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Bone McAllester Norton Attorneys Named 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Charles Robert Bone President CEO Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional indexPresident and CEO, Charles Robert BoneBone McAllester Norton PLLC is pleased to announce that seven of the firm’s attorneys have been named 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers and two have been named Rising Stars.

 “We are honored to receive this recognition from Super Lawyers,” said President and CEO, Charles Robert Bone. “Our firm is rooted in the commitment and expertise our attorneys bring to their work every day. We know that our colleagues are passionate about their clients and the greater Nashville community, and it’s really special when they are also recognized by such a prestigious organization for their hard work.”

Super Lawyers is a rating service that for more than 25 years has selected the nation’s premier attorneys from more than 70 practice areas. The comprehensive multiphase selection process involves statewide surveys, independent research, peer evaluations and independent research. Only 5% of attorneys from each state are recognized on the Super Lawyers list and only 2.5% of attorneys from each state are recognized on the Rising Stars list.

 

This year’s super lawyers include:

Charles Robert Bone, the firm’s president and CEO who is known for providing his clients with good judgment, strategic counsel and practical advice. He also serves as general counsel for the Convention Center Authority of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

Sam J. McAllester III is the founder and vice chairman of the firm and has represented banks, financial institutions and other lenders for over 40 years. He has been listed in Super Lawyers since 2008.

John P. Branham is a civil trial lawyer whose practice areas include business litigation and personal injury litigation. His trial practice also includes legal malpractice defense.

David M. Anthony is a skilled attorney who represents banks, businesses, and individuals in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, and lien litigation.

Sharon O. Jacobs is an experienced environmental lawyer and litigator who represents companies, local governments, and not-for-profit organizations in administrative, regulatory, environmental, zoning, land use and municipal law. She has been listed in Super Lawyers since 2008.

Edward M. Yarbrough former U.S. Attorney for Middle Tennessee has provided quality legal representation and counsel to clients in the Middle Tennessee area for over 45 years. His experience includes government investigations, dispute resolution and civil and criminal litigation. He has been listed in Super Lawyers since 2008.

Stephen J. Zralek is a commercial litigator who focuses on intellectual property, business and entertainment disputes. Stephen has spent over two decades helping clients resolve complex legal disputes.

This year’s rising stars include:

Raquel L. Bellamy is a dedicated advocate who has defended and advanced immigrant rights for individuals from over 60 countries. She has a wide range of experience in civil and criminal litigation and advises clients concerning business, entertainment, and employment disputes.

I’Ashea Myles-Dihigo is a practiced attorney who regularly handles matters related to the construction and development of both commercial and residential property. She is committed to building a better future for her community through advocacy and the promotion of equal justice.

Bone McAllester Norton Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America©

Bone McAllester Norton is honored to announce 18 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America© across 28 distinct practice areas. In addition, Glen A. Civitts was named the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Securitization and Structured Finance Law.

For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers® has identified the leading attorneys and law firms in the United States and 70 countries worldwide. The methodology behind Best Lawyers’ selection is based upon an extensive peer-review process and Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

This year’s list recognizes attorneys David Anthony, Anne Sumpter Arney, Trace Blankenship, Charles Robert Bone, Charles W. Bone, John P. Branham, Glen A. Civitts, William J. Haynes III, Sharon O. Jacobs, Paul W. Kruse, Sam J. McAllester III, Robert G. McDowell, Andrea P. Perry, Christopher Raybeck, Jack F. Stringham II, Edward M. Yarbrough and Stephen J. Zralek in the firm’s Nashville office as well as attorney Marshall Cook in the firm’s Hendersonville office for the following practice areas:

  • Anne Sumpter Arney
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
    • Health Care Law
  • Trace Blankenship
    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Charles Robert Bone
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Glen A. Civitts
    • Corporate Law
    • Health Care Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Real Estate Law
    • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Marshall Cook
    • Litigation – Construction
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Sam J. McAllester III
    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Edward M. Yarbrough
    • Criminal Defense: General Practice
    • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    • DUI/DWI Defense
  • Stephen J. Zralek
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Copyright Law
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property

Best Lawyers featuring Bone McAllester Norton

Bone McAllester Norton Attorneys Named to 2019 Best of the Bar

NASHVILLE (June 18, 2019) — Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is honored to announce four of the firm’s attorneys have been named to Nashville Business Journal’s 2019 Best of the Bar, a prestigious list that recognizes leading legal professionals from across Middle Tennessee.

