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Will Cheek will Moderate Panel Discussion at National Liquor Conference This Week

Bone McAllester Norton attorney and alcohol law “guru” William T. Cheek III will moderate a panel discussion this Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators’ (NCSLA) annual conference. Will, who heads up Bonelaw’s Alcoholic Beverage Law practice group, will be joined by the director of the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, the former chief operating officer of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and the senior manager and attorney of regulatory affairs of The Boston Beer Company in “Cider Regulation 101.” During the past five years, cider sales have dramatically increased, leaving industry members and regulators to sift through statutes to determine how the beverage is classified and controlled.

The panel will discuss highlights of a 50-state survey of state regulators on relevant cider guidelines, identify areas where cider is regulated differently and provide guidance on areas to watch when selling cider in the United States.

The NCSLA was established in 1934 to promote the enactment of the most effective and equitable types of state alcoholic beverage control laws and provide a forum for networking among the regulators and industry. Several hundred liquor professionals will attend the conference, including federal and state regulators; global spirit, wine and beer manufacturers; national alcohol trade groups; and liquor licensing professionals. This year’s conference is taking place at The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio.

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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.

Local Attorney Will Cheek Named to National Liquor Conference Planning Committee

News Release


Tuesday – August 20, 2013



NASHVILLE – William T. Cheek III, attorney with Bone McAllester Norton PLLC, has been appointed to the 2014 National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) Planning Committee.


Mr. Cheek was selected for the NCSLA Planning Committee because of his knowledge in alcoholic beverage law and his experience in planning related programs. Nearly 400 will attend the national conference to be held in San Antonio, Texas, in June 2014.  NCSLA members represent a range of industries from government agencies to retailers.

As the only Tennessee attorney named to the “Best Lawyers in America” list for Food and Beverage Law, Mr. Cheek leads the firm’s Alcoholic Beverage Team and provides licensing and regulatory compliance advice to restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs, craft distilleries and breweries. His clients range from small chef-owned restaurants to large publicly traded corporations.

NCSLA is a national organization of state alcohol beverage regulators, founded June 19, 1934, whose purposes are to promote the enactment of the most effective and equitable types of state alcoholic beverage control laws; devise and promote the use of methods which provide the best enforcement of the particular alcoholic beverage control laws in each state; work for the adoption of uniform laws insofar they may be practicable; promote harmony with the federal government in its administration of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act; and strive for harmony in the administration of the alcoholic beverage control laws among the several states.

About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

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 http://www.bonelaw.com/.

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James Crumlin to Present at the Nashville Business Journal’s “HR Summit for a Changing Workplace”

Bone McAllester Norton attorney James Crumlin, along with five other panelists, will present challenges and demands for everyone, from the board and CEO to the entry-level employees at the Nashville Business Journal’s “HR Summit for a Changing Workplace.”


The breakfast and panel discussion will take place beginning at 7:30am on Tuesday, May 17 at the Hutton Hotel.


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