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Bone McAllester Norton was a proud sponsor of the 2018 Conexión Américas’ Cafecito

Bone McAllester Norton was a proud sponsor of the 2018 Conexión Américas’ Cafecito on April 13. Community members and leaders gathered together at the Music City Center to share a meal and hear about Conexión Américas’ victories, challenges, and dreams for our local Latino community. At Cafecito this year, Renata Soto, co-founder, highlighted one of the many questions they receive: where is the playground? On May 18, Casa Azafrán will be hosting the opening celebration of the new park, located off Nolensville Road in Nashville.

Raquel L Bellamy Attorney at Bone McAllester NortonRaquel L. Bellamy

Stephen J Zralek Attorney at Bone McAllester NortonStephen J. Zralek 

 

Charles W Bone Attorney at Bone McAllester NortonCharles W. Bone

Bonelaw attorney Raquel L. Bellamy serves on Conexión’s board of directors. Stephen Zralek serves on the Board of Ambassadors and Charles W. Bone is a former Cafecito chair from 2010.

Conexión’s mission is, “to build a welcoming community and create opportunities where Latino families can belong, contribute and succeed.” Through Conexión over 8,000 individuals and families every year learn English, succeed in school, go to college, pay taxes, buy a home, start a business, protect our families, advocate, and so much more. We are honored to support the work of our neighbors at Casa Azafrán.

Three BoneLaw Attorneys Featured in the Nashville’s Post’s annual In Charge List

Bone McAllester Norton attorneys, Charles W. Bone, Stacey Garrett Koju, and Ed Yarbrough, were featured in the Nashville Post’s annual In Charge list for 2018. The Post highlights Middle Tennessee’s top business, political, and civic leaders. They say, “The women and men found on our list…represent the best of the best—and always are ‘in charge.’”

Charles W. Bone, Founder and Chairman, represents clients on matters ranging from M&A to financial institutions and government relations. The Post also highlighted Bone’s pro bono efforts on behalf of TN Inmate Cyntoia Brown.

Stacey Garrett Koju, Founding member and chair of the firm’s Board of Directors, concentrates her practice in the areas of corporate transactions, labor and employment law, and higher education. Koju says she is driven by her law partners and the firm’s staff who truly embody the firm’s motto, Law. Life. Passion.

Ed Yarbrough, Member, was noted for his criminal defense and government investigations practice at Bonelaw. Yarbrough is well known for his service as U.S. attorney and assistant district attorney.

You can find the complete list of lawyers, judges, and managers for In Charge - legal 2018 here

Charles W. Bone Speaks at Nashville Bar Association’s Diversity Summit

Bone McAllester Norton attorney and chairman, Charles W. Bone, spoke at the Nashville Bar Association’s Diversity Summit on “Elevating Diverse Attorneys for Success” on March 1st, 2018. Bone has always believed in the necessity of creating a diverse team of attorneys and staff. He began his legal career during the heart of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Bone felt personally responsible to advocate for equal rights for diverse professionals.

Charles W. Bone speaking at the Nashville Bar Association's Diversity SummitCharles W. Bone speaking at the Nashville Bar Association's Diversity Summit

In 2002, Charles W. Bone and Stacey Garrett Koju began Bone McAllester Norton PLLC with a commitment to each other that the firm would be intentional about its diversity.  Koju, Bone McAllester Norton’s Board Chair, and Bone sought to create a firm that would reflect the belief that quality legal representation begins by first reflecting their clients and the communities they are from.

Bone shared how the firm intentionally closes on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day.  Our Annual MLK Fellowship Breakfast is one way we provide our attorneys, staff, and communities with an opportunity to reflect upon where we were 50 years ago and where we need to be today. As a leading law firm in Nashville, we want to honor the leaders who came before us who fought for equality and the basic human rights of all individuals.

Bone, along with Junaid Odubeko, Audrey J. Anderson, and Saul Solomon, identified the importance of equipping diverse attorneys with mentors of the same race, providing current attorneys with the resources they need to be successful, and breaking down the social constraints of hiring young attorneys based solely upon grades.

