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How to Conduct a Sheriff's Sale of Real Property in Tennessee: It Depends on Who You Ask

A few months ago, the Tennessee Bar Journal ran an article by Knoxville legal luminary Don Paine called "Practical Advice for Collecting a Judgment."  Clearly, this article got my attention.

In it, Paine outlines how to obtain a judgment lien on real property and how to ultimately sell the property pursuant to that lien. His analysis begins and ends with Tenn. R. Civ. P. 69, which provides that a judgment lien creditor shall file a motion requesting that the court order a sale. In fact, Rule 69.07(4) specifically says "[a]s long as a judgment lien is effective, no levy is necessary"--just file a Motion.

Rule 67.04 provides a specific procedure for a Sheriff's Sale of real property (i.e. 30 days advance notice; 3 total publications; distribution of proceeds).

But, elsewhere in Tennessee statutes, there's a different procedure for sheriff's execution sales of real property. Tenn. Code Ann. § 26-5-101 lays out its own set of rules and requirements, which are differ in minor ways to Rule 69 (i.e. 20 days advance notice).

And, having done my own Sheriff's Sale earlier this summer, I chuckled when I saw Paine's article. After I had a Rule 69.07 Motion granted and asked the Clerk to initiate the sale process, the Clerk and Master on my case ignored my Order Granting Motion for Sale, telling me, instead, I need to accomplish the sale by levy and execution.

Side note: One of the things that makes collections interesting is that you're not just dealing with a Judge anymore, you're dealing with a Clerk, who may have their own opinions about how things are done.

So, how do you reconcile these differing procedures? And, trust me, these mechanical / procedural issues come up all the time.

Paine's answer is simple: Under Tenn. Code Ann. § 16-3-406, when a Rule is in conflict with any other law, the Rule prevails.

But, as a practical matter, try telling that to the Clerk, when they say "You need to file a Levy."

On my sale, here's what I did: I did both. I had an Order and then issued a Levy on the real property, pursuant to my Order. When the requirements differed, I used the procedure that complied with both.

Sometimes, being right is less important than getting the job done.

 

Twelve Bone McAllester Norton Attorneys are Named 2013 “Mid-South Super Lawyers”

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Friday – November 8, 2013


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Nashville, TN – The 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers list was released today, and 12 Bone McAllester Norton PLLC attorneys were included. Eight have been named as Mid-South Super Lawyers, while four have been included as Mid-South Rising Stars.


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.

Super Lawyers also selects attorneys to be included in the Rising Stars list, which is compiled using the same requirements and selection process as the Super Lawyers list. However, to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.

The eight attorneys named to the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers list include:


    • James A. Crumlin, Jr., who made the list for Employment & Labor. He concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law, small and mid-sized business representation and corporate business litigation.

    • Sharon O. Jacobs, an attorney with environmental litigation experience at the federal, state and local levels, made the list for Environmental law.

    • Anne C. Martin was selected for Employment Litigation Defense. She is a commercial litigation and employment lawyer, representing both employers and employees.

    • Sam J. McAllester, III represents financial institutions and concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial lending, creditors’ rights and financial consultations. He was named to the list for Real Estate law.

    • Edward M. Yarbrough, a successful trial lawyer for more than 40 years, focuses his practice on defending major criminal cases, helps clients with government investigations and handles civil litigation for plaintiffs and defendants.

    • Stephen J. Zralek made the Super Lawyers list for IP Litigation. Mr. Zralek assists clients with resolving sensitive, high-profile disputes through intellectual property litigation, business litigation and entertainment litigation.



Bone McAllester Norton’s two of-counsel attorneys also made the list:


    • John P. Branham, a civil trial lawyer whose practice focuses on business litigation and plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, made the list for Business Litigation.

    • Larry W. Bridgesmith was selected for the Super Lawyers list under Employment & Labor. Mr. Bridgesmith has more than 30 years of legal experience in dispute resolution and innovative workplace strategies.



