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August 2011 Newsletter Features Legislative Recap of Beer and Liquor Laws.

The Bone McAllester Norton Alcoholic Beverage Group has kindly published a legislative recap to help you stay aware of beer and liquor laws.  To read the rest of our newsletter click here.

Stephen Zralek speaks to PPAMS Mid-South

Jailbirds Don't Tweet: The Smart, Sane, and Legal Approach to Social Media


Social media is changing everyday.  Whether you are a pro or novice, there's always something new.  Come to the PPAMS MidSouth PromoShow and learn:




  • How to avoid liability when making online product endorsements and marketing to children

  • The three features of successful content

  • What to include in a social media policy for employees

  • Real world examples

  • Practical ideas to spice up your own social media strategy

  • Issues surrounding privacy

  • Practical steps to shield against claims of defamation and copyright infringement when using social media


SEMINAR: Jailbirds Don't Tweet: The Smart, Sane, and Legal Approach to Social Media


Sponsored by Bulova


Date/Time: Monday, August 8, 2011 · 12:30am - 2:00pm


Location: Broadlands A


Speaker: Steven Zralek (Bone, McAllester, Norton), Amanda O'Brien (The Harmon Group)


 

Bone McAllester Norton Hosts Technology Panel

Attorney Stephen Zralek gathered a panel of Nashville's finest business owners and interactive experts to discuss how technology can lead to a new revenue stream for companies for an invitation only breakfast event.


Panelists included:
David A. Owens is professor of the practice of management at Vanderbilt’s Graduate School of Management, where he focuses on entrepreneurship. Specializing in innovation and new product development, he is known as a dynamic speaker and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards. He provides consulting services for a wide range of clients around the world,  including NASA, The Smithsonian, Nissan LEAF, Gibson Music, TVA, Cisco and LEGO, and his work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,  and NPR’s Marketplace. Prior to his time at Vanderbilt, David was the CEO of Griffin Technology in Nashville.

Nicholas Holland is Founder of centresource, an interactive agency in Nashville, which was recently named the 46th fastest growing inner-city firm in the United States. Centresource's motto is to "build, brand and boost" and they help businesses look at their overall strategy and find new ways to make or save money through interactive media.
Before starting centresource, Nicholas worked as a Risk Analyst, which provided a foundation in business analysis and that has been invaluable to operations and financial management.

Carter Hopkins, a recent college graduate, co-founded CityStreak. Finding his way from Shreveport, Louisiana, Carter occasionally finds his roots with his thick Cajun accent.  When he can be understood, he is most likely talking wild ideas about traveling the country or passionately pursuing life. Described by some as a combination of "Groupon" and the "Amazing Race," CityStreak already has an amazing following after launching just a few months ago. Their mission is to connect people with each other to make memories and have a blast in their city. Come hear how two young entrepreneurs turned a dream into a thriving business that's built on a digital platform.

Parker Polidor is the Founder of Cell Journalist, which provides a real-time, hyper local content platform to 150+ local TV stations and newspapers.  Prior to Cell Journalist, Parker, an inveterate entrepreneur, started and later sold Mountain Valet, the first parking management company in Vermont serving ski resorts. Mountain Valet grew from three employees and one account to seven locations with over 40 employees across three states. Parker has traveled to 37 countries and participated in humanitarian trips to Asia and Central Africa.

 

July 2011 Newsletter Features James Mackler, Freedom Run, Las Vegas & Online Reputation Management

Bone McAllester Norton welcomes attorney James E. Mackler to our team!  To read our newsletter, click here

July 13, 2011 Newsletter Features Recap of Beer and Liquor Legislation

The Bone McAllester Norton Alcoholic Beverage Group has kindly published a legislative recap to help you stay aware of beer and liquor laws.  To read the rest of our newsletter click here.