When asked how young diverse professionals keep moving forward within a system that does not embrace diversity, Bone said, “With the direction the world is going, 5, 10, 15, 25 years from now things have to change. There is no choice. They will not be able to hold you back.”

Charles W. Bone Reads to First Grade Class at Robert Churchwell Magnet Elementary

Charles W Bone reads Dr. Seuss to Robert Churchwel Museum Magnet ElementaryCharles W. Bone reads Dr. Seuss to Robert Churchwel Museum Magnet Elementary

First grade teacher, Crystal Hicks, invited Bone McAllester Norton attorney, Charles W. Bone, to read to her class at Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Bone read to the class of 18 students Oh the Places You Will Go. The children were eager to meet their special guest today.

We applaud Ms. Hicks for coordinating over 100 community members and leaders to read to the children this week alone. Bone was grateful for the opportunity to join Ms. Hicks in her efforts to remember and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Seuss.

 

Charles W. Bone Robert Certificate from Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary

 

Super Lawyers Honors 15 Bone McAllester Norton Attorneys

The 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers recently release its list of outstanding lawyers, and 15 Bone McAllester Norton attorneys were included. Ten were named as Mid-South Super Lawyers, while five were included as Mid-South Rising Stars.

In addition to the overall Mid-South recognition, Anne C. Martin was also named to the Nashville Top 50, Top 50 Women and Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee.

“Our attorneys pride themselves on a thorough understanding of our client’s objectives and then focus on coming to creative, strategic solutions,” said Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC. “I believe that’s why our peers have chosen more than a dozen of our attorneys for awards like this. We are grateful to them for observing the expertise and passion behind what we do.”

Mid-South Super Lawyers are selected through a multi-phased process, which includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The list is produced by Super Lawyers, a national rating service that includes more than 70 practice areas.

Super Lawyers also selects attorneys to be included in its Rising Stars list, which is compiled using the same requirements and selection process as the Super Lawyers list. However, to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for no more than 10 years.

The 10 Mid-South Super Lawyers are: 

The five Mid-South Rising Stars are:

For more information about these awards, visit the SuperLawyers website.

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.

Learn more about our Banking and Financial Services group.

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

Wellness Works at Bone McAllester Norton!

When Miller Chandler launched a new company, Foundation Wellness, Charles W. Bone and Sam J. McAllester III jumped at the opportunity to get involved.

"The idea that we could offer a customized fitness and overall wellness program to our employees was appealing", says Charles W. Bone, "we spend so much time at work and don't always have time for the gym  but often we can schedule an hour during the day for yoga or weight training."

Mr. Bone has been a fitness proponent for years, always making time for exercise as part of a balanced lifestyle.  In fact, he was the first one in the room on the day we had our first yoga class.  He is an avid runner and has completed over 40 half-marathons in 15 states, and counting.

Health is of course the top priority but we are finding that this is a great boost for employee morale as well.  We are thrilled to have this partnership with Miller and his staff at Foundation Wellness.

To read the article in the Nashville Business Journal, click here.

Nashville Post's InCharge List is out

We are honored to have several of our attorneys and clients on the Nashville Post's annual InCharge List for 2016.

The InCharge List recognizes individuals in the business community who have made contributions to their business sector, that in turn, keep Nashville thriving and growing.  The list makers, who have been hand-selected by the Nashville Post editorial staff, are over 400 of Nashville's business elite in over 20 categories of business.  It is the premier who's who list and a great reference tool!

As the Nashville Post puts it "The 448 women and men on our list, the Post's Seventh, represent the best of the best - and are always 'in charge'."

The Bone McAllester Norton attorneys featured on this list were honored last night at the InCharge Event held at the Nashville Public Library.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bone McAllester Norton Expands Its Entertainment Law Practice

Firm Recruits Suzanne Kessler and Hank Adam Locklin

Nashville, Tenn.—(September 1, 2015) Bone McAllester Norton PLLC announced today the addition of two veteran entertainment attorneys to its Nashville firm. Suzanne Kessler, an entertainment and transactional intellectual property attorney and consultant, and Hank Adam Locklin, the former Senior Adviser for Music and Entertainment Industries for the State of Tennessee, have joined the firm, expanding its entertainment law practice to four attorneys. They bring with them a combined total of 40 years of experience.