Attorneys David Anthony, Anne Sumpter Arney, Andrea Perry and Stephen Zralek were selected for their respective practice areas of Bankruptcy, Health Care, Real Estate and Intellectual Property.

Designed to determine which attorneys are considered best by their peers, award recipients were selected through a public nomination process, followed by due diligence from the Nashville Business Journal.

David M Anthony Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional indexDavid M Anthony Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton

David Anthony represents banks, businesses and individuals in commercial litigation in state, federal and bankruptcy courts throughout Middle Tennessee. In one of 2018’s most newsworthy local Bankruptcy Court cases, Anthony represented a large Nashville car dealership in its purchase of all assets of another regional dealership, including eight separate locations and over 400 vehicles. At the end of 2018, Anthony was one of three lawyers considered by Governor Bill Haslam for appointment to serve as Chancellor for the Davidson County Courts. In addition, Anthony facilitates the law firm’s volunteer efforts with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee. In 2018, he was named an Attorney for Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Anne Sumpter Arney Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional indexAnne Sumpter Arney Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton

Anne Sumpter Arney has more than 30 years of experience working with many Nashville healthcare companies and medical professionals. She advises her clients on matters related to business law and transactional issues, and assists healthcare clients in navigating ever-changing healthcare laws and regulations.

Andrea P Perry Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional indexAndrea P Perry Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton

Andrea Perry concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate and commercial lending, regularly handling matters related to the conveyance, acquisition and development of commercial property. She also represents financial institutions and borrowers in loan transactions involving all types of collateral and projects. Recently, Perry assisted the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s (AMEC) sale of its historic property in downtown Nashville in excess of $21 million to Circle South Development, LLC. In addition, Perry also practices corporate law and serves as general counsel to a number of prominent businesses in Nashville.

Stephen J Zralek Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional indexStephen J Zralek Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton

Stephen Zralek has more than 20 years of experience as an intellectual property and business litigator, helping clients resolve complex disputes involving copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, trade secrets and non-compete violations in the business and entertainment arenas. He recently won both a copyright infringement jury trial in U.S. District Court and a trademark infringement trial in the Tennessee Business Court. In 2019, Mayor David Briley appointed him to the Music City Music Council. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Bar Association and the Sexual Assault Center, as well as the Board of Ambassadors for Conexión Américas.

In May 2019, Nashville Business Journal honored the legal professionals in a special print publication and online. The honorees will also be celebrated at an awards reception at City Winery on Tuesday, June 18.

Elvis' Dream Realized - The Guest House at Graceland is Under Construction

The Tennessean has a great article about the latest developments at Graceland, Elvis Presley's former home in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Guest House at Graceland is planned to open this fall - just in time for Elvis' birthday celebration in January.  We were excited to be involved in this process early on and wish our clients every success.  The hotel will be over 380,000 square feet with 450 hotel rooms, conference and meeting space as well as a 464-seat theater for live performances.

This is going to be a lovely addition to the Graceland community as well as a boost to the economy of the Whitehaven neighborhood in South Memphis.

To learn more about the hotel, click here.

To read the article in The Tennessean, click here.

BoneLaw Attorney holds Employment Law Workshop for NACE

Stacey Garrett KojuStacey Garrett KojuStacey Garrett Koju, founding member of Bone McAllester Norton held an employment law workshop for the members of NACE, the National Association for Catering and Events.  This event was held to offer the latest and best practical information in today's world of employment law.

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Stacey put together a team of  lawyers specializing in the different areas of liability, estate planning, salary regulations, negligence and the latest in liquor licensing for the members of NACE.  The agenda included:

Anne C. Martin - Employment Law Trends

C. Davild Briley - Employee Liability 

David M. Anthony - Contract Essentials, Unpaid Accounts, Third Party Claims and Equipment Recover 

Jonathan R. Burns - Estate and Succession Planning

Will T. Cheek, III and Olatayo O. Atanda - Front Line Stories and Professional Tips with Liquor Licensing



 

David Anthony Weighs In on Lawmaker Burning Traffic Citations

David AnthonyDavid AnthonyBone McAllester Norton attorney, David Anthony, offers some sound advice for those considering burning traffic citations.

