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How Litigation in Nashville is Different than in Bigger Cities

I get asked a lot to serve as local counsel on cases for lawyers from LA, New York, Chicago and DC.  (I also end up hiring lawyers in those cities.)  Sometimes we’re asked to play a minor role – some call this “elbow counsel,” where we’re really just on the case in name only.  Generally, though, lead counsel sees that we can offer valuable insight into not just the substantive law but also the local landscape.  And I assure you the landscape here in Nashville is much different than it is in larger cities.

Given the sheer size of bigger cities, lawyers there often never appear more than once in front of the same judge and often never interact with the same opposing counsel.  With the virtual anonymity that comes with the territory in those jurisdictions, lawyers have every reason to practice scorched-earth litigation.  They can be as ruthless as they want – no one knows who they are and, very likely, no one will ever see them again.

Practice here in Nashville is completely different.  Although our city is booming, we have only four active U.S. District Judges and only four chancellors at the state court level.  In this big small town, everyone knows everyone. And how you conduct yourself in a single case can be remembered for the rest of your career.  Although we advocate zealously, we refuse to stab each other in the back.   And we know how easy it is to be short-sighted.  Given the close-knit relationships here, we still litigate with a Southern gentility, or what the profession calls “civility.”  I hope it always stays this way, even as we grow and welcome newcomers from other jurisdictions.

Well this is exciting - BoneLaw client Whole Foods is coming to Downtown Nashville!

We all love Whole Foods!  Where else can you get bulk spices, unique organics or Italian Mountain Gorgonzola aged 92.3 days?   Each store is known for having standard groceries but also a high percentage of unique-to-your-area items, produce, etc. I love to take to tour of what I call, the 'Food Museum'; the place where foods are not shelved for purchase, but displayed for view.

You can imagine the excitement to know that we will be getting our very own Whole Foods in downtown Nashville!

According to The Nashville Business Journal, this full-service grocery store will soon call 1214 Broadway home.

1214 Broadway will be the home of the latest Endeavor Real Estate Group project, a proposed 27-story tower at the corner of 12th Avenue North and Broadway.

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

Ink-N-Iron Celebrates a New Weird Americana

Last weekend, Bicentennial Mall was the site for the first ever Ink-N-Iron Nashville festival. The four-day event is what organizers call a celebration and reflection of the bizarre, paying tribute to alternative art, commerce, culture and music in the early 21st century. With nearly 280 internationally renowned tattoo artists, a custom car and motorcycle show, a retro pinup contest and musical acts ranging from classic honky tonk and rockabilly to country punk and post-hardcore punk, Ink-N-Iron offered something for nearly every taste.

This was the first year the festival has not been held in Long Beach, Calif. Event organizers saw the potential for growing the festival into much more by moving it to Nashville, which is known for embracing all types of live music.

Bone McAllester Norton’s Alcoholic Beverage Law team provided the liquor and beer licensing for the event.

Read more from the Nashville Scene here.

 

 

 

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.

Bonelaw Attorney Elected as Nashville’s Next Vice Mayor

David Briley Claims Decisive Victory


Nashville, Tenn.—(August 7, 2015) Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is proud to announce that its own partner, C. David Briley, has been elected as the next vice mayor of Nashville. By a percentage of 53, he was chosen as the eighth vice mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, replacing Diane Neighbors.

“David Briley has been an invaluable partner with our firm since 2007, as a prominent litigator in personal injury, products liability and class action suits. He ‘gets’ what it means to listen and then take that knowledge to the next step of ensuring voices are heard,” said Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton. “He honed his negotiation skills by serving eight years on the Metropolitan Council, and he is the right choice to work with our government to ensure Nashville’s future stays strong.”

As vice mayor, Briley will work with citizens on a map that plans for where Nashville is going. He plans to give the public an opportunity to be heard through their representatives, proactively engage the community to build consensus on important issues and working together with the mayor to make sure the city remains a stable place to live and raise families.

A native Nashvillian, Briley graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in 1982 and then moved to Washington, D.C., to attend Georgetown University. He graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law. He has been chosen as a Mid-South Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers and is a member of the Nashville Bar Association and American Lawyers for Justice.

For more information about Briley, visit www.davidbriley.com.

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 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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Ed Yarbrough Selected to Nation’s Top One Percent by National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Edward M. Yarbrough, member of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC, has been selected to the 2015 list of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC). An organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence, NADC’s mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.

Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC.  This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.