Stephen Zralek discusses online reputation management with News 2

Stephen Zralek was interviewed by WKRN on Friday in regards to online reputation management and offers his professional insight on how to handle different situations from a legal standpoint.
Posted:   Jun 24, 2011 9:13 PM CDT   


By Tiani Jones, Reporter







NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A  person"s online reputation is becoming increasingly more important as employers take to the Internet as a reference, which is why   lawyers around the country are seeing more cases involving online reputation assault.





Stephen J. Zralek is an attorney at the Bone McAllester Norton law firm in Nashville.

 

Will Cheek moderates panel on beer growlers and wine kegs.

Alcoholic Beverage Team Leader Will Cheek was a prominent attendee at the national liquor conference in Las Vegas.  Cheek moderated a panel on beer growlers and wine kegs, featuring Master Brewer Kevin Reed of the country's largest brew pub chain, CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, and growler compliance expert Alex Heckathorn.


Will Cheek moderates panel on beer growlers and wine kegs.

Alcoholic Beverage Team Leader Will Cheek was a prominent attendee at the national liquor conference in Las Vegas.  Cheek moderated a panel on beer growlers and wine kegs, featuring Master Brewer Kevin Reed of the country's largest brew pub chain, CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, and growler compliance expert Alex Heckathorn.

Bone McAllester Norton Sponsors Youth Life Learning Centers Girls Benefit Luncheon

Bone McAllester Norton is a sponsor for this year's luncheon.



Youth Life would like to invite all leaders in the community to be a role model to young, at-risk girls at our upcoming Women and Girls Benefit Luncheon on July 28th with keynote speaker, Dr. Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and Beckah Shae as musical guest.  Register now and win giveaways in various ways including Trivia Thursdays.


Women and Girls Benefit Luncheon
Time/Date:
July 28, 2011 11:00AM - 1:30PM
Description:
In celebration of its tenth anniversary, the Youth Life Foundation of Tennessee (YLFT) is hosting its first Women and Girls Benefit Luncheon, and welcomes Dr. Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as the event’s keynote speaker and Beckah Shae as musical entertainment.


Based in Nashville, the Youth Life Foundation of Tennessee (YLFT) operates the Youth Life Learning Centers, after-school academics for at-risk youth in Nashville and Memphis, and in Jacksonville, Fla. through a partnership with the Boselli Foundation. With a staff of certified teachers and community volunteers, Youth Life provides educational support in academics, character development and service learning for children who live in inner-city neighborhoods. To learn more, visit www.yllc.org.

Location:
Lipscomb University, Allen Arena
One University Park Drive
Nashville TN 37204

 

June 2011 Newsletter Features New Attorney, Stephanie Taylor, Human Relations Award Dinner, Wildhorse Saloon, & Jackalope Brewing Company.

Bone McAllester Norton is thrilled to welcome Stephanie Taylor and congratulate Charles W. Bone on being honored for making a difference at the 40th Annual CommunityNashville Human Relations Award Dinner.  To read the rest of our newsletter, click here.

Jailbirds Don't Tweet

Wildhorse Saloon, 120 2nd Avenue North, Nashville


Stephen Zralek, and the Harmon Group, will present "Jailbirds Don’t Tweet:

How to Build a Social Media Campaign That Won’t Land You In Legal Hot Water”.


Click here to RSVP. When creating your login, please note that you are a guest of Bone McAllester Norton.


Complimentary light breakfast will be served.

Parking is available at the Commerce Garage on

3rd and Commerce.

Bone McAllester Norton Welcomes Stephanie Taylor!

Bone McAllester finds musician to lead entertainment group


Classically trained violinist joins law firm
Published June 10, 2011 by NashvillePost.c...

Bone McAllester Norton has hired an attorney and accomplished musician to lead its entertainment law group.

Stephanie R. Taylor, a classically trained violinist and country/bluegrass fiddle player, joins Bone McAllester after running her own local firm. Taylor represents artists and music industry professionals and negotiates entertainment industry contracts for artists, as well as licensing and distribution deals for original television programs. She has been a professor of music business at Middle Tennessee State University and directed MTSU’s Recording Industry Exchange program with Russia.