"I would advise a client not to listen to Representative Holt if the client received a ticket in the mail" says Anthony.  "It may not be likely for a municipality to sue someone for a $50 ticket, but it is certainly possible."

For the full article/video, please click here.

David Anthony Discusses Loan Forgiveness Lawsuits

In an article, here, with News Channel 5, Bone McAllester Norton's own David Anthony discusses the federal government program that allows college graduates who borrowed money to petition federal loans forgiven if the school used illegal tactics to recruit them or promised a specific salary range or guarantee of position.

A link to the video story is here.

 

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.

David Anthony will Lead Marketing Your Legal Practice CLE

David Anthony Bone McAllester Norton Creditor's Rights Nashville


Bone McAllester Norton attorney David M. Anthony will present an interactive webinar on marketing a legal practice for The Tennessee Attorneys Memo and Alabama Law Weekly on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. “Marketing Your Legal Practice: Websites, Blogs and More” will cover the technology and tools available to attorneys to attract and impress future clients. David will cover social media, law firm website essentials, blogs and industry listings.

David concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, construction and lien litigation. He maintains and publishes two blogs (www.paidinfull.bonelaw.com and www.creditorsrights101.com), as well as a corresponding Twitter feed (@creditorlaw), which all focus on creditor issues in the law.

This webinar has been approved for one hour of general CLE credit.

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Time: 2 to 3 p.m.

Click here to register.

 

 

 

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.

David Anthony Discusses Whether Car Wash is Liable for Theft of Customer’s Car with WKRN-TV

Bone McAllester Norton attorney David M. Anthony spoke with WKRN-TV yesterday about a car stolen from a local gas station over the weekend. The customer was inside the Smith Brothers Car Wash on Gallatin Pike South Saturday, paying for the wash, and when she went outside to retrieve her car, it could not be found. After watching surveillance video, she realized a suspect got into the 2011 gray Hyundai Sonata and drove off. The car wash is claiming no responsibility for the incident.

“Here, [the car wash is] going to allege two things. One, that they only had temporary custody. They didn’t have complete control over it, and they’re probably going to also argue that if she read the fine print on the back of her ticket, there is probably a disclaimer of liability,” David explained.

David concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, construction and lien litigation.

Read the full story here.

 

 

 

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.

David Anthony will Lead CLE Course on Evaluating New Client Inquiries

Bone McAllester Norton attorney David M. Anthony will lead a course on the best practices for evaluating new client inquiries for the Tennessee Bar Association. “Is Your Potential Client a Nigerian King” will uncover email schemes scammers are using against lawyers. David will discuss how attorneys and their firms can create a system for identifying the most common scams and evaluating the legitimacy of foreign inquiries.

The webinar course take place at noon on Friday, Dec. 19. One hour of CLE credit will be available.

David is a member of the firm’s Commercial Lending and Creditors’ Rights, Banking and Financial Services and Real Estate Law practices. He has become the go-to source for evaluating leads the firm receives.

For more information on the course, click here.

 

 

 

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.

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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David Anthony will Address Collecting Debts in General Sessions for Tennessee Bar Association

The Tennessee Bar Association will hold a general practice summit next week, and Bone McAllester Norton attorney David M. Anthony is slated as a presenter. David, who practices in the Nashville firm’s commercial lending and creditors’ rights practice, will present “Collecting Debts in General Sessions” on Friday, Aug. 15. The summit will offer education to general practitioners on trending, important topics, like David’s collection session, as well as updates in tax laws, social security disability basics, strategic marketing and eDiscovery issues.

Attendees will receive CLE credit. For more information, click here.

 

 

 

 

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, visit www.bonelaw.com.

