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Briton S. Collins 04/05/17

Briton Collins Elected Chairman of Tennessee Board of Court Reporting

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.


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

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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Articles & Publications

  • Summer 2017 KM Newsletter

    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

  • Major Changes to Appellate Rules

    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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