Firm’s Pro Bono Service Honored by Tennessee Supreme Court

(l-r) Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Jeff Bivins, Margaret L. Behm, Tyler Chance Yarbro, Candi Henry, Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Connie Clark

The Tennessee Supreme Court held its annual “Attorneys for Justice” Middle Tennessee awards ceremony at Belmont University College of Law on October 18, 2017.  The event recognizes lawyers, law students, and law firms for achievements in pro bono service.

Dodson Parker attorneys Margaret L. Behm, Donald Capparella, Candi Henry, and Tyler Chance Yarbro have each been named 2017 Attorneys for Justice based upon their pro bono service during the calendar year 2016.  The firm as a whole also received recognition for the fourth year in a row, reflecting an average of more than 50 hours of pro bono service per attorney in the firm.

 

 

Mastroianni Leads Session on Legislative Updates in Probate Law

Jillian Mastroianni and Ashley Stearns Lead CLE in Rutherford County

On September 12, Jillian Mastroianni was a featured speaker at Hon. Toby Gilley’s annual “Judge the Judge Reception and Open House.” This year’s event was jointly hosted by  Rutherford County General Sessions Court Judge Gilley and the Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association.  Mastroianni, along with Murfreesboro attorney Ashley Stearns, presented “Legislative Updates on Probate Law and Associated Ethical Considerations.”

 

 

Social Security Makes Changes to “Countable Assets” Policy

SSA Changes Policy; Reasons for Benefit Denial Will Be Made Available to Applicants

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Beware the Anti-Lapse Statute

Jillian Mastroianni Speaks at Murfeesboro Estate Planning Council

Jillian Mastroianni was the featured speaker at the August 16 meeting of the Murfreesboro Estate Planning Council.  Jillian led a discussion on updates in the law of probate and estate planning and offered tips and best practices. The Council consists of Murfreesboro-area attorneys, trust advisors, and other professionals who focus on estate planning matters.

Mastroianni focuses her practice on estate planning, real estate law, and business entities.

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Generation Skipping Tax: Should It Stay or Should It Go?

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Drafting a Will? Watch out for Beneficiary Designations Made Prior to Divorce or Annulment

Mastroianni, Stigreaves Present CLE Seminar

On March 3, Jillian Mastroianni joined the Honorable Randy Kennedy (7th Circuit Court, 20th Judicial District) as part of the Nashville Bar Association’s Friday FUNdamentals series of continuing legal education programs for first and second year attorneys.  Judge Kennedy and Ms. Mastroianni discussed basic estate planning and probate.  DPBC attorney Elizabeth Sitgreaves served as producer of the program.

 

Mastroianni Trains Vanderbilt Law Students to Help Veterans with Legal Needs

Mastroianni-264247--resizedJillian Mastroianni led a training Vanderbilt Law students at the school’s legal clinic serving veterans. The January 31 program provided instruction on estate planning services for veterans.  Through their clinic work, the Vanderbilt Law students provide legal services to low-income patients at Nashville’s VA Hospital.

Mastroianni focuses her practice on estate planning, real estate law, and business entities.  Mastroianni co-authors, along with Harlan Dodson, the Introduction to Estate Planning and Administration in Tennessee textbook, a source of reference for attorneys throughout the state

Dodson, Parker, Mastroianni Attend 51st Annual Heckerling Institute

DPBC Attorneys Harlan Dodson, Paul S. Parker, and Jillian Mastroianni recently attended the 51st Annual Heckerling Institute for Estate Planning, the nation’s leading conference for estate planners.

Each year, professionals from across the nation–including attorneys, accountants, insurance professionals, certified financial planners, and Internal Revenue Service workers–gather annually with prominent authorities in the field to discuss and analyses the most important developments in  estate planning and estate, gift, and income taxation.