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Toby Carpenter to present Advanced Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Law Seminar

7/18/2017

On July 28, Toby Carpenter will be presenting at the National Business Institute Seminar entitled "Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law." Click above for more information.

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Kathy Aslinger, Bill Mason, and Ashley Trotto included in 2017 Tennessee Top Attorneys in Employee Benefits / ERISA - Defense by City View Magazine

7/17/2017

Kathy Aslinger, Bill Mason, and Ashley Trotto were selected to be included in the 2017 Tennessee Top Attorneys in the practice area of Employee Benefits/ERISA - Defense by City View Magazine. Click above to view the magazine and the complete listing.

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Summer 2017 KM Newsletter

6/12/2017

Articles in the Summer 2017 edition of the KM Newsletter include: Christenberry Kids Reading Program; Is Your Company Part of a Control Group or Affiliated Service Group?; Rollovers as Business Startups (ROBS) Viable Funding Option or Terrible Retirement Plan?; President Trump's Tax Reform Proposal: An Overview; Recent Changes to Estate Planning & Probate Laws

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Major Changes to Appellate Rules

6/8/2017

On July 1, 2017, the Tennessee Rules of Appellate Procedure will undergo two fundamental changes that affect both civil and criminal appeals. First, the location for initiating an appeal will change. Second, the appellant will be responsible for paying a filing fee with the clerk of the appellate court rather than posting a bond for costs. For any Tennessee lawyer whose practice includes appellate work, it is important to understand and be prepared for these changes. Click above to read the full article

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Healthcare Reform: Where Are We Now?

6/2/2017

On March 6, 2017, House Republicans announced their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and replace it with the American Health Care Act of 2017 (“AHCA”). Less than three weeks later, on March 24, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill from the floor mere moments before a vote took place... Click above to read the full article

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Briton Collins Elected Chairman of Tennessee Board of Court Reporting

4/5/2017

On March 24th, Briton S. Collins was elected to serve as the chairman of the Tennessee Board of Court Reporting, which is responsible for issuing court reporter licenses, conducting disciplinary inquiries for ethical violations, ensuring completion of continuing education requirements, and maintaining the Tennessee’s registry of court reporters. Briton was appointed to the Board in 2013 by Governor Bill Haslam, and previously served as the Board’s vice-chairman.

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Spring 2017 KM Newsletter

3/28/2017

Articles in the Spring 2017 edition of the KM Newsletter include: Employee Handbooks - Acknowledgment of Receipt; IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Seeks Suggestions on Improving Forms and Publications; Protecting Assets from Creditors via the “TIS Trust”; Board Member Responsibilities for Executive Compensation in Nonprofit Corporations; KM in the Community - CASA of East Tennessee; Hot Topics - Employee Handbook Edition

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Kennerly Montgomery and the University of TN Research Foundation present Rollover Business Startups (ROBS) – a free educational program.

2/16/2017

On March 22, 2017, Kennerly Montgomery and The University of TN Research Foundation presented a seminar on Rollover Business Startups (ROBS). When properly structured, ROBS allow entrepreneurs to utilize funds from their 401(k) or other tax-advantaged retirement account to fund a new business (or franchise), buy an existing business, or recapitalize an existing business. Interested in learning more about ROBS? Click above to view the seminar materials and for more information.

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The Results Are In! City View Magazine Top Attorneys 2016 and U.S. News Best Lawyers in America 2017

12/13/2016

KM Attorneys received recognition in two recent polls, City View Magazine Top Attorneys 2016 and U.S. News Best Lawyers in America 2017. Our lawyers are humbled and honored to have been recognized for their accomplishments. To learn more about each award and the respective attorney so honored, please click link above for full details.

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Fall 2016 KM Newsletter

12/12/2016

Articles in the Fall 2016 edition of the KM Newsletter include: Looking at Covenants Not to Compete and Input from the White House; KM Celebrates 100 Years; Are Employer Health Plans Required to Offer Gender Transition Coverage?; Charitable Organizations Lessening the Burdens of Government; Remain Qualified for Government Benefits Using Self-Settled Special Needs Trusts; The Results Are In!

