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For 100 years, our Knoxville, Tennessee general practice law firm has been exceeding client expectations through skilled legal services and excellent customer service. With our combined experience in many different facets of the law, we strive to satisfy all the business and legal needs of our wide variety of corporate, governmental and individual clients in Tennessee and the southeast region.

Kennerly Montgomery is a general practice law firm providing diverse professional services both inside and outside the courtroom to a wide variety of individual, corporate and governmental clients. Our attorneys practice in all state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as before administrative boards and panels and alternative dispute tribunals.

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News & Highlights


Absentee Voting in the State of Tennessee

The State of Tennessee has provided a great way to encourage your employees and all citizens to remain safe and still involved in the election process during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pursuant to the June 4, 2020 Order of the Davidson County Chancery Court, if you are a registered voter in the State of Tennessee and do not wish to vote in-person due to the COVID-19 situation, you are eligible to request an absentee ballot by mail. You can request for either party's primary and general election, or just the general election. You also have the option to vote in-person during early voting or on Election Day.


Kathy Aslinger to Present on SECURE Act for TSCPA

On June 15, 2020, Kathy D. Aslinger, Esq. will be presenting at the Tennessee Society of CPAs’ Employee Benefit Plans Conference. The conference livestream is available for members and non-members alike. Registration for the livestream can be found here.

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Articles & Publications

  • US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of LGBT Employment Rights

    The Supreme Court of the United States issued a landmark opinion on Monday, June 15, 2020, holding that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits an employer from firing an individual based on homosexual or transgender status. The decision involves three cases, consolidated as Bostock v. Clayton County, where an employer allegedly fired an employee for being homosexual or transgender. In response, the employee sued, alleging sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

  • The IRS Provides More Flexibility for Cafeteria Plans

    On May 12, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service released IRS Notices 2020-29 and 2020-33 creating more flexibility in cafeteria plan to address concerns raised by employers and employees stemming from COVID-19.

  • Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020

    On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “Act”). The Act was meant to make the provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) more lenient to allow recipients to take full advantage of the forgiveness provisions and to defer taxes.

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