“The addition of Suzanne and Hank Adam brings a wealth of expertise and experience, enabling us to serve clients across the entertainment and IP spectrums,” said Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton. “Both have been deeply embedded in the entertainment and music industries for decades. We could not be more excited to have them onboard and look forward to providing high-caliber work to all of our entertainment and IP clients.”

Kessler advises both traditional and new media clients, including record labels, recording artists, music publishers, songwriters, artist managers, film and television production companies and independent producers, and digital music and media startups. Kessler previously served as Vice President of Business Development at Universal Music Group Nashville; Director of Business and Legal Affairs at Universal Music Group and A&M Records in Los Angeles; and as an attorney in private practice with a boutique entertainment law firm in Beverly Hills. After graduating from Brown University, she earned a master's degree in communication (documentary film production) from Stanford University and graduated from Stanford Law School. Kessler is a Class of 2005 Leadership Music graduate and currently serves as a board member for W.O. Smith Music School and as Co-Chair of the Nashville Bar Association’s Entertainment, Sports, and Media Law Committee. She is entering her 10th year as an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt Law School, teaching in its intellectual property and entertainment law program. Kessler also owns a music production company and is a documentary filmmaker. She will practice in Bone McAllester Norton’s Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Law areas.

Locklin is an entertainment attorney who focuses his work on the creative and transactional ends of the music and entertainment industries. His executive experience relates to trade association management and administration, recording agreements, music production, artist/songwriter management, music publishing, sound recording licensing, touring and artist management. In his career, he has been responsible for overseeing and advising efforts to acquire A-level talent for state and government events, including the 2014 National Governor’s Association’s annual meeting; leading the recruitment of global entertainment companies to relocate or expand into Tennessee; and advising on numerous policy issues, including the Nashville television series.

Locklin graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law and is a Class of 2008 Leadership Music graduate. He is active in the local community, serving as a member of the Music City Music Council, charter board member of the Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, board member for the Women’s Music Business Association and a Shriner with the Al Menah Shrine Temple. Locklin will practice in the firm’s Entertainment Law area.

For more information about Bone McAllester Norton, visit www.bonelaw.com.

 

 

About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 39 attorneys and offices in Nashville, Sumner and Williamson counties, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 18 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, visit www.bonelaw.com.

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“Best Lawyers” Accolades Given to Bone McAllester Norton Attorneys

List Includes 15 Attorneys Named The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

Nashville, Tenn.—(August 17, 2015) Nashville-based law firm Bone McAllester Norton PLLC announced today that it is celebrating honors from the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Fifteen of its attorneys have been named to the 2016 list, and attorney Anne C. Martin has been chosen as “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville for Employment Law – Management.

“We are so pleased that our peers recognized the work our attorneys do every day and the expertise they provide to their clients,” said Sam J. McAllester, vice chairman and member of Bone McAllester Norton. “Our entire firm is proud of each of the attorneys selected for the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

The Bonelaw attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 list are:

  • Trace Blankenship for the areas of Banking and Finance Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; and Non-Profit/Charities Law

  • Charles W. Bone for the area of Administrative/Regulatory Law

  • Charles Robert Bone for the areas of Administrative/Regulatory Law; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); and Personal Injury Litigation—Plaintiffs

  • John P. Branham for the area of Personal Injury Litigation—Plaintiffs

  • William T. Cheek III for the areas of Food and Beverage Law and Non-Profit/Charities Law. Will is the only listed lawyer for Food and Beverage Law in Tennessee.