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Using Irrevocable Trusts to Qualify for Medicaid and VA Benefits

12/7/2016

Individuals seeking asset protection cannot afford to ignore the potentially devastating costs of nursing home and other long-term care. Nursing homes are among the most common and largest creditors an average American is likely to face in his or her lifetime, but only about 10% of the population has long-term care insurance. For the other 90%, Medicaid is the primary source of payment, so a basic understanding of the Medicaid asset protection process is vital. Click above for more information.

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Michael Crowder gives presentation on “Using Irrevocable Trusts to Qualify for Medicaid and VA Benefits"

11/18/2016

On December 6, Michael Crowder gave a presentation for the National Business Institute entitled “Using Irrevocable Trusts to Qualify for Medicaid and VA Benefits” as a part of their Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid program. Click above for more information.

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KM Hosts Fall Employer Update Seminar: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls when Addressing Employee Behavior & Performance Issues

10/3/2016

For our next program, we are going to discuss best practices for managing difficult employees while respecting their EEOC, ADA, ADEA and other protected rights. We’ll specifically share with you some tips on how your employee handbooks and other policies and procedures can help you stay in front of potential lawsuits. Click above for more information.

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Michael Crowder presents on Medicaid Estate Recovery Rules, Remedies and Appeals

8/9/2016

On August 6th Michael Crowder gave a presentation on Medicaid Estate Recovery Rules, Remedies and Appeals at a seminar hosted by the National Business Institute. Click above for more information.

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Summer 2016 KM Newsletter

6/27/2016

Articles in the Summer 2016 edition of the KM Newsletter include: What was new in 1916? KM Celebrates 100 Years; 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations and Lobbying; Dave & Busters under Fire for Cutting Hours to Avoid ACA Compliance; ABLE Accounts; IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights - Taxpayer Advocacy; What a Difference Attorneys' Fees Make!

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Michael Kelley presents at seminar on Local Government Law

5/13/2016

Michael Kelley presented at the May 18th seminar “Legal Issues Involving Local Governments” hosted by the National Business Institute. Click above for more information.

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Social Security Retirement Benefits: Looking at the Big Picture to Benefit Your Client

5/12/2016

On May 26 Michael Crowder presened a live webinar on Social Security Retirement Benefits. Click above for more information or to register.

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The ACA: What's new?

4/1/2016

The Affordable Care Act ("ACA") and its implementing regulations have created an ever-evolving, shifting, expanding piece of legislation that is nearly impossible for employers, and their lawyers, to keep up with. This article is meant to serve as your cliffs notes guide to what the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services (the "Departments") were up to in 2015.

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Bill Mason Selected for IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

3/29/2016

Bill Mason was recently selected by the U.S. Treasury Department to serve a three-year term on the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). Panel members listen to taxpayers, identify issues and make suggestions for improving Internal Revenue Service (IRS) service and customer satisfaction. Click above for more information.

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KM Hosts Spring Employer Update Seminar

3/28/2016

Topics for our spring employer seminar included: correction of retirement and health & welfare benefit plan errors, and employee handbook issues. Click above for more information.

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Spring 2016 KM Newsletter

3/25/2016

Articles in the Spring 2016 edition of the KM Newsletter include: KM Celebrates 100 Years; Business Held Liable for Third Party Criminal Acts; New Law Brings More Clarity and Flexibility to Church Plans; Tennessee For-Profit Benefit Corporation Act; Estate Planning to Avoid Probate; and Reimbursement of Employee Expenses

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Ashley Trotto Speaks at Tennessee School Boards Association

3/18/2016

On March 18, 2016, Ashley Trotto spoke at the Tennessee School Boards Association about the application of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate to Tennessee schools.

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Winter 2016 KM Newsletter

1/19/2016

Articles in the Winter 2016 edition of the KM Newsletter include: A court case of interest to property owners; Recent changes to the FLSA; Information on Medicare from our Estate Planning Department; Upcoming seminars

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The Affordable Care Act Employer Reporting Requirements

12/14/2015

The deadline is quickly approaching for employers to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s employer reporting requirements. Although this may seem like just another IRS filing, the information required to complete the IRS forms may not be readily accessible for some employers and the instructions to the forms are detailed, often confusing and filled with caveats, exceptions and special rules. This presentation by Ashley Trotto focuses on reporting for large employers.

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KM Church Law Newsletter - Proposed Rules on Faith-Based Social Services

11/10/2015

Nine federal agencies recently proposed rules that aim to clarify the rights and responsibilities of faith-based and community social service organizations receiving Federal funds. In this month’s KM Church Law Newsletter, Michael R. Crowder discusses the substance of these proposed rules, the background behind the rules, and any recent developments.

