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Bone McAllester Norton Adds Tayo Atanda to the Team

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC has announced the addition of Olatayo (Tayo) O. Atanda as the newest attorney member of the law firm.

“Tayo joined us soon after graduating from law school in a temporary position, and his outstanding performance made him invaluable to our firm,” said Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton. “We are pleased to have him join us.”

Tayo concentrates his practice in Alcoholic Beverage Law, Entrepreneurial and Emerging Business Law and Litigation and Dispute Resolution.  The Alcoholic Beverage Law field includes beer, liquor, dance and catering licensing for restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and resorts throughout Tennessee.  For new and emerging businesses, Tayo is involved in LLC formation, reviewing and drafting contracts and evaluating non-disclosure agreements.  His Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice involves labor and employment cases, as well as personal injury claims.

Tayo is a recent graduate of the College of Law at the University of Tennessee, where he was a Baker Law Scholar and participated in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court, Black Law Student Association, International Law Society and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.

He is an advocate for education and environmental programs.  While attending college, Tayo worked as a program coordinator for the Oasis Center, where he advocated for education and economic equality.  As a city dweller, he takes advantage of a bike-sharing program, Nashville B-cycle, to get to and from work.

A native of Nigeria, Tayo moved to the United States at the age of 14 and graduated from Stratford STEM Magnet High School in East Nashville. He is fluent in the West African language of Yoruba.


Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 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

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