  • William J. Haynes III for the area of Employment Law—Individuals

  • Sharon O. Jacobs for the area of Environmental Law

  • Paul W. Kruse for the areas of Copyright Law and Trademark Law

  • Anne C. Martin for the areas of Employment Law—Individuals; Employment Law—Management; and Litigation—Labor and Employment

  • Sam J. McAllester III for the areas of Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • Richard J. Nickels for Corporate Law

  • Jack F. Stringham II for the areas of Banking and Finance Law and Real Estate Law

  • Stephanie R. Taylor for Entertainment Law—Music

  • Edward M. Yarbrough for the areas of Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; and DUI/DWI Defense

  • and Stephen J. Zralek for the area of Copyright Law.


The Best Lawyers in America list for 2016 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, confidential evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

For more information on Bone McAllester Norton and its attorneys, visit http://bonelaw.com.

ABOUT BONE MCALLESTER NORTON PLLC

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 38 attorneys and offices in Nashville, Sumner and Williamson counties, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 18 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, visit www.bonelaw.com.

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Charles W. Bone Recognized as Sumner County Impact Award Winner

Bone McAllester Norton founder and chairman Charles W. Bone has been selected as a “Sumner County Impact award winner” by the Nashville Business Journal. Nominations were submitted by the public for individuals making a positive impact on the community and business environment in the county, and the list of 30 winners was announced Friday.

Winners will be recognized at an awards luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 27.

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Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 38 attorneys and offices in Nashville, Sumner and Williamson counties, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 18 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, visit www.bonelaw.com.

Changing the Law for the George Jones Museum & More

Bone McAllester Norton has important updates and announcements to share with you, our valued clients and friends, in our latest newsletter. Click here to read how one attorney helped change the law to open the George Jones Museum, accolades that our attorneys have received and the smack down on criminal attempts by minors to purchase alcohol.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 38 attorneys and offices in Nashville, Sumner and Williamson counties, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 18 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, visit www.bonelaw.com.

Legal Aid Society Honors Charles W. Bone as First Recipient of its Gallatin Community Award

GALLATIN, Tenn., May 13, 2015—Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, has awarded the first ever Gallatin Community Award to Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC. The award was announced Tuesday evening during a reception at the Gallatin Public Library.


Members of Legal Aid Society’s Gallatin office – which serves Macon, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale and Wilson counties – selected Bone as Legal Aid Society’s first-ever community award recipient because he has championed the non-profit law firm in the community and his firm has been a financial and pro bono supporter to Legal Aid Society’s Gallatin office as well as its Nashville office.

The Legal Aid Society Community Awards Program was created to honor individuals in the community for their leadership and compassion in supporting Legal Aid Society’s mission. During the award presentation, Bone was honored with a silver tray and praised for his many years of commitment to community service.

“The impact of Legal Aid Society would be a fraction of what it is without the strong network of community support we’ve received from people like Charles, who has become a real community advocate for our work,” said Steve Christopher, managing attorney of Legal Aid Society’s Gallatin office. “He truly cares for the wellbeing of this community, and he and his firm have been invaluable resources in helping us seek justice for so many people in our service area. He was instrumental in getting a legal aid office in Gallatin in 1977 and continues to help us keep this office open.”

Bone is the founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC. His experience covers many industries and areas of law, including business formation, mergers and acquisitions, capital creation, joint ventures, financial institutions, media law and government relations. Throughout his career, Bone has served in leadership positions for both public and private companies and financial institutions. He was County Attorney for Sumner County, Tennessee, for more than 20 years, and he served as counsel to the Independent Bankers of Tennessee. In 2009, Bone served as Legal Aid Society’s annual campaign chair. He presently serves as General Counsel to the Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund and chairs the United Way of Sumner County campaign chair.

“I’m humbled and overwhelmed by this honor,” Bone said. “It can be so easy for members of the Bar to take for granted the real value of justice in our communities. But when you have the opportunity to work alongside an organization like Legal Aid Society that so valiantly demonstrates the impact of fairness through the law, justice is honored in its greatest sense.”

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands advocates for fairness and justice under the law. The non-profit law firm offers free civil legal representation, educational programs and advice to ensure people in its region are able to protect their livelihoods, their health and their families. It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma. Legal Aid Society is funded in part by United Way. Learn more at www.las.org, or by following the firm on Facebook.