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David Jones to present seminar on "Divorce Settlement Issues"

11/10/2015

On December 8, 2015, David H. Jones will present a seminar on Divorce Settlement Issues at the NBI program "Top 6 Complications in Bankruptcy." Click above for more information.

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Alex Taylor presents seminar on “Veterans Benefits for Long Term Care Services"

10/12/2015

The day-long seminar was hosted by the National Business Institute and was entitled “Planning for Long-Term Care.” Click above for more information.

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KM Hosts Employer Update Seminars

9/24/2015

Kennerly Montgomery hosted seminars for employers. Click above for details.

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A Cautionary Tale for Governmental Agencies: How Non-Compliance with the Tennessee Public Records Act Could Cost Taxpayers

8/25/2015

The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently released two opinions awarding attorneys’ fees to citizens after finding that two separate local governmental agencies willfully refused to provide access to public records required to be disclosed under the Tennessee Public Records Act. The TPRA requires governmental agencies to disclose all public records not specifically exempted from disclosure. These cases should be a cautionary tale to all Tennessee governmental agencies. This Governmental Law Newsletter by Briton Collins discusses these cases.

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Registering Trade and Service Marks in Tennessee: A Brief How-to Filing Guide

8/11/2015

Trademarks are important to protecting and preserving the brands and reputations of businesses ranging from small start-ups to established multinational companies. State and federal trademark registration help protect marks by providing statutory protections on top of established common law rights. In this article, Zack R. Gardner and Prof. Brian Krumm (University of Tennessee College of Law) briefly discuss trademarks and provide a how-to practitioners guide to state and federal trademark registration.

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Kathy Aslinger & Bill Mason included in 2015 Tennessee Top Attorneys in Employee Benefits / ERISA - Defense by City View Magazine

7/29/2015

Kathy Aslinger and Bill Mason were selected to be included in the 2015 Tennessee Top Attorneys in the practice area of Employee Benefits/ERISA - Defense by City View Magazine. Click above to view the magazine and the complete listing.

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Michael Crowder speaks about Social Security retirement benefits at Kingsport Bar Association & webinar for Tennessee Attorney Memo

7/22/2015

For many individuals, delaying Social Security retirement benefits can be advantageous. Factors such as spousal benefits, taxes, and working during retirement may impact an individual’s decision so it’s important to advise your clients so they understand how Social Security retirement benefits play into their retirement and estate plans. Click above for details on these programs.

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KM Law Clerk Casey Duhart Receives National Scholarship & Becomes Editor-in-Chief of Tennessee Law Review

7/13/2015

KM would like to congratulate our Law Clerk and University of Tennessee College of Law student, Casey Duhart. Click above for more information.

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KMF hosting brief program covering Social Security retirement benefits.

7/9/2015

In this presentation, we will discuss the basics of how Social Security retirement benefits are calculated. We will also cover the spousal benefit, working while receiving benefits, and whether your benefits will be taxed, as well as some practical points on how to optimize benefits and how Social Security benefits can affect retirement plan design. Both employers and employees ought to find this program useful.Click for more information...

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What The NLRB Thinks About Your Employee Handbook

6/24/2015

The National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel recently released important guidance on employee handbook provisions that have been found unlawful. Ben D. Cunningham’s memo discusses the General Counsel’s guidance and its implications for all private employers.

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An Introduction to the Ministerial Exception

6/12/2015

The ministerial exception prevents the application of anti-discrimination laws to the employment relationship between religious institutions and their ministerial employees. In this month’s KM Church Law Newsletter, Michael R. Crowder and Zack R. Gardner discuss generally the background behind the ministerial exception, recent developments to the doctrine, and the ambiguities that still exist.

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Alex Taylor to present interactive webinar "Qualifying for TennCare and VA Benefits: Use of Irrevocable Trusts"

6/9/2015

As an attorney, you need to know how to place your client's assets into a properly drafted irrevocable trust, thereby minimizing loss of control while maximizing future eligibility for TennCare and VA benefits. Click to read more...

