Presentations and Speeches

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.

Mastroianni to Speak at Cane Ridge Community Club

Jillian Mastroianni will speak on the benefits of conservation easements in estate planning at the Cane Ridge Community Club Saturday, November 11, 2017. The event, hosted by Cane Ridge Land Conservation and Historic Preservation and facilitated by the Land Trust of Tennessee, is designed to promote the importance of land conservation and historic preservation.  Mastroianni will discuss how conservation easements can be used to achieve those goals.

Parker Addresses Tax Planning for LLCs for National Business Institute

Paul S. Parker was a featured speaker at the National Business Institute seminar, “LLCs: Beyond the Basics” held in Nashville on November 7. Parker’s session, “Fully Using Tax Advantages,” discussed important aspects of tax law that LLCs need to know.

Henry Leads Presentation for Williamson Co. Bar Association

Candi Henry was the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Williamson County Bar Association on Friday, November 3. Her presentation, “The Rules You Don’t Know You Don’t Know,” focused on overlooked (and sometimes unwritten) rules of legal writing.

Parker Talks Taxes at National Business Institute Seminar

Paul S. Parker was a featured presenter at the National Business Institute’s Probate and Estate Planning Seminar in Nashville on October 19. Parker’s presentation, titled “Tax Deadlines and Preparing, Coordinating, and Filing Returns,” addressed issues relating to tax forms, elections, allocations, and transfers.

Behm Talks Nashville’s Path to Inclusion at NBA Diversity Summit

Margaret L. Behm was among the featured panelists at the Nashville Bar Association’s “Diversity & the Law” program on October 3, 2017.  Margaret, who co-founded the city’s first all-woman law firm, spoke about her experiences founding the Lawyers Association for Women in Nashville and her perspective on the law’s path to inclusion.

Tyler Yarbro Speaks at LAW Lunch

The Lawyers Association for Women – Marion Griffin Chapter held its monthly CLE luncheon on Tuesday, September 19.  The discussion topic was “Just Enough to Be Dangerous: Practical Legal Tips for Your Family and Friends. “ DPBC’s Tyler Chance Yarbro was a featured panelist, discussing how attorneys who do not practice criminal law can be better positioned to help their friends and family in times of need.

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.”

 

 

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.