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Michael Crowder Presents at NBI Seminar: The Probate Process From Start to Finish

07/31/2017

On August 4th, Michael Crowder will present at the National Business Institute Seminar: The Probate Process From Start to Finish. Click above for full details.

Toby R. Carpenter

Toby Carpenter to present Advanced Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Law Seminar

07/18/2017

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.

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

07/17/2017

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.

Briton S. Collins

Briton Collins Elected Chairman of Tennessee Board of Court Reporting

04/05/2017

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.

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

02/16/2017

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.

KM 2016 Top Attorneys

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.

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.

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

10/03/2016

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.

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

08/09/2016

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.

Michael Kelley presents at seminar on Local Government Law

05/13/2016

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

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

05/12/2016

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

William E. Mason, Esq.

Bill Mason Selected for IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

03/29/2016

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

03/29/2016

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.

Ashley N. Trotto, Esq.

Ashley Trotto Speaks at Tennessee School Boards Association

03/19/2016

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.

Alex Taylor

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.

KM Hosts Employer Update Seminars

09/24/2015

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

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

07/29/2015

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.

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

07/22/2015

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.

Casey Duhart Kennerly Montgomery Law Clerk

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

07/13/2015

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

KMF hosting brief program covering Social Security retirement benefits.

07/09/2015

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...

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

06/09/2015

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...

Government Employers Seminar

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

05/12/2015

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.

Ashley N. Trotto, Esq.

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

04/03/2015

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.

KMF Presents Seminar: Executive Compensation - Best Practices for Nonprofits

03/31/2015

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...

Ashley N. Trotto, Esq.

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

03/25/2015

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.

Alexander M. Taylor, Esq.

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

03/09/2015

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

Ben Cunningham

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

02/25/2015

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.

Robert H. Green, Esq.

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

02/06/2015

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.

Jack M. Tallent, Esq.

Jack Tallent included in 2015 Best Lawyers in America

02/05/2015

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.

The Supreme Court’s Decision Overturning Yard-Man

01/27/2015

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...

Toby Carpenter, Esq.

Toby Carpenter participated in a mock jury trial presentation

01/07/2015

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.

Michael Crowder joins Kennerly Montgomery

08/01/2014

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.

Zackarij R. Gardner

Zack Gardner joins Kennerly Montgomery

07/15/2014

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.

Kathy D. Aslinger, Esq.

Aslinger Inducted with 2014 Knoxville Bar Foundation Fellows Class

05/29/2014

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.

KMF adopts Christenberry Elementary kindergarten class for book project

KMF adopts Christenberry Elementary kindergarten class for book project

05/20/2014

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.

Ben D. Cunningham, Esq.

Ben Cunningham joins Kennerly Montgomery

01/02/2014

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.

Kathy Aslinger

Kathy Aslinger becomes Shareholder

01/01/2014

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.

Ashley N. Trotto, Esq.

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.

Jack M. Tallent, Esq.

Jack Tallent Inducted with 2013 Knoxville Bar Foundation Fellows Class

06/10/2013

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

Michael S. Kelley, Esq.

Michael Kelley To Argue Case Before Tennessee Supreme Court

06/07/2013

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.

Kennerly Montgomery is LexisNexis Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability Kennerly Montgomery is a Member of International Society of Primerus Law Firms Kennerly Montgomery Top Listed in Best Lawyers Kennerly Montgomery was chosen as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News in 2013