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Parker Leads Tax Planning and Reporting Seminar

Paul S. Parker was a featured presenter at the National Business Institute’s October 20th seminar in Nashville.  The program focused on the use of LLCs in asset protection and estate planning.  Parker led discussion on tax planning and reporting.

Paul S. Parker focuses his practice on estate planning and probate, tax, small business, and corporation law.

Dodson Presents at 2016 Probate & Estate Planning Conference for Tennessee Attorneys

Harlan-Dodson-photo1Harlan Dodson presented at the 2016 Probate & Estate Planning Conference for Tennessee Attorneys at the Nashville School of Law on October 20. His presentation,  “Planning Opportunities and Challenges Today and Tomorrow”  discussed how practitioners must address estate planning in light of  changes to state and federal law.

Harlan will present again for the Conference in December.

On the DPBC Tort Law Blog: the “Common Knowledge” Exception

The DPBC Tort Law blog discusses recent case law on an exception to the requirement of expert testimony in certain medical malpractice actions.  Spoiler alert: the exception almost never applies…

Capparella Featured Presenter at “Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Academy”

Donald Capparella was a featured speaker at the Tennessee Bar Association’s “Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Academy” on October 18.  The seminar covered best practices for oral argument in criminal appeals as well as how to avoid common mistakes.  Other speakers included Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger A. Page, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Judge John Everett Williams, Tennessee Post-Convication Defender Justyna Garbaczewska Scalpone, and Nashville attorney David Raybin.

Sitgreaves Participates in Pro Bono Legal Clinic

Judge Rachel Bell and Judge Melissa Blackburn along with Pro Bono Volunteer supporters, including DPBC's Liz Sitgreaves (2nd from right).

Judge Rachel Bell and Judge Melissa Blackburn along with
Pro Bono Volunteer supporters, including DPBC’s Liz Sitgreaves (2nd from right).

Liz Sitgreaves was among eleven area lawyers who volunteered their services in the General Sessions Music City Community Court’s Saturday Docket on October 1.  The specially-set Saturday court sessions are held every 4-6 weeks in different locations in the city so that persons who otherwise might not have access to the justice system can get help.

Sitgreaves assisted with the Pro Se Indigency Docket and Expungement Clinic at Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church , helping indigent persons who are eligible for expungement of their criminal records.  More information about the Saturday Community Dockets and “Justice Right on the Spot” can be found here.

When Your Civil Suit Intersects with a Criminal Prosecution

On the DPBC Tort Law Blog, an article highlighting what to keep in mind when you are handling a civil case that intersects with a defendant who is incarcerated or accused of a crime.

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