Yazoo Brewing Company Featured in The City Paper

Bone McAllester Norton client Yazoo and owner Linus Hall were recently featured in The City Paper. Linus’ “slow-but-steady-wins-the-race-strategy” fizzled early on, when he hit his 5 year growth target a year and a half into business. But the debt-free growth strategy has Yazoo poised for continued growth and success.

Yazoo just celebrated its ninth birthday, and Hall and his staff can surely look forward to their 10th anniversary as one of the most beloved and successful local breweries. Hit up most any local watering hole and you’ll find at least one or two of Yazoo’s beers on offer, either on tap or in bottles.

Boutique Movie Theater to Anchor New Brentwood Development

Bone McAllester Norton client CineBistro is looking to bring its upscale dinner and a movie concept to Tennessee.  CineBistro features chef-prepared food for dining in front of the big screen.

 

Bone McAllester Norton is Presenting Sponsor of the Nashville Business Journal’s Entrepreneur Panel Series

Bone McAllester Norton is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Nashville Business Journal's 2012 Entrepreneur Panel Series, sponsored by LBMC in cooperation with the Entrepreneur Center. The second panel in a three-series event is called
"From Nowhere to Somewhere: How to Grow Your Business"
Taking an idea and creating a business plan is certainly challenging. Raising money is no easy task either. But executing the plan - actually launching a business and getting early momentum - is likely the most difficult challenge of all. We want to share the stories of success - and the difficulties - in executing a plan and successfully launching a new business in our community.
We invite you to attend.
Friday, November 16th


Renaissance Nashville Hotel
Registration 7:30 - 8:00 am
Breakfast & Panel Discussion 8:00 - 9:00 am
Ticket Price: $40
Sign Up Here
Bonelaw attorney, Charles Robert Bone, is a panelist. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of transactions, corporate governance and advising governmental entities, officers and directors, small businesses and entrepreneurs.
In addition to his law practice, Charles Robert has been instrumental in developing several Tennessee-based companies as an investor and board member.
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Law firm seeks help for our neighbors

Posted in Gallatin News
The responsibilities we all share as Americans and as good citizens within our respective communities are important.

As we approach the upcoming holiday season, we, as a law firm, are reminded of how fortunate we are to live and work in this great county. However, despite our county's excellent reputation as one of the state's foremost marketplaces, its wealth, and its acclaimed growth, we still have those within our community who are in need.

We have many who are out of work, who have families to feed, or who may be elderly and simply do not have the resources to adequately provide food for themselves or their families.

We believe we have a responsibility to help our neighbors, who perhaps have not been as fortunate as we. To answer these calls for help within our community our law firm is initiating a campaign to facilitate the replenishing of local food bank shelves.

In the coming weeks our law firm plans to make an all-out effort through a special awareness campaign to encourage our citizenry to join with us in making contributions of cans of food and other nonperishable items to area churches and charities.

We want to ask you to help us with this very special project. This effort is about serving our community and coming to the aid of our neighbors.

We are also reminded at this time of year of how fortunate we are to be citizens of this great country. In just a few days we each will have the opportunity to perform one of our civic duties when we are asked to go to the polls and vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

We each plan to vote as do the other attorneys in our office and members of our staff. If you haven't already voted, we encourage you to do so. To vote is one of the most sacred privileges afforded by our great democracy. And it's the right thing to do.

Please join us in serving our community and helping our neighbors by donating cans of food to local churches and charities. To us it's much like voting. It's the right thing to do.

This guest column was submitted by Susan R. High-McAuley, William (Bill) Wright, Marshall (Marty) Cook, George J. Phillips, Johnny Garrett, and Charles Bone of the law firm Bone McAllester Norton, Hendersonville.

Attorney Will Cheek Co-Chairs High Rises and Honky Tonks Progressive Party

Will Cheek is co-chairing this year’s High Rises and Honky Tonks progressive party. Bone McAllester Norton is a sponsor.

The party starts Thursday October 25, at the historic Ryman Alley at 6 pm, travels to One Eleven, Nashville’s premier rooftop venue, and concludes with a silent auction and live music at the newly restored Silver Dollar Saloon.  Proceeds benefit The District, Downtown Nashville’s nonprofit association to promote, preserve and protect the businesses, residents and historic buildings on Lower Broad, Second Avenue and Printer’s Alley.

To learn more about the event and purchase tickets, click here.

