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Sitgreaves, Capparella Lead Appellate Practice Seminar for Knoxville Bar Association

September 26th, 2016

Donald Capparella and Elizabeth Sitgreaves presented “Tips on Appellate Practice Basics, Effective Legal Writing, Oral Argument, and Ethical Issues” at the UT Conference Center in Knoxville on Friday, September 23.  The presentation, part of the Knoxville Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Series, featured segments such as “Top Ten Ways to Lose Your Appeal,” and “Does Oral Argument Really Matter?”

To learn more about the firm’s appellate practice team, click here.

Capparella Leads Memphis CLE Event, Raises Funds for Nashville Shakespeare Festival

September 21st, 2016

Donald Capparella continued his popular Shakespeare-themed continuing legal education series in Memphis on September 20, 2016 with a presentation of “A Comedy of Ethics.”  Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger A. Page and Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Camille McMullen joined Capparella 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 Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC.  Proceeds benefited the Memphis Bar Association and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

For information on upcoming presentations of the popular series, click here.

Kane Discusses Sylvan Park’s Energy and Development

September 19th, 2016

Tracy D. Kane, who serves as the President of the Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association, was quoted in a recent Tennessean article describing the growth and change in the historic neighborhood that now finds itself a hub of activity.

Yarbro Quoted on “Court Watch” Program

September 18th, 2016

Tyler Chance Yarbro was quoted in The Tennessean‘s recent coverage of a pilot “Court Watch” program launching in Nashville.  Click here to read the article.

DPBC Tort Law Blog: Parent Liability for Adult Children at Home?

September 17th, 2016

On the DPBC Tort Law blog, new case law regarding the boundaries of parent liability in negligence cases.

Mastroianni Trains Vanderbilt Law Students on Providing Services to Veterans

September 15th, 2016

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

Parker, Kane present at National Business Institute Seminar

September 15th, 2016

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.