The Attorney’s Online Marketing Essentials with David Anthony

Bone McAllester Norton attorney David M. Anthony will present a webinar on online marketing, including websites and social media, in conjunction with Alabama Law Weekly and Tennessee Attorneys Memo. “The Attorney’s Online Marketing Essentials: Using Websites and Social Media to Promote Your Practice” will take place Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 2 to 3 p.m. Central. The webinar has been approved for 1.0 CLE hours.

David will discuss how clients are using social media to find and engage with lawyers, the essentials for law firm websites, how lawyers should effectively blog and will cover the advantages and disadvantages of other online marketing options, including LinkedIn, Avvo, Martindale-Hubbell listings, Google+, etc.

David is a member of Bonelaw’s Commercial Lending and Creditors’ Rights, Banking and Financial Services and Real Estate Law practice groups. He maintains and publishes two blogs, CreditorsRights101 and PaidInFull, Tweets at @creditorlaw and is a regular author and guest speaker on topics related to bankruptcy, post-judgment collections strategies, foreclosures, ethics and trial practice.

 

 

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, visit www.bonelaw.com.

Winter 2013 Newsletter Features Super Lawyers, New Attorneys and an MLK Save-the-Date

2013 has been a tremendous year for Bone McAllester Norton, and we have you, our valued clients and friends, to thank. Our latest newsletter has important updates and announcements, including new attorneys and a save-the-date for our annual MLK Fellowship Breakfast.

Click here to read more.

Twelve Bone McAllester Norton Attorneys are Named 2013 “Mid-South Super Lawyers”

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Nashville, TN – The 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers list was released today, and 12 Bone McAllester Norton PLLC attorneys were included. Eight have been named as Mid-South Super Lawyers, while four have been included as Mid-South Rising Stars.


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 the 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 10 years or less.

The eight attorneys named to the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers list include:


    • James A. Crumlin, Jr., who made the list for Employment & Labor. He concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law, small and mid-sized business representation and corporate business litigation.

    • Sharon O. Jacobs, an attorney with environmental litigation experience at the federal, state and local levels, made the list for Environmental law.

    • Anne C. Martin was selected for Employment Litigation Defense. She is a commercial litigation and employment lawyer, representing both employers and employees.

    • Sam J. McAllester, III represents financial institutions and concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial lending, creditors’ rights and financial consultations. He was named to the list for Real Estate law.

    • Edward M. Yarbrough, a successful trial lawyer for more than 40 years, focuses his practice on defending major criminal cases, helps clients with government investigations and handles civil litigation for plaintiffs and defendants.

    • Stephen J. Zralek made the Super Lawyers list for IP Litigation. Mr. Zralek assists clients with resolving sensitive, high-profile disputes through intellectual property litigation, business litigation and entertainment litigation.



Bone McAllester Norton’s two of-counsel attorneys also made the list:


    • John P. Branham, a civil trial lawyer whose practice focuses on business litigation and plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, made the list for Business Litigation.

    • Larry W. Bridgesmith was selected for the Super Lawyers list under Employment & Labor. Mr. Bridgesmith has more than 30 years of legal experience in dispute resolution and innovative workplace strategies.



The four attorneys with Bone McAllester Norton named to the 2013 Mid-South Rising Stars list include:

  • David M. Anthony, for Bankruptcy Law. Mr. Anthony concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, construction and lien litigation.

  • Charles Robert Bone, whose practice includes transactions, corporate governance, small businesses and entrepreneurs. He was selected to the list for Business Litigation.

  • Andrea P. Perry, for Real Estate Law. Ms. Perry also practices law in commercial lending, general corporate, entertainment and tax-exempt organizations.

  • Chris Raybeck, who represents clients in commercial real estate and commercial lending transactions, business acquisitions, company formation and governance matters. He made the list for Banking Law.


For more information about these awards and the law firm, visit www.bonelaw.com.

About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 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, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. 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.

WKRN-TV Interviews David Anthony about Legal Case Involving Nashville Singer’s Tweets

Bone McAllester Norton attorney David Anthony was interviewed by WKRN-TV last week about a Nashville singer facing a lawsuit after Tweeting about her “bad customer service experience” at the airport. Natalie Grant posted several Tweets about her experience with a Southwest Airlines employee more than two years ago, and that employee sued the artist for defamation and putting her in a false light. The charges were eventually dropped, but a Tennessee Appeals Court recently upheld the false light charge.