Ed has been a successful trial lawyer in Nashville for more than 40 years. Well known for his past experience as a state and federal prosecutor, he now focuses his practice on defending major criminal cases. He also helps clients with government investigations and handles civil litigation for plaintiffs and defendants.

 

 

 

 

 

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 will Partner with Renasant Bank on Habitat for Humanity Home Build

Bone McAllester Norton and Renasant Bank have teamed up on a weekend build with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville in the Hallmark neighborhood in south Nashville. Construction on the home is slated to begin mid-April, and the two teams will work together on installation of siding and insulation, caulking of plates and panel joins and overall cleaning on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The home is for the Ongo family, who moved here from Ethiopia in 2009, and is seeking a quality, affordable home in a safe neighborhood for their two children.

Renasant Bank is one of Bonelaw’s longtime and respected clients.

“Our firm and all of our attorneys and staff members take great pride in using their passions to participate in activities that promote the betterment of our community,” said Sam J. McAllester III, vice president and member of Bone McAllester Norton who also serves on the advisory board and finance committee for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville. “We are excited to partner with our friends at Renasant Bank once again to provide not just a quality, affordable home but a better life of hope and opportunity to a deserving family in our community.”

Bone McAllester Norton supports a wide range of community programs and activities and strives to make our culture synonymous with good works for clients and the community. Giving back has always been a key part of what the firm does, so joining together with Habitat to provide a life-changing opportunity for others was something that made perfect sense, McAllester noted.

At the heart of Renasant’s mission is the desire to impact positively the communities that it serves. Larry Lovelace, Executive Vice President at Renasant Bank, has prior experience in volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and knew that it would be a good fit for Renasant.

“Renasant Bank is a community lender, and we continuously strive to serve the needs of organizations working for the betterment of our community,” said Lovelace. “Habitat is a leader in providing affordable and quality housing to our community. In conjunction with Bone McAllester Norton, a longtime business partner of Renasant Bank, we are proud to join Habitat’s efforts to build a stronger community.”

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville is an ecumenical Christian ministry that provides the life-changing opportunity for people to purchase and own quality, affordable homes. Since it was established in 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville has built or recycled more than 875 homes, more than 675 locally, and served more than 2,000 family members including 1,450 children. Habitat of Greater Nashville is ranked as the 21st largest residential builder in Middle Tennessee and is in the top 30 of national Habitat affiliates in number of homes built.

 

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.

 

About Renasant Bank

Renasant Bank was started over 110 years ago in Tupelo, Mississippi. By focusing on the art of building relationships, Renasant has grown across the southeast into a community focused bank. Renasant prides itself on providing all the products of a large regional bank combined with the personal touch of a hometown community bank. Renasant operates over 120 banking, mortgage, financial services and insurance offices in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Currently, the Nashville division of Renasant serves the Greater Nashville area with 6 locations across Davidson, Sumner and Williamson counties. 

Patsy Cottrell Nominated for ATHENA Award

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Patricia (Patsy) J. Cottrell has been nominated for the 2015 Nashville ATHENA Award, to be announced at an event Thursday, March 26, at the Parthenon in Centennial Park. Patsy was nominated by the Lawyers Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter because of her leadership roles throughout the community and mentorship she has provided for other professional women. She serves in an Of Counsel role at Bonelaw.

Congratulations, Patsy, on this great honor! You serve as an example of excellence professionally and personally.

 

 

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.

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.

Anne Martin Named to “Women of Influence”

Congratulations to Bone McAllester Norton attorney Anne C. Martin, who has been named as a “Women of Influence” winner by Nashville Business Journal. She was named as one of the five winners in the “Company Executive” category and will be honored at a luncheon on Feb. 25 at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

To read more, 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.

Nashville’s Annual Art Crawl CLE will Feature Will Cheek

Bone McAllester Norton attorney William T. Cheek III is slated as a presenter at the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville’s annual Art Crawl CLE, Thursday, Dec. 11. Three art galleries in downtown Nashville will host three different presentations, and attorneys are eligible for up to three hours of ethics CLE credits. Each stop will allow attendees to hear from an expert panel, view art and network.

Will is part of the “Lawyers on Arts Nonprofit Boards: Legal & Ethical Responsibilities” panel at The Rymer Gallery from 2:50 to 3:50 p.m. Other topics include “Understanding Nonprofit & Fiduciary Duties for Arts Board Members” and “Ethical Issues in Representing Pro Artist & Arts Nonprofit Clients.” A reception will follow the workshops.

