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James Mackler Weighs in on Tennessean Editorial about Military Sex Crimes

Bone McAllester Norton attorney James Mackler wrote an opinion editorial in response to a May 21 editorial in the Tennessean regarding military sexual assault. Currently a trial defense attorney in the Army Reserve, Mackler served on active duty as a helicopter pilot and Army lawyer. “During my time as a military lawyer, I prosecuted more sexual assault cases that I care to remember. Most involved sifting through a web of half-truths, distortions, prejudice and baseless assumptions.”

 

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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.

 

 

Short Mountain Distillery Supports New Rules to Lure Craft Distillers to Rural Areas

Bone McAllester Norton client Billy Kaufman, president and founder Short Mountain Distillery in Cannon County, was included in a May 27 Tennessean article describing the push of the Williamson County planning commission to allow distilleries into rural areas of the county. Kaufman noted that one of his goals is to be an ambassador for the entire county, and he supports the effort to ruralize that business.

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Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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.

 

Trace Blankenship will Discuss Start-Up Company Legal Issues for the Tennessee Bar Association

Bone McAllester Norton’s Trace Blankenship will lead a webcast for the Tennessee Bar Association, discussing legal issues that every entrepreneur should know. “From the Kitchen Table to the Boardroom—Start-Up Legal Issues” will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. Trace will discuss some of the critical issues that face every start-up company and how, with the help of a good attorney, entrepreneurs can turn the next big idea into the next success story.

This webcast will count for one hour of CLE. For more and to register, click here.

 

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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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Sean Kirk will Discuss the Impact of the Greenbank Decision in CLE Webinar, June 26

Bone McAllester Norton’s Sean C. Kirk will lead a webinar with Business and Legal Resources on Wednesday, June 26. The webinar, “Impact of the Greenbank Decision: Challenges to Foreclosure Sales in Tennessee,” will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. and will discuss a landmark case that interpreted what “materially less” means in foreclosure sales.

The agenda includes:

  • Background of Greenbank: Legislative change

  • Facts of the case: Foreclosure bid price of 89% of the highest appraisal

  • Holding the court: What is the “materially less” standard?

  • Impact of the court’s decision: What should lenders do?


This webcast will count for one hour of CLE.

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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 Client included in Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Inner City Companies

Bone McAllester Norton client Zycron has been included in Fortune magazine’s list of the 100 fastest-growing inner city companies in the country. An IT consulting company based in south Nashville, Zyrcon was founded in 1991 and reported 2011 revenues of $25.9 million and an annual growth rate of 21 percent. The company currently has more than 300 employees.

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Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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.

Creditors’ Rights in Tennessee with David Anthony, Thursday, June 6

Bone McAllester Norton’s David Anthony will lead an audio conference with Business and Legal Resources on Thursday, June 6. The conference, “Creditors’ Rights in Tennessee: 10 Collection Strategies,” will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. and will cover Tennessee law for obtaining assets in a judgment.

The agenda includes:

  • • Pre-lawsuit considerations

  • • Statute of limitation

  • • Jurisdiction and venue selection

  • • Judgment enforcement options

  • • Basic bankruptcy issues

  • • Common roadblocks to collecting money


This webcast will count for one hour of CLE.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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.

Neighbors Bar & Restaurant Plans Two More Midstate Locations

Bone McAllester Norton client Jody Myers, co-owner of Neighbors of Sylvan Park, announced this week that he is opening two more locations for the neighborhood bar and restaurant. By the end of the year, Neighbors will have locations in Hendersonville and in Franklin. The menu will continue to serve the same favorites and will feature some new additions, including fish and burgers.

 

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Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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.

Chris Raybeck Speaks to the Nashville Business Journal on Managing Growth

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Chris Raybeck was interviewed by the Nashville Business Journal last week on managing growth and was asked when he knows it is time to add staff. “If the value of opportunities that your instinct tells you are missed, or if the cost of unfilled demand is greater than the cost of hiring, it is time to add staff members.”

Chris will serve as a panelist at this Thursday’s Entrepreneur Exchange and will discuss ways to ramp up your business.

Read more from the Nashville Business Journal on adding staff here.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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.

Larry W. Bridgesmith to Present at ReInvent Law London in June

Congratulations to Bone McAllester Norton’s Of Counsel Larry W. Bridgesmith, whose talk proposal, “Letting Technology Process and Lawyers Practice,” won a slot in the ReInvent Law London conference line-up. Larry will be among 10 presenters at this year’s event, scheduled for June. The conference is sponsored in part by the Michigan State University College of Law and the ReInvent Law Laboratory.

For more on the event, click here.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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.

James Crumlin: 4 Risks When Employees Bring Their Own Devices to Work

Inc.com interviewed Bone McAllester Norton attorney James A. Crumlin on the risks companies face when employees bring their own devices to work. Once a device is used to perform work, employers have the right to the information on it—and they can be held accountable for any laws broken through its use.