CWB receiving Gallatin Community Award  5.13.15

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 39 attorneys and offices in Nashville, Sumner and Williamson counties, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 18 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, visit www.bonelaw.com.

 

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Four Bone McAllester Norton Attorneys Named to Nashville Post’s 2015 In Charge List

Bone McAllester Norton is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys have been named to the 2015 Nashville Post In Charge list. Charles W. BoneStacey A. Garrett and Edward M. Yarbrough were named to the Legal list, and William T. Cheek III was named to the Food Biz list. The popular annual compendium names 420 leaders across 18 sectors in Middle Tennessee—“movers and shakers,” as the publication’s editor noted.

Congratulations on this outstanding recognition; you make our firm—and our city—proud!

 

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 39 attorneys and offices in Nashville, Sumner and Williamson counties, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 18 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, visit www.bonelaw.com.

Bone McAllester Norton Honors MLK Day with 14th Annual Fellowship Breakfast Celebration

News Release

Monday – January 19, 2015

NASHVILLE – Today, Nashville law firm Bone McAllester Norton PLLC hosted its 14th annual Fellowship Breakfast honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Honoring Yesterday, Securing Tomorrow: Dr. King’s Legacy 2015.

“We’re honored to have so many in our community come out this morning and celebrate with us the life and work of Dr. King,” said Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of the law firm. “It’s important to remember and to embrace Dr. King’s message, especially at a time of recent tensions.”

This year’s event included a special tribute to the late John Seigenthaler, and more than 500 people were in attendance this morning. A panel discussion focused on how Dr. King’s message is relative to us today. Stacey Garrett, chair of the board of directors at Bone McAllester Norton, moderated the discussion.

Panelist Bishop Joseph W. Walker III referenced Nashville being called the “It City,” but he said, “There are some pockets of our city that have yet to feel the ‘it.’”

He continued, “It’s about giving people opportunities to transform.” He said we have to address it in multiple areas of economics, education and mentoring.

“Every generation has challenges,” said Kasar Abdulla, Director of Community Relations, Valor Collegiate Academy, “and it’s how we approach these challenges that matters.”

“It takes courage,” Kasar added.

The conversation concluded with thoughts and comments from those in the audience.

Also on the program were members of the top-ranked KIPP Academy Nashville Choir, who gave an inspiring performance during the breakfast.

KIPP Academy is a charter school, and the Nashville performance choir has garnered local, regional and national acclaim, regularly winning exemplary status at local and regional festivals and has twice been selected to highlight student performances at the annual KIPP School Summit Gala.

The panelists included:

Bishop Joseph W. Walker III is pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville and the International Presiding Bishop-Elect in the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International.   Bishop Walker began his pastorate at Mt. Zion in 1992 with 175 members, and today the ministry has more than 29,000 members.  He is the author of nine books, the founder of the New Level Community Development Corporation and co-founder of the Drs. Joseph & Stephanie Walker Scholarship Fund.  In 2014, in the wake of the social unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, Bishop Walker founded Nashville Unites.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern University, a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Honorable Glenn Funk, District Attorney General of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, was named 2014 ‘Man of the Year’ by The Tennessee Tribune newspaper for his work toward enhancing diversity in the District Attorney’s Office.  He serves on the board of directors of the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Leadership Council, the Rochelle Center, Room in the Inn and the Child Advocacy Center.

Sara E. Green is a community organizer hailing from New Orleans and has been a devoted volunteer with Cayce United.  Last summer, she volunteered more than 300 hours in a 10-week period as co-coordinator of the Cayce United Summer Youth Organizing Institute. In addition to her work with Cayce United, Green is also pursuing her Masters degree in Community Development and Divinity.