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Ministerial Housing Allowance: A Brief Overview

5/18/2015

Federal law allows members of the clergy to exclude a “ministerial housing allowance” from income for federal income tax purposes. In this month’s KM Church Law Newsletter, Zack R. Gardner discusses generally what constitutes a “ministerial housing allowance”, who may take the allowance, and the rules governing when the allowance may be taken.

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KMF hosts brief program covering updates on the ever-changing benefits landscape for government employers.

5/12/2015

We discussed a variety of current interest topics, including the status of the Affordable Care Act, and pending same-sex marriage litigation. We focused on updates to IRS rules involving retirement plans, including new rules on correction of administrative errors, determination letters and volume submitter plans, new DOL rules governing plan fiduciaries, and state requirements on funding policies. We also touched on social security benefits and how those affect retirement plan design.

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QLACs (Qualifying Longevity Annuity Contracts)

4/13/2015

Recent IRS regulations provide longevity protection by allowing individuals to defer required minimum distributions from certain qualified retirement plans past age 70 1/2. The attached memo by Michael Crowder discusses QLACs.

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The Affordable Care Act’s Look-Back Measurement Method: Do You Know Who Your Full-Time Employees Are?

4/6/2015

Determining who an employer’s full-time employees are is no simple task and will likely require substantial administrative preparation. If an employer is ill prepared and incorrectly identifies its full-time employees, the resulting penalties may be substantial.

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Ashley Trotto speaks at Knoxville Bar Association on “Keeping Up with Healthcare Reform”

4/3/2015

On April 9, 2015, Ashley Trotto spoke at the Knoxville Bar Association seminar entitled “Keeping Up with Healthcare Reform” on issues related to the Affordable Care Act.

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Churches and the FMLA’s New Definition of “Spouse”

4/2/2015

The Department of Labor recently published a new rule under the Family Medical Leave Act amending the definition of “spouse” for FMLA purposes. Michael R. Crowder and Zack R. Gardner discuss the new rule and its implications for Churches and Church-related organizations in this month’s KM Church Law Newsletter.

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Executive Compensation - Best Practices for Nonprofits

3/31/2015

This program covers what nonprofit organizations need to know about executive compensation. We focus on the best practices to follow when setting executive compensation and the underlying Tennessee state and IRS rules.

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KMF Presents Seminar: Executive Compensation - Best Practices for Nonprofits

3/31/2015

This program covers what nonprofit organizations need to know about executive compensation. We focus on the best practices to follow when setting executive compensation and the underlying Tennessee state and IRS rules. Click to read more...

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Ashley Trotto presents webcast about Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate

3/24/2015

On March 24, 2015, Ashley Trotto presented a live webcast for the Tennessee Bar Association in Nashville on “hot topic” issues related to the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate.

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KMF Estate Planning Newsletter

3/25/2015

We have recently been learning some new things here at Kennerly Montgomery regarding estate planning and retirement planning. Please find attached our Estate Planning Newsletter. This particular edition focuses on optimizing Social Security benefits for married couples.

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Alex Taylor speaks on “Using Trusts to Protect the Residents from Medicaid Claims and to Qualify for Veteran’s Benefits”

3/9/2015

On March 26, 2015, Mr. Taylor spoke at the National Business Institute seminar entitled “TennCare: Beyond the Basics”.

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COBRA Continuation Coverage: Incapacity Exception for Premium Payments

3/6/2015

What is COBRA continuation coverage, and who pays for it? What is a timely COBRA payment? Is there an exception to the timely payment rule on account of a participant’s incapacity? When might a court toll the time period for paying COBRA payments on account of the participant’s incapacity? What steps should insurers take when dealing with late COBRA payments?

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Ben Cunningham speaks at the UT chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization in Knoxville

2/25/2015

Ben Cunningham spoke at the University of Tennessee chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization in Knoxville, which is an on-campus group that strives to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit at UT through weekly meetings with entrepreneurs from the community. Ben spoke to them about common issues which start-up businesses and entrepreneurs face. This included a broad range of topics from limited liability entities to intellectual property.

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Robert Green included in 2015 Best Lawyers in America & Lawyer of the Year in Knoxville in Construction Law

2/6/2015

Robert Green was selected to be included in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Construction Law and additionally was named the Best Lawyer of the Year in Knoxville in Construction Law.

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Jack Tallent included in 2015 Best Lawyers in America

2/5/2015

Jack Tallent was selected to be included in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Litigation – Construction. He has been selected for this designation for more than 5 years.

