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Summer 2013 Newsletter Features Best of the Bar, Most Powerful Women, HIPAA Updates, Office Renovations and More

It's summertime, but that doesn't mean we are slowing down! From "Best of the Bar" and "Most Powerful Women" to board appointments, a new attorney and timely updates on helping our clients navigate HIPAA and HR regulations, Bonelaw has plenty to share.

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Bone McAllester Norton Announces Renovation to Downtown Office

Bone McAllester Norton has announced a renovation to its office in downtown Nashville, set to begin July 8. The expansion and “face lift” comprise four parts: a larger, more versatile multi-purpose conference room with state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities; upgrades to other conference rooms and the reception area; upgrades to attorney, paralegal and staff offices and working areas, including new carpet and paint; and adding space on the 18th floor of the building for attorneys and staff. Currently, the law firm occupies space on the 16th and 18th floors of the Nashville City Center, located at 511 Union Street.

“Our firm is now more than 10 years old, and we recognize the need to update and expand our space,” said Sam J. McAllester, vice chairman and member of Bone McAllester Norton. “This construction project will allow us to host more events for clients and the community—events we haven’t been able to take on in the past due to space constraints, and, as a law firm founded on attracting the best and the brightest attorneys and legal staff, this renovation will allow us to be able to add to our team in the future.”

The cost of the construction is estimated at $375,000. Atlanta-based ASD is the architect on the project, and Nashville-based DWC Construction will be the contractor. Construction is expected to be finished by mid-September.

 

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.

EPA Issues New Vapor Intrusion Guidance

The United State Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued vapor intrusion guidance last week that presents recommendations for how to identify and consider factors when assessing vapor intrusion, making risk management decisions and implementing mitigation pertaining to this potential human exposure pathway. This new guidance may affect real estate developments and acquisitions.

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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.

Bone McAllester Norton to Partner with Habitat for Humanity on Home Build

Bone McAllester Norton will be a partner with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville on a home build in the Park Preserve neighborhood of north Nashville later this month. Construction on the home began in late March and will conclude with the help of the firm’s attorneys and staff members on April 21, 2013. The firm is teaming up with Capital Bank, N.A., a longtime and respected client, on the build for Shatika Johnson-Scott, a widowed mother of six children.

“Our firm and all of our attorneys and staff members take great pride in using their passions to promote and execute change,” 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 Capital Bank 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.

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 of Greater Nashville has built or recycled more than 850 homes, over 600 locally, and served more than 2,000 family members including 1,325 children.

 

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.

Attorney Sam "Mac" McAllester Congratulates UT Athlete

In 1999 Attorney Sam "Mac" McAllester III and family created the Sam J. McAllester Athletic Endowment at the University of Tennessee in honor of his father and grandfather, both Volunteer lettermen.  This year, he traveled to Knoxville to personally congratulate the 2012-2013 recipient, Senior Herman Lathers. Herman who is from Baton Rouge, LA has been on the SEC Academic honor roll his entire time at UT and completed his undergraduate degree. He is currently in graduate school and is the starting middle linebacker and one of the leaders of the defense. Herman hopes to have the opportunity to play in the NFL after this year.

 

Attorney Sam J. McAllester Presents Banking Seminar to local Banks

Sam J. McAllester III recently presented to numerous banking executives on the topics of: "Knowing Your Borrower," "Enforcing Loan Documents," and "Security Interests in Personal and Real Property."

The seminars were done over a span of 4-6 weeks allowing all attorneys from the banking and financial practice to share their expertise.

Sheri Jacobs, Anne Martin, Stephen Zralek, Sam McAllester & Charles Robert Bone Recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Sheri Jacobs, Anne Martin, Stephen Zralek and Sam McAllester have been named Mid-South Super Lawyers, and Charles Robert Bone has been honored as a Mid-South Rising Star, in the 2011 editions.

Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars honorees represent the top five percent of lawyers in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. Selections for the list are based on a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a regional survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics' attorney-led research staff, peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. The Rising Star designation is awarded exclusively to top lawyers who are 40 years old and younger who have been in practice 10 years or fewer.

Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are considered leaders in their areas of practice: Ms. Jacobs is honored for her skill in environmental and administrative law; Ms. Martin, in employment and business litigation and defense; Mr. Zralek in intellectual property; Mr. McAllester, in real estate, bankruptcy and creditor and debtor rights; and Mr. Bone, in business litigation, personal injury plaintiff, general corporate, and mergers and acquisitions.

