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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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  • CARES Act Provides Fuding Relief for Single-Employer Defined Benefit Pension Plans

    Kathy D. Aslinger, Esq. contributed to Westminster Consulting's Confero Issue 32 about Defined Benefit Pension Plans. "COVID-19 has undoubtedly brought challenges to individuals and businesses alike, as countries all over the world grapple with sickness, death, lockdowns, business closures, financial instability, and loss. In March, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, providing aid and financial relief for individuals and businesses, including funding relief for sponsors of single-employer defined benefit pension plans. This relief came in the form of a delayed funding deadline and flexibility in determining a plan’s adjusted funding target attainment percentage (“AFTAP”) for a plan year that includes 2020."

  • 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.

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