One of Will’s passions is giving back to the Nashville non-profit community. He has chaired several local nonprofit boards, serves as an advocate for local arts and is a member in the firm’s Non-Profits and Tax-Exempt Entities practice.

For more information, 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.

James Mackler Talks Drones, NTSB Ruling with the Media

Bone McAllester Norton attorney James E. Mackler talked with UAS Magazine last week about the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) ruling on the Raphael Pirker case. Pirker flew an unmanned aerial system (UAS), more commonly known as a “drone,” over the University of Virginia campus in 2011, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) required him to pay a $10,000 civil penalty for operating the aircraft in a careless or reckless manner. A law judge with the NTSB dismissed that order, citing the FAA had not enacted an enforceable regulation for the aircraft.

“. . .I don’t think it makes very much practical difference in terms of the way the industry and the law are progressing,” James said in the article. “Congress has already told the FAA that they have to come up with regulations governing the commercial use of UAS. Congress has essentially preempted this issue, making it clear that they do expect unmanned systems to be treated as aircraft and operated in a safe manner.”

Earlier that day, James commented in a separate article for the magazine about dispelling a UAS myth. He explained that the Pirker case is more about when the flight occurred and that it had little to do with the current state of UAS regulations.

James served as a panelist in Mind2Marketplace’s event on UAS last week, held at the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport. “I think it’s going to be another 10-20 years before we see larger UAV’s integrated into airspace. The FAA needs to move a little bit faster in order for it to be allowed to be used in a commercial manner,” he told a reporter from Fox17.

James is the founder of Bonelaw’s UAS focus, the first of its kind in the region. He also leads the firm’s veteran and military law efforts.

 

 

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.

Anne Martin & Stephen Zralek Receive Additional Mid-South Super Lawyers Honors

Congratulations are in order to Anne C. Martin and Stephen J. Zralek, who have received additional honors from the 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers list.

Anne was selected in the top 50 women attorneys list and the top 100 Tennessee attorneys list. Stephen was included in the top 100 Tennessee attorneys list and is the only one among the Top 100 whose practice focuses on intellectual property litigation.

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. Only 5 percent of the nominated attorneys are named to the overall Super Lawyers list.

Anne concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and employment law, representing both employers and employees. She represents many different companies and individuals with a variety of business problems.

Stephen helps individuals and business clients from the technology, creative and entrepreneurial fields resolve disputes through intellectual property litigation, business litigation and entertainment litigation. He is lead counsel in Marshall v. ESPN, a class action that alleges broadcasters and other defendants have unlawfully profited off the names and likenesses of college football and basketball players.

Click here for the full "Tennessee Top 100" list and here for the full "Mid-South Top 50 Women" list.

 

 

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.

Stephanie Taylor Discussed Independent Record Deals at the Americana Music Festival

Nashville entertainment attorney Stephanie R. Taylor, head of Bone McAllester Norton’s entertainment law practice, served as a panelist at last week’s Americana Music Festival’s conference. The American Bar Association’s Entertainment Law Division presented “Independent Means” for the conference, where Taylor and other panelists discussed the ins and outs of record labels for non-signed artists in genres like Americana, Roots, Alt-Country and Bluegrass. Taylor specifically highlighted common pitfalls found in record deals, shedding light on  how attorneys can help these artists avoid them.

The event was approved for CLE credit.

 

 

 

 

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.

Entertainment Attorney Loren Mulraine will Discuss Intersection of Law, Music & Entrepreneurship

Bone McAllester Norton entertainment attorney Loren E. Mulraine will be part of a discussion for “Live Law 6” on how law, music and entrepreneurship often intersect and how that has forever changed Nashville’s Music Row. The live storytelling event will also feature Harold Bradley, Alison Prestwood, Jason White, John Allen and special guests the Muddy Magnolias. The Life of the Law podcast and Pursuit Magazine are the co-hosts.

Live Law 6 will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the W.O. Smith Music School. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Loren serves as Of Counsel for Bonelaw, where he focuses his practice on entertainment law, intellectual property and business and corporate law. He is also a professor at Belmont University College of Law, where he teaches courses in Copyright Law, Entertainment Law and Media Law.

For more on the Live Law 6 event, 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.

Today’s Tennessean Features Two Clients

In today’s Tennessean, two Bone McAllester Norton clients are featured in the “Local News” section. Acme Feed & Seed, located at 101 Broadway, has officially opened its doors. The feed supply store-turned restaurant and honky-tonk has a street-inspired food menu, features 28 regional craft beers on tap, sells Acme-branded merchandise and locally made products in its retail store and offers live music daily. Read more here.