Sheri Jacobs, Anne Martin, Stephen Zralek, Sam McAllester & Charles Robert Bone Recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Sheri Jacobs, Anne Martin, Stephen Zralek and Sam McAllester have been named Mid-South Super Lawyers, and Charles Robert Bone has been honored as a Mid-South Rising Star, in the 2011 editions.

Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars honorees represent the top five percent of lawyers in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. Selections for the list are based on a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a regional survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics' attorney-led research staff, peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. The Rising Star designation is awarded exclusively to top lawyers who are 40 years old and younger who have been in practice 10 years or fewer.

Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are considered leaders in their areas of practice: Ms. Jacobs is honored for her skill in environmental and administrative law; Ms. Martin, in employment and business litigation and defense; Mr. Zralek in intellectual property; Mr. McAllester, in real estate, bankruptcy and creditor and debtor rights; and Mr. Bone, in business litigation, personal injury plaintiff, general corporate, and mergers and acquisitions.

Bone McAllester Norton's Involvement in Bankruptcy Case Noted in Bloomberg News

Bone McAllester Norton's involvement in a major Middle Tennessee bankruptcy matter was noted by Bloomberg News, in its January 20, 2010 Bankruptcy Update:

Tennessee Development Files, Sees Immediate Lift Stay

Wood Ridge Development Inc. and an affiliate filed Chapter 11 petitions on Jan. 15 in Nashville, Tennessee, to stop foreclosure scheduled later that morning.

The secured lender, GreenBank, filed a motion the same day asking the bankruptcy judge to modify the so-called automatic stay so the foreclosures could be rescheduled. The bank said it's owed $7.3 million on almost 70 acres of undeveloped land in Nolensville, Tennessee.

The bank said no lots have been sold in two years, according to a court filing by David M. Anthony, an attorney for the bank from Bone McAllester Norton PLLC in Nashville.

The case is Wood Ridge Development Inc., 10-00325, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville).

David is a member of Bone McAllester Norton's Creditors' Rights practice group. Sam McAllester and Tucker Herndon, fellow members of the Creditors' Rights group, have been extensively involved in the matter as well. The full article appears at Bloomberg.com.

Bone McAllester Norton's Involvement in Bankruptcy Case Noted in Bloomberg News

Bone McAllester Norton's involvement in a major Middle Tennessee bankruptcy matter was noted by Bloomberg News, in its January 20, 2010 Bankruptcy Update:

Tennessee Development Files, Sees Immediate Lift Stay
Wood Ridge Development Inc. and an affiliate filed Chapter 11 petitions on Jan. 15 in Nashville, Tennessee, to stop foreclosure scheduled later that morning.

The secured lender, GreenBank, filed a motion the same day asking the bankruptcy judge to modify the so-called automatic stay so the foreclosures could be rescheduled. The bank said it's owed $7.3 million on almost 70 acres of undeveloped land in Nolensville, Tennessee.

The bank said no lots have been sold in two years, according to a court filing by David M. Anthony, an attorney for the bank from Bone McAllester Norton PLLC in Nashville.

The case is Wood Ridge Development Inc., 10-00325, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville).

David is a member of Bone McAllester Norton's Creditors' Rights practice group. Sam McAllester and Tucker Herndon, fellow members of the Creditors' Rights group, have been extensively involved in the matter as well. The full article appears at Bloomberg.com.

Sam McAllester Named One of the Top Real Estate Attorneys in Tennessee

Bone McAllester Norton is proud to announce that Sam McAllester has been named one of Tennessee’s top attorneys in Real Estate & Construction by Super Lawyers - Corporate Counsel Edition, May/June 2010.

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than online casino 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Bone McAllester Norton congratulates Sam McAllester on this well-deserved recognition.

Sam McAllester Named One of the Top Real Estate Attorneys in Tennessee

Bone McAllester Norton is proud to announce that Sam McAllester has been named one of Tennessee’s top attorneys in Real Estate & Construction by Super Lawyers - Corporate Counsel Edition, May/June 2010.

  Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than online casino 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Bone McAllester Norton congratulates Sam McAllester on this well-deserved recognition.