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Bone McAllester Norton Welcomes Attorney Doug Sloan to the Firm's Nashville Office

J Douglas Doug Sloan III Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional indexIndustry veteran Doug Sloan is bringing his legal expertise to Bone McAllester Norton PLLC to lead the firm’s Land Use and Zoning practice. He comes to the firm with more than 15 years of experience in government relations and land use and zoning regulations.

Most recently, Sloan served as the Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at the Metro Nashville Airport Authority, during a time when BNA embarked on a $1.2 billion expansion.

“As Nashville’s real estate market continues to grow, having Doug as a part of our team is a great situation for us and our clients,” said Charles Robert Bone, president and CEO of Bone McAllester Norton. “He brings a wealth of knowledge in development and strategic city planning, and his expertise in land use and zoning allows us to grow an important practice at our firm. Doug will be a huge asset for our clients and our entire team.”

A native Nashvillian, Sloan is best known locally for seeing Nashville through immense growth during his tenure leading the Metro Planning Department. He also served in the Office of Mayor Karl Dean, where he managed land purchases for Nashville after the 2010 flood and as liaison to the Tennessee General Assembly for the city. He advised a variety of Metropolitan Government departments throughout his career, including Codes, Planning, Public Works and Water services.

“I’ve admired Bone McAllester Norton’s work for a long time, and it’s an honor to join a firm of this caliber,” Sloan said. “I am looking forward to serving as a resource for real estate professionals and developers in the Nashville area and continuing to play a role in this city’s long-term and responsible growth.”

Bone McAllester Norton’s Land Use and Zoning practice group will represent a diverse set of clients, including commercial developers, property owners, home builders, small and large businesses in various industries, banks, and governmental agencies. The firm also deals with all types of land use and zoning litigation, in consultation with the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. Attorneys in this group have substantial hands-on experience in rezoning, compliance with zoning overlay requirements, public–private partnerships and increasing entitlements in highly regulated zoning districts.

Sloan earned his bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and his J.D. from Nashville School of Law.

Bone McAllester Norton Welcomes Attorney Courtney Lutz to the Firm’s Nashville Office

Courtney Lutz Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional indexBone McAllester Norton PLLC announced today the hiring of attorney Courtney Lutz in the firm’s Nashville office. Lutz focuses her legal practice on commercial litigation, with broad previous experience in the areas of business disputes, personal injury, legal and medical malpractice, premises liability, entertainment law, criminal defense and highly contested divorces. She is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Prior to joining Bone McAllester Norton, Lutz practiced at Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC, where she represented both large corporations and small businesses in personal injury and professional liability lawsuits. She also represented attorneys and healthcare professionals in malpractice actions.

“Courtney’s passion for litigation, ability to connect with clients and deep breadth of experience in successfully managing and resolving cases in multiple practice areas makes her an outstanding addition to our firm,” said Charles Robert Bone, president and CEO of Bone McAllester Norton. “We look forward to supporting Courtney as she embarks on the next chapter of her career at Bone McAllester Norton.”

Lutz received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Music Business, magna cum laude, from Belmont University in Nashville, and also earned her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Belmont. While in law school, she served as the Vice President of Appellate Advocacy for the university’s Board of Advocates, and was the Executive Articles Editor of the Belmont Law Review. Lutz also worked as a legal intern for both the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the 16th District Attorney General’s Office.

A native of Madisonville, Ky., Lutz is also an avid musician. When not practicing law, she sings gospel music with her family band, The Childress Family, across the Southeastern U.S.