David commented on this case on his blog, CreditorsRights101, which prompted WKRN to reach out to him for his input.

“It's easier to complain on Twitter and say things you'd never say to someone face to face, and I think that's the danger of Twitter, and I think that's the danger of this case," he told reporter Lori Mitchell.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 36 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.

 

Creditors’ Rights in Tennessee with David Anthony, Thursday, June 6

Bone McAllester Norton’s David Anthony will lead an audio conference with Business and Legal Resources on Thursday, June 6. The conference, “Creditors’ Rights in Tennessee: 10 Collection Strategies,” will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. and will cover Tennessee law for obtaining assets in a judgment.

The agenda includes:

  • • Pre-lawsuit considerations

  • • Statute of limitation

  • • Jurisdiction and venue selection

  • • Judgment enforcement options

  • • Basic bankruptcy issues

  • • Common roadblocks to collecting money


This webcast will count for one hour of CLE.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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.

David Anthony to Lead Creditor Rights 101 Webcast for Tennessee Bar Association

Bone McAllester Norton’s David Anthony will teach a CLE webcast for the Tennessee Bar Association. The course, “Creditor Rights 101: 10 Collection Strategies Every Lawyer Should Know,” will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, and will cover essential collection concepts under Tennessee creditor rights laws. The discussion will include:

  • Pre-lawsuit considerations

  • Statute of limitations issues

  • Jurisdiction and venue selection

  • Judgment enforcement options

  • Basic bankruptcy issues

  • Common roadblocks to collecting money


This webcast will count for one hour of CLE. For more and to register, click here.

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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.

Bonelaw Attorneys Involved in Court Decision of “Materially Less” in Foreclosure Sales

Tennessee Court of Appeals Issues First Opinion Examining Tennessee Deficiency Judgment Statute
Background:  In the wake of the real estate market collapse, the Tennessee legislature passed, effective September 1, 2010, a statute dealing with deficiency judgment on real property after a trustee’s or foreclosure sale. The statute created a rebuttable presumption that the amount bid at a foreclosure sale equal the fair market value of the property. Debtors could overcome this presumption by showing that the bid was “materially less” than the fair market value.

Case:  Bone McAllester Norton PLLC attorneys David Anthony, Sean Kirk and Tucker Herndon represented the Lender who filed suit to obtain a judgment for the deficiency against the Borrower and Guarantors ( the “Defendants”) after completion of foreclosure against the real property collateral. The Defendants contested the foreclosure sale price as being materially less than fair market value. On a motion for summary judgment filed by the Lender,  the Trial Court and Tennessee Court of Appeals examined the deficiency statute and decided what “materially less” means.  The phrase “materially less” had never been used in any other Tennessee statute or court opinion.

The Lender purchased its own collateral at foreclosure for a mid-range bid based upon a current appraisal. Based upon an Affidavit, the debtor asserted that the fair market value of the property was greater. On Motion for Summary Judgment, the Trial Court held in favor of the Lender that a sales price of 89% - 91% of the recent appraisal was not “materially less.”

On appeal, the Tennessee Court of Appeals agreed with the Bone McAllester Norton PLLC attorneys, affirming the Trial Court decision on summary judgment, finding that the foreclosure bid price of 89% of the highest appraisal was not “materially less” and finding that the debtor had failed to raise sufficient facts to present a defense to summary judgment and the deficiency lawsuit.  The Court did not set a bright line percentage above or below which the statutory presumption is rebutted.

Lenders are well advised to continue the practice of obtaining current appraisals prior to foreclosure and base the foreclosure bid price on the current appraisals, taking into account costs of foreclosure and costs of owning the property.

David Anthony Explains “Materially Less” in Foreclosure Auctions to Nashville Post

Bone McAllester Norton attorney David Anthony shed some light on what constitutes “materially less” in foreclosure auctions in a December 14 Nashville Post article. This clarification gives banks the backing they might need in court.

Read more about this explanation here.