Kasar Abdulla, Director of Community Relations, Valor Collegiate Academy, is a native of Kurdistan of Iraq. She has been a Nashvillian for more than 17 years. Since experiencing life in a refugee camp with her family, she has been a long-time social-justice educator, advocate and organizer.  Abdulla has received numerous honors for her community activism in Nashville. Most recently, President Obama named her a "Champion of Change" in September 2013 for her work on immigrant integration in Tennessee. Abdulla has been featured in Nashville Public Television's "Next Door Neighbor," the Nashville Scene's "The People Issue 2010" and Splashlife magazine's "30 Under 30: Civic Leaders."

 

About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 40 attorneys and offices in Nashville, Sumner and Williamson counties, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 18 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, visit http://bonelaw.com/.

 

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Bone McAllester Norton Joins TAGLaw International Alliance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Leading law firm in Tennessee joins international alliance of independent law firms.

St. Petersburg, Florida & Nashville, Tennessee (January 07, 2015) - TAGLaw® recently named Bone McAllester Norton PLLC as its new member for Tennessee. This, and other recent additions, places TAGLaw’s growing membership at 155 independent member firms that employ over 9,400 lawyers located in 328 offices throughout 87 countries. These metrics make TAGLaw one of the four largest law firm alliances in the world.

Headquartered in Nashville and with offices in Sumner and Williamson Counties, Bone McAllester Norton’s team of 40 lawyers service clients in numerous key practice areas including: Banking and Financial Services, Corporate Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, International Law and others.

"We are very pleased to have Bone McAllester Norton as part of the TAGLaw alliance of firms,” said Robert Sattin, President of TAGLaw. “The firm’s dynamic range of practice areas and highly recognized team of professionals, make them an important addition to our membership in the United States and for other members around the world."

“We are honored to be invited to partner with TAGLaw and its international alliance of more than 150 law firms,” said Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton. “Its members in the U.S. and around the globe are highly respected because of their expertise in many areas and their deep engagement with their communities. Our clients are part of Tennessee’s growing international marketplace, and our membership in TAGLaw broadens the scope of what our firm can offer.”

TAGLaw has experienced significant growth this year through the additions of Popov & Partners Law Offices in Bulgaria; Zilvarová, Ctibor, Hladký in the Czech Republic; Koley Jessen in Nebraska, USA; Moreno Baldivieso in Bolivia; Budidjaja & Associates in Indonesia; Bufete Escura in Barcelona; Maître Cheikh Fall in Senegal and Delaney Partners in The Bahamas.
About TAGLaw and The TAG Alliances™
Founded in 1998, TAGLaw is an international alliance of high-quality, independent law firms. In 2013, Chambers Global ranked the alliance “Elite”, the highest ranking awarded to legal networks. The TAG Alliances comprise three groups: TAGLaw, TIAG® (The International Accounting Group), and TAG-SP™. TIAG is an international alliance of high quality, independent accounting and TAG-SP is a complementary association of strategic business partners. Collectively, the TAG Alliances provide accounting, legal, financial and business support services on a worldwide scale. With approximately 16,200 professionals in 270 member firms, and 575 offices in over 95 countries, the TAG Alliances serve tens of thousands of clients from all industry and commercial sectors. Learn more at www.TAGLaw.com.

 

About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC
Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 40 attorneys and offices in Nashville, Sumner and Williamson counties, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 18 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, visit www.bonelaw.com.

 

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Super Lawyers Honors 15 Bone McAllester Norton Attorneys

Mid-South Super Lawyers List Includes Outstanding Attorneys with High-Degree of Peer Recognition and Professional Achievement

Nashville, Tenn.—(November 5, 2014) The 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers ratings of outstanding lawyers was released today, and 15 Bone McAllester Norton attorneys were included. Eleven were named as Mid-South Super Lawyers, while four were included as Mid-South Rising Stars.

“Our attorneys pride themselves on a thorough understanding of our client’s objectives and then focus on coming to creative, strategic solutions,” said Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC. “I believe that’s why our peers have chosen more than a dozen of our attorneys for awards like this. We are grateful to them for observing the expertise and passion behind what we do.”