The four attorneys with Bone McAllester Norton named to the 2013 Mid-South Rising Stars list include:

  • David M. Anthony, for Bankruptcy Law. Mr. Anthony concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, construction and lien litigation.

  • Charles Robert Bone, whose practice includes transactions, corporate governance, small businesses and entrepreneurs. He was selected to the list for Business Litigation.

  • Andrea P. Perry, for Real Estate Law. Ms. Perry also practices law in commercial lending, general corporate, entertainment and tax-exempt organizations.

  • Chris Raybeck, who represents clients in commercial real estate and commercial lending transactions, business acquisitions, company formation and governance matters. He made the list for Banking Law.


For more information about these awards and the law firm, visit www.bonelaw.com.

About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

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 Attorneys Represented Churchill Mortgage in Transformative Ownership Deal

Three Bone McAllester Norton attorneys, Trace Blankenship, Charles W. Bone and Rick Nickels, were honored to represent Churchill Mortgage Corporation in connection with its transformative employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) transaction announced this week. They worked closely with the company’s founder and CEO, Mike Hardwick, and its COO, Matt Clarke, for more than 18 months, exploring various transaction strategies with the ultimate result being the ESOP. Congratulations to Mike, Matt and the entire Churchill team!

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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 bonelaw.com.

Stephen Zralek will Speak at CLE Focusing on Ethical Campaigns

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Stephen J. Zralek is slated to speak at a Tennessee Bar Association CLE on Dec. 18. “The Ethical Campaign: Maintaining Ethics and Professionalism in Electioneering” will include all aspects of the law and ethics of election for office in 2014. This advanced level program is for state and local lawmakers, judges, candidates for executive judicial or legislative positions, campaign chairs and campaign treasures. The CLE will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Tennessee Bar Center.

To register and for more information, 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 Interviews Chef Trey Cioccia

Bone McAllester Norton client Trey Cioccia, chef of The Farm House, was featured in yesterday’s Tennessean, about his background, his favorite “right now” things and what he aims for with his new restaurant. He says his favorite tool is a spoon, his favorite ingredient is a tie between salt and thyme, and his favorite book is A New Turn South by Hugh Acheson.

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.






Contemporary Arts Institution, OZ, Slated to Open in February, The Tennessean Reports

Bone McAllester Norton client Cano Ozgener will open OZ, a contemporary arts institution featuring dance, theater, design, music and visual arts, in February. The 10,000 square-foot warehouse-turned-modern-art-gallery is located near John C. Tune Airport and was born out of the very thing that helped Ozgener during two rounds of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and an open heart surgery—the joy of visual arts. The space includes a grand salon, ultra lounge, outdoor veranda and a modern art gallery.

Bone McAllester Norton’s Alcoholic Beverage Law team helped pass a new state law that authorizes OZ to hold a liquor license.

To read more about OZ from the Tennessean, 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.

Portability in Tennessee: Navigating the New Estate Planning Landscape with Rick Nickels

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Rick Nickels will present a webinar for M. Lee Smith Publishers on estate planning in the era since the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. “Portability in Tennessee: Navigating the New Estate Planning Landscape” will take place from 2-3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, covering what the concept of “portability” means and how it works, how to take advantage of it and planning opportunities, plus limitations.

Portability and certainty as to the estate and gift tax credit amount mandate a fresh look at traditional planning, and participants will gain a greater knowledge of what they need to do.

 

 

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.

Tennessean Interviews Stephen Zralek in a Story about a Blogger Battling for His Copyright

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Stephen Zralek spoke on a panel discussion last week at the Keen Digital Summit, which also included Turner Barr, whose “Around the World in 80 Jobs” blog was hijacked by staffing firm Adecco, and Stephen Oddo, co-founder of Walks of Italy, whom Barr partnered with to spread word about Adecco’s actions.

The Tennessean interviewed the panelists and featured a story in Saturday’s paper. Stephen said that artists and entrepreneurs can use methods to protect their work, namely copyright and trademark registration.

“Invest a little bit of time and money on the front end to protect yourself,” he said.

To read the full story, 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.

