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Sean Kirk, Chris Raybeck will Serve as Faculty at The Southeastern School of Banking

Bone McAllester Norton attorneys Sean C. Kirk and Chris Raybeck have been selected to serve on the faculty of The Southeastern School of Banking, held by the Tennessee Bankers Association, this year. Both attorneys are members of the firm’s Banking and Financial Services practice. Their session is in the second-year track and will focus on ethics in banking, covering ethical norms in the financial services industry, including legal standards and conflicts of interest.

Their session will take place at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22nd in McWhorter Hall on the campus of Belmont University.

The Southeastern School of Banking (TSSB) is an intensive general banking school consisting of two one-week resident sessions over two years. The first- and second-year sessions are held concurrently. Serving bankers since its organization in 1939, the school’s 80-hour, intermediate-level curriculum focuses on critical banking functions, their interrelationships and determinants of profitability. Analytical skills and management techniques are developed, along with an understanding of the commercial bank’s role in the changing financial services industry. The school’s rigorous admission criteria ensure that students will be able to keep pace with the level of instruction. TSSB’s honor program recognizes students in the top 10 percent of the class and notifies their chief executive officers of their exemplary work. Each year, students receive a comprehensive school manual which serves as a convenient reference after graduation when practical issues or questions arise.

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Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 38 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

“Making Sense of a Tennessee Bank Director’s Legal Responsibilities in Changing and Challenging Times” with Trace Blankenship

Bone McAllester Norton attorney Trace Blankenship will speak at this week’s Tennessee Bankers Association (TBA) Bank Directors College 2013. His presentation, entitled “Making Sense of a Tennessee Bank Director’s Legal Responsibilities in Changing and Challenging Times,” will provide an overview of foundational legal issues for directors, such as why Tennessee law requires a bank to have a board and what exactly are a director’s core legal duties and liabilities when making decisions. It also will include a director’s obligations from the regulator’s perspective, as well as the business benefits of an effective board and what directors can do to help integrate newly-acquired banks successfully. The presentation will take place at 10:45 a.m., Thursday, October 3, at the TBA’s Barrett Training Center in Nashville.

The second annual Bank Directors College was developed in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions. Attendees are eligible for CPE credit.

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Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 36 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

 

 

Bone McAllester Norton Hosts Tennessee Bankers Association "Day on the Hill" Luncheon


Cheeseburgers in paradise?  What do Jimmy Buffett and a group of bankers and lawyers have in common?


Our financial institutions team hosted banking professionals from across the state at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in downtown Nashville a few weeks ago as part of their annual “Day on the Hill” event.  As a proud associate member of the Tennessee Bankers Association and committed legal partner in the Tennessee banking community, Bone McAllester Norton enjoyed supporting this annual program as the luncheon sponsor for the second year.


Held annually, the “Day on the Hill” program is organized by the Tennessee Bankers Association’s Young Bankers Division to provide an opportunity for current and future leaders from banks across the state to explore the inner workings of the Tennessee legislative process.  Trace Blankenship, one of our attorneys who advises bank executives and boards of directors on strategic transactions and regulatory matters, emceed the event, which featured a keynote address from the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, Greg Gonzales, and remarks about Tennessee’s banking industry from the law firm’s chairman, Charles W. Bone.  Several attorneys from our financial institutions team described “Eleven Things That Could Keep a Banker Awake at Night” (and some hair-raising stories to illustrate) including Jack Stringham, Charles Robert Bone, David Anthony, Andrea Perry, Johnny Garrett, Rob Pinson and Tucker Herndon.  Tracie Lomax, immediate past president of the Young Bankers Division, and Jay England, incoming president, welcomed the group, and officials of the Tennessee Bankers Association, Tim Amos, Colin Barrett, Amy Smith, were responsible for organizing the “Day on the Hill” event.