And Ben Clemons, bartender at No. 308, bar at 407 Gallatin Ave., will compete in Bombay Sapphire gin’s Most Imaginative Bartender contest in Las Vegas. Clemons beat other area bartenders last month with his Morning Woods cocktail, which includes Maine blueberry Cocchi Americano and Kilenso cold coffee. The contest will take place on September 8, and the winner will be featured in GQ as well as will compete in the 2015 Global Finals. Read more here.

Acme Feed & Seed and No. 308 are clients of Bonelaw’s Alcoholic Beverage Law practice.

 

 

 

 

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.

Steve Blumenthal Explains the Difference Between EMR and EHR for HIStalk

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Steve Blumenthal authored an article for HIStalk this week, explaining the difference between an EMR (electronic medical record) and EHR (electronic health record). Both are digital versions of a patient’s paper chart, but the difference lies in what they are designed to become. The EHR provides not only patient health information but must also have the “capacity to do more—to provide clinical decision support, support physician order entry, capture and query information relevant to health care quality and exchange electronic health information with other sources.” Steve draws on an analogy of an EMR being an earthworm and an EHR being a caterpillar to further explain the difference.

Steve is a business and corporate law attorney in Nashville whose practice includes both traditional commercial transactional work and innovative technology and data privacy work. He recently held a webinar on EHR contracts with HIStalk, a healthcare IT news and opinion resource.

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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.

Paz Haynes & Bryan Pieper will Discuss Employment Law for Education Seminar

Bone McAllester Norton attorneys William J. (Paz) Haynes III  and Bryan E. Pieper will serve as presenters in an employment law program on August 12. Sterling Education Services' 10th annual “Employment Law: Beyond the Basics” continuing education seminar will provide information on emerging critical developments and updates, including FMLA and ADA issues, harassment and discrimination, FLSA/wage and hour crackdown, Obamacare and more.

Paz will present “Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace," addressing topics like the balance between employer’s right to know vs. employee’s privacy, wireless devices, use of social networking sites and the NLRB and social media. He concentrates his Nashville law practice in the areas of general business, labor and employment, administrative and commercial and civil litigation.

Bryan's session, "Termination Best Practices," will feature a discussion on legal considerations like the WARN Act and OWBPA; structuring severance and separation practices; RIF, layoffs and early retirement; and strategies for avoiding claims during terminations. He concentrates his practice in labor and employment law and litigation in Nashville.

HR professionals, business owners, managers, payroll professionals and labor and employment attorneys are encouraged to attend. Continuing education credits are available.

Get more information, including registration, here.

 

 

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.

Meet the Men Behind Nashville’s OZ

Bone McAllester Norton client OZ Nashville was featured in a cover story in last week’s Nashville Business Journal. The contemporary arts center just closed on its inaugural season—dubbed “Brave New Art”—and reporter E.J. Boyer sat down with Cano and Tim Ozgener, the father and son duo who founded OZ, to get a peek into the story behind the revolutionary arts venue.

Cano Ozgener, an Armenian-Turk who immigrated to the United States in the 1960s to study mechanical engineering at Columbia University, fell in love with New York City’s art scene while in college. He moved to Nashville later that decade for a job at DuPont, and after word got out about his hobby making smoking-pipe stems, he founded CAO International, which then led to the humidor and cigar-making business. His son, Tim, had joined him in the business at a young age, and they sold it in 2007 to a European tobacco giant. Art was their next venture.

They wanted to bring an arts venue that reflected where Nashville wants to be—or should be—in the contemporary arts world. Looking at nearly 4,500 attendees in its first five months, OZ’s inaugural season can be counted as a success. Hosting everything from theater and dance to classical music, the blank space at OZ is able to accommodate a variety of performances. Read more about the Ozgeners and what they have planned for their second season here.

 

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.

Nashville’s First Raw Foods Restaurant Slated for Fall Opening

Bone McAllester Norton’s Alcoholic Beverage Law team is helping two Nashville entrepreneurs open the city’s first raw foods restaurant. Avo, slated for a September opening, will feature a menu that has 100 percent plant-based offerings, including a superfoods salad bar, tree nut cheeses, beers, liquors and cocktails. The restaurant will be located at 28th Avenue North and Charlotte Avenue in West Nashville. Read more from the Tennessean here.   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.

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.