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Bonelaw Congratulates 19 Clients on the New Tennessee Whiskey Trail

Tennessee is the home of numerous world renowned distilleries and many of them turn to Bone McAllester Norton for legal guidance.

Recently opened by The Tennessee Distillers Guild, a membership organization consisting of Tennessee distilleries, the Tennessee Whisky Trail consists of a 25-stop distillery tour across the state of Tennessee. Of those 25 stops, 19 turn to Bone McAllester Norton’s alcohol beverage team for their legal needs and advice.

Bonelaw’s premier team of Will Cheek, Rob Pinson and Tayo Atanda lead the industry in all areas of alcohol beverage law in Tennessee.

To read more about how to map your visits across the Tennessee Whiskey Trail follow this link - http://www.tnwhiskeytrail.com.

Tayo Atanda Assists Impact Hub in Rebranding

Bone McAllester Norton client Impact Hub, which opened last fall, has rebranded and reopened as Refinery Nashville. The collaborative workspace venue in the Wedgewood/Houston neighborhood is geared toward social enterprises. Director Trevor Burbank explains the rebranding helped the business go independent and allowed an expansion of resources and benefits for its members.

Attorney Olatayo O. Atanda assisted in the business’s formation and provides general counsel work to them.

Read more from the Tennessean 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.

Convenience Stores Not Likely to Sell Wine, Bonelaw Attorney Tells Reporter

Bone McAllester Norton Alcoholic Beverage Law attorney Olatayo O. Atanda spoke with a reporter from The Daily Times in Maryville, Tenn. this week, explaining that the new Wine in Grocery Stores law excludes most convenience stores. In order to qualify, participating businesses must have 1,200 square feet of retail space, and 20 percent of its taxable sales must be from the sale of food that qualifies for the state’s 5 percent sales tax.

“They are simply not big enough, and they don’t sell food items that are taxed at the rate that is discussed in the statute. They sell cigarettes and chips and Coke. Things like that don’t count. They don’t sell meat and vegetables and things of that nature,” he said.

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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.

Nashville Ledger Spotlights Tayo Atanda’s Efforts to Help Metro Students Find Path to College

The Nashville Ledger sat down with Olatayo (Tayo) Atanda recently to discuss the impact the young attorney has already had on the community, and their feature on him and his efforts was included on their website today.

Unlike many of his peers, Tayo has a record of involvement with public policy and social justice. While in high school and college, he spearheaded a project that shed light on the low percentage of students from low-income and first-generation immigrant families who pursue college. His report prompted Nashville Public Schools to enact a policy ensuring every student has access to college counseling and preparation.

“. . .I began to survey my peers, and I found out—shockingly—that about 90 percent of them had college aspirations. Yet only about 10 percent were making it to college. I decided to do something about it.”

Read more about Tayo’s inspiring story here.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 35 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.

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 Adds Tayo Atanda to the Team

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC has announced the addition of Olatayo (Tayo) O. Atanda as the newest attorney member of the law firm.

“Tayo joined us soon after graduating from law school in a temporary position, and his outstanding performance made him invaluable to our firm,” said Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton. “We are pleased to have him join us.”

Tayo concentrates his practice in Alcoholic Beverage Law, Entrepreneurial and Emerging Business Law and Litigation and Dispute Resolution.  The Alcoholic Beverage Law field includes beer, liquor, dance and catering licensing for restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and resorts throughout Tennessee.  For new and emerging businesses, Tayo is involved in LLC formation, reviewing and drafting contracts and evaluating non-disclosure agreements.  His Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice involves labor and employment cases, as well as personal injury claims.

Tayo is a recent graduate of the College of Law at the University of Tennessee, where he was a Baker Law Scholar and participated in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court, Black Law Student Association, International Law Society and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.

He is an advocate for education and environmental programs.  While attending college, Tayo worked as a program coordinator for the Oasis Center, where he advocated for education and economic equality.  As a city dweller, he takes advantage of a bike-sharing program, Nashville B-cycle, to get to and from work.

A native of Nigeria, Tayo moved to the United States at the age of 14 and graduated from Stratford STEM Magnet High School in East Nashville. He is fluent in the West African language of Yoruba.

 

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 http://www.bonelaw.com/

Bone McAllester Norton Takes a Cold Plunge to Benefit Special Olympics Tennessee

[caption id="attachment_4614" align="alignright" width="300"]Bone McAllester Norton Attorneys Polar Plunge Nahsville 2013 Polar Plunge Nashville 2013


Several Bone McAllester Norton attorneys participated in the 2013 Polar Plunge on February 16. The annual event, held at Percy Priest Lake every chilly February, raises money to support Special Olympics Tennessee athletes. Those who braved the frigid waters this year include Olatayo Atanda, James Mackler, Stacey Garrett and Rob Pinson. Nearly $50,000 was raised in this year’s plunge.  For more on the 2013 Polar Plunge Nashville event, click here.