“We are pleased to announce Stephanie in her new role. She brings experience and a vast knowledge of the entertainment industry and has an excellent track record in her representation of clients in the business," said Charles W. Bone, firm chairman.

Taylor earned her law degree and bachelor's in music education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received master's degree in business administration with an emphasis on music business from Belmont University.

Taylor's musical career has included eight years as a contract violinist with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra in Lincoln Nebraska, and she has played with numerous big-name musicians, including with Grammy nominated Chris Young, award winning singers/songwriters Billy Yates and Billy Falcon, bluegrass talent Dana Romanello and country duo Joey and Rory. She was recently inducted into the South Dakota Old Time Fiddlers Hall of Fame.

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Bone McAllester Norton Welcomes Stephanie Taylor!

Bone McAllester finds musician to lead entertainment group

Classically trained violinist joins law firm
Published June 10, 2011 by NashvillePost.c...

Bone McAllester Norton has hired an attorney and accomplished musician to lead its entertainment law group.

Stephanie R. Taylor, a classically trained violinist and country/bluegrass fiddle player, joins Bone McAllester after running her own local firm. Taylor represents artists and music industry professionals and negotiates entertainment industry contracts for artists, as well as licensing and distribution deals for original television programs. She has been a professor of music business at Middle Tennessee State University and directed MTSU’s Recording Industry Exchange program with Russia.

“We are pleased to announce Stephanie in her new role. She brings experience and a vast knowledge of the entertainment industry and has an excellent track record in her representation of clients in the business," said Charles W. Bone, firm chairman.

Taylor earned her law degree and bachelor's in music education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received master's degree in business administration with an emphasis on music business from Belmont University.

Taylor's musical career has included eight years as a contract violinist with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra in Lincoln Nebraska, and she has played with numerous big-name musicians, including with Grammy nominated Chris Young, award winning singers/songwriters Billy Yates and Billy Falcon, bluegrass talent Dana Romanello and country duo Joey and Rory. She was recently inducted into the South Dakota Old Time Fiddlers Hall of Fame.

Click here for the whole article (subscription needed)

 

Bone McAllester Norton welcomes attorney James E. Mackler to our team!

James is a graduate of Duke University, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in public policy studies.  He received his law degree, with honors,  from the University of Washington School of Law where he served as the president of the Moot Court Honor Board.
After spending seven years developing a successful private practice in Colorado, James was inspired by the events of September 11, 2001 to join the Army.  He spent three years as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot with the 101st Airborne Division, including a one year deployment to Iraq.  After returning from Iraq, James transferred to the Judge Advocate General Corps where he served as a legal advisor to high level commanders and as a senior trial counsel.



James lives in Nashville with his wife Shana, and their two daughters, Hanna and Sylvie. He continues to serve in the Army Reserves.   He is actively involved in the Nashville community, including service on the board of Jewish Family Services.


Along with his litigation practice, James will provide legal assistance to members of the military transitioning into the civilian sector, including entrepreneur start-ups, fundamental business issues, and the day to day legal issues that veterans encounter with a new business.

Bone McAllester Norton welcomes attorney James E. Mackler to our team!

James is a graduate of Duke University, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in public policy studies.  He received his law degree, with honors,  from the University of Washington School of Law where he served as the president of the Moot Court Honor Board.
After spending seven years developing a successful private practice in Colorado, James was inspired by the events of September 11, 2001 to join the Army.  He spent three years as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot with the 101st Airborne Division, including a one year deployment to Iraq.  After returning from Iraq, James transferred to the Judge Advocate General Corps where he served as a legal advisor to high level commanders and as a senior trial counsel.
James lives in Nashville with his wife Shana, and their two daughters, Hanna and Sylvie. He continues to serve in the Army Reserves.   He is actively involved in the Nashville community, including service on the board of Jewish Family Services.
Along with his litigation practice, James will provide legal assistance to members of the military transitioning into the civilian sector, including entrepreneur start-ups, fundamental business issues, and the day to day legal issues that veterans encounter with a new business.

