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The Big Give: Knoxville

11/27/2019

On December 3, 2019, following the Black Friday-Cyber Monday madness, the United Way of Greater Knoxville has organized a community event called The Big Give: Knoxville to celebrate Giving Tuesday.

Kathy Aslinger to Present at NBI: Tennessee Employment Law Seminar

11/19/2019

Kathy D. Aslinger will be presenting at the National Business Institute's seminar on Tennessee Employment Law, specifically breaking down the intricacies of the Family Medical Leave Act.

Michael Crowder to Present at the 2019 Probate and Estate Planning Conference

11/19/2019

Michael R. Crowder will be presenting on the topic "Income Tax Planning with Trusts" at the 2019 Probate and Estate Planning Conference for Tennessee Attorneys.

New IRS Retirement Plan Limits for 2020

11/08/2019

The Internal Revenue Service just announced the new (increased) retirement plan limits for 2020. If you have questions about these adjustments or the application of the limits generally, please contact Kathy Aslinger or Ashley Trotto at (865) 546-7311.

Four KMF Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers for 2019

11/07/2019

We are excited to announce that four KMF attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Top Rated attorney in the Knoxville area. This designation is only applied to 5% of all attorneys within any given state.

KMF Recognized as a U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firm" for 2020

11/01/2019

We are excited to announce that Kennerly, Montgomery, and Finley has been recognized once more as one of U.S. New & World Report's Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms in the Knoxville Metropolitan Area for 2020. We appear on the list in Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3 for six practice areas.

Mark S. Graham joins Kennerly, Montgomery, and Finley

10/29/2019

We are excited to announce that Mark S. Graham has joined Kennerly, Montgomery, and Finley as special counsel in Intellectual Property law.

Elijah Lovingfoss joins Kennerly, Montgomery & Finley

10/07/2019

We are pleased to announce that, after clerking with us for the last nine months, Elijah C. Lovingfoss has joined Kennerly Montgomery as an associate.

Seven KM Lawyers Included in The Best Lawyers in America ©

08/15/2019

Here at Kennerly Montgomery, we are excited to announce that seven of our attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ©.

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

07/10/2019

For the last three years, William E. Mason—a shareholder and member of Kennerly Montgomery’s Employee Benefits and Tax-Exempt Organizations practice areas—has voluntarily served on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). This panel consists of six different committees that work with the IRS to “listen to taxpayers, identify issues, and make suggestions for improving IRS service and satisfaction.”

Seven Years of Christenberry Kids

07/02/2019

On Friday, June 21st, we held our annual in-firm ice cream social fundraiser to gear up for the seventh school year of our partnership with the kindergarten class at Christenberry Elementary in north Knoxville.

Is Tennessee's Income Taxation of Trusts Constitutional?

06/24/2019

On Friday, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that North Carolina's tax on trust income attributable to contingent beneficiaries is unconstitutional on due process grounds. What does that mean for Tennessee which has the same law?

Marshall Peterson Presents at the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

04/22/2019

Marshall Peterson will present at The American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Southern Region meeting in Memphis, Tennessee on April 26-28.

City View Magazine Top Attorneys 2018

07/23/2018

We are pleased to acknowledge that TEN of our Attorneys are among the 2018 City View Top Attorney winners.

Toby Carpenter

Toby Carpenter Presents at NBI Seminar "Auto Injury Litigation From Start to Finish"

03/19/2018

On May 23, 2018, Toby Carpenter will present at the National Business Institute seminar entitled "Auto Injury Litigation From Start to Finish." Click above for more information

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

07/31/2017

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

Toby R. Carpenter

Toby Carpenter presents Advanced Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Law Seminar

07/18/2017

On July 28, Toby Carpenter presented 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.

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.

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.

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

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 presented 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.

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.

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.

Alex Taylor presents 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...

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.

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.

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.

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