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Bonelaw Client Studio Bank Takes Steps Towards Formation

Congratulations to our client, Studio Bank (In Organization), whose incorporators this week filed notice with the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions of its intent to apply for a banking charter.

Charles W. Bone, Trace Blankenship, and Chris Raybeck, members of Bone McAllester Norton’s Corporate and Banking/Financial Services teams, serve as corporate counsel to the new bank in organization and have been working closely with Aaron J. Dorn and the other founders for over a year on this exciting new chapter in the history of Tennessee’s banking industry. Among other things, the Bone McAllester team has provided guidance to the founders on strategic matters, board composition and governance, securities offerings and capitalization, and real estate negotiations. This is the first regulatory filing in the process of becoming a bank and opening their doors for business. Studio Bank (In Organization) would be the first true de novo headquartered in Nashville since 2008 – one that is not part of a corporate reorganization, merger or acquisition.

Bone McAllester Norton’s banking and financial services group has a diversified and comprehensive financial services practice representing all types of financial institutions and working with management on virtually any business issue that a financial institution may encounter. Our lawyers have been providing advice to banks, bank holding companies, mortgage companies, and all types of financial institutions throughout Tennessee and the southeast for some 40 years.

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To read more about the future of Studio Bank (In Organization) click on these links:

Pat Emery and Matt Kisber among organizers of Nashville's Studio Bank", The Tennessean, August 24, 2017

It's official: Nashville's upstart bank files notice with regulators", Nashville Business Journal, August 24, 2017

Studio Bank founder rolls out big-name board", Nashville Post, August 24, 2017

Bonelaw President and CEO Charles Robert Bone Discusses Nashville Growth

Bone McAllester Norton President and CEO Charles Robert Bone spoke with NewsChannel 5 on Nashville being named by Forbes as the city with the highest job growth among the 70 largest labor markets in the United States.

Charles Robert Bone - Bonelaw President and CEOCharles Robert Bone - Bone McAllester Norton President and CEOBone noted the firm has benefited from being in the "it city" with lawyers wanting to work in Nashville, and they’ve had no problem finding people thanks to the great education provided at area universities such as Vanderbilt, and in addition to that, they say the city supports any idea that ushers in economic growth. "You go to the city with an idea or something that needs to be done, generally the answer is yes, let's try to figure out a way to make it happen" Bone explained. Bone went on to say "Nashville's been on an unbelievable run, and we've been honored and thrilled to kind of play a part of that and kind of rise with that same trajectory."

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Bone McAllester Norton Adds Entertainment Attorney Loren Mulraine

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC announced today the addition of entertainment attorney and Belmont Law professor Loren E. Mulraine. He is the law firm’s 38th attorney.

“Loren is a dynamic attorney who brings unique experience from a career based in the entertainment industry and the college classroom,” said Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton. “We look forward to sharing his depth of experience with our clients and sharing our firm’s full-service expertise with Loren’s clients.”

Mulraine will serve as Of Counsel at Bone McAllester Norton, where he will focus his practice on entertainment law, intellectual property and business and corporate law. He will continue in his role at Belmont University College of Law, teaching courses in Copyright Law, Entertainment Law, Media Law and Intellectual Property Law.

In the entertainment industry, Mulraine’s client roster has included Grammy, Dove and Stellar award winners; gold, platinum and multi-platinum selling artists; producers and songwriters; entrepreneurs; filmmakers; and management companies. Mulraine himself is an independent recording gospel artist and songwriter.

Prior to joining Bone McAllester Norton, his professional career spanned from an on-air radio personality and music production to serving as a government contracts attorney with the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C.  He also previously was a full professor and chair of the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University, where he taught for 14 years.

A graduate of the University of Maryland and the Howard University School of Law, Mulraine is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, National Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association, the Tennessee Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice, Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association, The Recording Academy (Grammy-voting member) and the Gospel Music Association.

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About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 38 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 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, call 615-238-6300 or visit