James Crumlin to Present at the Nashville Business Journal’s “HR Summit for a Changing Workplace”

Bone McAllester Norton attorney James Crumlin, along with five other panelists, will present challenges and demands for everyone, from the board and CEO to the entry-level employees at the Nashville Business Journal’s “HR Summit for a Changing Workplace.”


The breakfast and panel discussion will take place beginning at 7:30am on Tuesday, May 17 at the Hutton Hotel.


Click here for more details and to register.


 

Bone McAllester Norton Hosts Tennessee Bankers Association "Day on the Hill" Luncheon


Cheeseburgers in paradise?  What do Jimmy Buffett and a group of bankers and lawyers have in common?


Our financial institutions team hosted banking professionals from across the state at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in downtown Nashville a few weeks ago as part of their annual “Day on the Hill” event.  As a proud associate member of the Tennessee Bankers Association and committed legal partner in the Tennessee banking community, Bone McAllester Norton enjoyed supporting this annual program as the luncheon sponsor for the second year.


Held annually, the “Day on the Hill” program is organized by the Tennessee Bankers Association’s Young Bankers Division to provide an opportunity for current and future leaders from banks across the state to explore the inner workings of the Tennessee legislative process.  Trace Blankenship, one of our attorneys who advises bank executives and boards of directors on strategic transactions and regulatory matters, emceed the event, which featured a keynote address from the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, Greg Gonzales, and remarks about Tennessee’s banking industry from the law firm’s chairman, Charles W. Bone.  Several attorneys from our financial institutions team described “Eleven Things That Could Keep a Banker Awake at Night” (and some hair-raising stories to illustrate) including Jack Stringham, Charles Robert Bone, David Anthony, Andrea Perry, Johnny Garrett, Rob Pinson and Tucker Herndon.  Tracie Lomax, immediate past president of the Young Bankers Division, and Jay England, incoming president, welcomed the group, and officials of the Tennessee Bankers Association, Tim Amos, Colin Barrett, Amy Smith, were responsible for organizing the “Day on the Hill” event.


 

Stephen Zralek to Discuss Laws of Social Media

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Stephen Zralek will discuss the laws of social media for "Digital Citizenship and the First Amendment: The final segment of Leadership and Civility in the Digital Age," a series moderated by former FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate.


This event features Gene Policinski, senior vice president and executive director of the First Amendment Center as he joins Deborah Taylor Tate for a discussion of the tenets of the First Amendment – religion, speech, press, assembly and petition – and how all have been affected in a digital world. Stephen Zralek will also join the conversation to discuss the evolving laws of social media, including defamation, marketing to children and employment issues.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 6 p.m.
Mullican Television Studio, Ezell Center, Lipscomb University
RSVP to Leah Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (615) 966-6155


 

April 2011 Newsletter Features Human Rights Leaders, ATHENA, Top 40, Margaritaville, Real Estate, & Medical Records

Bone McAllester Norton attorneys continue to gain recognition in the Nashville community.  The firm also sponsored "Day on the Hill" Luncheon for the Tennessee Bankers Association Young Lawyers Division, and made sure to keep the theme fun.  To read the rest of our newsletter, click here.

James A. Crumlin, Jr. to Present at TBA’s Introduction to Trial Practice

Bone McAllester Norton attorney James A. Crumlin, Jr. is one of twelve speakers presenting at the Tennessee Bar Association’s Introduction to Trial Practice program on March 31, 2011.


 This CLE is designed to recreate a “real” trial experience with seasoned lawyers. Attendees will observe key aspects of a basic trial including voir dire, direct and cross examination of an expert, and other areas often left out of law school curriculum.


Click here for more details and to register for this program.