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Public Chapter 995 - Tennessee Human Rights Act (“THRA”)

2/5/2015

Effective July 1, 2014, Public Chapter 995 amends several of Tennessee’s existing employment statutes to bring them in line with their related federal counterpart. Specifically, the Tennessee Human Rights Act (“THRA”) has been amended to remove liability for individual supervisors or agents for claims against the employer.

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The Supreme Court’s Decision Overturning Yard-Man

1/26/2015

On January 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States rejected the rule established by the Sixth Circuit in International Union, United Auto., Aerospace, & Agricultural Implement Workers of Am. v. Yard-Man, Inc., 716 F.2d 1476 (1983). In M & G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett, the Court rejected the Sixth Circuit’s inferences concluding that (i) if a benefit plan’s provisions were silent as to termination, then those benefits were to vest for life and (ii) provisions were “illusory” if they benefit one class while not benefiting another...

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Certificate of Employability

1/26/2015

Tennessee’s general assembly passed a new statute allowing convicted criminals to apply for a certificate of employability and providing protection to employers who hire employees who have received a certificate of employability. Ben Cunningham’s memo, attached, discusses the new statute.

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Toby Carpenter participated in a mock jury trial presentation

1/7/2015

On January 7, 2015, Toby Carpenter participated in a mock jury trial presentation at the invitation of Wheels Insurance, Ltd., a Captive Resources company that consists of transportation companies across the country. The mock trial was based on an actual wrongful death lawsuit regarding a truck accident, and it was presented to a risk control workshop attended by owners and managers. The format allowed the audience to ask questions during the trial, and participate as jurors.

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Health Plan Identifiers: Are Your Clients Prepared for Implementation?

9/26/2014

If you ask an employer about compliance obligations under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), he or she will likely tell you about the Employer Mandate. If you ask a particularly astute employer, you may also hear about additional fees and taxes required by the ACA. You are not likely, however, to have a discussion on the ACA’s changes to the administrative simplification rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”).

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Michael Crowder joins Kennerly Montgomery

8/1/2014

KMF is pleased to announce that Michael Crowder joined Kennerly Montgomery as an associate. He works primarily in the firm’s employee benefits and business & corporate law practices. Michael graduated from the University of Tennessee, College of Law with a concentration in Business Transactions in 2014 and also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Princeton University in 2011.

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DOL Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Changes to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Regarding the Definition of “Spouse” and Applicability of FMLA Leave Provisions to Same-Sex Spouses

7/22/2014

In the wake of the United States v. Windsor decision striking down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Department of Labor (DOL), on June 26 2013, revised the definition of spouse for FMLA purposes to include same-sex spouses legally married and residing within a state that recognizes same-sex marriages.

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Zack Gardner joins Kennerly Montgomery

7/15/2014

We are pleased to announce that Zackarij R. Gardner has joined Kennerly Montgomery as an associate. Zack graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law with a Concentration in Business Transactions in 2013. He joins Bill Mason, Jonathan H. Peyton, and Brittany Brent Smith in the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer & Commercialization practice and is also joining the Firm’s Business & Corporate Law practice. In addition to his work as an associate, Zack serves on the KBA’s Minorities Opportunities Committee.

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Affordable Care Act Update

7/10/2014

Final Regulations Published on the 90-Day Waiting Period Limitation

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Aslinger Inducted with 2014 Knoxville Bar Foundation Fellows Class

5/29/2014

KMF Shareholder Kathy D. Aslinger was inducted in the Knoxville Bar Foundation as part of its twelve-member 2014 Fellows Class. The Fellows represent quality men and women practitioners in our community who have distinguished themselves in the practice of law and service to our community.

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KMF adopts Christenberry Elementary kindergarten class for book project

8/29/2014

KMF believes that reading is an integral part of a child’s education and that literacy opens doors of opportunity that no other skill provides. As such, KMF donates age appropriate books and reading supplies to an underprivileged local elementary school’s kindergarten class.

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Retirement Plan Options for Tax Exempt Entities

5/1/2014

Which plan is right for you and your employees?

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"Church Plans" and ERISA

5/1/2014

A “church plan” is generally exempt from the requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) unless the plan sponsor affirmatively elects ERISA coverage.