 
 

Bone McAllester Norton Hosts Vanderbilt Homecoming Tailgate

BMN is excited to host a tailgate on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 2pm. Bring your gameday spirit and join us before the game for some BBQ and a drink. Look for the Bone McAllester Norton sign marking the tailgate spot located in Vandyville. We are tent #6 on Natchez Trace, next to the track, on the way to the stadium.

For more information contact Casey Savell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bone McAllester Norton Client Sam's Sports Bar Is One of America's Best Sports Bars

The Tennessean features Bone McAllester Norton client Sam's Sports Bar as one of America's Best Sports Bars. Congratulations to Sam Sanchez and his staff. Bone attorney Will Cheek worked closely with Sam's in the Guns and Bars litigation and Mr. Sanchez's testimony was key to the Court tossing out the 2009 law as being unconstitutional.

For the record, both Sam Sanchez and Will Cheek are strong proponents of the right to bear arms but believe that guns and alcohol do not mix.

 

Stephen Zralek Speaks on Copyright Fair Use and User Generated Content at BarCamp

Stephen led a session called “All is Fair (Use) in Love and Copyright” where the audience looked at close calls and were the judge on what’s infringement and what’s fair use.  This session was designed as an intro to fair use for anyone who creates or posts content.

He also served on a panel with Rob Robinson, Nissan’s Senior Specialist for Social Media, called “Laughs & Likes: Using User-Generated Content and Comedy to Drive Business & Build Excitement,” where they looked at a real world example in which Nissan invited fans to submit ideas to promote the new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, then partnered with The Second City comedy troupe to generate improv music videos.

BarCamp is a free, technology-focused “unconference” that is equal parts networking, knowledge-building and fun. BarCamp has become the premier technology and digital event in the city, bringing together the best minds and representations of the hottest companies in the digital, entrepreneurial and software industries, among others.

BMN Healthcare Practice Group Presents Panel Discussion about Life Stages of Estate and Tax Planning

The Nashville Academy of Medicine, Bone McAllester Norton and Regions Bank presented a panel discussion about The Life Stages of Estate and Tax Planning: What You Need to Know Before the End of 2012 on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 6:00pm at the University Club of Nashville.

 
 

James Crumlin Talks to Borrowman Baker on Reference Checks

Reference Checks: Keeping Them Legal

By John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker, LLC, BV Staffing + Consulting
Gallatin, TN

Interviewee: James Crumlin
Bone McAllester Norton
Nashville, TN

Business valuation is such a small world. If the candidate that you're considering used to work for someone you know, it's tempting to consider that person a reference you can casually call for the "inside scoop."

And, why not?

For the answer to that question, we sat down with James Crumlin, Partner in the Nashville law firm of Bone McAllester Norton. James specializes in the area of employment law.

Read the entire interview here.

Client "Heroes Vodka" Featured on NBC News

Bone McAllester Norton Alcoholic Beverage client Travis McVey and his company, Heroes Vodka, were featured on NBCNews.com yesterday.
By Bill Briggs, NBC News contributor
Between sampling and selling his first batch of Heroes Vodka, Marine veteran Travis McVey concocted a catchy marketing slogan.

“Some people drink to forget. We drink to remember,” McVey said in a phone interview this week, referring partly to two friends, Marine buddies killed in the line of duty.

Click here for the entire article.

Stephanie Taylor to Perform at Country Music Hall of Fame

Entertainment Attorney, Stephanie Taylor, will perform a fiddle demonstration in downtown Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, October 14.

Stephanie Taylor is a fiddle player who has performed with Joey + Rory, Billy Yates, and Chris Young, as well as with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra in Lincoln, Nebraska. A member of the South Dakota Old Time Fiddlers Hall of Fame, Stephanie is a former music business professor for Middle Tennessee State University, and has been with Bone McAllester Norton for almost two years.

Stephen Zralek to speak on Copyright Fair Use and User Generated Content at BarCamp on Saturday, Oct. 20

Stephen is leading a session called “All is Fair (Use) in Love and Copyright” where the audience will look at close calls and be the judge on what’s infringement and what’s fair use.  This session is designed as an intro to fair use for anyone who creates or posts content.

He’s also serving on a panel with Rob Robinson, Nissan’s Senior Specialist for Social Media, called “Laughs & Likes: Using User-Generated Content and Comedy to Drive Business & Build Excitement,” where they’ll look at a real world example in which Nissan invited fans to submit ideas to promote the new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, then partnered with The Second City comedy troupe to generate improve music videos.  Sign up to attend before registration closes.

