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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


FLSA Update

The updated Fair Labor Standards Act’s long-awaited final overtime rule went into effect on January 1, 2020.


Legal Tip: 2020 Dating

One small way to protect yourself and your business this year is by writing “2020” when dating all checks, contracts, and other official documents instead of the common shorthand method of “20.”

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Articles & Publications

  • The SECURE Act: A (Very) Brief Introduction

    On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the SECURE Act into law. The following is a brief overview of some of the key changes as they relate to retirement plan administration.

  • New Concealed Carry Law Eases Access to Handguns

    As of January 1, 2020, Tennessee citizens will find it easier to obtain a concealed carry permit for a handgun. This law differentiates between the current, older permit law, now known as the “enhanced handgun carry permit,” and the new, more limited permit, referred to as a “concealed handgun carry permit.”

  • 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations and Lobbying Revisited: Grassroots Lobbying

    “Direct Lobbying” refers to communications with legislators or legislative staff members that specifies and expresses a view on a particular piece of legislation. Another type of lobbying, Grassroots Lobbying, is also governed by general rules under Internal Revenue Code § 4911.

  • Reminders That Planning Requires Attention to Details

    Two recent cases in probate law highlight the importance of thorough planning. Clients of Kennerly, Montgomery & Finley benefited from both cases and current and future clients should note the lessons to be learned.

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