Attorney Sam McAllester Pens Article on “Principles of Preparedness” for Bankruptcy in The Tennessee Banker

Sam J McAllester III Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional indexWith Chapter 11 filings on the rise amid an ongoing pandemic, Tennessee businesses and creditors face a murky future.

In a newly published Tennessee Banker article, Sam McAllester introduces the “principles of preparedness” for these creditors to consider to protect themselves against potential bankruptcies. McAllester’s seven tips include correcting document issues immediately, ways to strengthen position, monitoring troubled accounts, methods to improve borrower interactions and more. You can read more about the “principles of preparedness” in The Tennessee Banker:

Sam brings four decades of experience in banking and financial services, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, and more. 

Bone Law Attorney Andrea Perry Named as Nashville Business Journal 2020 Best of the Bar Honoree

Andrea P Perry Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional indexBone McAllester Norton attorney Andrea Perry has been selected for Nashville Business Journal’s 2020 Best of the Bar list in the Banking & Finance category. The Best of the Bar recognizes Middle Tennessee’s most talented and respected legal professionals. 

Andrea concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate, commercial lending, general corporate, entertainment and tax-exempt organizations. As a real estate attorney, Andrea regularly handles matters related to the conveyance, acquisition and development of commercial property, both new development and construction.

Her experience includes representing clients in connection with the development and acquisition of condominiums, apartments, office buildings and other commercial properties. She also represents landlords and tenants, both public and private, in the negotiation of commercial leases for a wide variety of uses.

A lifelong resident of Tennessee, Andrea is actively involved in the community as a board member of Rocketown, Nashville Children’s Theatre and Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America. She says the best part of being an attorney is working with her clients. “My clients entrust to me their secrets, their business and their money in hopes that I will help them in such a way that their lives will be better. What a privilege, and one that I take seriously.” 

Read more about this award and the full list of honorees on the Nashville Business Journal’s website.

Sean Kirk Will Discuss Pursuing Deficiency Judgments After a Foreclosure Sale at the Upcoming Tennessee Real Estate Law Conference

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Sean C. Kirk is on the faculty of the sixth annual Tennessee Real Estate Law Conference, presented by Tennessee Attorneys Memo. Sean’s presentation, “Pursuing Deficiency Judgments After a Foreclosure Sale in Light of Greenbank V. Sterling Ventures LLC,” will give background on the prior “grossly inadequate” standard, as well as on the TCA 35-5-118, and then will present facts on the Greenbank decision, including the analysis of the “materially less” standard and how the impact of the court’s decision affects lenders.

The one-day learning and networking CLE event is scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Nashville School of Law.

For more information on this event and to register, click here.


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