Kane Tapped as Featured Speaker at Women’s Leadership Conference
Tracy D. Kane will serve as the opening speaker for THRIVE, a women’s leadership conference to be held at Lipscomb University on July 30, 2015. The third annual conference is sponsored by the National Association of Women MBAs.
Tracy’s presentation at the event is “Uncomfortable by Design: Finding Success Outside Your Comfort Zone.” She will talk about her experience representing companies–particularly women-owned firms–from start-up through growth, transitions, and sales.
Tracy’s wide-ranging transactional law practice includes guiding clients through company formation, operation, succession and estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, intellectual property protection, and regulatory compliance. As a mediator, Tracy facilitates dispute resolution for businesses, their owners and employees.
Henry Inducted to Tennessee Bar Association YLD Fellows, Named Star of the Quarter
Candi Henry has been named a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division. Candi was inducted in the Fellows during the Tennessee Bar Association’s annual convention in Memphis on June 19, where she was also named “Star of the Quarter” for the Young Lawyers Division. Election into membership of the YLD Fellows is a professional honor and generally represents distinction achieved while the fellow was a young lawyer or a significant contribution made by the fellow to the members of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
Candi joined the Tennessee Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division in 2006 and served four terms as a member of the YLD Board of Directors. During her time as a member of the Young Lawyers Division, she received the honor of “Star of the Quarter” four times, most recently for her service as Long Range Planning Chair for the Tennessee High School Mock Trial Tournament.
Gichner Graduates from Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program
Jason Gichner recently graduated from the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law program at the Tennessee Bar Association’s annual convention in Memphis on June 19. The program, founded in 2004, aims to serve the legal profession by equipping participants with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in the profession and in the community as a whole.
Dodson Teaches Bar Exam Prep Course
Harlan Dodson served as an instructor for the Barbri Bar Exam program offered at Nashville School of Law. The law school graduates are preparing for next month’s Tennessee Bar Exam, and Dodson lectured in the area of Wills and Estates. Mr. Dodson, whose practice focuses on estate planning and business formation and succession planning, has helped prepare attorneys for the bar exam for more than 20 years.
Sitgreaves Helms $20,000 Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters
The sixth annual “Lawyers for Littles” bowl-a-thon fundraiser was held on Thursday, June 4, at the AMF Pla-More Lanes in Nashville. The event, part of the Bowl for Kids’ Sake which benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, raised more than $20,000. Dodson Parker attorney Elizabeth Sitgreaves co-chaired the event along with Bart Pickett, an attorney with Liberty Mutual Insurance.
The firm’s team raised over $2500 and consisted of attorneys Margaret L. Behm, Harlan Dodson, Jillian Mastroianni, Elizabeth Sitgreaves, and Tyler Chance Yarbro, as well as summer law clerks Tiffany Burba and Janelle Grigaits
Dodson Gives Faculty Address at Nashville School of Law Commencement
Harlan Dodson delivered the faculty address at the commencement exercises for the Nashville School of Law on May 23, 2015. Dodson noted that each faculty member took great pride in his or her affiliation with the Nashville School of Law and in the prospects of each graduate. He encouraged the new lawyers to take pride in their accomplishments and in their service to the bar.
Dodson has been a faculty member at Nashville School of Law for 40 years and was the recipient of the school’s Distinguished Faculty Award in 2007. He teaches estate and business succession planning.
Capparella, Yarbro Lead Seminar at The Belcourt Theatre
Donald Capparella and Tyler Yarbro presented the continuing legal education seminar “Much Ado about Ethics” at Nashville’s historic Belcourt Theatre on May 21, 2015. They were joined by Nashville attorney Sean J. Martin. The popular CLE series donates all proceeds to the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.
Sponsors for the seminar were the law firms of Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC, and Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC.
Should Your Client Take the Stand? Gichner Featured Speaker on Panel
Jason M. Gichner was a speaker at the May 19, 2015 meeting of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court, presenting a Continuing Legal Education Program on the circumstances under which criminal defendants should (should not) take the stand. Other presenters included Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Steve Dozier, Nashville Attorney Patrick Frogge, and Metro Assistant District Attorney Amy Hunter.
With more than twelve years of trial and appellate experience, Jason Gichner is a veteran litigator who maintains a general litigation practice, with emphasis on criminal law, complex civil litigation, and business disputes. He also serves as a Panel Attorney on the CJA Panel for the United States Federal Court, Middle District of Tennessee.