Dodson, Mastroianni Release 2018 Edition of Estate Planning Text

Harlan Dodson and Jillian Mastroianni have released the 2018 edition of their text
Introduction to Estate Planning and Administration in Tennessee.  
Since its initial publication, the book has served as both textbook for students and an indispensable source of reference for attorneys throughout the state. Each year, Dodson and Mastroianni revise the text to reflect developments in the law, particularly in the area of tax consequences.  This year’s edition has been updated to reflect the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

To order a copy of the text, call 615-254-2291.

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DPBC Appears in Nashville Business Journal 2018 Book of Lists

The Nashville Business Journal has released its annual Book of Lists edition, which features a ranking of the largest law firms in the Nashville area, which includes Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson Counties.  Dodson Parker Behm and Capparella, PC is listed at number 32, up from 33 in the previous year’s list.

Digital Edition of Super Lawyers Magazine Available; 4 Dodson Parker Attorneys Listed

The digital edition of the 2017 Super Lawyers Mid-South magazine has been released, and four Dodson Parker attorneys have been included in the publication.  Paul Parker, Margaret L. Behm, and Donald Capparella have each been named to the Super Lawyers list, and Candi Henry has been named

Paul S. Parker practices tax law as well as matters relating to trusts and estates.

Margaret L. Behm handles business litigation and wide range of commercial, employment, and municipal law matters.  She has been listed in Super Lawyers each year since 2007.

Donald Capparella leads the firm’s appellate practice team, and he also maintains a diverse civil litigation practice.  He has been listed in Super Lawyers annually since 2009.

Candi Henry focuses her litigation practice on appeals and also advises businesses on  formation and transaction matters. This is her fourth consecutive appearance on the Super Lawyers Mid-South list.

Click here to view the 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine.

New Edition of Capparella’s “Tennessee Law of Comparative Fault” Published

The 2017 – 2018 edition of Tennessee Law of Comparative Fault is now available.  The work, which is published as volume 17 of Thomson Reuters’s Tennessee Practice series is authored by DPBC attorney Donald Capparella, along with John A. Day and John  Wood.

Capparella’s”Much Ado About Ethics” CLE Raises Funds for Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

ShakesOn December 8, Donald Capparella presented another installment of his popular continuing legal education seminars.  The “Much Ado about Ethics” event took place at the main branch of the Nashville Public Library and benefited the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. Professional actors from the festival re-enacted scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, bringing to life some of the Bard’s famous legal ethical dilemmas.

 

Dodson Featured Speaker at Probate & Estate Planning Seminar

On December 7, Harlan Dodson was a featured faculty member at a continuing legal education seminar for Tennessee practitioners.  The event, part of the 9th Annual Probate and Estate Planning Seminar for Tennessee Attorneys, was held at the Nashville School of Law and sponsored by the Tennessee Attorney’s Memo.  Dodson presented “Estate Planning Opportunities & Challenges in 2018 and Beyond.”

Capparella Leads Program for TN Department of Human Services

Donald Capparella presented his popular “Much Ado About Ethics” program by request of the Tennessee Department of Health at its Nashville offices on December 6.  The presentation uses the classic works of William Shakespeare to teach modern legal ethics.

Miranda Christy Pens Op-Ed, Urges Focus on At-Risk Youth

Miranda Christy was a featured Op-Ed columnist in the December 5 electronic edition of The Tennessean.  Christy outlined strategies for assisting the city’s at-risk youth population and urged Nashvillians to take an apolitical approach to addressing their needs.

Capparella Presents “Ethics, Lies, & Videotape”

Donald Capparella, Anne Martin, and Ed Lanquist at Nashville Bar Association presentation “Ethics, Lies, & Videotape”

Donald Capparella, Edward D. Lanquist Jr., and Anne Martin presented popular Continuing Legal Education series “Ethics, Lies, and Videotape” on November 17 for the Nashville Bar Association. They discussed ethical implications of situations raised by movies and by real-life legal cases.