Paul S. Parker News

Parker Featured Speaker at “Estate Administration Bootcamp”

Paul S. Parker served as a featured speaker for the August 8, 2017 National Business Institute seminar in Nashville.

The “Estate Administration Bootcamp” event was designed for attorneys, trust officers, accountants, and financial planners.   Parker addressed matters such as tax returns for estates, portability of exemptions, and possible changes to the GST.

Parker practices in the areas of tax, estate planning, and probate.

Parker Speaks at National Business Institute Seminar

Paul S. Parker served as a featured speaker for the March 9, 2017 National Business Institute seminar in Nashville.

The event, focused on current issues relating to wills and trusts, was designed for attorneys, trust officers, accountants, and financial planners.  Leading the “Basic Tax Concerns” session, Parker addressed new legislation and other important tax issues that must be considered when drafting wills and trusts for clients.

Parker practices in the areas of tax, estate planning, and probate.

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.


Dodson Parker Included on Best Lawyers® – U.S. News 2017 “Best Law Firms” List for Metro Nashville Area

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have announced their 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings. According to the publications, the “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC received rankings in multiple practice areas for the Metro Nashville Area, with “Tier 1” rankings in Appellate Practice, Insurance Law, and Non-Profit/Charities Law.  View the firm’s complete rankings here.

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.

Four DPBC Attorneys Named to Legal Aid “Attorney Honor Roll”; Firm Acknowledged as “Leadership Cabinet”

The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands recently released its annual report for the year 2015, and four Dodson Parker Attorneys have been named to the organization’s “Attorney Honor Roll.”  The designation recognizes their pro bono service in volunteering for the organization.

Named to the Honor Roll are:

Margaret L. Behm
Candi Henry
Elizabeth Sitgreaves
Tyler C. Yarbro

In addition, Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC was proud to be part of the Legal Aid Society’s Leadership Cabinet for 2015, representing the firm’s financial commitment to the 2015 Campaign for Equal Justice, for which Margaret L. Behm served as 2015 Campaign Chair.  The campaign–the most successful in the organization’s history–collected more than $820,000 to help Legal Aid continue to provide free legal services to those in need.


Parker, Kane present at National Business Institute Seminar

Paul S. Parker and Tracy D. Kane recently presented at the National Business Institute  seminar “LLCs from Start to Finish” in Nashville.

Parker’s September 13 presentation “LLC Formation and Operation—Process, Procedures, and Pitfalls,” covered issues related to forming LLCs, choosing a management structure, and working across state borders.

Kane’s presentations on September 14 addressed preventing and handling LLC disputes and avoiding the most common mistakes LLCs make in business practice.

Firm Recognized by Nashville Bar Association for Wellness Initiative

Step Up to the Bar CertificateAt the Nashville Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Banquet on December 3, 2015, the Attorney Health & Wellness Committee recognized law firms that had completed the Committee’s “Step Up to the Bar 10,000 Step Challenge.”  The competition asked attorneys and staff members to aim for a goal of 10,000 steps per day during the month of November.  Dodson Parker was among the firms whose attorneys and staff members participated, and the firm logged 3,132,235 steps in the month–or about 130 miles walked per person.

Dodson Parker Named to U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Law Firms” List for Metro Nashville Area

Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report on its 2016 Best Law Firms list for the Metro Nashville area.  The firm was ranked in eleven practice areas and received a Tier 1 ranking for Insurance Law.

According to U.S. News, the 2016 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S.

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. U.S. News – Best Lawyers states that receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

Firm Recognized for Joining “Raising the Bar” Campaign

At its September 4 reception, the Tennessee Justice Center recognizedRaising the Bar 2015 the law firms across the state that have made a three-year financial commitment to helping ensure that Tennessee’s vulnerable populations have assistance accessing the courts to get the care they need.  Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella is proud to be among twenty-one law firms in the state that have made the commitment to the “Raising the Bar” Campaign.