Mid-South Super Lawyers are selected through a multi-phased process, which includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The list is produced by Super Lawyers, a national rating service that includes more than 70 practice areas.

Super Lawyers also selects attorneys to be included in its Rising Stars list, which is compiled using the same requirements and selection process as the Super Lawyers list. However, to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for no more than 10 years.

The 11 Mid-South Super Lawyers are:

  • Charles Robert Bone, business litigation;

  • John P. Branham (of counsel), business litigation;

  • Larry W. Bridgesmith (of counsel), labor and employment law;

  • C. David Briley, personal injury: plaintiff;

  • James A. Crumlin, Jr., labor and employment law;

  • Sharon (Sheri) O. Jacobs, environmental law;

  • Anne C. Martin, employment litigation: defense;

  • Sam (Mac) J. McAllester, III, real estate law;

  • Bryan E. Pieper, business litigation;

  • Edward M. Yarbrough, criminal defense;

  • Stephen J. Zralek, intellectual property litigation.


The four Mid-South Rising Stars are:

  • David M. Anthony, bankruptcy law;

  • Alex Little, criminal defense;

  • Andrea P. Perry, real estate law;

  • Chris Raybeck, banking.


For more information about these awards, visit http://www.superlawyers.com/. For more information about Bone McAllester Norton, visit http://bonelaw.com/.

 

About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 40 attorneys and offices in Nashville, Sumner and Williamson counties, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 18 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, visit www.bonelaw.com.

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Bone McAllester Norton Adds Attorney Trey Frazer

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

NASHVILLE – Bone McAllester Norton PLLC announced today that Thomas (Trey) R. Frazer III has joined the firm.

Trey Frazer focuses his practice on commercial litigation, product liability, antitrust violations and intellectual property law.

“We are really pleased to welcome Trey as a member of our firm,” said Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton. “He is a very accomplished young lawyer with a great future.”

Mr. Frazer is an alumnus of Cumberland School of Law, where he served as the Research and Writing Editor of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy.  He was awarded the Scholar of Merit for his outstanding work in Civil Procedure.  Mr. Frazer also studied law abroad at Cambridge University in England.

For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

 

About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 40 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 18 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 www.bonelaw.com.  

 

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Bonelaw Founder, New Attorney Participate in NAACP Sumner County Freedom Fund Banquet

The Sumner County NAACP’s 45th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet was held Saturday, Oct. 11, and Bone McAllester Norton had a strong presence in the event. Founder and chairman Charles W. Bone served as the guest speaker and tailored his message to citizens joining together for justice and equality. The firm’s newest attorney, Kee Bryant-McCormick, served as the mistress of ceremonies.

The banquet was held at First Baptist church in Gallatin, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 39 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, visit www.bonelaw.com.

Kee Bryant-McCormick Joins Bone McAllester Norton

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Tuesday – October 21, 2014

Contacts:  Ann Dee McClane (615) 742-6889, Elizabeth Fielding (615) 321-3110

NASHVILLE – Bone McAllester Norton PLLC announced today that Kee Bryant-McCormick has joined the firm.  She is a member of the firm’s Sumner County office.

Mrs. Bryant-McCormick will focus her practice in Business and Corporate Law; Criminal Defense and Government Investigations; Estate Planning; Probate Law; Wills and Trusts; and Special Education Law.

“Kee is very active in the Hendersonville community, and she’s a great asset to our team,” said Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton.

Mrs. Bryant-McCormick is the current president of the Hendersonville League of Women Voters and is a board member of the Rotary Club of Hendersonville and the Shalom Zone.  She also serves as trustee for Volunteer State Community College. She was the first African-American female to be selected as Planning Commissioner for the City of Hendersonville.

Previously, Mrs. Bryant-McCormick practiced law in her own firm in Hendersonville, and earlier in her career, served as Assistant Public Defender for the 18th Judicial District.

She graduated in the Leadership Sumner Class of 2014, and she is a member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Jack and Jill of America, Nashville Chapter, and the Autism Society for Middle Tennessee.

 

 

About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 39 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 www.bonelaw.com.

 

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