Norfolk Southern Receives Economic and Environmental Sustainability Award

Congratulations to Bone McAllester Norton client Norfolk Southern, who received an award last week from the Loudon County Economic Development Agency for its work in Lenoir City, Tennessee. The 2013 PEAK (Performance, Excellence, Achievement, Knowledge and Innovation) Award was presented to the transportation company for its remediation of the Lenoir Car Works site and their long-term economic partnership with Loudon County. Sharon (Sheri) Jacobs is proud to represent Norfolk Southern in this project and lead their team before the Tennessee environmental regulators.

 

 

 

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 Interviews Alex Little about Thieves Using Credit Card Skimmers to Steal Information

FOX News’ Shepard Smith interviewed Bone McAllester Norton Alex Little last week about scammers using a small device that looks like computer hardware to steal credit card information. Thieves are placing the devices into computer ports on cash registers, which scan every detail being done on that port, including processing credit cards.

“Most likely, they’re not gonna use that themselves. They are going to sell that credit card number on the Internet to somebody else,” he told Smith. “You really have an obligation at the end of every month to check your bill very closely.”

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.

WKRN-TV Interviews David Anthony about Legal Case Involving Nashville Singer’s Tweets

Bone McAllester Norton attorney David Anthony was interviewed by WKRN-TV last week about a Nashville singer facing a lawsuit after Tweeting about her “bad customer service experience” at the airport. Natalie Grant posted several Tweets about her experience with a Southwest Airlines employee more than two years ago, and that employee sued the artist for defamation and putting her in a false light. The charges were eventually dropped, but a Tennessee Appeals Court recently upheld the false light charge.

David commented on this case on his blog, CreditorsRights101, which prompted WKRN to reach out to him for his input.

“It's easier to complain on Twitter and say things you'd never say to someone face to face, and I think that's the danger of Twitter, and I think that's the danger of this case," he told reporter Lori Mitchell.

 

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.

 

TracBack Solutions’ Acquisition Featured in the Nashville Post

Bone McAllester Norton client TracBack Solutions has been acquired by Shreveport, La.-based AFS. The small parcel freight audit company was founded in 1996 and is based in The Gulch. It processed nearly $100 million of shipping volume in the past year. The Nashville Post covered the acquisition today.

Click here to read more.

 

 

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.

Stephen Zralek will Co-Present and Speak at a Nashville Bar Association CLE on Nov. 6

Bone McAllester Norton Stephen J. Zralek will co-present and serve as a panelist for a Continuing Legal Education program sponsored by the Nashville Bar Association on Wednesday, Nov. 6. “Advanced Federal Court Practice Insider Tips for Lawyers Practicing in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee” will address how to conduct an effective meet and confer, handle an extraordinary relief claim and communicate with the press about your claim. Stephen’s panel, “Extraordinary Relief,” takes place from 2:40 to 3:40 p.m. and will include tips related to ex parte communications, temporary restraining order hearings and preliminary injunction hearings, filing documents under seal, impoundment and the use of U.S. Marshals.

The event takes place at the NBA’s Conference Center.

For more information, 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.

Charles Bone Slated as a Panelist During Lipscomb’s Tennessee Premiere of Gideon’s Army Documentary

Bone McAllester Norton founder and chairman Charles W. Bone will speak on a panel discussion at the Tennessee premiere of Gideon’s Army during Lipscomb University’s HumanDocs series. A 2013 Sundance selection, the documentary chronicles the lives and work of three public defenders in the South, all mentored by Jonathan “Rap” Rapping of the Southern Public Defender Training Center, or Gideon’s Promise.

The premiere will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the Shamblin Theater on campus. Following the film, Charles will join Dawn Deener, public defender for Nashville and Davidson County; and Randy Spivey, academic director for Lipscomb’s Institute for Law, Justice and Society, for a brief discussion.

Screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (615) 417-9382.

 

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.

