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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.
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“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.

 

 

Stephen Zralek and Larry Bridgesmith will Speak at Relevent, the Un-Conference

Two Bone McAllester Norton attorneys are slated to speak at Relevent, an invitation-only, innovation-focused “un-conference” built around collaborative learning and conversation with legal thought leaders and movers. On Monday, Oct. 7, Stephen J. Zralek will present “Apps and the Future of E-Discovery,” and on Tuesday, Oct. 8, Larry W. Bridgesmith will speak in the “Changes in Law Schools, Changes in Culture” presentation.

Relevent is the “five-year roadmap for the future-focused lawyer” and is presented by Cicayda.

 

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.

Will Cheek Talks to Newschannel 5 about Airport-Wide Beer Permit

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Will Cheek spoke with Newschannel 5 reporter Jason Lamb yesterday about an airport-wide beer permit that would allow restaurants, retail stores and bars to sell beer past the security checkpoint. Those selling alcohol would only have to notify the Beer Board of where sales would take place rather than applying for a separate permit.

Will said the change would allow for beer and alcohol sales to match the increased traffic at Nashville International Airport and that lines at restaurants and bars would become shorter.

 

 

 

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 Appears on Good Morning America

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Alex Little made an appearance on Good Morning America today, providing legal insight into a case involving a rapist in Montana who was released from prison after only 30 days and is set to be released today. The judge who handed down the sentence has since apologized for comments he made during the trial and tried to schedule a hearing to determine whether it can be increased by two years before the state supreme court stopped him.
“You don’t get do-overs in this way if you’re a judge,” Alex told reporter Anthony Castellano. The local district attorney has appealed the lenient sentence. “If the judgment at the end of that process is that he needs to serve more time, he’ll have to serve more time.”

Click here to see the full news story.

 

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.

Corsair Wins Whisky Magazine’s “Innovator of the Year” for the Second Straight Year

Bone McAllester Norton client Corsair Distillery has been named “Innovator of the Year” by Whisky Magazine for the second straight year. The “Icons of Whisky” awards are designed to celebrate the people and places behind the great whiskeys of the world. Last year, Corsair won “Craft Distillery of the Year.” Darek Bell, cofounder, owner and distiller, was also nominated in two categories this year—“Whiskey Distillery Manager of the Year” and “Whiskey Brand Ambassador of the Year.”

Congratulations on this coveted recognition!

 

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 will Serve as a Panelist at Entrepreneur Exchange, Sponsored by the Nashville Business Journal

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Anne Sumpter Arney will serve as a panelist at the Nashville Business Journal’s upcoming Entrepreneur Exchange discussion and speed mentoring, scheduled for Thursday, October 10. During “Blow Up! When Is It Time to Expand.  . .or Exit?,” panelists will discuss lessons learned from managing explosive growth; changing the business model to avoid company failure; and deciding when it is time to close. Joining Arney will be Darrell Freeman, founder and CEO of Zycron; Cordia Harrington, CEO, The Bun Company; Nick Holland, founder & CEO of Populr.me; Curt Revelette, CEO & partner of Maristone Living and Jonathan’s Grille; Saurabh Sinha, president and CEO of Emids; and Shannon Terry, CEO of 247 Sports & Rivals.com.

The event takes place from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Bone McAllester Norton is proud to be the presenting sponsor.

Arney has more than 30 years of experience working with many of Nashville’s entrepreneurs on how to start, grow, operate and sell their businesses. She advises her clients, both healthcare-related and non-healthcare-related, on business law and transactional issues, as well as assisting them in navigating ever changing healthcare laws and regulations.

 

 

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.

Bone McAllester Norton Sponsors Vino on the Veranda, Benefiting First Steps, Inc.

Bone McAllester Norton is a proud sponsor of Vino on the Veranda, a casual wine tasting event benefiting First Steps, Inc. Attorney Anne C. Martin is the board chair for the organization, which educates and cares for children with special needs and medical conditions alongside their typically developing peers in inclusive environments and support their families. First Steps also provides outreach programs to families for whom the center-based program is not an option or choice for them.

“I know firsthand that there are very few programs for young children with autism and other developmental problems to be with typically developing children, which is why I dedicate so much time and effort to working with this organization,” Martin said. “It is important to me to help First Steps succeed in continuing their important mission.”

Vino on the Veranda will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Hermitage Hotel. Tickets are $75 each.

For tickets and 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.

Stephen Zralek will Discuss Avoiding Social Media Nightmares with the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 4

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Stephen J. Zralek will present “Avoiding Social Media Nightmares” during the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday meeting on Oct. 4. Stephen has significant experience helping clients from all industries with issues involving copyrights, trademarks, social media and cybersquatting, among others. The meeting takes place from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at E|Spaces in Cool Springs.

For more information and to register, 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.

Lessons Businesses & Public Figures Can Learn from NCAA Football Players

Businesses who use celebrities to endorse their products should pay attention to two recent decisions, as should celebrities and other public figures.