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Obamacare’s Individual Mandate: The Fine Print

3/1/2014

As this issue’s feature article makes clear, there are still many unknowns with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”). The following are some surprising issues that you and your staff may encounter now that the Individual Mandate has taken full effect.

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The Fiduciary Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege: Who is the Client in the Administration of ERISA Benefits?

1/26/2014

Imagine the following scenario: Janet, the employee benefits plan administrator for ABC Corporation, meets with Steve, an attorney, for legal assistance in deciding whether to deny benefits to Tom, an ABC Corporation employee who is appealing a prior denial of benefits. After conferring with Steve, Janet decides to deny Tom benefits. Tom subsequently brings an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) claim against the plan to recover his benefits, and he demands access to the contents of Janet and Steve’s prior communications. Is Tom entitled to access?

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Ben Cunningham joins Kennerly Montgomery

1/2/2014

We are pleased to announce that Ben Cunningham has joined Kennerly Montgomery as an associate. Prior to joining Kennerly Montgomery, Mr. Cunningham served as a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of Tennessee and practiced at a regional defense litigation firm representing employers in the areas of labor and employment law.

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Kathy Aslinger becomes Shareholder

1/1/2014

We are pleased to announce that Kathy D. Aslinger has become a shareholder of the Firm as of January 1, 2014, and will be taking a leadership role in the Firm’s employee benefits practice. Our employee benefits practice focuses on advising fiduciaries for the benefit of participants, assisting both private and governmental clients in the design, implementation and maintenance of their employee benefit plans, including 401(k), pension, cafeteria, and health plans. Kathy has been practicing law for over 15 years and has been with Kennerly Montgomery since January 2010.

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Employee Benefits FAQs on Same-Sex Marriage

12/20/2013

Which states recognize same-sex marriage? Does Federal law recognize same-sex marriages? How does the Windsor decision affect payment of federal taxes? Does Windsor impact employee benefit plans? How does Tennessee treat same-sex marriages? Do any local governments in Tennessee provide benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees? Has anyone ever challenged the Tennessee constitutional language prohibiting same-sex marriages?

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Ashley Trotto joins Kennerly, Montgomery & Finley

12/19/2013

We are pleased to announce that Ashley Trotto has joined Kennerly Montgomery as an associate. Ashley graduated Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law in May. She joins Bill Mason, Kathy Aslinger and Brittany Brent Smith in the Firm’s employee benefits practice where she will focus on health plan and ERISA issues related to the Affordable Care Act. Additionally, Ashley will continue to head the Firm’s kindergarten book project at Christenberry Elementary.

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Agricultural Contract Clauses for Supplying Energy Crops to the Biofuels Industry: Part II

9/9/2013

As important as technology advancement and biorefinery business formation are to the future of the biofuels industry, success is also wholly dependent on enormous quantities of biomass being produced by America’s farmers. The purpose of this article is to further thinking and discussion on the essential terms of biomass supply arrangements among all parties – farmers, biorefinery owners, seed suppliers, feedstock supply companies, bankers, lawyers and public officials.

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Employee Benefits FAQs on Required Minimum Distributions

7/18/2013

What are RMDs, and when does a retirement plan participant/IRA owner begin withdrawing RMDs? How are RMD amounts calculated? What consequences do plan participants and plan sponsors face after failing to withdraw full and timely RMDs? What are the RMD rules for retirement accounts and IRAs that are inherited?

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Jack Tallent Inducted with 2013 Knoxville Bar Foundation Fellows Class

6/10/2013

The Knoxville Bar Foundation has inducted thirteen members in its 2013 Fellows Class, including KMF Shareholder, Jack M. Tallent, II.

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Michael Kelley To Argue Case Before Tennessee Supreme Court

6/7/2013

The Tennessee Supreme Court has recently granted permission to appeal in Hood v. Casey Jenkins et al., and Kennerly, Montgomery & Finley attorney Michael Kelley will argue the case this fall on behalf of the appellant insurance company.igation – Construction. He has been selected for this designation for more than 5 years.

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Agricultural Contract Clauses for Supplying Energy Crops to the Biofuels Industry

12/10/2012

The discussion of appropriate terms to include when contracting for biomass is one that must be continued among farmers, feedstock suppliers, bankers and biomass conversion facility owners as the industry progresses, to eventually find a middle ground on which all parties can agree.

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