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Charles Robert Bone appointed President and CEO of Bone McAllester Norton

Charles Robert BoneCharles Robert BoneNASHVILLE – Charles Robert Bone has been named President and CEO of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC, Nashville’s sixth largest law firm. The board of directors of the firm elected Mr. Bone to his new role, which was previously held by the late founding member, Mike Norton. Charles W. Bone continues as Chairman of the firm, and Sam J. McAllester III will continue serving as Vice Chairman.

“Charles Robert is a perfect fit to lead the firm,” said Stacey Garrett Koju, founding Member and Chairperson, Board of Directors, Bone McAllester Norton.  “He is an active community leader and business person, well-known throughout Tennessee, and he is an effective collaborator.  We look forward to his leadership at the firm.”

Earlier this year, Mayor Megan Barry appointed Charles Robert Bone to the board of directors of MDHA, the Metropolitan Development Housing Agency.

Mr. Bone was the featured “Attorney of the Month” for the inaugural issue of Attorney at Law Magazine’s Middle Tennessee edition in 2015.  In recent years, he has been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America©; Best of the Bar, Nashville Business Journal; In Charge, Nashville Post; Top 40 Under 40, The Tennessean; Top 10 Influences for Tennessee, Campaigns and Elections; and Mid-South Super Lawyers among many others.

He concentrates his law practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and advising emerging businesses, entrepreneurs, officers and directors and governmental entities, including serving as general counsel for the Convention Center Authority of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. He also has represented clients in various complex litigation matters in both state and federal courts across Tennessee.

Mr. Bone has been instrumental in developing several Tennessee-based companies as an entrepreneur, investor and board member, including as a founder of Phoenix Boats (Winchester, Tennessee), the Southern Steak & Oyster restaurant and Acme Feed & Seed.

He serves a number of non-profit and civic organizations, including Hands on Nashville, Oasis Center, Best Buddies, and Discover Madison.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College and his Juris Doctorate degree from Vanderbilt University Law School. A Middle Tennessee native and seventh-generation Tennessean, Mr. Bone is married with four children.

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About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 40 attorneys and offices in Nashville, Sumner County, and Williamson County of 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, call 615-238-6300 or visit

BoneLaw Attorneys Offer Insight on the Erin Andrews Settlement

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How much of that $55M will Erin Andrews actually get and was it really even about the money?  Bone McAllester Norton attorneys David Anthony and Susan Neal Dickerson offer valuable insight into the collection process and understanding the value of a settlement.  For the entire article in the Tennessean, click here.

Middle Tennessee is Thirsty for Whiskey

This weekend's Tennessean was full of interesting details about the whiskey industry in Middle Tennessee, including the distilleries that make it and the bars that serve it.

It is only prudent that we discuss the spelling of whiskey before continuing.  The debate is real, folks.  This is a topic that has warranted discussion on blogs and articles all the way to the New York Times.

It would seem a generic rule of thumb is this:  countries with an "E" in their names, spell it WHISKEY (United States, Ireland) and countries without an "E" in their names spell it WHISKY (Japan, Canada, Scotland).

Several of our clients were mentioned in the articles, from Whiskey Nirvana to Give These Bars a Shot.



Nashville Post's InCharge List is out

We are honored to have several of our attorneys and clients on the Nashville Post's annual InCharge List for 2016.

The InCharge List recognizes individuals in the business community who have made contributions to their business sector, that in turn, keep Nashville thriving and growing.  The list makers, who have been hand-selected by the Nashville Post editorial staff, are over 400 of Nashville's business elite in over 20 categories of business.  It is the premier who's who list and a great reference tool!

As the Nashville Post puts it "The 448 women and men on our list, the Post's Seventh, represent the best of the best - and are always 'in charge'."

The Bone McAllester Norton attorneys featured on this list were honored last night at the InCharge Event held at the Nashville Public Library.






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Susan Neal Dickerson comments on the Erin Andrews case

Our own Susan Neal Dickerson, when asked for comment about the latest events surrounding the trial, including the accusation that Neal Peskind, a representative of the local Marriott ownership group, viewed the peephole video of Ms. Andrews at dinner Tuesday night:

"It really speaks volumes about the effect this had on her, that it happens so frequently, and it would happen in the context of this lawsuit," Dickerson said.

For the article in the Tennessean, click here.

For the article in People, click here.

For the article in Salon, click here.

Total Wine & More is Making its Move to Tennessee

Total Wine And MoreTotal Wine And MoreTotal Wine & More, one of the largest wine retailers in the country and a BoneLaw client, is expanding into the Tennessee market this year.  As it stands, there are two stores slated to open in Middle Tennessee in 2016, one in Cool Springs and one in West Nashville.

This wine giant has plans to open eight to ten more stores across the state.

To read the full article in the Tennessean, click here.

Kung Fu Saloon in Nashville?

Photo Courtesy of www.kungfusaloon.comPhoto Courtesy of www.kungfusaloon.comWell this is exciting!  If it wasn't already obvious how the fabric of Nashville is changing and growing daily, this should clue you in.  Our client, Kung Fu Saloon, a bar and arcade, is opening on Division Street in Midtown this summer.

Midtown is the happening spot for many great watering holes and Kung Fu Saloon is no exception!  It joins the ranks of several greats - Broadway Brew House, The Patterson, Rebar. . .

Kung Fu Saloon describes itself as "part vintage arcade, part sports bar, and part late night dance party.  Kung Fu welcomes everyone on an equal basis without regard to race, color, or national origin."

We'll see you there!

To read the full article in The Tennessean, click here.

Bone McAllester Norton's client, Janis Ian discusses the importance of her 10th Grammy nomination

Janis IanJanis IanWhat a remarkable milestone in Janis Ian's career! 

2016 marks 50 years since her first recorded album, Janis Ian, and it also marks 40 years since the 1976 Grammys, when "At Seventeen" and Between the Lines were up for five Grammys and won two ("Best Female Vocalist" and "Best Engineered Album.")  Janis Ian has been nominated for ten Grammys in eight different categories over a 50 year period.

Ms. Ian tells Jessica Bliss, a reporter for The Tennessean, that its the tenth nomination that is the most personal.

To read the story in The Tennessean and watch the video, click  here.

House of Alba presentation at The Frist Center

Don Carlos Fitz-James Stuart, the 19th Duke of Alba, was the guest of honor for the more than 140 works of art belonging to one of the most prominent noble families in the political and cultural history of Spain.  It is truly one of the most delightful collections in Europe - Nashville is honored to be the first city to host this collection outside of Spain.

For more information about the latest Frist Center exhibit, click here.

For the article in The Tennessean, click here.


$8.6 Million Renovation of the Wildhorse Saloon

Wildhorse logoThe Wildhorse is getting a facelift inside and out.  It was announced Wednesday that this famous downtown venue on Second Avenue would undergo remodeling on its restaurant, music venue and live events space.

The renovation will include new bathrooms, stage lighting and upgraded audio/video capabilities among other upgrades.  The work is expected to be complete Summer 2016.

“The Wildhorse Saloon has been a beloved, family-friendly part of downtown Nashville's entertainment district for more than 20 years, and we believe this renovation will solidify its position as a premier attraction for locals, tourists and conventiongoers alike,” said Colin Reed, Ryman Hospitality CEO, in a media release.

This article is from The Tennessean.  For the entire article, click here.

Reach Nate Rau at 615-259-8094 and on Twitter @tnnaterau.