In two recent cases, former college football players filed suit against Electronic Arts, Inc., better known as EA, the maker of video game "NCAA Football."  The two primary plaintiffs were Ryan Hart, who played quarterback for Rutgers in the early 2000s, and Samuel Keller, who was QB at Arizona State in the mid 2000s.

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Although EA never used the players' names, it honed in on real-life details of each player, including jersey number, jersey color, type of helmet and facemask, player height and weight, physical appearance, and throwing and interception stats.  The players sued on behalf of themselves and other players.  The heart of each suit was that EA had violated their right of publicity.

The right of publicity is a creature of state law and, although they have a lot in common, all 50 states treat the right of publicity differently.  Typically a plaintiff must show the a defendant used an individual's name, photograph or likeness to advertise goods or services without the plaintiff's prior consent.  The right typically covers any form of an individual's likeness or persona.  For example, Bette Midler sued when Ford used someone who sounded like her to promote a car in a song, and Vanna White sued Samsung for using a robot dressed in a wig, gown and jewelry to turn letters on a game resembling Wheel of Fortune.  The right also typically covers any medium, from photographs to films to video games.

In these two most recent cases, EA argued that it had a First Amendment right to use these college players' likenesses in its video games.  The Third Circuit and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals acknowledged that a First Amendment right of expression extends to video games but held that the players' right of publicity trumped EA's First Amendment right.  The courts both employed the "Transformative Use" balancing test and concluded that EA's video game failed to transform the players' likenesses.  The dissenting judges in both cases disagreed, finding that the video games were highly transformative, given that gamers have the ability to change the avatars' appearances and to never encounter Hart or Keller if they so choose.

Businesses who utilize the images and personas of public figures and celebrities should always obtain consent prior to using the image.  Celebrities often give consent to have their songs recorded and published (a right governed by copyright), but that consent often does not encompass the right of publicity.  Celebrities should always check to see to what extent they have consented to having their right of publicity used.  The right of publicity continues to be one of the most rapidly changing and evolving areas of intellectual property law.

The Farm House Scheduled to Open Next Month

Bone McAllester Norton client The Farm House, located in the ground floor of the SoBro’s Encore, plans to open October 7. The restaurant, focused on farm-fresh, locally sourced ingredients, will also feature a refined bar program and updated takes on Southern staples, like the Old Fashioned, according to an announcement from the company today. Trey Cioccia is the chef and entrepreneur behind the restaurant.
 

 

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.
 

 

Stephanie Taylor and Stephen Zralek Slated as Presenters in New Lipscomb University Master of Arts Program

Bone McAllester Norton attorneys Stephanie R. Taylor and Stephen J. Zralek will speak on media law to students of Lipscomb University’s new Master of Arts in Film and Creative Media program. Their presentation, scheduled for September 26, will cover ownership of content, including work for hire agreements; explanation of licensing versus ownership of music; and recordings and copyright infringement. Both attorneys practice in Bonelaw’s Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property Law and Entrepreneurial and Emerging Business Law practices.

 

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.

Style Blueprint Features Upcoming Music City Eats Festival

Style Blueprint Nashville featured a glowing review of the upcoming Music City Eats food, wine and spirits festival, a Bone McAllester Norton client, on their website yesterday. Giving the need-to-know details of the event, including ticket pricing, what to wear and who will be there, the article also glowed about how great the festival is for Nashville and encouraged locals to attend. “ . . .we expect MCE to be the be-all, end-all foodie event of the year, with a Music City spin like none other,” author Liza Graves wrote.

Music City Eats will take place September 21-22 and will include notable chefs and personalities like Giada de Laurentiis, Trisha Yearwood, Jonathan Waxman and Aaron Sanchez; demonstrations; panels; tastings; and parties. Tickets start at $275 per person.

To read the full review, 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.
 


September 23 HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule Compliance Date Nears

By Anne Sumpter Arney

Earlier this year, the government published the final regulations (the “Final Rule”) implementing modifications of the rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and provisions which were enacted in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Heath Act (HITECH). With the September 23 Final Rule compliance date looming, medical professionals and institutions need to ensure they understand the modifications to their HIPAA obligations and take all necessary steps to review and update their compliance. The following areas are among those that have been modified by the Final Rule: the definition of business associate; the required terms in the business associate agreement; a patient’s right to access his protected health information (PHI); a patient’s right to restrict disclosures of PHI; the rules governing security breach notifications; required information in the notice of privacy practices; the disclosure and use of PHI in marketing, sales or fundraising activities; and enforcement.

The Final Rule expands the definition of business associate. A business associate now also includes personal health record vendors, patient safety organizations and certain subcontractors of a business associate and others who maintain and store PHI. The Final Rule also requires some modification of business associate agreements to include additional obligations.

The Final Rule expands individual rights in several important ways. Patients can now request their medical records in electronic format, which must be produced electronically within 30 days, if the records are readily producible. There are also new rights for a patient to restrict certain disclosures of PHI to a health plan where the individual, a family member or other person pays out of pocket in full for the healthcare service or item. The Final Rule also changes how PHI can be used and disclosed for marketing and fundraising purposes and now explicitly prohibits the sale of PHI without an authorization.