BarCamp is a free, technology-focused “unconference” that is equal parts networking, knowledge-building and fun. BarCamp has become the premier technology and digital event in the city, bringing together the best minds and representations of the hottest companies in the digital, entrepreneurial and software industries, among others.

Attorney Will Cheek Discusses Lipman's Innovation with Nashville Business Journal

Article by Brian Reisenger, Nashville Business Journal
The state’s oldest and largest alcohol distributor is uncorking a new strategy: Launching its own brands of wine, beer and booze in a bid to diversify and tap new classes of drinkers nationwide.

Click here to read the entire article. (Premium content, subscription required)

Attorney Sam "Mac" McAllester Congratulates UT Athlete

In 1999 Attorney Sam "Mac" McAllester III and family created the Sam J. McAllester Athletic Endowment at the University of Tennessee in honor of his father and grandfather, both Volunteer lettermen.  This year, he traveled to Knoxville to personally congratulate the 2012-2013 recipient, Senior Herman Lathers. Herman who is from Baton Rouge, LA has been on the SEC Academic honor roll his entire time at UT and completed his undergraduate degree. He is currently in graduate school and is the starting middle linebacker and one of the leaders of the defense. Herman hopes to have the opportunity to play in the NFL after this year.

 

Andrea Perry Named one of Nashville's Most Beautiful People

Nashville Lifestyles magazine released the 25 Most Beautiful People list in the October 2012 edition, and attorney Andrea Perry is among them!

This list consists of people from around Music City that are not just "easy on the eyes", but who are also philanthropists and supporters of their community. Congratulations Andrea!

Read about all 25 members of the 2012 class in the October issue of Nashville Lifestyles.


 
Photos by Cameron Powell

 

Stacey Garrett Featured in Nashville Post's Movers and Shakers

Congratulations to attorney Stacey Garrett for being recognized as a "Mover and Shaker" in the fall edition of the Nashville Post. Stacey was recently appointed to a vice president post at Cumberland University.

James Mackler Speaks to Federal Public Defender Panel

Attorney James Mackler was one of several presenters invited to speak with the Federal Public Defender’s office and members of the Federal Public Defender Panel. The entire afternoon was devoted to military issues. James focused his presentation on the structure and operation of the military justice system and how it compares to the civilian system. The information was intended to give civilian lawyers a better understanding of their military clients.

James concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, regulatory compliance, and criminal defense where he has fifteen years of experience defending and prosecuting criminal cases at the state, federal, and military level. He also leads the firm’s veteran and military law efforts, helping former military members transition to the civilian sector and representing soldiers and officers in disciplinary hearings. This includes helping them develop entrepreneurial strategies as well as ensuring that veterans receive the services they need and deserve.

 

Two Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America 2013 “Lawyers of the Year"

Attorneys who make the list of “Lawyers of the Year” are selected based on peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  Best Lawyers® lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as reliable and unbiased for over 30 years.

The Bone McAllester Norton attorneys named on the list include:
    • Larry W. Bridgesmith has over 30 years of legal experience in dispute resolution and innovative workplace strategies to clients, students and business entities alike. He has provided trial counsel in jury trial defense verdicts and the successful defense of class actions. He is President of Creative Collaborations LLC, and he serves as the Senior Fellow and Associate Professor at the Institute for Conflict Resolution which he founded as Executive Director at Lipscomb University. At the request of the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, he serves as co-chair for the Task Force on Dispute Resolution in Health Care and the International Committee’s Global Dispute Resolution Collaboration Task Force.
    • Anne C. Martin concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and employment law, representing both employers and employees.  She is currently Secretary of the Board of First Steps.  In the past, Ms. Martin has served as a volunteer and board member for a number of civic organizations including the American Red Cross Board for the Tennessee Valley Chapter, Interfaith Dental Clinic, and Community Nashville, as well as the Davidson County Juvenile Court Foster Care Review Board.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College in 1989 and her Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1992.
            The Best Lawyers In America list for 2013 includes attorneys covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on the lists.

Alcoholic Beverage Group Clients Featured in Nashville Business Journal

A Who’s Who of Nashville Craft Brewers
By Jamie McGee, Staff Writer- Nashville Business Journal
Four of our clients, including Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company, Jackalope Brewing Company, Black Abbey Brewing Company and Yazoo Brewing Company were featured in the "Who's Who of Nashville Craft Brewers.
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