What are the four risks companies may be susceptible to as a result of employees using their own mobile devices? Read the article here.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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.

Paz Haynes to Discuss “Keys to Contractual Agreements” at the Metro Nashville Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance

Bone McAllester Norton attorney William J. (Paz) Haynes III is slated to deliver a course about contractual agreements to the Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (BAO), part of Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County Government, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. This course will provide suppliers with a basic understanding of contractual agreements and will assist small, minority and women-owned business owners the importance of what items to look for and include when negotiating contracts with prospective clients.

Paz concentrates his practice in the areas of labor law, litigation and dispute resolution. In the course of his practice, Paz has represented manufacturers, insurers, lending institutions, small businesses and individuals in a variety of matters.

The course will be held at the Howard Office Building on 2nd Avenue North in Nashville. For more, click here.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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’s Anne Martin, Andrea Perry and Stephen Zralek Selected to Nashville Business Journal’s Best of the Bar

Congratulations are in order to three of Bone McAllester Norton’s attorneys, Anne C. Martin, Andrea P. Perry and Stephen J. Zralek, selected to the Nashville Business Journal’s Best of the Bar list, which was announced today. The publication solicited nominees in three size categories, plus a corporate counsel category, and nominees voted on each other, determining the final selection of 75 attorneys.

Anne, Andrea and Stephen will be recognized during a reception June 6 at the Nashville City Club.

Click here to read more.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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.




 


EPA Issues New Vapor Intrusion Guidance

The United State Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued vapor intrusion guidance last week that presents recommendations for how to identify and consider factors when assessing vapor intrusion, making risk management decisions and implementing mitigation pertaining to this potential human exposure pathway. This new guidance may affect real estate developments and acquisitions.

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Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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.

April 2013 Newsletter Features New Blog, Paul Kruse's Published Article, Habitat for Humanity Build, Attorney Interviews & Awards Won

Bone McAllester Norton released a newsletter today announcing many of the firm's recent news and happenings. From attorneys winning awards and being published to a firm-wide Habitat for Humanity build, this spring has welcomed a lot of activity for both attorneys and staff members.

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Join Chris Raybeck at the Entrepreneur Exchange on May 9

Bone McAllester Norton is pleased to sponsor the second installment of this year's Entrepreneur Panel Series with the Nashville Business Journal. The panel will feature a lively discussion from our own Chris Raybeck and four other successful entrepreneurs who started their businesses right here in Nashville. Click here to read the newsletter.

Sheri Jacobs Selected as Top Rated Lawyer in Energy, Environmental & Natural Resources

American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell announced that Bone McAllester Norton attorney Sharon O. Jacobs has been selected as a "2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Energy, Environmental & Natural Resources."

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March 2013 Physicians' Legal Update

Bone McAllester Norton's Anne Sumpter Arney discusses a whistleblower suit against a hospital being rejected from district court as well as a new HIPPA rule that requires changes of notice to privacy practices

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Healthcare Practice Group Launches New Blog

Bone McAllester Norton’s healthcare group has launched OnCall, a new blog that provides timely updates, advice and assistance to clients in that industry. The bulk of the healthcare group’s practice focuses on representing healthcare professionals, including physicians, dentists, chiropractors and nurse practitioners, as well as representing entrepreneurs whose companies provide healthcare-related goods and services.

The Healthcare Law group consists of Anne Sumpter Arney, Charles Robert Bone, Stacey A. Garrett and Richard J. Nickels.

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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.

Sharon Wilcox Elected to the 2013-14 Officers of NALS

Bone McAllester Norton congratulates legal assistant Sharon Wilcox on her nomination to two elected positions for NALS, the Association of Legal Professionals, Nashville Chapter. Sharon was elected as the recording secretary and governor during the group’s annual membership meeting on Tuesday. Sharon joined the Bonelaw team in August 2011.

Congratulations on this great achievement, Sharon!

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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.

Nashville Film Festival Begins -- Good Time to Consider Legal Issues in Film

Get ready for some great films, Nashville.  Running continuously since 1969, this year's Nashville Film Festival is slated for April 18-25, 2013.  This year's Festival will also celebrate Kurdish Films, presented in part by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

This is also a great time to consider legal issues in film.  For film-makers, these range from obtaining clearance to use music in films to protecting your script and your work through copyright, both pre-publication and after the movie has been shown to the public; from protecting the name of your film and merchandise through trademark to obtaining permission to model characters after actual people (the "right of publicity"); and from drafting contracts to obtain financing to negotiating distribution deals.  When these issues aren't dealt with on the front end, confusion ensues, feelings get hurt, and lawsuits get filed.

For some good free resources, check out the websites of Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville and FilmNashville.  For more tailored advice, talk with your attorney or one who focuses on entertainment legal issues.

Stop by this year's Film Festival for not only a movie but also one of the panels that explore some of these specific legal issues.  Get your tickets here.