Presentations and Speeches

Capparella Presents CLE to benefit Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

On August 9, Donald Capparella presented another installment of his popular Continuing Legal Education Seminar on ethics to benefit the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. The CLE featured professional actors from the internationally-renowned Nashville Shakespeare Festival. Actors re-enacted scenes from some of Shakespeare’s plays to bring to life some of the most famous ethical dilemmas, which can still arise in today’s legal environment. Area lawyers who attended were challenged to apply the modern Rules of Professional Conduct to the timeless ethical quandaries presented by “the Bard.”

The CLE was presented at Cumberland University in Lebanon. Capparella is pictured with Travenia Holden of Holden Law Offices and Nashville-based actor Brian Russell.

 

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.

Behm Speaks on Nashville School of Law Professionalism Panel

During the July 27, 2017 orientation for new students at Nashville School of Law, Margaret L Behm served as a panelist for a discussion on professionalism in the field of law. She is pictured below with fellow panelist Judge Frank G. Clement, Jr., Presiding Judge, Middle Section, Tennessee Court of Appeals.

Capparella, Christy Lead CLE Benefiting Nashville Shakespeare Festival

Donald Capparella and Miranda Christy led a continuing legal education presentation of “A Comedy of Ethics” on May 26 at the HCA Auditorium in Nashville.   Judge Joseph A. Woodruff of the 21st Judicial District joined Capparella, Christy, and performers from the internationally-renowned Nashville Shakespeare Festival in exploring William Shakespeare’s most notorious ethical challenges.

The event was sponsored by Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC and HCA.  Proceeds benefited the the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

Behm Featured Panelist at First Tennessee’s “Women Wisdom & Wit”

DPBC Managing Partner Margaret L. Behm participated in First Tennessee Bank’s 2017 “Women Wisdom & Wit” series as a panelist. Behm addressed the topic “Leading through Change: Leveraging Life Transitions to Get What You Want.” The panel discussion took place Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the Cal Turner Family Center at Meharry Medical College.

Behm Delivers Speech to JSA Foundation Scholarship Recipients

The JSA Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 1982, held its annual scholarship luncheon on May 10, 2017.  Margaret L. Behm, a founding board member of the organization, spoke to recognize the scholarship participants and honor Dr. June S. Anderson, who established the scholarships to encourage women who are returning to school to pursue nontraditional fields of study such as science, engineering, and business administration. The JSA Foundation Scholarships enable women to attend Middle Tennessee State University. The school’s Center for Women and Nontraditional Students is named in honor of June Anderson.

Capparella Speaks at Tennessee Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Forum

The 21st annual Labor & Employment Law Forum, sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association, took place May 5, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee. DPBC attorney Donald Capparella was a featured speaker, leading the ethics portion of the conference.  More information here.

Behm to be Featured Panelist for First Tennessee’s “Women, Wisdom, and Wit” Event

DPBC Managing Partner Margaret L. Behm has joined First Tennessee Bank’s 2017 “Women Wisdom & Wit” series as a panelist.  Behm will address the topic “Leading through Change:  Leveraging Life Transitions to Get What You Want.”  The panel discussion will take place Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the Cal Turner Family Center at Meharry Medical College.

Dodson Featured Speaker at Wilson County Bar Association Meeting

At the April 12 meeting of the Wilson County Bar Association, Harlan Dodson presented “Something for Every Practice:  Thirty Tips for Tennessee Lawyers.”  The speech touched on legal topics ranging from will contests to LLCs to changes to appellate procedure.

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.