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James Mackler Receives President’s Award from the Nashville Bar Association

Bone McAllester Norton congratulates attorney James Mackler on receiving the President’s Award from the Nashville Bar Association. The award recognized his contribution in founding the Nashville Attorney Veterans Group and the Nashville Bar Association committee of the same name. The group consists of attorneys with prior military experience who will work to assist veterans in Nashville and provide fellowship with each other.

Congratulations, James, on this well-deserved recognition.

James Mackler Recognized on “Forty Under 40” List by Nashville Business Journal

Bone McAllester Norton is proud to announce that James Mackler was named to the Nashville Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” list.

The annual awards go to young professionals who are making a difference in their companies and their community in Middle Tennessee.

Click here* read James's profile featured in the Nashville Business Journal.

*A subscription is required to read the entire article.

James Mackler Recognized on “Forty Under 40” List by Nashville Business Journal

Bone McAllester Norton is proud to announce that James Mackler was named to the Nashville Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” list.

The annual awards go to young professionals who are making a difference in their companies and their community in Middle Tennessee.

Click here* read James's profile featured in the Nashville Business Journal.

*A subscription is required to read the entire article.

Attorney Charles Bone Seeks New Trial For Cyntoia Brown

On November 13th and 14th attorney Charles Bone along with Covington, TN attorney J. Houston Gordon and Nashville attorney Paul Bruno represented Cyntoia Brown pro bono as she petitioned Judge Randall Wyatt for post-conviction relief from the 60 year sentence she received as a teenager at her original trial in 2006.

News Channel 5 aired a segment about the case.

 

Attorney Charles Bone Seeks New Trial For Cyntoia Brown

On November 13th and 14th attorney Charles Bone along with Covington, TN attorney J. Houston Gordon and Nashville attorney Paul Bruno represented Cyntoia Brown pro bono as she petitioned Judge Randall Wyatt for post-conviction relief from the 60 year sentence she received as a teenager at her original trial in 2006.

News Channel 5 aired a segment about the case.

 

Attorney James Mackler Discusses Email Privacy with Heather Jensen of Channel 2 News

Petraeus investigation brings light to email privacy

Posted: Nov 13, 2012 10:11 PM CST

Reported By Heather Jensen, Reporter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

David Petraeus left his job as the head of the CIA amid scandal, and email appears to be his undoing.  The FBI began looking into the emails of the highly decorated general in a harassment case turned security breach turned infidelity discovery.


"Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, adultery is a crime. It's a serious offense," said Attorney and Reservist James Mackler. "It can subject a soldier to dishonorable discharge, to up to a year in prison."

Mackler currently works with Bone McAllester Norton law firm in Nashville. He has practiced law for 15 years, four of those years spent in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.

 

Attorney James Mackler Discusses Email Privacy with Heather Jensen of Channel 2 News

Petraeus investigation brings light to email privacy
Posted: Nov 13, 2012 10:11 PM CST
Reported By Heather Jensen, Reporter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -


David Petraeus left his job as the head of the CIA amid scandal, and email appears to be his undoing.  The FBI began looking into the emails of the highly decorated general in a harassment case turned security breach turned infidelity discovery.

"Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, adultery is a crime. It's a serious offense," said Attorney and Reservist James Mackler. "It can subject a soldier to dishonorable discharge, to up to a year in prison."

Mackler currently works with Bone McAllester Norton law firm in Nashville. He has practiced law for 15 years, four of those years spent in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.

 

Stephen Zralek Speaks on Copyright Fair Use at the Tennessee IP Law Association (TIPLA)

Stephen Zralek is presenting a seminar on Copyright Fair Use for the Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association (TIPLA) on November 9, 2012.  TIPLA is an association of attorneys across Tennessee who focus on IP law.  Stephen’s practice focuses on business litigation, with an emphasis on helping clients avoid and resolve intellectual property disputes.

Stephen Zralek Speaks on Copyright Fair Use at the Tennessee IP Law Association (TIPLA)

Stephen Zralek is presenting a seminar on Copyright Fair Use for the Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association (TIPLA) on November 9, 2012.  TIPLA is an association of attorneys across Tennessee who focus on IP law.  Stephen’s practice focuses on business litigation, with an emphasis on helping clients avoid and resolve intellectual property disputes.

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.

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.

Charles W. Bone Honored at Annual "Good Guys" Awards

The Women’s Political Collaborative of Tennessee honored four men who have been outstanding advocates of women, women’s issues and the community as “Good Guys”. The men honored at this year’s event include:

  • Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC
  • Lowe Finney, senator, Tennessee General Assembly
  • Bill Haslam, governor, State of Tennessee
  • Joseph R. Hyde, III, owner and president, Pittco Holdings Inc.

The Good Guys Award, celebrating its 20th anniversary, is the ultimate recognition which honors men who uniquely promote and support women. Over the past 20 years the Women’s Political Collaborative of Tennessee has recognized 73 men who have worked to promote, support and expand women’s roles in the community.  These men include elected officials, official appointees, community leaders, philanthropists and businessmen. Previous Good Guys recipients include Governor Phil Bredesen, U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, Phil Ponder, Howard Gentry, Dave Cooley and many others.

“The Women’s Political Collaborative of Tennessee is thrilled to honor our four distinguished recipients for this year’s Good Guys Awards,” said WPCTN President Lane Rhodes.  “Each has displayed great commitment to women’s issues and supporting the growth and development of women as leaders in the community.  This is year is particularly special as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Good Guys Awards and jointly recognize the advancement of women in the community and the men who support them.”

The Women’s Political Collaborative of Tennessee is a multi-partisan, multi-ethnic organization that promotes full and equal participation of women in government and the political process. To learn more about the Collaborative, log on to http://www.wpctn.com.

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 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.

 
 

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

 

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.