Rick Nickels Set as the Guest Speaker for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Richard J. Nickels will serve as the featured speaker at this month’s meeting of Nashville’s chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). He will present “Wealth Transfer and Preservation: Helping Clients Identify Opportunities and Pitfalls in a New Era,” which addresses how the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 affects estate planning, both from a tax and a non-tax perspective. Portability and certainty as to the estate and gift tax credit amount mandate a fresh look at traditional planning, and attendees will leave with a greater knowledge of what they need to do.

The meeting will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 at Jackson National in Franklin. For more information, 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 Sumpter Arney Talked about the Latest in HIPAA/HITECH Compliance at the Equal Justice University

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Anne Sumpter Arney participated in the Class of 2013 Equal Justice University on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Her presentation “HIPAA/HITECH Compliance” addressed what healthcare practices need to know about the latest developments in these two areas. She covered the basics of HIPAA and HITECH, how these two acts apply to clients, how they impact practices and new regulations on the horizon, as well as the Privacy and Security Rules. Attendees left with a summary of these changes and the knowledge of what is needed to ensure compliance.

Anne is the leader of the firm’s Healthcare Law attorneys and has a broad range of experience in assisting clients with their regulatory, operational, transactional and litigation matters.

 

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.

Stephen Zralek will Present “Averting a Social Media Nightmare” to Ryan Connections on October 17

Bone McAllester Norton Stephen J. Zralek will discuss steps and precautions to take to keep yourself—and your business—out of legal trouble in the social media sphere when he speaks to Father Ryan High School’s Alumni Association at Ryan Connections on Thursday, Oct. 17. “Averting a Social Media Nightmare” will highlight recent examples of social media disasters in hope that others can learn from their lesson. Stephen will give some good rules for the road and will help audience members spot issues ranging from online defamation and malicious reviews, copyright infringement and creating shields against liability to endorsements, employment issues and protecting children’s privacy online.

Stephen was among the first attorneys to embrace social media within his own practice and to identify social media as comprising its own niche in the law. As a thought leader in Social Media Law and in Intellectual Property, Stephen is routinely called on by businesses and other attorneys for guidance in these constantly-shifting arenas.

Stephen was born and raised in Nashville. He is a 1990 graduate of Father Ryan.

 

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.

Join Us for Blow Up! An Entrepreneur-Focused Panel Discussion

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Anne Sumpter Arney will serve as a panelist in the Nashville Business Journal's upcoming Entrepreneur Exchange discussion and speed mentoring, scheduled for Thursday, October 10.


If you are an entrepreneur--or have dreams of being one--we hope you can join us for this event!

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Stephen Zralek Slated to Discuss Preventing Brand Thievery at KEEN Digital Summit

Bone McAllester Norton Stephen J. Zralek will speak on a panel discussion, titled “Watch Your Back: Preventing Brand Thievery,” at the upcoming KEEN Digital Summit. The panelists will use the situation involving Turner Barr’s “Around the World in 80 Jobs” being swiped without his permission to discuss what rights business people have, steps they need to take to avoid an expensive disaster later down the road and how to protect their brand through the legal process.

Serving on the panel with Stephen is Barr and Stephen Oddo, co-founder of Walks of Italy. Ryan Underwood, business editor for Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, will moderate.

The discussion will take place Friday, Oct. 25 at the Omni Nashville.

 

 

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.

“Making Sense of a Tennessee Bank Director’s Legal Responsibilities in Changing and Challenging Times” with Trace Blankenship

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Trace Blankenship will speak at this week’s Tennessee Bankers Association (TBA) Bank Directors College 2013. His presentation, entitled “Making Sense of a Tennessee Bank Director’s Legal Responsibilities in Changing and Challenging Times,” will provide an overview of foundational legal issues for directors, such as why Tennessee law requires a bank to have a board and what exactly are a director’s core legal duties and liabilities when making decisions. It also will include a director’s obligations from the regulator’s perspective, as well as the business benefits of an effective board and what directors can do to help integrate newly-acquired banks successfully. The presentation will take place at 10:45 a.m., Thursday, October 3, at the TBA’s Barrett Training Center in Nashville.

The second annual Bank Directors College was developed in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions. Attendees are eligible for CPE credit.

For more, 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.