company, based in Nashville, has been nominated for “Company of the Year.” The Nashville Technology Council was formed in 1999 and has become known worldwide as a leading technology company, dedicated to connecting, developing and promoting Middle Tennessee’s rich community of developers and technology entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and institutions.

Congratulations, Emma, on this great honor and best of luck in the awards!

 

 

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit www.bonelaw.com.

Winter 2013 Newsletter Features Super Lawyers, New Attorneys and an MLK Save-the-Date

2013 has been a tremendous year for Bone McAllester Norton, and we have you, our valued clients and friends, to thank. Our latest newsletter has important updates and announcements, including new attorneys and a save-the-date for our annual MLK Fellowship Breakfast.

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Rebecca Ramsey Honored as ACI-NA Concessions Person of the Year

Bone McAllester Norton client and friend Rebecca Ramsey was recently named the 2013 Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA)Concessions Person of the Year. Ramsey, the assistant director of properties for the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, joined the organization in 1992 and has been instrumental in increasing concession sales at Nashville International Airport by 18.1 percent, as well as reflecting the diversity of the city through the choices of concession programs.

Congratulations on this prestigious honor!

 

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit www.bonelaw.com.

Bone McAllester Norton Client Renata Soto Honored as Nashvillian of the Year

Congratulations to Bone McAllester Norton client and friend Renata Soto, who has been honored as the Nashvillian of the Year from the Nashville Scene. Soto is the executive director of Conexion Americas, which opened Casa Azafran last December. The community center along Nolensville Road houses 10 nonprofit organizations that provides needed services for diverse ethnic groups. The Scene’s Nashvillian of the Year award has been given annually since 1989.

To read more, click here.

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit www.bonelaw.com.

Charles W. Bone Honored with Most Admired CEOs Award from the Nashville Business Journal

Bone McAllester Norton founder and chairman Charles W. Bone received the Most Admired CEOs award from the Nashville Business Journal yesterday. His recognition, in the “Private Company, 26-100 Employees” category, was voted on by all finalists and was presented at a banquet at the Omni Nashville Hotel last night. The second annual awards honor leaders who provide inspiration; hold their employees, products and services in the highest regard; run their companies with integrity; and are shining examples of how all companies should be run and managed.

Congratulations, Charles, on this much deserved recognition!

To read more about the award, click here.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit www.bonelaw.com.

The Tennessean’s Gail Kerr Tours the Fontanel

News columnist for the Tennessean, Gail Kerr, recently toured Fontanel, the former home of country music legend Barbara Mandrell, and her piece on the sprawling campus is out today. Kerr writes that the property gives plenty to do for the entire family, saying it is a holiday break that will please everyone.

Guests to Fontanel can choose from tours of the 27,000-square-foot log mansion or the Southern Living Idea House, take in a show at the Woods Amphitheater, shop at the Goo Goo Outpost and the Stone House Gift Shop, tour Prichard’s Distillery, see Mandrell’s tour bus, ride zip lines, play disc golf, let the kids play in a zero gravity bounce house, walk/run/bike on two miles of greenways and trails, eat at the Italian restaurant and, starting in February, stay in the luxury hotel.

Fontanel is a client of Bone McAllester Norton.

 

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit www.bonelaw.com.

 

 

Short Mountain Distillery Operates on Old Al Capone Bootleg Site, the Nashville Business Journal Reports

Bone McAllester Norton client Short Mountain Distillery, located in Woodbury, Tennessee, was featured in a Nashville Business Journal article yesterday. Brothers Billy, David and Ben Kaufman opened the distillery in 2012 on the farm that once provided Al Capone with moonshine during prohibition. The state’s sixth distillery, Short Mountain currently supplies Georgia, Illinois and Tennessee with authentic moonshine, bourbon and other spirits, and the Kaufman brothers have one goal in mind: to make the best-tasting moonshine around.

Click here to read the full article.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit www.bonelaw.com.

Charles W. Bone Talks to the Tennessean about Franklin Synergy and MidSouth Merger

Bone McAllester Norton founder and chairman Charles W. Bone spoke with the Tennessean yesterday regarding the news of Franklin Synergy Bank merging with MidSouth Bank, allowing it to expand into Rutherford County and increase its asset size to $920 million.

“(Franklin Synergy) has had a terrific growth rate in Williamson County, and now, to be able to join with a bank in Rutherford County, two of the hottest, best markets in the South, this gives them both a competitive advantage,” he told the paper.

Click here to read the full article.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit www.bonelaw.com.

Whisky Advocate Talks to Will Cheek

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Will Cheek is featured in the Winter 2013 issue of Whisky Advocate. The story titled “Tennessee Whiskey in High Definition” outlines the new formal mark of distinction for a product to be labeled “Tennessee whiskey”—it must be charcoal-mellowed before aging. Some critics say this inhibits the growth of the craft spirits industry, an area where Tennessee has recently experienced huge growth.

“Why hinder the rebirth of an industry that has huge profits for the state? Why put limits on the way to make whiskey to one production method?” he told the magazine.

Whisky Advocate is the nation’s leading whiskey magazine. Click here to read the article.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. Our client base reflects the firm's deep understanding and coverage of today's leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit www.bonelaw.com.


Bone McAllester Norton Client iCitizen Featured in the Tennessean

The Tennessean featured Bone McAllester Norton client iCitizen Corporation Saturday, in advance of the political app’s official national launch in Washington, D.C. this week. iCitizen is an app that allows users to monitor issues they care about, provide feedback to their legislators through polls, track how elected officials vote on issues and monitor which bills they sponsor. Reporter Jamie McGee notes that the most impact of the app will be among people who have a high-level view of happenings in the political sphere but don’t have time to stay informed or engaged.

Read the full article here.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit www.bonelaw.com.

Anne Martin Honored by 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers

Congratulations to Bone McAllester Norton attorney Anne C. Martin, who was honored in the top 100 Tennessee attorneys and the top 50 women attorneys in the mid-south in the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers list.

Mid-South Super Lawyers are selected through a multi-phased process, which includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The list is produced by Super Lawyers, a national rating service that includes more than 70 practice areas.

Anne concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and employment law, representing both employers and employees. She represents many different companies and individuals with a variety of business problems.

 

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit http://www.bonelaw.com

Jackalope Brewing Company Partners with Soap Business

Bone McAllester Norton client Jackalope Brewing Company has partnered with James and Eileen Ray, a local farming couple, in launching three soap varieties that use original brews, the Tennessean reports. The soap is made with Thunder Ann, Rompo or Bearwalker and is combined with goat milk, coconut oil, milk, lye and olive oil. Other breweries have also gotten into the soap-making business, as hops help soothe and soften skin.

Read the full article here.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit www.bonelaw.com.