The State of Tennessee has provided a great way to encourage your employees and all citizens to remain safe and still involved in the election process during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pursuant to the June 4, 2020 Order of the Davidson County Chancery Court, if you are a registered voter in the State of Tennessee and do not wish to vote in-person due to the COVID-19 situation, you are eligible to request an absentee ballot by mail. You can request for either party's primary and general election, or just the general election. You also have the option to vote in-person during early voting or on Election Day.
Jim Gore will be a presenting panel member speaking on Landlord-Tenant Law and the implications of COVID-19 and the CARES Act as part of “A Discussion About Landlord-Tenant Law,” a virtual webinar sponsored by the Knoxville Bar Association on June 24, 2020.
On June 15, 2020, Kathy D. Aslinger, Esq. will be presenting at the Tennessee Society of CPAs’ Employee Benefit Plans Conference. The conference livestream is available for members and non-members alike. Registration for the livestream can be found here.
Ashley Trotto will be presenting on a webinar for the East Tennessee Compensation and Benefits Association (ETCBA) on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
The updated Fair Labor Standards Act’s long-awaited final overtime rule went into effect on January 1, 2020.
One small way to protect yourself and your business this year is by writing “2020” when dating all checks, contracts, and other official documents instead of the common shorthand method of “20.”
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 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 R. Crowder will be presenting on the topic "Income Tax Planning with Trusts" at the 2019 Probate and Estate Planning Conference for Tennessee Attorneys.
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.
We are excited to announce that three 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.
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.
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.
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 ©.
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.”
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.
Marshall Peterson will present at The American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Southern Region meeting in Memphis, Tennessee on April 26-28.
We are pleased to acknowledge that TEN of our Attorneys are among the 2018 City View Top Attorney winners.
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
On August 4th, Michael Crowder presented at the National Business Institute Seminar: The Probate Process From Start to Finish. Click above for full details.
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 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 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.
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.
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 presented at the May 18th seminar “Legal Issues Involving Local Governments” hosted by the National Business Institute. Click above for more information.
On May 26 Michael Crowder presented a live webinar on Social Security Retirement Benefits. Click above for more information or to register.
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.
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.
The day-long seminar was hosted by the National Business Institute and was entitled “Planning for Long-Term Care.” Click above for more information.
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.
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.
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.
KM would like to congratulate our Law Clerk and University of Tennessee College of Law student, Casey Duhart. Click above for more information.
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...
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.
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.
On March 26, 2015, Mr. Taylor spoke at the National Business Institute seminar entitled “TennCare: Beyond the Basics”.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Knoxville Bar Foundation has inducted thirteen members in its 2013 Fellows Class, including KMF Shareholder, Jack M. Tallent, II.
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.