The rules governing breach notification obligations have been amended. Under the Final Rule, any unauthorized access, use or disclosure is now presumed to be a breach unless the covered entity determines there is a low probability the PHI has been compromised. The standard used for risk assessment has been changed from a risk of harm to risk of compromise standard. There are four specific factors that must be considered in making the risk assessment. Further, the limited data set exception has been abolished by the Final Rule.

In the area of enforcement, the Final Rule increases penalties for noncompliance based on a tiered level of negligence for violations occurring after February 18, 2009. The maximum potential penalty is $1.5 million per violation.

The Notice of Privacy Practices must be updated to reflect the changes in the Final Rule, including those related to breach notification, disclosures and marketing of PHI.

Although several of the changes required by September 23 have been briefly summarized here, this is just an overview of the Final Rule and should not be relied upon except as a reminder to review and update your compliance obligations under HIPAA. For assistance in implementing these changes or for additional information on how these changes may affect your practice, please contact one of the attorneys in the Healthcare Practice Group at Bone McAllester Norton.

 

Anne Martin Slated for Two Presentations at Next Week’s Tennessee SHRM Conference and Exposition

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Anne C. Martin will give two presentations at next week’s 2013 Mid-South/Tennessee HR and Legal Conference and Expo, hosted by the Middle Tennessee Society of Human Resource Management. On Monday, September 16, Anne will serve as a panelist in the “Follow-Up Panel Discussion on EEOC Strategy – the Defense Perspective,” scheduled from 3:45 to 5 p.m. On Wednesday, September 18, she will present “How to Manage Your Employees’ Use of FMLA” from 10 to 11 a.m. The sold-out conference will be held at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

 

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 Columnist Features Three Bonelaw Clients in Round-Up of Local Favorites

The Tennessean’s news columnist Gail Kerr wrote an article in today’s paper about local places that residents of Nashville and Middle Tennessee often do not visit. In the round-up, three Bone McAllester Norton clients were highlighted: Fontanel, the former home of country star Barbara Mandrell; the Frist Center for Visual Arts and its “Sensuous Steel” exhibit; and Peg Leg Porker, the barbecue restaurant that recently opened in the Gulch.

Kerr has “a growing head-over heals crush on Peg Leg Porker, both because the barbecue is outstanding and because the owner, Carey Bringle, is so funny.”

Kerr noted that she has visited the Frist and Peg Leg Porker but has yet to make a trip to the Fontanel—something sure to be on the top of her list now that a 140-room Holiday Inn resort has been announced.

 

 

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.

Whisky Advocate Features George Dickel Distillery in Summer Issue

Congratulations to Bone McAllester Norton client George Dickel distillery, which received a six-page feature in the summer issue of Whisky Advocate, the nation’s leading whiskey magazine. Author Lew Bryson toured the grounds of the distillery in Cascade Hollow, Tennessee, with master distiller John Lunn. George Dickel has found success using a simple rule: Not changing a thing about the way their liquor is made, which involves old school technology, no automation, eyeball measurements and a hands-on approach. Lunn explains that a factory cannot maintain a hand-crafted approach like they take.
 

 

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 Discuss Current Topics in Entertainment Litigation at this Month’s Americana Music Festival & Conference

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Stephen J. Zralek will be part of a panel discussion at the 2013 Americana Music Festival & Conference in Nashville. “Current Topics in Entertainment Litigation” will be moderated by Christine Lepera, partner with Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP in New York, and will feature insight from Stephen and four other attorneys on hot topics in entertainment law, including rights of publicity, fair use, statutory damages and termination of copyright transfers.

Stephen is an AV-rated SuperLawyer known for helping clients resolve sensitive, high-profile disputes through intellectual property, business and entertainment litigation. The presentation will take place from 3:30 – 5 p.m. on Friday, September 20 at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown.

To register or 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 Martin Will Give an Employment Law Update for the Nashville Bar Association’s 2013 Practice Institutes

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Anne C. Martin has been chosen to present an employment law update as part of the Nashville Bar Association’s 2013 “Back to School” Practice Institutes. “Employment Law Update: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” will include a comprehensive update on recent developments in labor and employment law, and Anne will provide an employer’s perspective on these developments. The presentation will take place Thursday, October 17 at the Nashville Bar Association’s office.

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

 

 

Whisky Advocate Features Corsair in Fall Issue

Congratulations to Bone McAllester Norton client Corsair Artisan distillery, which was prominently featured in the Fall 2013 issue of Whisky Advocate, the nation’s leading whiskey magazine. The article, “Craft Nation: The State of American Craft Whiskey Distilling,” outlines where craft whiskey started in America, how it reached the success it has today and where it is headed in the future. Darek Bell, co-founder of Corsair, was pictured and quoted on why artisan whiskey is distinct, and arguably better, than mainstream whiskey.

 

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.